How should we think biblically about the Black Lives Matter movement?
The BLM movement is intended to, “eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.” The basic idea being that they wish to give value to the African-American and their lives. Yet at the same time abortion kills far more black babies and black on black violence kills far more blacks than any state or vigilante. Their cause certainly appears to be noble but is, at the same time, inconsistent. Nevertheless, let us think biblically, rather than politically. In the Bible, all lives matter because all were created in the image of God (Genesis 1:27). The most significant problem in America is not racism but atheism. As this country has moved away from God, it has moved away from the ethics and morality of the Bible. As a person embraces the Lord God of the Bible, they embrace the value and dignity of each person; they embrace love for one another (I John 4:7-8); they embrace submission to one another (Ephesians 5:21); they submit to civil authority (Romans 13:1); they keep the commands of the Scriptures (I John 2:3-5) and on it goes as the Scriptures are full of instructions as to how we are to behave ourselves in community. This stands in stark contrast to the anger, hate, violence and murder so prevalent in our society today.
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