On the night of June 12, 1994, 28 years ago this coming Sunday in fact, Nicole Brown-Simpson and Ronald Goldman were brutally murdered outside of Brown’s condo in Los Angeles. 5 days later the nation was glued to their television screens as Nicole’s ex-husband and former superstar NFL running back, O.J. Simpson, led police on an hour-long chase down California’s I-405, before being arrested and charged with double homicide in the deaths of Nicole and Ronald.
The jury was sworn in on November 9, 1994, and after 11 months, on October 3, 1995, O.J. Simpson was acquitted on both counts of murder by a jury of his peers. This “trial of the century” was watched by an estimated 95 million people, with the pursuit and arrest of O.J. Simpson being recorded as one of the most widely publicized events in American history.
Over the course of the trial there were many memorable moments and people introduced to the public, but perhaps none as great as defense attorney Johnnie Cochran, and his famous line, “if it [the gloves used in the murder] doesn’t fit, you must acquit”.
As we continue our series, “Romans: The Book of the Power of the Gospel”, we will take one final look at Romans 1:18-32, with a look at our society, and how the glove of God’s wrath may or may not fit perfectly on the hands of our nation, and of our world at large. This isn’t just the trial of the century friends: this is the trial for all eternity.
We’ll see you Sunday,
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