Very powerful article by Chuck Bentley of Crown Ministries in which he brings to light our calling as Christians and as Law Enforcement Officers who are ministers unto God for good, a terror for evildoers, and do not bear the sword in vain (according to Romans 13). Never forget the calling, responsibility, and privilege to serve as a contraint for evil.
On July 22, 2011, Norway was rocked by a heinous crime that remains an open wound. Anders Breivik, a 32-year-old terrorist armed with tactical gear, firearms and bombs, murdered a total of 77 innocent civilians, mostly teenagers enjoying their summer camp.
Breivik had long planned the massacre hoping to stir up sympathies for his political ideologies. His trial began on April 16, 2012 and lasted until June 19, 2012. He was found sane and guilty by a panel of five judges. This convicted mass murderer was sentenced to “preventative detention” for 21 years. The sentence can be repeatedly extended by 5 years as long as he is considered a “threat” to society. He received the maximum sentence allowed by Norwegian law.
Only weeks following the tragedy in Norway, the world once again looked on in stunned disbelief at mass barbarism in a “first world” nation—The United Kingdom.
On August 6…
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