I killed Trayvon Martin

Worth thinking about!

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This infrequently used blog has awakened for a timely guest post from Eddie Hatcher.

Eddie in a hoodieI’m a racist. There is no known cure, so best I can hope for is to minimize the symptoms. I’ve struggled my whole life to do just that, but I still can’t help but feel partially responsible for Trayvon Martin’s death. I carry this guilt because nothing I do is enough to combat the system I once gladly took part in.

I grew up in a small North Carolina town surrounded by farms and factories. What I learned about racism, I learned hanging out in hunt clubs, on farms, in country stores, and in gun shops. We often talked about race, but never about racism. Everyone knew that racism stopped existing after Integration. In our minds, we were not discriminating against anyone because of their skin color; we were simply describing the way people acted, their…

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God Is Still Right!

“There is a way that seems right unto men, but that way leads to death” (Proverbs 16:25 Paraphrased)

No matter what men/women do or what office they hold, they are still–men–fallible human beings.

Those men/women are not God and God will not uphold those who proclaim what He has said is wrong to be right.

For anyone who can oppose God and see nothing wrong–be very afraid–of the chaos that is bound to reign. Men/women are fickle and are constantly changing their minds, but God is and always will be a constant in our lives and He shall have the final say.

“If my people, who are called by my name, would humble themselves and pray, and turn from their wicked ways, then would I hear from heaven, forgive their sin and heal the land” (2 Chronicles 7:14 Paraphrased).

 

Father, in the name of Jesus–hear the cries of those who know You and understand Your ways that are not the ways of man–speak to our hearts and cut away the hardness that we will hear You, and repent, while we yet have a chance. Amen!

Which Key Do You Have?

“He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches. To him who overcomes will I give eternal life” (paraphrased Revelation 2:7).

The Spirit of God is speaking–through His Word and through those who have a right relationship with Him.  This can be seen and heard through those who know how to rightly divide (dissect/break it down) the Word of Truth.  It is time for us to get our collective “houses” (congregations/communities) in order, by telling people the truth–not as we think it, but as the Holy Spirit gives it to us.  This is why God is not going to honor our concepts of political correctness over godly righteousness.  He can’t.  If He did, it would make Him a liar.  The Word tells us that God is not a man who should lie.  The implication is clear–men will lie to promote their own agenda and say, “God is all right with that”!  Look how the enemy conspires to influence us against God’s Word–political correctness; equality in the things that God said were an abomination to Him–attempting to convince some that God changes His mind about what He has said.

How do we overcome to receive eternal life?  The Word says, we overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony.  The blood that was shed on the cross was The Sacrifice for all who “choose” to believe that He is and accept Jesus as their personal Savior.  Our testimony of God’s goodness, mercy, and love–aligned with The Word–not skewed with unbelief–makes us partakers of the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ and in promoting it to others so that all might have eternal life.  We cannot compromise God’s Word to be “liked” or “followed” by others.  We must stand on His Truths for they are the very foundation for our belief–not political correctness.

It is time–right now–for all who believe to stand up and say so, without fear or trepidation of what others might think.  After all, mankind does not hold the key to either heaven or hell–we do, individually–in our obedience to God’s Word or our rejection of it!  Which key do you have?