Why Should Christians Study Criminal Justice?
The Apostle Paul taught that sound doctrine and a proper
understanding of law go hand in hand (First Timothy 1:8-11).
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Criminal justice and the gospel
are closely tied together and our parishioners will be more effective in
their witness for Christ when they better understand this relationship
(A criminal justice system is at the heart of the gospel story).
We also hope to encourage you to take a fresh look at newspaper, radio,
and television crime stories and seize the opportunity to exploit them
for the Gospel of Grace.
Our teaching is not only
about criminal justice. We also explore the ramifications of all
of Godís Law and that what you believe about the Law will impact both
your theology and daily living. For example, how do you know what
from Godís Law to apply to daily life or what not to apply? How
are Christians "not under the Law?"
Do you know that there is more
than one type of law incorporated into the Law of Moses? Which
part is applicable to all civil governments? We teach that by having a thorough
understanding of the scope and purpose of each of the
you can achieve a solid grasp for what should be our criminal law.
For example, we
answer why the Salem Witch trails were a misapplication of the biblical
law, even though the Bible plainly states that a witch should not
be allowed to live.
like to study prophecy, then you may be surprised to learn exactly how
the Law fits into future events. If you are a bible student,
we hope to encourage you to take a fresh look at the Bible and think
through concepts that you may have never pondered before, especially
regarding criminal law and the Law in general.
A couple of weeks before Tony
Robinson made his first public presentation on Godís Criminal
Justice System & The Law, he traveled to Washington D.C. and met with
two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Sari Horwitz, a twenty year veteran
writer on the Washington Post, and Del Wilber, crime reporter for the
Baltimore Sun. They gave him greater insight into behind the scene
decisions made by news media on reporting crime and communicating
national stories. Both of these world-renowned reporters realized
that people are willing to listen on matters related to law and crime.
He also had lunch with Pete
Williams, Justice Correspondent for NBC and former press secretary for
then Secretary of State (Vice President) Dick Cheney. On the topic
of crime reporting, Pete told him, ďIf it bleeds, it leads,Ē meaning
that if injuries or deaths from criminal violence are involved, it will
be top news and hold peopleís attention.