“We are not to simply bandage the wounds of victims beneath the wheels of injustice, we are to drive a spoke into the wheel itself,” Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
Bonhoeffer concluded that every injustice merited an appropriate response. He was an ethical person, and as such, he believed that the situation determined the ethics which included murder. That ethic troubled him greatly because he had to justify it against God’s eternal prohibition, “You will not murder!” (cp. Exodus 20:13).
Intentional murder has troubled politicians and individuals for eons of time. And many have concluded, as did Bonhoeffer, the situation determines the ethics. All those conclusions have conflicting and opposing views. All across the world humans kill routinely and without compulsion.
The Bonhoeffer’s dilemma was whether it was justifiable to murder Adolf Hitler. So he conspired with others to smuggle a briefcase with an explosive in it and it exploded, but Hitler escaped injury. Bonhoeffer was arrested and given a death sentence. He was hung as allied troops were approaching the facility to free all Nazi prisoner’s.
To each their own, but as followers of Jesus, we have the most powerful arsenal of weapons available to humans. It’s a matter of having enough grace to nonviolently drive a spoke into any wheel of injustice. It’s are duty to liberate the victims of injustice. From experience its usually a difficult battle. Because the beholders of injustice aren’t going to surrender easily. Resulting in a lengthy battle because they see an injustice as a birthright.
Launch an attack with an alliance upon our scriptures. Never minimize the power of God’s spirit to be a neutralizer, and as such, our source of victory. Nastiness in any form is an alienating force that prolongs the battle and may result in the defeat of ones cause.
More than anything else grace is ones most powerful weapon. Here’s a acronym for GRACE: God’s Riches At Christ’ Expense. Examples: “Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.” (cp. 2 Corinthians 2:14). Meditate upon that scripture, and pull together the multiple scriptural combinations that are available for the task at hand.
Spirit and God combined: “But is we hope for what we cannot see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance. The Spirit also helps with our weaknesses. For we do not know how to pray (for our purposes fight) as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us, with expressions which cannot be understood. Because, He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints (justice fighters) according to the will of God. We know that all things work for success for those who are called according to His purpose.” (cp. Romans 8:25-28). It has been said, “When God is with us, who can succeed against us.” (cp. Romans 8:31).
The Weapon of Faith: “But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for they who come to God must believe that He is, and that He is the rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” (cp. Hebrews 11:6). For tomorrow: Persistent perseverance.
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