Explorations in Policing, Faith and Life (With a hint of humor, product reviews, news and whatever catches my attention)

Friday, September 7, 2007

Christian Policing


The Christian church is one of the last bastions that still harbors respect for Law Enforcement. I have found it (Sadly) incredibility refreshing that when one of my fellow parishioners discovers that I am a Police Officer, they do not treat me with suspicion or attempt to use me to justify their skewed and biased worldview. Strangers and pastors have sought me out for advice and consultation for no other reason than the respect they have for the profession. (I have also learned the hard way that I cannot just shoot my mouth off for the same reason, most of my pain is self-inflicted). I have attempted to remember a seminal personal experience for an antidotal story to support my experience of respect as a Christian Police Officer but every example seemed supercilious, so I will cite some verses and move on. You will experience this positive aspect of Police work for yourself. I am grateful that there still is a place that understands and honors, my commitment to Law Enforcement and our continued mission of helping others and stepping into harms way at our own personal risk for the sake of our citizenry. The world has not only forgotten this but further condemns those in authority. Proverbs 29:2 states: 2When the godly are in authority, the people rejoice. But when the wicked are in power, they groan. 1 Peter 2:13-14 states: 13For the Lord's sake, accept all authority--the king as head of state, 14and the officials he has appointed. For the king has sent them to punish all who do wrong and to honor those who do right. 2 Peter 2:10 states: 10He is especially hard on those who follow their own evil, lustful desires and who despise authority. These people are proud and arrogant, daring even to scoff at the glorious ones without so much as trembling. Romans 13:7 states: 7Give to everyone what you owe them: Pay your taxes and import duties, and give respect and honor to all to whom it is due. 1 Peter 2:17 states: 17Show respect for everyone. Love your Christian brothers and sisters. Fear God. Show respect for the king.


Eugene Fields, Jr. said...

Greetings, my friend. All I have to say is keep up the great work and surely, God is up to something in law enforcement! Your blog is another form of confirmation. Look at my blog and you'll see why. Stay close to God!

Badge at the feet of Christ said...

I will check out your blog. I am always glad to hear of another Christian Brother in the field. We can do much good in the name of Christ.