Monday, August 03, 2020

BLM Protesters Burn Bibles Friday Night

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Rioters in Portland took to burning the US flag and Bibles in the streets Friday night.

With the press continuing to report that the Portland "protests are mostly peaceful," rioters burned American flags and Bibles in front of the federal Mark O. Hatfield Courthouse.

It has been said, the difference between a demonstration and a riot is a "stone's throw."

Be informed, not misled.

The burning.

Night after night, local and national news reporters begin every newscast with the misleading characterization that the riots are "mostly peaceful." They're not. They're mostly lawless and destructive. And self-defeating.

Portland's KOIN TV 6 reported that rioters carrying Black Lives Matter signs threw Bibles into a fire Friday night, while also burning an American flag. They prefaced their report by establishing that the protests "were mostly peaceful."

KOIN TV reported, "People began starting a fire in the street in front of the federal courthouse which started with burning a Bible, then the American flag, until more and more items were added..."

The "more and more items" that KOIN didn't identify included more Bibles.

In fact, the group of moms that have become known as the "wall of moms" that are out there in the streets every night supposedly protecting their rioting children from the police---and federal troops---finally came over and extinguished the fire.

Donald Trump Jr. reacted to the videos saying, "now we're moving into the book-burning phase."

Journalist for Human Events, Ian Miles Cheong, was watching the mayhem in person as he tweeted: "Left-wing activists bring a stack of Bibles to burn in front of the federal courthouse in Portland."

Then he followed up with this tweet: "I don't know what burning the Bible has to do with protesting against police brutality."

Then, seeming to answer his own question, he tweeted, "Do not be under the illusion that these protests and riots are anything but an attempt to dismantle all Western Civilization and upend centuries of tradition and freedom of religion."

Burning Bibles.

Biblical principles were important to MLK.

Perhaps a part of the Bible burning was an attempt to provoke, as some journalists were suggesting, but Cheong got it right.

It's curious but not surprising that the rioters choose the Bible as the most provocative item to include in their flag burning out of any number of other things they could have burned.

The Bible stands alone, in a class by itself. It is the only inspired, infallible, revealed Word of God. And it's eternal.

The Bible stands in absolute contrast to the beliefs of the secularist progressives who have trained the leaders of the "mostly peaceful" riots in the streets of our cities.

Clearly, they hate America, burning our flag is an expression of that hatred for our country.

Choosing to burn Bibles is a similar response to God Himself.

Not only do their actions not sync up with biblical teaching, but they also don't sync up with Martin Luther King JR's teaching either.

It is said when a demonstrator throws a rock, he becomes a rioter.

In his speech, "The Other America," MLK said this:

Let me say as I've always said, and I will always continue to say, that riots are socially destructive and self-defeating. I'm still convinced that nonviolence is the most potent weapon available to oppressed people in their struggle for freedom and justice. I feel that violence will only create more social problems than they will solve. That in a real sense it is impracticable for the Negro to even think of mounting a violent revolution in the United States. So I will continue to condemn riots, and continue to say to my brothers and sisters that this is not the way. And continue to affirm that there is another way.

King also said, "Don't throw stones at your neighbors if your own windows are glass."

Clearly, the BLM demonstrations are riots.

The Bible has been the guiding light revered by our Founders and our leaders in the following generations.

  • George Washington said, "It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.
  • Noah Webster, Founding Father, and father of our system of public education said: "Discipline our youth in early life in sound maxims of moral, political, and religious duties. Education is useless without the Bible."
  • John Quincy Adams, our 6th president and son of John Adams our second president, said: "So great is my veneration for the Bible that the earlier my children begin to read it the more confident will be my hope that they will prove to be useful citizens of their country and respectable member of society."
  • Andrew Jackson said, "That book, sir, is the rock on which our republic rests."
  • Abraham Lincoln said, "I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given to man...But for it, we could not know right from wrong."
  • Benjamin Harrison said, "If you take out of your statues, your constitution, your family life all that is taken from the Sacred Book, what would there be left to bind society together?"
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt said: "We cannot read the history of our rise and development as a nation, without reckoning with the place the Bible has occupied in shaping the advances of the Republic. Where we have been the truest and most consistent in obeying its precepts, we have attained the greatest measure of contentment and prosperity."
  • Ulysses S. Grant: "Hold fast to the Bible as the sheet anchor of your liberties; write its precepts on your hearts and practice them in your lives. To the influence of this book, we are indebted for the progress made, and to this, we must look as our guide in the future."

To suggest that America's future hangs in the balance would be an understatement.

In more modern times President Ronald Reagan said this: "Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face."

And those who demand equality, are burning the book with all the answers.

Pray for America. Pray for the President.

Be Informed. Be Vigilant. Be Faithful. Be Prayerful. Be Proactive.