The Black Lives Matter movement, which fueled several violent protests across America last year, has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel peace prize.
The nomination was made by Petter Eide, a member of Norway’s parliament who considered the effort to be “a very important worldwide movement to fight racial injustice,” and brushed off questions regarding violent protests in the movement’s name.
“Studies have shown that most of the demonstrations organized by Black Lives Matter have been peaceful,” Eide said. “Of course there have been incidents, but most of them have been caused by the activities of either the police or counter-protestors.”
A study by the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project, which looked at 7,750 Black Lives Matter demonstrations from four months of last year, found that 93 percent of the protests were mostly peaceful, yet photographs and videos captured by journalists across America depict a different image.
While there have been numerous violent incidents involving the movement’s name, several innocent civilians and members of Congress have suffered from the cruelties of activists from within the movement.
Last August, Black Lives Matter activists harassed diners seated on the patio of a Mexican restaurant and allegedly demanded they raise their fists. Other activists from the movement also surrounded Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and several women for several minutes on the streets of Washington, DC, as they attempted to leave a Republican National Convention event at the White House.
Last September, released data from Princeton University showed that riots associated with the Black Lives Matter movement took place in 48 out of the 50 largest cities in the United States.
The Norway-based Nobel Committee is expected to choose the winners of the award in November.
HD Editor’s Note: Why Is This News Biblically Relevant?
In Isaiah 5:20, we read, “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness.” Clearly, our world has not heeded this warning. In every aspect of our culture, those that stand up for the truth (Biblical and general), that go against the grain of the godless and globalist corruption, are attacked, censored, and smeared as evil.
Lawlessness is reining in the land, whether it be rioting in the streets, or blatant corruption by the government, Big Tech, and Corporations. We are told that this hatred of truth would occur in the last days (2 Timothy 3:8-9, 12-13).
However, as bad as it is, what we are currently seeing is only a trickle compared to the hurricane that will come about in the future when the “lawless one,” the antichrist, is in power on the earth (2 Thess. 2:3, Rev. 13:16-19). The moral climate of the earth today is merely altering itself into the image of the false savior they will soon accept.
To say that things are only going to get more corrupt and more in the likeness of Isaiah 5:20’s warning is not what many want to hear. But to believers in Jesus Christ, witnessing such things should give us hope. We know these things point to the nearness of the Lord’s return for the Body of Christ (Christians) in the Rapture of the Church, an event where those that know Jesus will be removed from the earth prior to the “lawless one” being revealed and coming onto the world stage. We also know that one day, at the end of these things, Jesus Christ will, Himself, bring an end to the lawlessness and evil on the earth.
As we see these things begin to come to pass (as we are seeing today), we are told in Scripture to “look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh” (Luke 21:28).