As Christians and believers, the bible tells us that we are called to share the Word of God and be unashamed of our faith in Jesus Christ. Mark 16:15 says, “He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation’.”
In the book of Matthew, the bible also says, “This gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations” and “whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven.” Essentially, telling others about Jesus, and trusting God to help you fulfill your part in leading them to salvation, is in the heart of being a Christian.
The Mounds Police Department in Oklahoma was proudly doing their part in sharing the gospel by posting bible verses on their Facebook page. In recent days, the department posted Matthew 21:22, Psalm 34:4, and Isaiah 43:1.
The bravery of the Chief taking charge in sharing these biblical words of encouragement even earned him a heartfelt letter from Senator James Leewright of Oklahoma City. Read the full letter below, which congratulates the chief for reminding the community about the Lord’s consistent blessings.
Followers and members of the community also wrote positive reviews on the Facebook page, applauding their bold stance of spreading God’s word to the public. However, others were not pleased.
According to CBN News, American Civil Liberties Union attorneys are targeting Mounds Police Department for “promoting one specific religion.” Lawyers state their actions is reportedly a violation of American law.
One attorney stated, “This kind of government interference with our religious freedom is simply not permissible under United States or Oklahoma law...The actions of the Mounds Police Department call into question whether or not the department can be trusted to adequately protect all those living under its jurisdiction, including members of minority faiths and those of no religious faith at all. By establishing a preference for the Christian faith, the department undermines confidence in their ability to perform their duties in a manner consistent with our understanding of one of our most basic and cherished liberties.”
Despite the negativity, the chief is standing his ground. He is still posting scriptures regularly and will not stop.
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