Isaiah 5:20 – The Evil Inherent In The Floyd Riots

American justice is based on the biblical ideal that the guilty must get what they deserve. America expresses this ideal in a system of justice that assumes the accused are innocent until proven guilty. Once proven guilty s/he must be punished to the full extent of the law (mercy notwithstanding). The alternative, advanced by the morally confused Left, is mob justice exacted at the expense of the innocent. Mob justice is evil because it precisely imbues the rioters with self-righteous purpose. They think they are serving justice by attacking the innocent. God has something to say about this. Speaking through His prophet Isaiah God warns us saying…

Woe unto those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter (Isaiah 5:20)

As I think about this, it’s actually worse because rioting is not directed at the perpetrator, in this case the police officer who murdered Mr.Floyd. Rather, the rioters are targeting innocent people for “punishment”.  The moral lesson to be understood is that mob justice is manifestly evil and must never be countenanced, much less supported. People lives are being ended or their ability to earn a living destroyed.

So, let me end by focusing our thoughts on the moral issue at hand – after watching the video linked below answer this question: did this innocent man deserve to be beaten to death any more than George Floyd deserved to be choked to death? Do any of you reading these words believe the people who beat this man should not be punished just as George Floyd’s murderer will be punished?

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