There are situations where the words “overwhelming evidence” are used to describe a crowd bias, not the complete truth of a matter. These lynch mobs feed off cultural emotion, not the wisdom of the Spirit. A mob will rush to the jail of bias to overcome due process and take away the offender prematurely for lynching in the public square. A rush to judgment is never a full and complete representation of the truth.
Before we choose to join an unruly crowd and toss a rope over the nearest tree limb to lynch our preferred guilty party, we need to hear all sides of a case, in-depth. Justice and its required timing are an obstacle for an emotionally charged and impatient lynch mob.
“The first to speak in court sounds right— until the cross-examination begins” (Proverbs 18:17).