On this edition of Grace and Truth, Craig and Paul begin the show by discussing the recent racial strife in Baltimore Maryland. Craig recaps the latest in regards to the rioting and unrest in Baltimore resulting from the death of Freddie Gray.
“The Lord does not see us as different races, we are all brothers and sisters physically and spiritually.”
God is all about reconciling all peoples to himself. Every believer should look for common ground and seek reconciliation with their fellow brothers and sisters around the world regardless of race.
The unrest has caused life in Baltimore to stop. Public and private buildings are being destroyed. The Baltimore Orioles baseball club played a home game in an empty stadium. Fans were not allowed to attend the game for fear that rioting would break out.
The rioting has spread to other cities like Denver and New York with hundreds of arrests being made in each city.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is being criticized for her decision to allow protestors to “blow off steam” as opposed to taking action to stop them. As a result the city of Baltimore has been ransacked and many people have suffered property damage.
How can I pray?
- Pray for churches to be active during this time, teaching nonviolent protest
- Peace to come to the inner cities of our country
- Pray for leaders to make appropriate decisions to stop violent protests.
- Reform in our police ranks.
Supreme Court ruling
Craig and Paul turn their attention to the impending Supreme Court decision regarding gay marriage rights. Craig discusses how he thinks this decision will go down in infamy as a court opinion that is handed down based on public opinion and not on good law.
“Our society has moved away from Judeo-Christian values, the Bible is not the source of making decisions. America majority no longer see divine revelation as a valid for making policy. Whatever makes sense to them is what is ok.”
What’s at stake?
If the Supreme court passes a law that gives homosexual individuals the right to marry, ordained ministers will be forced by law to oversee a marriage between two homosexuals.
How can I pray?
- Pray for God’s will to be done in the Supreme Court ruling.
- Give the church and its members the boldness to stand up for the truth as well as grace and love.
- Pray for wisdom for the leaders of our country in making decisions.