Lessons From Ferguson Missouri


brown-and-wilsonThe grand jury has issued its decision. They determined that officer Darren Wilson was justified in using deadly force on Michael Brown.

It was revealed that the young black man was shot and killed after a physical altercation that spilled into his police cruiser. Wilson also alleged Brown went for his firearm.

The fatal shooting sparked unrelenting protests — several of which turned violent — in Ferguson. Law enforcement officials have been preparing for further unrest now that the grand jury decision has been announced. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon also summoned the National Guard.

For his part, President Obama, in a speech given just after the grand jury announcement called for calm but still blamed residual racism and not the actions of Michael Brown and his friend.

The prosecutor was genuinely heart broken over the death of Michael Brown. In his statement, democrat Bob McCulloch, asked that people learn the lessons of this tragedy. What lessons can we learn?

First, scripture informs us that law enforcement should be obeyed.

But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer. -Romans 13:4

It is not a truth the President or the Attorney General want to confront, but Michael Brown was breaking the law when he was killed. In his state of law defiance Mr. Brown refused to obey the lawful orders of Officer Wilson. This led to the physical altercation that caused Brown’s death.

Another lesson is that of family and the importance of marriage. God hates divorce (Malachi 2:16). Because Brown’s parents choose to separate and not raise a godly child who would not steal, Michael Brown is dead.

The most important lesson is this, “The wages of sin is death.”

Look, Darren Wilson is a police officer who was trying to do his job. I don’t know how he feels about black people and I don’t know how Michael Brown felt about white people either.

What I do know is that sin leads to death. The more sin in a person’s life or in a community the more death we will find.

Is there is a problem with racism in America? Sure, we are people of flesh and blood. We put ourselves first and distrust those who appear different than ourselves.

We certainly distrust those who dress like criminals or act badly. I have discovered that racism is universal. I have seen it in Japan and New Mexico and anywhere I travel.

In the case of Michael Brown it was not racism, but sin that caused the young man’s death. If we do not challenge sin, death will continue to follow.

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The Burning of Ferguson, America no longer has a “Moral Code”

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