The Killing of Tyre Nichols by police in the Memphis Police Department has reminded me of something that the Bible says about the culture of earth dwellers just prior to the great flood and Noah's escape in the Ark.
Genesis 6:11 says "The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence."
I won't bother to include the video of Tyre Nichol's beating. It has been seen enough times by enough people. It is repulsive and upsetting to watch. I am still mystified that police would be so foolish as to beat a man to death in public with body cams running!
I don't understand, especially after George Floyd's death, why police in the country have not been trained in the better use of non- lethal methods to subdue suspects. With all of our evadvances in technology, especially with the doubling of knowledge every nine hours, why we can't come up with safe and effective ways to arrest suspects.
I have come to a conclusion on all these matters. I still don't think the main issue is racism even though racism is a reality. I think the prevailing evil is violence. Senseless, savage, unrestrained violence. I believe we are reaping what we have sewn in our entertainent, video games, movies and literature.
God sent a flood for two basic reasons in Noah's day. First, according to the sixth chapter of Genesis, the nephilim had genetically manipulated animals, people, plants and the whole planet so that only one family (Noah's) was left untainted. Second, God sent a flood because the earth was "filled with violence".
Who can deny that our earth is filled with violence? Something must change and change fast before we completely spin out of control and destroy ourselves!