Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman and the Gospel of Christ.


Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman and the Gospel of Christ.

You have noticed perhaps that I have refrained from addressing the complex and tragic events of Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman.

I have a son and cannot imagine the agony of Trayvon’s parents.  That is why I am going to be careful to be sensitive to their loss and to say that I am praying for them.

The title of this blog suggests its goal.  What does the Gospel of Christ have to do with this event that has so completely divided the nation?  The answer is EVERYTHING.

I am ghetto raised.  My parents worked hard and kept us off of all government subsidies.  They modeled self-reliance to 8 children every day.   One day I was born again.  I immediately followed Jesus and never looked back.  I did not know that God was doing two miracles in me.   First he took me out of the Ghetto and then He took the Ghetto out of me.

My conversion and infilling of the Holy Spirit gave me an instinctive understanding that the worst drug in the inner city was Government dependency.

Look at the photos of Detroit and Hiroshima.  Hiroshima was hit with an atomic bomb explosion.  Detroit was hit with another kind of bomb; social programs that sap dignity and the will to become independent.  Hiroshima has risen from the ashes not with government handouts but with a pride in the people to rebuild.  Billions and Billions of dollars of government aide has gone to Detroit and left it a burned out shell.  Now the government wanted to increase the amount that we pour into Detroit.

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These pictures  prove a point.  Liberal social spending is a lie that actually holds minorities down.  It is a lie that the political drug dealers who must keep alive.  The biggest lie is when you refuse to face facts.

Here is a comment on this post from a native of Detroit:  “Being from Detroit myself, I still have the cassettes from when you were here in Feb. thru March 2000 at Detroit World Outreach for a three week revival. (R.I.P. Jack Wallace) The plight in the neighborhoods has gotten worse since you were here as there are more and more vacant homes and the debt of the city of Detroit has increased at an alarming rate as thousands have fled the city. Downtown has made strides in some areas because certain private investors have taken risks to invest millions of dollars, meanwhile there has been a former city council member, Monica Conyers, the wife of U.S.congressman John Conyers already having served a prison sentence, a former mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick, who is currently in federal prison along with his thug friend, Bobby Ferguson, awaiting sentencing. Detroit is the perfect example of liberal government failure.”  -Charles

The other lie that they must foment is that racism is what is killing black young men in America. A 2007 special report released by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, reveals that approximately 8,000 — and, in certain years, as many as 9,000 African Americans are murdered annually in the United States. This chilling figure is accompanied by another equally sobering fact, that 93% of these murders are in fact perpetrated by other blacks.

The analysis, supported by FBI records, finds that in 2005 alone, for example, African Americans accounted for 49% of all homicide victims in the US — again, almost exclusively at the hands of other African Americans. None of these killings are sparking riots or demonstrations and for a good reason.  The lie must be kept alive.   An angry base will ignore continue to blindly follow those who stir their anger.

The images of Detroit and Hiroshima are haunting reminders of the left’s refusal to find real answers to the disaster of the inner city.  They will call for demonstrations in 100 cities over one death and ignore the tens of thousands of deaths that have nothing to do with racism or gun control.

Never in my ministry have I resorted to this but it is unavoidable at this point.  Reverend Jesse Jackson and Reverend Al Sharpton almost make me want to never use the title of Reverend again.   They never preach the Gospel that would get black young men out of crime and despair.  They never preach the message that can put fathers back in inner city homes.   Instead of fomenting racial anger and postponing the hope of people they should be preaching the one message that will end racism, poverty and violence.   We can all agree that Trayvon Martin is a tragedy that should never have happened but we will never end poverty and injustice with lies.

9 thoughts on “Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman and the Gospel of Christ.

  1. So true, and Zimmerman should have never gotten out of the car and taken things in his own hands, especially, when he was told not to. He had quite a past and record of being disruptive himself in domestic disputes and arguments and was not in Law Enforcement nor had the authority to act on his own accord. Although, thank you for addressing the 93 percent average, denial plays a big role here.

  2. Pastor Murillo, this is an excellent article, one that I will share. You are absolutely correct. Concerning actions of Zimmerman…well if Trayvon Martin had not resorted to violence in the first place, this would not have happened. The fact is, he was standing in the shadows on purpose, because he was scoping out a place to burglarize, like burglars do, and he was caught doing it, which is WHY he resorted to violence immediately when he saw Zimmerman had noticed him. The point of all that is, Martin’s life training to be a hoodlum, is exactly what the ghetto life does, the government handout and entitlement philosophy is the breeding ground for more single mother pregnancy’s and children of WANT, and who are TRAINED by these men like Sharpton and Jackson, that they have been placed at a disadvantage so they go around STEALING to have things that others work for to obtain. And when they meet their end, then Sharpton and Jackson, get all behind the parents…USE THEM and preach their demonic hatred some more…while THEY and ONLY THEY prosper from it! They are a despicable reproach to anything referenced as a minister. They are best described as FALSE PROPHETS, preaching and doing the work of satan himself. Bro Murillo in his position might not wish to reach out and actually say it…but I will, because it is the truth. Those two men, will burn in a cruel hell, for the lives they have destroyed and the lies they perpetrate. That is the reward of working for satan. Promoting violence is a MUSLIM ministry, not a Christian one. So what are they REALLY?

  3. This article is sooo right on… do we get Mario Murillo on all the airwaves and news. This is soo well said and true. Thank you.

  4. Maybe I feel a little sorrow for Trayvon Martin’s parents. But, where were they when little Trayvon was smoking marijuana? (And it wasn’t just once.) He had been suspended from school for possession of marijuana. Martin’s friend Rachel Jeantel admitted that he had just smoked a joint and was going out to get some “snacks.” What did he get? Skittles and AriZona watermelon fruit juice cocktail. Combined with cough syrup, this makes a wicked drug concoction called “purple drank” or “lean.” (Google it.) And he was a chronic user — the autopsy showed a large amount of dextromethorphan in Martin’s liver. So, that innocent-looking little 15-year-old that we saw so much on TV wasn’t 15 any more; he was a druggie and a thief.

    And Jeantel told CNN that Martin attacked Zimmerman because he (Martin) thought Zimmerman was “gay”! That qualifies as a “hate crime.” Zimmerman did not attack Martin — it was the other way around.

    I might feel a bit more compassion for Trayvon Martin’s parents if, after the incident, they hadn’t decided to exploit their son’s death by selling “Justice for Trayvon” tee-shirts.

  5. Bottom line, both were at fault and both were deficient in basic common sense, with that said, there is a young man who is longer with us and that for sure is very tragic indeed, and another man who will have to live with this nightmare for the remainder of his life, and make no mistake about it, it will haunt him. However, if stupidly were a crime, Zimmerman would be locked up forever, but in this case it’s not, no laws were broken, except the law of “love thy neighbor as thyself” !

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