Remember Isaiah 53? Yes, the prophecy of Jesus, the Suffering Servant Messiah. Well I want to tell you about another suffering servant of God, one who is suffering today, along with his beloved wife, jailed by scumbag pseudo-Government officials of the IRS (The Inland Robbery Service). Read the earlier Post on this blog “FREE THIS CHRISTIAN PASTOR PERSECUTED IN THE USA” to get the background. This is a Christian pastor cruelly incarcerated for 10 years (!!!!!) for an alleged “Tax Default” that would normally get nothing but a fine at the most. The establishment pseudo-Christian cults that control the Tax System in America, the Vatican and the World Council of Churches, imprisoned this pastor because he attacked the cultic religion of “Evolutionism” so brilliantly and effectively, AND HE WAS BEGINNING TO MOVE IN ON THE TAX SCENE IN THE USA, exposing the fraud of the IRS. Obviously he was going to be a PR problem, so they put him away before he could do serious damage. Notice HOW GOD IS NOW CRIPPLING THE TAX SYSTEM AND THE WHOLE ECONOMIC BASE OF THE USA AS PUNISHMENT ON THESE VILE PSEUDO-OFFICIALS FOR THEIR VILE PRACTICES AND ILLEGAL SWINDLING OF THE AMERICAN PUBLIC. Don’t call yourself a Christian if you don’t speak up to defend God’s servants. Inasmuch as you did it to the least of these my brethren, you did it to Me. Listen to this lovely servant of Christ write from prison. He is talking about a murder that took place recently between inmates:
“Aug 25 2009
Dear Mrs. Johnson
I was so sorry to hear about your husband getting killed at the prison next door this morning! I know you heart must be breaking now. I will pray for you and your children to stay strong and be drawn to the Lord during this trying time.
I also know that it looks like a simple case of one crazed inmate stabbing your husband over the TV. I wish it were that simple but its not. They will do an investigation now and one man will take the wrap. Actually, Mrs. Johnson, I know who killed your husband. There were many people involved but one primary person must take nearly all of the blame. Please let me explain.
The man with the knife was only the last of a long line of people that caused his death. I’m sure we could go way back and put some of the blame at the feet of Adam and Eve who brought sin, suffering, and death into God’s perfect world by their disobedience, but let’s only go back 50 years. A fraction of the blame goes to his dad who didn’t take him to church or spend time with him like he should have. Dad was more interested in watching sports than training his son. Another bit of blame goes to his older friends on his street that encouraged him to rebel, smoke, and drink. His adult friends just continued the problem and get some blame too.
You may be wondering how I know these things. He told me. You see, I met him 25 years ago when he was working laying carpet in our church. I brought him a Coke and talked with him for 20 minutes.
Then next in this long line to share the blame are the lawmakers who voted to criminalize drugs. There is no scripture that prohibits the possession or use of any substance. I don’t take drugs and never will, but locking a person up for 20 years over a plant is evil beyond words. The lawmakers and the courts share some of the blame for his death. He should never have been in prison to begin with. The courts and the attorneys who seem to get pleasure or promotion points based on how much time they give out must also share in the blame. If he had been given 6 months, or even a year, he would have been here at the camp where there is no violence, rather then being with long timers and surrounded by really stressed out people. The fact of being in prison for long periods creates the stress and causes many to crack under the strain. The courts and layers certainly put heavy burdens on men like your husband (Lk. 11:46) and the one who killed him. Under God’s perfect law (Ps. 19:7) prisons should not exist! God never authorized prison as a punishment for any crime in His Word. Your husband should have been fined or beaten but not locked up away from his family. I don’t know what the man with the knife was in for, but ditto for him.
There are a few BOP staff members who get to share in the blame as well. Not all, but some. They allow the overcrowding to keep the budget numbers up. The Warden has complete authority to send anyone home that he or she wants. The warden could send everyone home right now, but they almost never use this power. It all goes back to money (I Tim. 6:10). If the warden had sent home 20% of the non-violent types like your husband this would never have happened today.
A few of the Corrections Officers (CO’s) must share in the blame for today’s tragedy as well. Some seem to delight in adding little pressures to the inmate’s life. We have one CO here who treats men with respect. She calls them on the PA, “Mr. Smith, please report to the message center.” Another one shows the contrast well. He yells on the PA, “Inmate Jones! Report to the message center NOW!” Some of the CO’s that delighted in adding to his burden and the burden of the man who stabbed him share in the blame for his death today; but they will not be brought to trial – down here, that is.
I don’t know if you must share in the blame or not. You will be the best judge of that. Did you make him have a happy home (I Pt. 3:1-6)? Did you contribute to his drugs in even a slight way? Did you encourage him to go to church, etc? I have no way of answering this one.
I do know that many people must share some of the blame for his murder, but one person gets the lion’s share. That person is me. You see, when I talked with him 25 years ago, I felt the Lord tugging at my heart to share the gospel with him right then. I was tired and did not obey the Lord’s calling. If I had led him to Jesus that day 25 years ago maybe his entire life would have been different. It seems that those who know the Lord have a much higher success rate getting off drugs and staying off. I had the time and opportunity, but did not do it. I’m so sorry, Mrs. Johnson, but I think I’m the one who killed your husband this morning, by my cowardice 25 years ago. Please forgive me.