Forums Providential Party Criminal Justice Reply To: Criminal Justice

#1089
Chele
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I’m what others may consider a “true crime” fan, not because of the evil surrounding crimes but because of the injustice many people face when it comes to Criminal Justice. Yes, if you have a jail or prison ministry, you’ll constantly hear sayings like “I’m innocent”, ” I was framed”, “I didn’t do it”. But do you know how many of these people are innocent? Or have been accused and sentenced based on a law from the 1800’s? Now, if you have oodles of money, the system will work for you. If you don’t, you go to jail. There is no justice in this society. We need to bring back the days of Moses. Exodus 18:14-24 ERV
Jethro saw Moses judging the people. He asked, “Why are you doing this? Why are you the only judge? And why do people come to you all day?” Then Moses said to his father-in-law, “The people come to me and ask me to ask for God’s decision for their problem. If people have an argument, they come to me, and I decide which person is right. In this way I teach the people God’s laws and teachings.” But Moses’ father-in-law said to him, “This isn’t the right way to do this. It is too much work for you to do alone. You cannot do this job by yourself. It wears you out. And it makes the people tired too. Now, listen to me. Let me give you some advice. And I pray God will be with you. You should continue listening to the problems of the people. And you should continue to speak to God about these things. You should explain God’s laws and teachings to the people. Warn them not to break the laws. Tell them the right way to live and what they should do. But you should also choose some of the people to be judges and leaders. “Choose good men you can trust—men who respect God. Choose men who will not change their decisions for money. Make these men rulers over the people. There should be rulers over 1000 people, 100 people, 50 people, and even over ten people. Let these rulers judge the people. If there is a very important case, then they can come to you and let you decide what to do. But they can decide the other cases themselves. In this way these men will share your work with you, and it will be easier for you to lead the people. If you do this as God directs you, then you will be able to do your job without tiring yourself out. And the people can still have all their problems solved before they return home.” So Moses did what Jethro told him.