Heroes have many forms and faces, but all of them seek to do what is right.
Take the case of 20-year-old Richard Adams. He caught an unnamed 17-year-old man in the act of sexually abusing a five-year-old child. He attacked the perpetrator and beat him up, stopping the assault.
When the police arrived, they arrested the rapist, but then the also arrested Mr. Adams, and charged him with felony assault:
Two people are facing serious charges in the aftermath of an assault that came following the alleged rape of a 5-year-old boy.
Police say they were called to a home on E. 363th Street Thursday for reports of an assault.
According to reports, Richard Adams, 20, was arrested and charged with Felonious Assault. The report says Adams walked in on a 17-year-old juvenile molesting a 5-year-old boy, then assaulted the teen.
The 17-year-old juvenile is being charged with rape.
Eastlake police say this is an ongoing investigation and no further information is being released. (source, source)
People ask why there are so many problems in society today, and what could be done to make things better.
The reality, and a sad reality, is that American society today has reached a point where for most people it is not possible for a man to defend himself or another person against objective, open wrongs without finding himself being accused of a crime.
There is much to be said about and elaborated upon this idea, but the basic principle is that through a morass of laws that came to gradually attempt to substitute for the general decline in moral standards, the law eventually became a tool of the lawless. What was once an attempt to strive for justice became injustice to the affected and unmerciful to those seeking righteousness, while the evil and guilty are let free and are protected by the very same law meant to give them justice.
Surely there will be more information about this case that will be released in the future, but the fact is that so far, based on the evidence and assuming no other complicating factors, there is nothing to say that what this man did was objectively wrong. He saved a child being raped by a sodomite, and that is an objectively moral and good act.
However, what has happened is that the temperament of society is such that he cannot be saved from the very law meant to put people such as this rapist away from society, as it is now a weapon used against him.
Do people want something to protest about or to make a scene over? This is the kind of things that people need to raise awareness about.
However, this is not going to happen. Most people will not care, and there will be little zeal in helping men such as him, who now that he will have a felony on his record, will be condemned to a life of economic slavery, as a felony cannot be removed from one’s record and by law strips many “rights” from people, including the right to vote as well as the right to own firearms. He will be unable to get many jobs (as employers do not like to hire “felons”, regardless of what the felony is), and will likely be pushed into poverty. This will have permanent, irreversible changes and effects on his life now and for the future, including his children if he has any.
All of this is happening because he protected a child from a sodomite molester.
He may be forgotten. His name may be regarded as “just another one of “those bad people””.
He story may be put into the archives of history not remembered, as are a great many stories throughout history of people such as him.
But, again, based on the evidence presented, what he did was right and nothing can change that. That child who he helped will also not forget him either, has he was the only person who helped him when he was being raped by that sodomite, who acted out of his burning lusts and with no regard to the person who he was hurting.
God will see, and remember.
And He will also see a nation, the USA, which has traveled down the road to Sodom willingly, crying out just the inhabitants of that city did to the angels:
here are the men who came to your house tonight? Bring them out to us that we may have sexual relations with them.” (Genesis 19:5)
Now I am not saying that this one incident means the “downfall” of America in the least, or that it marks some great turning point in the social ethos even in the least.
There is a saying- “the straw that broke the camel’s back” -referring to the idea that if one puts enough pieces of straw on top of a camel’s back, no matter how strong that camel is, eventually there will come a point at which the camel’s back will collapse under the weight of what is a large mass of light objects. Hence, it is the small event that causes an irreversible collapse from the sum of previous events.
This is not the “straw” at all either.
But it is a straw. One more straw on the camel’s back of the USA who has turned against God, hates truth, hates the Faith, loves evil, loves Sodom, and wants to force her people and the world to bend over in obeisance to her agenda, and will use any means available to realize this.
Someday, and most likely in the next decade, there will come an event. It may be small, it may be large, but the size does not matter because it is the event itself that does, as it will be the event that having added up upon all of the previous events will force the justice of God to act.
That event, day, or time is known only to God. When it does happen, it will be a disaster and people will wonder how such a thing ever happened, yet the way it happened will be as plain as day- by the rejection of good and the embrace of evil and all that it stands for.
Mr. Adams sought mercy for the boy and justice for his rapist. Instead, he was treated with a lack of mercy in the pursuit of a false justice.
When that day comes, when the hand of justice is released against the country, this incident among many others will be one of the straws that “broke the camel’s back” and forced justice to be dealt, a justice that will be serious, final, and perfect, for it is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
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