“Keep yourself far from a false matter; do not kill the innocent and righteous. For I will not justify the wicked” (Exodus 23:7 NKJV). God has maintained His hatred for everyone who kills those who are “innocent and righteous.” Those who enlist, encourage, and otherwise, endorse mass killings, such as occurred in Manchester, England have put themselves as far away from God as is humanly possible! “The LORD tests the righteous, But the wicked and the one who loves violence His soul hates” (Psalm 11:5 NKJV). No one can be devoted to the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and be violent against “the innocent and righteous!” Jesus said of the violent, “that whoever kills you will think that he offers God service. And these things they will do to you because they have not known the Father nor Me” (John 16:2-3 NKJV). Misguided violence is still violence!
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.