TO KNEEL (INTRODUCTION)
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Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the verb “kneel” – to position the body so that one or both knees rest on the floor. Kneeling is a very humbling posture. The very act of kneeling before someone is to put yourself in a vulnerable position recognizing the other person’s authority, or when we kneel before God, it is that we are acknowledging his holiness and greatness.
WHY ATHLETES KNEEL DURING THE ANTHEM
At this juncture it could be for any number of reasons or opinions but we will stick with the facts.
- The national anthem, The Star Spangled Banner (the flag) itself is looked at as a racist song/poem with a 3rd stanza that was never sung. (see post below) The national anthem is played while the American flag is being displayed. Other showmanship of “patriotism” would be the Pledge of Allegance.
- The American flag is described in the US Flag Code as “The flag represents a living country and is itself considered a living thing.” No one I have heard has said they were protesting the flag but to protest the anthem is to protest the flag.
- Social injustice is the reason for the kneeling and protest due to popular belief that its about disrespecting the American flag (a living thing in the view of “patriots”)
WHY NO ONE SHOULD KNEEL DURING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM
The debate has been that the athletes should stand because kneeling is disrespecting the flag. The leader for the resistance against the protest is no other that the man who met with the President of the Virgin Islands, President of the United States Donald J. Trump. (see tweet below)
Very important that NFL players STAND tomorrow, and always, for the playing of our National Anthem. Respect our Flag and our Country!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2017
While the kneeling is for social injustice it is being done during the presentation of the American flag. So it can be perceived that the kneeling goes on in protest is during the national anthem while the American flag, which is considered a living thing to a “REAL AMERICAN”, is being “honored”/presented.
ACCORDING TO THE HOLY BIBLE
In Deuteronomy God told Israel that if they kept his commandments he would set them over all nations of the earth. God also tells Israel if they do not keep his commandments that Israel would be slaves and serve their enemies among other curses they received for disobedience.
Deuteronomy 28:1 King James Version (KJV)
28 And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the Lord thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth
In Numbers Israel started having sex with Moab women, feasting and bowing to the Moab idol god Baalpeor or Baal breaking God’s commandments. This actually causes Israel to become victims of social injustice, slavery, serving their enemy, ect. because of there disobedience and “bowing” to idols. (see Deut. 28)
Numbers 25:1-5 King James Version (KJV)
25 And Israel abode in Shittim, and the people began to commit whoredom with the daughters of Moab.
2 And they called the people unto the sacrifices of their gods: and the people did eat, and bowed down to their gods.
3 And Israel joined himself unto Baalpeor: and the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel.
4 And the Lord said unto Moses, Take all the heads of the people, and hang them up before the Lord against the sun, that the fierce anger of the Lord may be turned away from Israel.
5 And Moses said unto the judges of Israel, Slay ye every one his men that were joined unto Baalpeor.
THERE IS A TIME TO #KNEEL AND A TIME TO #CHILL #IONLYKNEELWHENIPRAY
— BENNY HUNNA (@H2HUNNA) October 15, 2017
In 1 Kings 19 God say that there are 7000 left in Israel that “KNEES” have not bowed to Baal. So God does not approve of kneeling to idols/images/gods according to the word.
1 Kings 19:18 King James Version (KJV)
18 Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him.
What was Israel thinking anyway after all God had done for them to ceremoniously honor a object/image/Baal. God had proven over and over he was God and Israel praised and knelt to an image treating it as if it was living…………… Wait isn’t that what is going on with the American flag. To sum it up a “patriot” who understands and believes in the words of the US Flag Code believes the flag is a living thing. I’ve heard more outrage from “Real Americans” about the flag than I’ve heard from the same group about unarmed human beings being killed by someone sworn to protect them. Back to the topic…. Who thought it would be a bright idea to kneel during the anthem. Ignorance is no excuse. The anthem plays, players hitting there knees, the flag being treated like a living thing is being presented, anthem go off you stand up. A fool hates knowledge and lacks understanding. Subscribe for updates, promos, and giveaways.
PLEASE STOP KNEELING TO THE FLAG IT’S ONE OF THE REASONS WE ARE IN THE POSITION WE ARE IN NOW
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