Now that football coach Kennedy* has a right to pray in public, do we now have a right to read the Bible in public? Or is it still a hate crime?
It is an act of mercy to admonish the sinner. Reading the word of God to him is a warning. He might repent and avoid eternal fire. Is it also a moral duty to warn the sinner? Or must we watch them condemn themselves and remain silent?
Duty to speak
- You must love others as much as you love yourself. It is an act of love to warn others who risk eternal damnation.
- “Silence is equated with fraud if there is a moral duty to speak.” United States v. Prudden, 424 F.2d 1021
- “Silence can only be equated with fraud where there is a legal or moral duty to speak or when an inquiry left unanswered would be intentionally misleading.” — Supreme Court in U.S. V. Tweel, 550 F.2d 297, citing U.S. v. Prudden
- Veritatem qui non libere pronunciat proditor est veritatis. He who does not freely speak the truth is a betrayer of truth.
Silence implies consent.
- “To sin by silence, when we should protest, makes cowards of men.” Ella Wheeler Wilcox, (1914).
- Veritas, quæ minime defeusatur opprimitur; et qui non improbat, approbat. Truth which is not sufficiently defended is overpowered; and he who does not disapprove, approves.
- Veritas nihil veretur nisi abscondi. Truth fears nothing but concealment.
- Silence is proof of false assumption. Quod non apparet non est, That which appears not is not.
Tolerating evil is admissible proof that you agree.
Christ told us to not resist evil. But that doesn’t mean we must remain silent.
- “The law creates a presumption, where the burden is on a party to prove a material fact peculiarly within his knowledge and he fails without excuse to testify, that his testimony, if introduced, would be adverse to his interests.” –20 Am Jur, Evidence Sec 190, page 193, citing Meier v Commissioner of Internal Revenue, 199 F 2d 392, 396 (8th Cir. 1952).
- Consenting adults are liable to the same punishment, consentientes pari poena plectantur. Tolerating them makes you worthy of the same punishment.
- Judges use a maxim of law “Those who refuse to fight must lose” (Although not Roman, this Shetar law worked itself into our laws).
- Even tolerating them makes you worthy of death. Romans 1:32 “Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.”
Don’t risk losing your right to speak out.
Yes, it is still a hate crime under man’s law. It is time to choose your lawgiver.
If you neglect to speak out against reprobate sinners, you lose your right to free speech. Ab assuetis non fit injuria: “From things in which there has been long acquiescence, no legal injury or wrong arises. If a persons neglects to insist on his right, he is deemed to have abandoned it.”
Before you risk going to prison to stand fast in the liberty wherewith Christ has set us free, you might want to learn some court rules and the rules of evidence. I recommend an online law course.
You always knew that you would be delivered up to the councils to be afflicted. You were told in Luke 21:12-15, Matthew 24:9, and Mark 13:9,11 that Christians face persecutions, arrest, prison, appear before authorities for Christ name’s sake and testify to authorities. All these are the beginning of sorrows. Therefore it would be advantageous to learn their court rules and the rules of evidence. (More…)
And don’t wait for the rapture anytime soon. Don’t confuse God’s wrath with the great tribulation. There will be a pre-wrath rapture. In Revelation 6 the fifth seal comes AFTER the tribulation of the fourth seal. In the fifth seal, those who were executed for refusing the mark must continue to wait for Christ’s return. They had not yet returned in the air with Christ, yet the mark had already been issued. They will rule with Christ according to Revelation 20:4. Those who are dead in Christ will rise FIRST. THEN those who are alive and remain will be raptured. Underline FIRST. Underline THEN. There is no rapture until AFTER the mark of the beast. And AFTER the executions/genocide/persecution/martyrdom of Revelation 13:15.
It is idolatry to invent a kinder more lenient god than the Bible’s God. As Tertulillan said, you must navigate through the sea of idolaters cautiously and intently watchful for if you are washed overboard, you are sucked into a whirlpool to Hades. Even the saints at Philippi had to work out their salvation with fear and trembling. How about you? The righteous shall scarcely be saved, First Peter 4:18.
- Romans 14:22 “Happy is he that comdemns not himself in that thing which he allows.”
- And yes, you have a duty to warn the sinner to give him a chance to repent. Second Timothy 2:25 — “In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth.”
Now go out and win one for the Gipper — coach Kennedy.
* Footnote. Kennedy v. Bremerton School District