In an era that was supposed to be ‘post-racial’ with the election of Barack Obama, black mob violence is on the rise.

Commenting on Thomas Sowell’s fear of a race war, Tea Party favorite [Allen] “West asked: ‘Are we on the verge of war?’ He answered, ‘I hope not, but just this past week in Brooklyn a white couple was attacked, dragged from their car and beaten by a black mob.’ West also pointed to the fatal beating of 86-year old World War II veteran Delbert Benton in Spokane, Wash., by two black males last month. Just two days ago in the Boston area, he noted,  a 24-year-old white female teacher was brutally killed by a 14-year-old black male. ‘Earlier this year, in my home state of Georgia, two teenage black males shot a baby in the face, after shooting the mother.’ ”

The mainstream media has shied away from such atrocities, and, when they do engage, the identity of the suspects is often left out so as not to ‘offend’ anyone. The reality of  black mobs does not appear to be going away, and much of it can be traced back to the devastation caused by unBiblical liberal policies that have destroyed the black community. President Johnson’s Great Society and a whole slew of other ‘social justice’ legislation has decimated black families resulting in exponential crime rates.  As the violence has increased,  it has now spilled over into other sectors of society.  Some esteemed black leaders have been raising the red flag for quite a while, but others ignore it or sweep it under the rug.

How then do we respond to this growing crisis as Christians?

The first thing we must acknowledge is that murder is evil, and it must be met with the death penalty.

” ‘And for your lifeblood I will require a reckoning: from every beast I will require it and from man. From his fellow man I will require a reckoning for the life of man.

6 ‘Whoever sheds the blood of man,
by man shall his blood be shed,
for God made man in his own image.’ ”

Genesis 9:5-6 (ESV)

We cannot simply pass over this Biblical mandate to execute murderers. Because we have taken this command so lightly, we have done nothing but encourage such behavior in all sectors of America with black mob murder rates taking the cake.

Secondly, we must fight against socialist policies that encourage government dependency instead of reliance upon the LORD and His benevolence, which is especially fleshed out via the family and the Church. Rulers are called to bow before Him, and we are to take refuge in Him and no other for our daily needs.

10″Now therefore, O kings, be wise;
be warned, O rulers of the earth.
11 Serve the Lord withfear,
andrejoice with trembling.
12 Kiss the Son,
lest he be angry, and you perish in the way,
for his wrath is quickly kindled.
Blessed are all who take refuge in him.”

Psalm 2:10-12 (ESV)

As for the government’s role, it is not designed or called to implement endless programs that destroy families and minimize the Church. On the contrary, it exists to punish the evil doer, the very thing that it is not doing today. I can personally affirm that it is immensely frustrating for those in law enforcement to work hard in catching and building a legitimate case against the wicked just to have them let off the hook with a light sentence.

“1 Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, forhe is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God’s wrath but also for the sake of conscience. For because of this you also pay taxes, for the authorities are ministers of God, attending to this very thing. 7 Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed.”

Romans 13:1-7 (ESV)

Finally, let us stand with those within the black community who condemn this violence and call out those who refuse to deal with the situation. In a time of great need, we must encourage and affirm our black brothers and sisters when they are called any slew of names for attempting to fight this great ungodliness. We cannot back down from this issue because of what is at stake, especially the souls of those who partake in this evil, many of whom were born into it. Even so, victim hood is certainly not an excuse, for all are conceived in iniquity. Rather, we must confront these would be criminals before they plunge into the depths of this sinful abyss and call them to repentance. From beginning to end, the gospel is the only solution to this problem.

“6 For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. 10 For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. 11 More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.”

Romans 5:6-11 (ESV)