July 13, 2016

Wondering on Wednesday (v58)

The New Testament says in Romans 13:4 that law enforcement officers are ministers of God sent to punish evil doers. When you think about it, police officers are just as called by God to do what they do as pastors and priests are called by God. And I think we need to remind our members of that. 
The word, brought to you by Dallas pastor Robert Jeffress of the First Baptist Church, a 12,000 member strong congregation with a $136,000,000 campus. 

So, call me crazy, but I'm thinking this type of 'religion' may be one of the contributing problems, if the comments of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and others are contributing problems. I'm not sure where Reverend Jeffress comes from, but law enforcement officers are NOT sent by God or anyone else to punish people in America. That task is left up to prosecutors determining whether to file charges, and a judge or jury making a decision that punishment in fact is necessary after any and all Constitutionally allowed legal maneuvering (on both sides) has occurred.

Jeffress quoted this passage as one thing we "can and should be doing" in the aftermath of the murder of the officers in Dallas.

He also noted that other religious leaders, well, they're not living up to his standards, for sure:
And frankly I'm getting very sick and tired of so-called ministers who do nothing but sow seeds of distrust and disrespect for the police. Those kinds of bogus ministers need to be exposed and called out for what they're doing. We ought to be supporting police not creating distrust for police.
So-called ministers. Bogus ministers. People who don't interpret the Bible the same way as Pastor Jeffress must be exposed and called out

And then what happens,I wonder? Do Jeffress and Fox talking head Tucker Carlson drag them away for stoning or something?