I laughed because I knew his arrest had been a sham and his “escape” was too.
I laughed because the “official” line was nothing but lies…but lies that the media would repeat with impunity and people would believe without question because they came from “authorities”.
I laughed because I know that most of the stories are lies told to protect people who have profited from the criminals evil.
Then I wept.
I wept because Bowden isn’t here to tell them they are liars and tell the rest of us the truth.
I wept because even when he was here few listened.
People prefer the lies.
In truth, people prefer the liars.
Truth embraced and lived, is costly.
Most don’t want to pay that price, most of the rest are broke.
The liars tell you that all is well and your debt has been covered.
Bowden paid the price and died with few possessions and no money.
He did achieve a spike in popularity after he was dead.
Bowden paid the price to tell the truth because he loved the people and institutions that he was speaking to and about.
It wasn’t a sentimental love, it was love with an edge wrapped in profanity and pain, meant to challenge and provoke before it was too late.
The Bible calls people like that “prophets”
They tell the truth over the shouts of the liars.
God sends them to His people when He’s had enough of their foolishness and is preparing to discipline them.
He sends them when His people mirror the culture they are supposed to be separate from.
The church then tries to kill them.
They achieve a measure of popularity after they’re dead.
There are prophets among us.
They love the church and the people of God.
A few are listening to them, a few more lying about them , most don’t care.
Truth is still truth.
Judgment begins in the house of God.
Make your own application…