"When the debate is lost slander becomes the tool of the losers."
We have seen much of this type of slanderous speech and behavior from both common protesters and many who comprise the august U.S. Senate. The truth is, Truth was held hostage by the mob. Originally "mob" meant "a large group of people" or "the common people," from the Latin phrase mobile vulgus, "fickle common people." Corrupt might be a more accurate description.
Let us hope and pray for the safety of Judge Kavanaugh and his family. Let us also pray for the safety of the United States, the constitution, the rule of law, and the presumption of innocence. Let us also pray and make sure that we are people of the scriptures, and that we demonstrate that we are people who are led by the Spirit. Make no mistake; the world is watching the world of the evangelicals of America.
We demonstrate a great deal of who we are and whose we are with our speech. We as Christians are to "speak the truth in love." (Eph. 4:15) I must admit that at times I lean more toward the truth then I do toward love, but I need to balance my belief in the truth with my behavior that is love. After all Jesus was full of grace and truth. He was the perfect balance of conviction and compassion.
Most of us desire more civility in our social political world. In our republic, dialogue and debate are essential. But we must remember what Senator Susan Collins reminds us; "when passions are most inflamed fairness is most in jeopardy." As the scriptures remind us - "Life and death are in the power of the tongue."
Christians must make sure that we "speak the truth in love" for our audience is not simply "the other side." Our audience is the Lord Jesus Christ.
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Until He comes for us,