Does something need to be done with a legal system that doesn’t believe in justice?
It was reported in Australia: “A British judge is at the centre of an investigation after he freed a child rapist who then kidnapped and raped another youngster [a five year old] just eight days later.”
There also are judges in America who don’t believe in justice either, releasing rapists back into the community without them having spent any time in prison.
In Australia there is an unrepentant repeat paedophile being shunted from one location to another because of public outcry, many gathering outside his various homes in protest of him roaming free in their community.
Apparently the parents of the first victim in the British rape case (see above) “who are devout Christians” forgave the serial rapist. (However, we need to know that God only forgives those who repent of their sins!)
Yes! It is great not to harbour a spirit of hatred that seeks revenge. But what does this have to do with justice? Since when did Christians, even “devout Christians”, stop believing in justice? A child, two children, were raped by this young rapist.
According to a newspaper article “The latest victim’s father said: ‘Our son was abused not only by this lad, but also in effect by the British [English?] legal system that was supposed to protect him.’”
As a Christian I heartily agree with this statement. The legal system is for the protection of the innocent.
For the record, here’s a little of what Christians actually believe regarding justice:
"Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment upon themselves. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good and you will have the praise from the same. For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil.” Romans 13:1-4.
“Therefore submit yourself to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake, whether to the king as supreme, or to governors, as to those who are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and for the praise of those who do good. 1 Peter 2:13-14.
If God did not believe in justice then He would never have sent His only begotten Son to the cross to pay for all of our sins.
May the rapists and the judges who release them see the horror of what they are doing. And may justice, Christian justice, soon be restored in the land.