All Lives Matter – How the Dallas Tragedy Parallels Hate in Israel

No one last week could escape the news of the 11 officers shot in America, five of them killed in cold blood.

Social media and high tech apps make news fluid as it happens today in modern society.

The shooting of two young black men by police in two different states prompted outrage and hate once again in even the most forgiving individuals. Yet it strikes me as strange that it is centered on color… and not centered on sin.

When Jesus came to die for our sins he did not color code our sins. He did not put a people group above any other people group. Romans teaches us we all (humankind) fall short of the glory of God.

A 25 year-old man named Micha Johnson shot these officers in Dallas and explained to the negotiators he wanted to kill white people, and mostly white police officers. This same man spent time in uniform in Afghanistan. That was six years ago, so what happened to Micha?

Policemen are becoming objects of hatred in America. I am shocked to see the ascent of violence aimed at policemen in the past five years alone. The respect, the honor and trust have fallen to a deep low in the public eye, so we are being told by media.

We must ask ourselves, is this the lawlessness that permeates society representative of the end times? I would advocate absolutely. Lawlessness begins when we have a breakdown. Groups are sabotaging the police efforts overall largely based on isolated incidents. Most police officers are very good at what they do. If we calculate how many people are stopped daily by police and how many people are killed by police, it is extremely low.

Many more blacks kill blacks than white police officers kill blacks. Where is that outcry? As Jews in Israel, we are all too familiar with our cousins (Ishmael) too shouting to us that we as Jews are always to blame because, we are after all, Jews.

Watching the news I could not tell the difference between Israel and Dallas, Texas in that sense. Police are being blamed, whites are being blamed, just because they are such. In Israel, we are so used to that kind of blame. Yet it is wrong. The focus now is on Dallas, yet it also should still be on the little 13 year-old American Israeli killed in her bedroom recently by a hater of Jews. The hate is the same, the spirit is the same. The only thing that is different is the location, Dallas.

Jesus recognized this hatred as a manifestation of flesh, the unredeemed man that we all were born into, man being born into sin. Only though his life (Jesus) and resurrection spirit living in us can we hope to rid ourselves of hate. God is love and those who do not love know not God. That’s simple Scripture.

For all the peace love and tolerance movements throughout the world, they fail miserably. Peace love and true tolerance can only happen in a new born-again spirt by God through belief in Jesus Christ alone.

We rally for a better world, we clamor for justice yet we never achieve it fully. We are a fallen man.

Five innocent police officers were killed tried to save lives in the Dallas tragedy. They were gunned down doing that sacrificial duty. What a tragedy. The other police victims lie in hospital rooms in surgery, hoping to yet live. We are all too familiar with the scene lately, the scene of hate.

Jesus commands us to watch what we read, watch what we think, to be careful of our mind input. How many of us are reading all the unbelieving hate-filled comments on Facebook, twitter and social media daily? I would bet an enormous amount of Christians engage in that past time.

It must be addressed because we are poisoning our minds. We are to think of pure things, good things noble things and those matters of good report. Watching and scrolling FB comments can and does invite hatred into your very soul. I personally have only a handful of unbelievers on my site for that very reason. If they spew hatred they are swiftly unfriended. I do, however, watch news online and those comments on subjects of Jews or hate or what color life matters most, are vile sometimes.

I told my husband the other day listening to comments on social media is the same as fellowshipping with someone you would in the street or in your living room. You allow that comment to influence you, to sway you in some way, we all do. We must, however, realize social media can be detrimental to our well-being. Would you speak to that same hateful person in your living room filled with rude ugly comments? Would you invite him to your house for tea? I didn’t think so. So why would we give hateful comments place in our hearts for any amount of time or hours during the course of our day? Are we not called to redeem the time? Are looking at hateful unbelievers comments redeeming our time?

Micha Johnson has killed five men and wounded badly six others, just because they were white. Jesus came to break that division, color, race, religion and more, he breaks it off. Yet will Micha’s computer and cell phone records show us what comments he was swayed by when police reveal it soon? Will we see how subtly he changed from a military service man to a cold-blooded killer based on race alone?

I would argue we will find something along those lines showing what influenced him to do this terrible sin. Murder is sin, terrorism is sin, killing innocent people is sin, whether in Israel, Turkey or Dallas, USA.

Instead of saying terrorism, we should change the phrase to be murderer. Every time the news says terror, they should therefore instead say murder. That may also sway some readers and listeners.

The fact remains that lawlessness is becoming worse as end time prophecy warns it will. We see a breakdown of law enforcers to be esteemed, they are not esteemed by many these days.

This lack of esteeming the law enforcers will erode the trust among the masses. Who will want to be a police officer soon? Events like in Dallas two days ago may have already persuaded many to drop the dream of serving in the line of duty. Officers killed in the line of duty is just becoming a snowballing fact of what is becoming the norm in today’s world. In other words, lawlessness (sin) abound.

In a time when prayer and God himself are being ordered out of every state office in America just about, it is a time for Christians to intercede for the police, the blacks AND whites and please don’t forget to pray also for us Jews in Israel, and all Israel. We have suffered this hatred a long long time before Dallas. We too suffered the hate of murderous lost sinners, just because we are Jews, white and black. We in Israel can still keep our bibles, we can still pray too, God is invoked everywhere here, yet Jesus is revoked at the same time. We are greatly paralleled with Dallas this past week. In Israel now we mourn the senseless loss of life, here and abroad. Maranatha.

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Miriam Abramov is Israeli and resides in Israel. She has published and written 2 books, "Shalom At Last" (co-authored with her husband Shlomy) and also her biography titled "Married to Israel". She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Theology from Israel College of the Bible and pursued an M.A. degree in Jewish Missions. She sponsors tours in Hebrew for Israelis to teach about the Bible. She co-leads a fellowship with her husband and teaches on Israel’s feasts internationally. She is recognized with International Journalism status and enjoys writing free-lance about Israel from an informed citizen’s perspective on a variety of subjects connected to the Holy Land.