In Sunday’s message Rev. John Hagee of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas, criticized the assault on Congress by what he called “a rebellious mob.”

He described a sad event in American history that occurred the previous week, “The Secret Service had to escort the Vice-president of the United States to safety out of the Capitol building. Gun shots were fired. Tear gas was deployed in the Capitol Rotunda. People were killed…. This was an assault on law. Attacking the Capitol was not patriotism, it was anarchy.”

Weak applause followed, but soon Hagee received a standing ovation when he focused on law enforcement: “This is what happens when you mob the police. This is what happens when you fire the police.”

“This is what happens when you watch a policeman shot and belittle his sacrifice for the public…. Wake up, America! America and democracy cannot function without the rule of law. We back the blue.”

I find hope in Hagee’s words and in the standing ovation by Texans in support of law enforcement. These words bear repeating: “WAKE UP, AMERICA! America and democracy cannot function without the rule of law. We back the blue.”

Unfortunately we may see other incidents or even worse in our future, but I believe there will always be patriotic Americans who proudly — and rightly — promote peace, liberty, law, and hope. I have hope when Americans realize important aspects of society that honor God. He wants peace, liberty, law, and hope for His people. Life will be better in a future where they are strong and will continue to be.

“The Lord will give strength to His people;
The Lord will bless His people with peace.”  (Psalm 29:11)

“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”
(2 Corinthians 3: 17)

“Those who love Your law have great peace, and nothing causes them to stumble.” 
(Psalm 119: 165)

“Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” 
(Romans 15:13)

The above post was inspired by an AP News article, “Trump-supporting Christian Leaders and Their Sunday Messages,” 10/10/2021, by Mariam Fam, Elana Schor, and David Crary.

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