Fanaticism  –  2020.06.19

Fanaticism  –  2020.06.19

As God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience! Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone.  Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love …
Colossians 3, 12ff.

I never really wanted to become political and the devotions should always be apolitical. But yesterday was enough for me. Serious Christians, brothers and sisters who have confessed their faith, are tempted to make malicious comments and contributions. It’s enough when the world is crazy. Do we have to be crazy too?
I saw video in which two older girls, about 6 or 7 years old, tease a smaller, about 3-year-old girl, push her and take her sweets. So far normal, but the big bad girls were black and the poor victim was white. It’s supposed to tell us that that is what it’s going to be like when they all come over here. – Imagine it the other way around, or all three girls would be white or black or whatever: there would be no uproar.
Another video shows the prior misdemeanours Also shown was a photo of one of his victims, horrible. What is missing is that Floyd broke away from drugs and started a family and worked on the streets as a social worker to get people away from drugs, and has been doing so for years. The picture tells us: How good that this miserable scoundrel is dead! He’s not bothering anyone anymore, praise the killer!
And all this from dear, good Christians who are respected in the church.
Dear brothers and sisters, please never let yourselves be carried away by such comments and remarks! Please stay with Jesus, who loved, forgave, helped and never condemned His fellow men.
Whether people are good or bad does not depend on the color of their skin, but where and how they grow up. Think about the world wars and the persecution of the Jews; – are we white people really so much better than others? Doesn’t look like it. Only Jesus makes “people” of us, He gives us a new heart.
Think of the ship full of Jews that left Hamburg in 1939 and was not allowed to dock anywhere. Nobody in the whole world wanted to take on those 1,000 Jews. It finally returned to Hamburg and its passengers were sent to concentration camps and killed. Who is to blame? Where were the Christians?
Please, do not let your faith be only theoretical, let the words be followed by deeds! But please deeds of love.
Go with the teams into prison and testify for Jesus. Go out into the streets and show the gospel! Jesus alone is the solution for all these urgent questions.

Oh Jesus, forgive us when we judge others just because they are different. Help me to live as You have done. I want to follow You alone and not a political idea. You alone can make peace! I’m glad You’re here.  

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