11/2/15

All Lives Matter and Here's Why


So much talk about who's lives matter. 

I'm thinking:
  • of the slaves who died on slave ships ...
  • of those killed by ISIS ...
  • of those the Communists imprisoned and killed in Siberian camps ...
  • of those in Hitler's ovens ...
  • of those killed in abortion clinics ...
  • of those murdered on our streets every day ...
All of their lives mattered!

So much cruelty and hate.
I believe ALL lives matter because we are all made in the image of God (Genesis 1:27).
It's man's inhumanity to man—a terrible sin problem—that leads to lives not "mattering" today.

Only the Lord can solve this. Only the Lord can change hearts and the way we think about each other (2 Corinthians 5:17; Romans 12:2). 

In the meantime, our laws and authorities can do their best to prevent our hateful acts and punish those who intend to do people harm (Romans 13:1-3). Civil Government is divinely ordained and for our good. (See note at end about evil government.) 

I am thankful for public servants who put their lives on the line to protect us against evil-doers. 

The Bible says, "Be kind to one another ... tenderhearted, forgiving" (Ephesians 4:32). It's a choice! Christians, we can do this in Christ, who loved and forgave us.

Love people; don't hurt them.

How can you show someone love and kindness today? Show YOU MATTER! in a practical way!


[Note: Are we to obey authorities, as Christians, when they ask us to act in unbiblical ways? No. When "forced" to sin against God, Acts 5:29 says, "We must obey God rather than men."
See "Should We Obey Governments That Are Bad?" by Matt Slick]

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