Do Judges now need to be ‘nicer than Christ’?
Temperament, False Accusations and the Christian response to the Senate’s Kavanaugh hearings.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, or are just coming out of a coma, you know all about the Impromptu Kangaroo Court hearing of Brett Kavanaugh. It was supposed to be a straightforward ‘advise and consent’ process of the Senate nominee.
An up-or-down vote.
It became a full-fledged circus when Feinstein dropped the Ford allegations AFTER the hearings had concluded.
What could have been a discreet closed-door hearing of claims and counter-claims, where one woman came forward with evidence that could…
(a) not be corroborated by any of the witnesses she claimed supported her allegations
(b) not be disproven by any witness or alibi on Kavanaugh’s part, because no date or time was ever given.
How could anyone possibly give an alibi for ‘that summer’?
When all the dust had settled, the allegations remained unsubstantiated, the Judge became elevated to Justice and his name and reputation had been dragged through the sewer.
One minute he was a ‘distinguished judge’ who volunteered in a soup kitchen every week, the next minute he was presented by a hostile media as a drunken sex offender who should probably not be allowed to coach his daughter’s basketball games anymore.
How should a Christian react to a situation like Kavanaugh’s?
A Christian Response To The Kavanaugh Hearings
Posted by The Republicanuck on Wednesday, October 10, 2018
There are two questions about his case that should concern Christians… one about his guilt or innocence (by Biblical standards) and the other relates to the Temperament question people have been talking so much about.
Christians need to care about justice… absolutely. But justice isn’t quite the thing that social activists might CLAIM that it is. Justice is the vindication of the innocent and the punishment of the guilty. Nothing more, nothing less.
And even the Bible has rules for who should get punished as guilty.
Two witnesses. Even Jesus — who was ‘tried’ and convicted by a process that began with the verdict and scrambled to fill in those ‘trivial’ evidence gaps afterward — needed TWO false witnesses before they could proceed with their verdict. As corrupt as his judges were, they held themselves bound to the biblical formality.
How many Christians have failed to hold themselves to even that low standard of truth that even the conspirators against Jesus’ life respected?
To convict Kavanaugh, and find him as guilty you need evidence. The claims of one woman are not enough. You must presume innocence until guilt is proven. That is the Christian standard.
Have we held ourselves to it?
Whether you found Ford’s testimony entirely compelling or somewhat unconvincing is not relevant to that fact about supplemental evidence. Without the ‘second witness’ (in modern language, objective evidence) you cannot treat him as a condemned man. If you cannot do it in a criminal sense, neither should you do so in a reputational sense.
Innocent is innocent.
But what about that Temperament question. He got angry. He even YELLED.
And he’s supposed to be some kind of a JUDGE?
Maybe he really IS that angry drunk the media and the Democrats (but I repeat myself) would have us believe him to be.
First — about the ‘angry drunk’ part, refer to the two witnesses point, above. We have no reason at all to belive he’s a drunk. That’s actually one of the things that FBI checks specifically goes looking for. And the man’s been investigated SIX times (plus that extra one in September).
Second — do you realize you’re asking Kavanaugh to be “nicer than Christ”?
The argument goes something like this: because he got angry in defending his name and reputation before the Senate Judicial Committee, he cannot possibly serve as a Supreme Court Justice. He ‘obviously’ lacks the necessary judicial temperament to do so.
Sound compelling? Not so fast. Many have bought that reasoning, but also believe the exact opposite about someone else.
Jesus Christ himself.
Jesus ‘meek and mild’ stood silently at his trial, right? Didn’t say a peep? He stoically stood there while people condemned him to death without cause.
What else did he do?
He braided a whip in His Father’s House and opened can of whup-ass on those who treated a house of prayer like a den of thieves.
It was, to say the least, chaotic.
So, can we all admit that a person really can act differently in different situations?
And Jesus — after that outburst in his Father’s House — would he be considered ‘unfit’ to sit on the Supreme Court?
Don’t give your ‘yes’ too quickly… because Jesus will be serving on a FAR higher court than that one.
Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. The earth and the heavens fled from his presence, and there was no place for them. And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books.