Regrettable Links: How Jesus Saves Through Michael Brown and Eric Gardner


Over at Mercy, Not Sacrifice, the always spot on Morgan Guyton is slinging the Advent heat. Prepare to be brushed back with this wicked Randy Johnson-esque slider. Here is a quote from his most recent post:

“What if the deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, John Crawford, and all the other black men who die every 28 hours at the hands of police are the means by which Jesus is separating the sheep from the goats among his professed followers just like he describes in Matthew 25:31-46? Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and all the rest of these men are not blameless Jesuses anymore than any of the rest of us sinners are, but Jesus makes it very clear that whatever we do to the least of our brothers and sisters, we are doing to him. How we react to their deaths is a test that reveals whether we are sheep or goats. Which way will our hearts be cut? Will we be offended when people talk about racism and say that they’re being divisive and promoting violence? Or will we be like the crowd that got saved because they asked Peter and the apostles, ‘Brothers, what should we’do?’ How many white people in our country right now are willing to say to our brothers and sisters of color, ‘What should we do?’ with complete sincerity and radical submission, willing to listen closely and obey, whatever the answer is.” (bold is mine)

That my friends is a deep question. What if we are in a Matt. 25 moment? What if God is looking? What if he is asking if we see him in the lives of Michael, Tamir, and Eric?

You can read the rest of this fine piece, here.

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