Rights and Riots

Psalms 34:14 KJV

“Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.”

Sadly, our nation has been wounded deeply by acts of irresponsibility and hate. I am a FIRM believer in the fact that EVERY SINGLE HUMAN BEING has value and their life is precious in the Eyes of God Almighty, and should be valued by each and every one of us.

America was NOT founded or intended to become a land defined by hate and violence.  Whether it is gang violence, robberies, police violence, or a rioting mob, THIS is NO way to bring about the peace and changes we all agree are needed.

I listened to Mr. Terrance Floyd, speaking about his brother’s tragic death, and am in TOTAL agreement with the comments I heard him say. He said, that rioting and violence and looting are NOT going to bring his brother back! He said that the riots must STOP! He said that the rioters and looters were tearing up OUR communities and there is ANOTHER way to deal with the situation…VOTE!

What a GREAT AMERICAN! In spite of the personal pain he is enduring, he reminded this nation that we are not solving ANYTHING by adding violence to violence or another wrong in top of a previous wrong. Rioters lose their voice and the respect of those who could be listening because we see the shops and stores of innocent Americans being smashed and looted… in the name of “justice” and “peace”!?!

Mr. Terrance Floyd was RIGHT! Whatever we want to see changed, will NOT be changed by our out of control anger being displayed by burning buildings and looting stores. Change will be made when “We the people” get off our couches and VOTE!

Vote, and use your power as a people to bring I to our community and nation the values and respect that is being lost. Vote, and put people into positions that will make laws to protect and preserve the freedoms you hold dear. Vote, to rid our community of villains who want a political office for personal gain. Vote, to insure that things will be different, so there will be REAL change!

In this country, we have an opportunity to select our own leaders. When you do not do your part, the rest of us suffer alongside of you. However, when enough of us look at a particular political election and determine to vote our personal values, we can put the right people in the office and rid our community of “good ol boys” and career politicians who have their own agendas in mind.

June 9 is YOUR opportunity to voice your values in a way that matters! Colleton County has local primaries, and the outcomes WILL affect us all.

Vote for Godliness, Accountability, Trustworthiness. Don’t put yourself (and the rest of us) through having to wait for another election cycle before “We the People” have our say so.

We have rights that MUST be protected, but rioting and looting and added violence will do NOTHING but increase the trouble.

VOTE! Make YOUR voice heard and YOUR cause count!

Let’s put God-fearing and honorable people into these important positions!

“Thank you, Mr. Terrance Floyd, for reminding and inspiring a nation to change with the power we have been given!”

God Bless!

 

Jesus looked beyond His Own comfort and into the misery of our sinful lives, and He did something about it!  Jesus died on the cross, was buried, and rose again from the dead to offer to me and you the opportunity to become children of God and be forgiven of all our sins.

Will you put your faith in Jesus alone to be your Saviour and Lord?

 

Let me know if you have trusted Christ as your personal Lord and Saviour.

Leave a comment below.

God Bless!

 

 

See you in church!

 

Pastor Jones can be reached by email pastor@faithbaptistchurch.us

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