Re: Police Man/women
When you put on a badge and uniform, you no longer represent yourself but you become an agent for the civil authority. Christians have always recognized the civil authority has the responsibility to wield the sword as "an agent of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer." (Romans 13:4). As individuals we cannot do this (Rom 12:19).
Of course with the ability to wield the sword, the civil authority had better have a basis for determining right from wrong. When such authority rejects God, that basis becomes whatever benefits the State. Then historically, the State becomes a very efficient killing machine.
“To preserve the government we must also preserve morals. Morality rests on religion; if you destroy the foundation, the superstructure must fall. When the public mind becomes vitiated and corrupt, laws are a nullity and constitutions are waste paper.” – Daniel Webster, 4th of July, 1800, Oration at Hanover, N.H.