Posted by: rshalomw | November 27, 2011

WHAT IS THE ROOT CAUSE OF BLACK FRIDAY VIOLENCE AND RIOTS?

Many opinions and excuses have been given for the for the problems that occurred on this 2011 Black Friday.  Was it short nerves, frustration, impatience, or being pushed to the max?

To the credit of the normal people who did not succumb to the frenzy and allowed common sense to reign, thank you for showing that Americans can display good behavior.  The average shopper goes with the attitude that standing in those long lines is a gamble.  You may, or you may not get what you want.  The other group of people display the attitude that “I will get what I want, no matter what”.

The group of people who displayed the wrong attitude and behavior, were actually displaying covetousness .  Covetousness is a violation of teachings of the Bible.  The Bible teaches that we art to be content in whatever situation we find ourselves in, whether in plenty or in need.  The vast majority of American’s are not content with what they have, but instead are searching for more.

Jerry Newcombe wrote the following:

 

We are truly descending into a new incivility that is shocking sometimes.

For example, just a cursory look at the Drudge Report over the weekend notes some of the terrible things done during last Friday’s Christmas shopping. He labeled the day as: “Black and Blue Friday.” Here were some of his short headlines:
     *Woman pepper sprays other Black Friday shoppers “to gain an upper hand”…
     *“Competitive shopping” turns into chaos…
     *“Girls Punching Each Other” Over Yoga Pants Sale at Victoria’s Secret…
     *Mayhem over $2 waffle maker…
     *Grandfather smashed to ground as he tried to protect grandson from crowd…

Have we gone mad? Who cares if you save a few bucks, if you lose your soul and your dignity in the process?

Jerry Newcombe is the senior producer and host of Truth That Transforms with D. James Kennedy (formerly The Coral Ridge Hour). He has also written or co-written 21 books, including The Book That Made America: How the Bible Formed Our Nation. Jerry co-wrote (with Dr. Peter Lillback) the bestselling, George Washington’s Sacred Fire. He hosts the website http://www.jerrynewcombe.com.

There are many false comforts that entice people to accumulate the stuff they have in their homes.  The reality is, the only real satisfaction comes from a living relationship with Jesus. Now is the time to surrender your life to Him.

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