Don't lament for Robert Kelly
PLEASE, stop the nonsense!
Don't lament for Robert Sylvester Kelly now. The white man, the system, the courts. you, me—we didn't do this to Mr. Kelly; he did it to himself. He molested those young girls all by himself. He reveled in the satisfaction of his ill-doing. He knew it was heinous, but thought his wealth and celebrity would shield him.
I am not gloating in what has befallen the singer. He is an immense talent. The tragedy that now grips him, predated those underage girls many years ago. Justice activist Najee Ali stood up and cried foul re Kelly's immoral, disgusting behavior years ago, bringing it center- stage. The singer thought his fame gave him immunity to sexually abuse minors.
Looks like Ali's actions and some others did not return void.
Yes, there is racial injustice in America. This is indisputable. However, this is not case with respect to Kelly. Why do you lament for the mauling grizzly alas caught fast in a bear trap?
"Whatsoever a man soweth that shall he also reap." It is written.
Robert Sylvester Kelly has reaped the whirlwind
COVID masquerading as the predator in 1 Peter 5:8
‘Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour’
It is past the time for clergy in America to stop playing Russian Roulette concerning COVID-19 with the lives of their congregants.
The writer is not a member of the ordained clergy, but rather a lay Christian believer in the Word of God bearing due diligence in its study and meditation with the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Our Creator also endowed each of us with a mind and common sense.
With respect to the COVID pandemic, the faith community is divided—a mirror of the national optic; some advocating vaccinations, social distancing, and the wearing of masks, while others assail any and all protective measures, relying instead on their God-faith for complete protection. The latter is what many of their pastors are preaching to them on Sunday morning from the pulpit. What’s at work here is Faith and Foolishness.
Now consider the incontrovertible truth.
Those who professed a belief in a living God are numbered among the more than 1 million COVID fatalities in the US, alone. Presumably, that number swells around the globe. Bishops, pastors, priests, and missionaries have perished from COVID, which is acting like the predator spoken of in 1 Peter 5:8, none other than Satan: “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour.”
COVID is a predator, re-creating itself as ever more aggressive killer variants seeking unprotected humans to devour like unprotected sheep by bears, wolves, and coyotes.
The clergy must not side-step the warnings of the Bible contained in 1 Corinthians and John 8: 44:
“For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.” 1 Corinthians 14:33
“Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.” John 8: 44
Pastors, urge your congregants to get inoculated so that those that may be carriers of the virus, but asymptomatic (not showing any signs) will not transmit the virus to the most vulnerable among them—seniors with conditions, and children.