Ask Dr. Land: What do you think about George Floyd’s murder and the aftermath?

By The Christian Post

Question:  What are your thoughts on the murder of George Floyd and the aftermath, including the rioting and looting?

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Like almost all of my fellow countrymen, I was nauseated and repelled by the video of George Floyd being murdered in front of our very eyes by a uniformed policeman while three other policemen present failed to intervene. For any human being to do that to another human being is an atrocity of unspeakable barbarity.

However, when the perpetrator is a policeman, it is even more heinous. The police are the most visible representation of what the Apostle Paul tells us is the divinely authorized civil magistrate, tasked by the Almighty to punish those who do evil and reward those who do that which is good (Rom. 13:1-7). When a policeman acts in such an unspeakable way, it is even worse because he is involving civil government in his crime because he is a symbol of the state. In short, when a policeman (or policemen) behaves this way, it is nothing short of blasphemous. Let me be as clear as I can possibly be. Every American who claims to be a decent part of the human family has a moral obligation to condemn the grotesque murder of George Floyd and demand that the perpetrators be punished to the fullest extent of the law.

Source:The Christian Post