The Five Crowds of Charlottesville

By Jordan Standridge - Posted at The Cripplegate:

Let me say that our hearts are broken over the events that took place in our own back yard in Virginia yesterday. Nazi flags and people with KKK hats walking around on a college campus in broad daylight is insane. You’d think that if you affiliate with those groups you’d want to keep it a secret, and yet it was done for the world to see. Our hearts break over racism and terrorism and our only hope and solution is the Gospel, that, believe it or not, can break even the most wicked of hearts and give even the most prideful and hate-filled man new life.

There are so many vantage points when an event like this occurs. The shock of such an event will produce a lot of questions and a lot of discussion over the next few months. Many people will be tempted to speak off the cuff, and many others will be tempted to harbor resentment and to expect their brothers and sisters in Christ to react in a particular way. There are certain truths, though, that we must be in agreement on as Christians.

Events like these expose the wicked heart of man and show off just how depraved hearts can be. It is also important for us as Christians to think about such an event and to put ourselves in the shoes of those around us. It is helpful, though, to think biblically about each group of people that an event like Charlottesville brings to light.

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