Michael Brown on Why the Church Must Pray for Rioters to Become Revivalists

There is nothing nice about the mob. It is ugly. It is tyrannical. It is unreasonable. It is violent. It is oppressive, not liberating. Destructive, not life-giving. It is grounded in rebellion. It operates by the power of fear. And it leads to chaos and anarchy. That’s why the mob must be resisted.

Of course, the mob, be it antifa or radical Black Lives Matter or whoever, claims to have lofty goals. It champions the rights of the people. It is here for justice and equality. It stands for tolerance and diversity.

In reality, though, it is anything but noble, bearing the stench of hell rather than the scent of heaven.

That’s why it was no surprise to read last November, “Rioters in Portland smashed up a local church that helps the homeless and mentally ill — as well as a feminist and LGBTQ-friendly fashion store.”

So much for the noble spirit of the mob. So much for the reasonableness of the rioters.

As noted in the New York Post, “Many noted the irony of the church and business being damaged given the protesters’ messages of unity.

“Is this before or after they were chanting ‘this is what community looks like!’ one person tweeted sarcastically.”

Yes, this is the mob version of “community”—vandalizing a church that cares for the homeless and the mentally ill as well as trashing an LGBTQ-themed store. With regard to the former, this reveals the mob’s heart for the hurting and the poor. With regard to the latter, once more the left devours its own.

Last month, in Portland, the police department took down a fence it had erected in June 2020 around the Mark O. Hatfield Courthouse, recognizing that it was seen as a symbol of division. This move had been discussed for months, as city leaders met together, wanting to help return the city to normalcy.

But no sooner did the fence come down than the rioters took over again. As reported by Fox News, “just one day after the fencing was removed, rioters marched down the streets of Portland, setting fires and smashing windows.”

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SOURCE: Charisma News

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