Can America forgive itself?
Can America forgive itself?
By Bobby E. Mills, PhD
Every great nation has spiritual and moral growing pains. And, America is not an exception because it still has spiritual developmental pains related to its spiritually troubled past that continues to plague it even in the twenty first century. Thus, in our thinking and moral actions, we must strive for national unity. That is, we must always strive for national “spiritual-moral-interdependence” because: “A Nation divided against itsself cannot stand.” In so doing, there must be social and institutional processes that foster “individual-collective” spiritual and moral conscience that can be enacted into “JUST-SOCIAL-LAWS”. Unfortunately, the overwhelming support of Christian Right Evangelicals for the presidency of Donald J. Trump to represent the “sacred” and highest office in the world community has brought to the international forefront America’s “ugly-ungodly-deeds” of the past: The annihilation of Native Americans and the “ungodly-spiritual-inhumanity” of slavery. Historically, America has tried to justify its abominable sins of destroying an entire nation (Native Americans) by claiming to have built a “better-more” prosperous civilization.
However, it must be stated that Native Americans thought that America was a paradise because they only consumed what they needed. Hence, the mentality of the first settlers was like unto Nero burning Rome while playing on his fiddle and declaring (claiming) that he would build a better Rome. And short-ly, thereafter, Whites had an internal Civil War, because they could not get along with one other as precipitated by the “greed-factor” (economics) and “ungodly deeds”. However, there were some godly whites who knew that slavery was spiritually ungodly, and they resisted the evil of it all (John Brown). Thus, because of America’s sins of the past, we should clearly under-stand why we must not repeat the sins of the past. Moreover, Americans even commissioned slave ships to go to the Continent of Africa, the origin and cradle of humanity (civilization), for free labor using the barrel of guns. Question: Do Whites believe that an “eternal” civilization can be achieved through the barrel of guns or other weaponry? If so, let’s just ask: Alexander the Great, the Caesars, Gangus Khan, Egyptian Pharaohs, The Kaiser, and Hitler! Hence, the evil of a man is buried with his bones. Christian Right Evangelicals, take heed, and beware: “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.” (Hebrews 9: 27).
The election of Donald J. Trump is a clear historically recorded “moral-example” in America’s political history of how a “great” nation-state can lose its “national-conscience”, that is, an un-derstanding of “Right-Versus-Wrong”. All great nations fall because of internal “moral-denigration”. The love of money and the “ungodly” quest for power through “White Privilege” will assure Americans of separation from God as well as unrighteousness. That is, create Hell on Earth rather than Heaven on earth! “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,” (Romans 1: 22).
Christian Right Evangelicals, in electing “Donald J. Trump” to the Sacred Office of the Presidency, you fulfilled the “spiritual-moral-social” meaning as well as “reality-prophecy” of this scriptural verse: “Fools make a mock at sin: but among the right there is favour.” (Proverbs 14:9). Moreover, Christian Right Evangelicals, you failed your sacred duty to yourselves, your children, and your children’s, children. More importantly, you failed the Nation you claim to love by electing an individual, who told you in no uncertain terms that he was spiritually and morally bankrupt (troubled-one-very-side). “Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. Be not therefore partakers with them.” (Ephesians 5: 6-7). Hence, you lost favor with God because of your spiritual failure to: “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all of thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” (Proverbs 3: 5-6). Shame! Shame! Shame! “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” (Ephesians 6: 10-12).
Christian Right Evangelicals, this scriptural verse, in and of itself, informs every American that the “swamp” is not being drained, but is being maintained, cultivated, and replaced with more ungodly “SWAMP” creatures.
In as much as, “The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those who published it.” (Psalm 68:11). Take heed, Christian Right Evangelicals and Republican Party: “Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men’s sins: keep thyself pure.” (1 Timothy 5: 22). Thus, know this, as Christians, in striving to be “Christ-Like”, we should: “Come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” (Hebrews 4: 16).
The White House is a “sacred-place” because it is: “Of the people, by the people, and for the people”. Shortly after becoming President, Donald J. Trump, called The White House a “PHYSICAL-DUMP”; and as soon as, he moved into it, The White House became a “SPIRITUAL-DUMP” simply because of Trump’s “toxic-ungodly-leadership-mentality”. Shame! Shame! Shame! Work is the “Gift of God”; and, therefore, when individuals work for THINGS, they create holes in their souls. Work is spiritual self-fulfillment, not materialism. As Americans, we need to stop pretending how we feel about each other because it is not about “individual-feelings”, but “God’s Will”, as expressed in the “Two Great Commandments”: “The Lord our God is one Lord: and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And, the second is likewise, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.” (Mark 12: 29-31).
Finally, Christian Right Evangelicals and Republican Party, not man (Donald J. Trump), BUT GOD: “Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness; by whose stripes ye were healed. For ye were as sheep going astray; are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.” (1 Peter 2: 24-25). Therefore, do not lose your soul (s) by following after an ungodly man because of your love of “THINGS”, rather than the Love of God which was in Christ Jesus reconciling the world. It is come by here “Lord-Time” in America: “For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.” (2 Corinthians 2: 2). Shalom (Peace)!