Riots are not protest, if you are rioting you are out of control as a group with some individuals not making decisions for themselves. To go with the flow, however, is in itself a moral decision. To resist going with the flow requires character. It has been stated that many people arrested for criminal activity associated with the riots were "previously of good character". This cannot be true. The reality is that these people were previously of good behaviour, but their character wasn't up to much if they just joined with looting because everyone was doing it. We all need training to build up character, we need to practice being good. The Bible contains the book of Proverbs contains lots of advice on how to do this, advice that works and has stood the test of time. In chapter 6 of the book of Proverbs, there is a list of what God hates. In the latest episode the podcast there is an edited down version of my sermon on this passage and a brief response to the riots. God hates, it seems, pride, deception and killing. I really think that God hates riots.
There are 4 basic levels which a Christian may have to face. Having the specific knowledge on what each one of these levels are all about can really help with planning and carrying out the appropriate battle strategy in which to defeat them should demons ever move in for an attack on either you or any of your close loved ones. Every time that Jesus told his apostles to go out and walk with his anointing to save the lost and heal the sick - He always had the command in there to also cast out demonic spirit where and when needed. So if Jesus was constantly casting out demons, always telling the apostles to cast out demons - then it should only be logical that the church should continue to cast out demons. It has been estimated by many Bible scholars that approximately 25% of the miracles Jesus had performed were him casting demons out of people. Satan and his demons are not confined to the Bottomless Pit at this time. This event will not happen until Jesus returns back t