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STAND With Law Enforcement Sunday

Bishop E.W. Jackson Calls for Pastors and Churches To Dedicate Sunday Worship Service To “STAND With Law Enforcement Officers”

Bishop Jackson is calling on Christian leaders and pastors to stand with law enforcement during this crisis and pray for the families of the fallen police officers murdered in Dallas Thursday night. His group – Ministers Taking A STAND – is asking pastors to participate in “STAND With Law Enforcement Sunday,” a day set aside to honor law enforcement officers. He is calling for pastors to teach respect for authority in general and for our police officers specifically. “Unless we reverse this trend toward racial division and hatred for cops,” says the Bishop,”we are going to reap a terrible harvest in the weeks and months ahead.”

He has asked ministers to use Sunday to teach from Romans 13:1-5. Part of those verses reads:  “Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God… For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong.”

Jackson says that police officers who violate their oath and abuse their authority should be punished, but we should not rush to judgment. Most law enforcement officers are honorable people doing a very difficult job for low pay and little thanks. Says Jackson, “We should pray for law enforcement instead of persecuting them. We should honor them instead of harassing them.  And yes, we should hold wrongdoers accountable, but let’s heal our country instead of tearing it apart.”

Watch Bishop Jackson’s statement on “STAND With Law Enforcement Sunday”