In Mississippi, apparently there has already been violence connected to the Zimmerman/Martin verdict. Three black men allegedly kidnap a white jogger and beat him “for Trayvon Martin,” releasing him on a country road. (Source)
Obviously this is aberrant, horrific behavior, but in a society that tells us it’s legal and acceptable to murder an innocent, unarmed seventeen year old child, I’m not at all surprised. Zimmerman, the “neighborhood watchman” carried a concealed weapon, yet didn’t even identify himself or his position to the child he followed and eventually confronted. The innocent boy reacts, scared half to death, and gets murdered for defending himself! That child was standing his own ground.
Well, the jury is wrong in their verdict. It is most definitely wrong.
When we tell Americans that it’s okay to murder other human beings in alleged self defense with concealed carry handguns, will we be surprised when violence becomes the rule of law in this nation? When we choose to live by the sword and teach our kids to live by the sword in this manner, prepare to also die by the sword, Americans.
Jesus told us that this would be the end result of that kind of a choice, so be careful what you wish for; you just might get it.
“Live by the sword, die by the sword” is a saying derived from a biblical parable to the effect that if you use violence, or other harsh means, against other people, you can expect to have those same means used against you; “You can expect to become a victim of whatever means you use to get what you want.”
The proverb comes from the Gospel of Matthew, verse 26:52, which describes a disciple (identified in the Gospel of John as Simon Peter) drawing a sword to defend against the arrest of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane, but is rebuked by Jesus, who tells him to sheath the weapon:
American Christians, we are heading in a dangerous direction! We need to turn back now and do our part to make this murder of Trayvon Martin right. According to the bible, our turn is coming as well! I think we’re seeing only the beginning of this can of worms if something isn’t altered within our laws and criminal justice system. We are preparing to return to the days of the old West and the brutal deaths that went along with those days.
“When policemen break the law then there isn’t any law, just a fight for survival.” Billy Jack
We may quite possibly be entering an era where the majority of American citizenry is armed with concealed weapons and everyone has their story of why murdering the next guy is acceptable because it’s self defense. Think of the road rage incidents that are already out of control.
We need to turn back, calm down, and think this through, fellow citizens. Whether you believe in God or not, the bible is telling us the truth. You pick up that gun and consider using it, and you may die by a similar gun when you encounter someone just as determined to protect him or her self. Think about it.
If you choose this course for the nation and back up conservative lawmakers and those within the criminal justice system who support this insanity, you are responsible for what you chose. You are complicit in this decision and choice. I’ve had several Conservative Christian Americans tell me that if I vote for a president who supports abortion, then I support abortion. Well, this is the same thing. Remember the words of Jesus and make sure you are prepared to die by the sword.
- I Am Mad (danskognes.wordpress.com)