I am sure by now you all are aware of the recent devastating event in Charlottesville, Virginia, where a 20 year-old, sin-possessed man named James Alex Fields, Jr., plowed his car through a crowd of demonstrators practicing their First Amendment right of assembly.
Following this godless event, President Donald Trump made the statement, “Racism is evil… Those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans. We are a nation founded on the truth that all of us are created equal. We are equal in the eyes of our Creator. We are equal under the law. We are equal under our Constitution. Those who spread violence in the name of bigotry, strike at the very core of America.”
I cannot tell you how important it is for the leader of our country to make such unequivocal and direct statements that condemn sin and exalt truth and the righteous standard on which our country laid its foundation – a foundation outlined in the phrase, “…all men are created equal, endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights.” This conceptual statement derived its authority from the Bible – the world’s foremost authority on law and government, where sacred truths were not only discovered by our founders and ancestors, but where truths still remain to be discovered and applied in our lives and the lives of future generations.
This sacred text written by our Creator placed the following words into perpetual authority: “God created mankind in His own image, in the image of God He created them; male and female He created them.”
Because this inviolable concept is acknowledged and codified into the Law of our Republic, America can always be an example of freedom, equality, safety, and the respect for human dignity.
You see, equality depends on the command of our Creator to His creation that we are to “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength,” and secondly, “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
If we as a Republic abdicate ourselves from this covenant made by our founding fathers, mothers, and tens of thousands of those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for this covenant, we will fulfill what founding father Benjamin Rush penned:
“We profess to be republicans, and yet we neglect the only means of establishing and perpetuating our republican forms of government; that is, the universal education of our youth in the principles of Christianity by means of the Bible; for this divine book, above all others, favors that equality among mankind, that respect for just laws, and all those sober and frugal virtues which constitute the soul of republicanism.”
In the midst of the enormous turmoil, anger, rage, lying media outlets bent on dividing us for profits; I plead with you this week, politicians can and will never save this nation from self destruction. That responsibility, my dear friends and Americans, belongs to us.
Just as hatred is taught, respect and love to our neighbor, our Creator, and His laws can be taught; and with that comes true liberty. Restore biblical morality and our land will be healed.