Most Controversial Court Cases

What is the most controversial court case ever?  Obviously this question could spark a long, drawn-out debate.  Certainly there are several cases that come to mind.  There was the O.J. Simpson trial.  Nearly everyone thought he would be found guilty of two murders, but the jury decided otherwise.  There was the trial of John Hinkley Jr.  After nearly assassinating President Ronald Reagan, the jury found Hinkley not guilty by reason of insanity.  Many people were outraged by this verdict.  Another trial was concerning the JFK assassination.  To this day no one knows for sure if Lee Harvey Oswald killed Kennedy.  Unfortunately, Jack Ruby killed Oswald before the courts could determine anything conclusive.

Maybe one other trial to mention in this discussion is the recent case of Casey Anthony.  Last week she was found not guilty for the murder of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee.  This particular case has been so controversial that Casey is planning on changing her name, wearing disguises, and living at a secret location because of all of the death threats she has received.  This entire situation is very fresh and many people strongly disagree with the verdict.

It is easy to get angry and discouraged with all of these unknowns, especially when it is about murder.  Even though most people disagree with the results, we may never know the truth about Casey Anthony, O.J. Simpson, and the JFK assassination for the rest of our lives.  While these types of situation definitely upset us, there is an upside to all of this; God will punish the wicked (Jeremiah 21:14; 2 Thessalonians 1:8; etc).  God knows the truth about Casey Anthony and the others, and we can rest assured that He will deal out punishment.  As He stated in Romans 12:19, “Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, ‘VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY,’ says the Lord.”

It is most reassuring to know that none of these controversial people are going to “get away” with anything.  God knows the truth and God will deal accordingly.  But the same is true for us.  God knows everything that we do and think.  Let’s make sure all we do is pleasing in God’s eyes.

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