The election of Donald Trump represents a profound spiritual-moral crossroads for American society, especially given that 81 percent of Christian right-wing evangelicals voted their racial prejudices and religious fears rather than voting for the Constitution (a spiritual document).
Had they voted for a God-fearing individual who would honor and respect the spiritual tenets of the Constitution in all of its magnificence, American society would already be in a different place spiritually and democratically.
Now, America is at a crossroads. Do we violate the tenets of the Constitution and therefore tweet our way to hell? Or do we spiritually and morally embrace the spiritual-moral-tenets of the Constitution?
Which way, America? National unity or internal immoral chaos?
For America to experience national unity, Americans must embrace moral, spiritual, national unity of purpose based upon, “We hold these TRUTHS to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.”
By and large, most White Americans have embraced this premise, including Christian right-wing evangelicals: “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.” (Proverbs 23: 7).
President Trump, in conjunction with some of the super-rich class and with the moral complicity of Christian right-wing evangelicals, is restructuring the wealth of the nation upward, not toward middle and working-class families.
The Biblical story of a rich man’s success in the Lord is told. He had bumper crops with his barns already filled to capacity, but his greed made him desire to build more barns. “But, God said unto him, ‘Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?’” (Luke 12: 20).
Ask Buffett, Gates
When God blesses us, He desires that we bless others! President Trump, why don’t you ask Warren Buffett and Bill Gates how to incorporate blessing others through spiritual/moral processes?
Trump promised Republican Party voters that if he were elected President, he would “drain the swamp.” But instead, HE is the swamp. Shame!
He seems unable to “Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.” (Isaiah 1: 17). The obvious reason?
Trump has disdain for God, logic and good. His ‘supporters’ are co-conspirators against God. God-fearing Americans understand that. “For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.” (1 John 5:4).
Trump has an unusual negative habit of giving nicknames to perceived opponents without spiritually understanding that “what goes around comes around.” He has absolutely earned the nickname, “Lying Trump!” “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that he shall also reap.” (Galatians 6:7).
Now is the time for all God-fearing Americans to come together. History has shown through a Civil War that a “house divided against itself cannot stand.” “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord; though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land.” (Isaiah 1: 18-19).
Turning clock back
Alabama senatorial candidate Roy Moore emphatically stated that America was great when chattel slavery existed.
Moore’s statement represents a desire on the part of many like-minded White males to turn back the clock and place Blacks back into chattel slavery.
It is alarmingly evident in American society that most White males are in absolute agreement with Moore’s racial declaration based upon their voting. Minorities cannot in good conscience vote for most White males, especially Republican White males.
On the other hand, it seems as though most White women do not have overt, deep-seated racial animist toward minorities. We need more women in general seeking public offices.
Given the state of political discourse and the spiritual mindset of most White males – Republicans as well as Democrats – it seems they are philosophically aligned with Republican governing tenets. Blacks cannot and will not apologize for being Black and having spiritually-sound minds and strong bodies capable of walking and chewing bubble gum at the same time.
Ask God to apologize
If White males want an apology, then ask God to apologize to them, because God made Blacks in His image and likeness. “And God said; let us make man in Our image, after our likeness…” (Genesis 1: 26). Christian right-wing evangelicals, please remind President Trump that God made a man from the dirt, and the oldest skeletal remains of a human being were discovered, as he puts it, on the “shithole” continent of Africa.
President Trump has divided Americans by exacerbating animus among Americans and by pitting one social group against another. Such ungodly actions are tantamount to Lucifer in heaven attempting to explain to his base of angelic devilish followers that he is God almighty!
Lucifer and his evil-minded-followers were all kicked out of heaven! Now they are on earth going to and fro, and declaring, “Follow me and I will set you free, because I and I alone can fix it.”
But every God-fearing Christian American understands “That God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: but if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.” (1 John 1:5-7).
Bobby Mills has a Ph.D. in sociology from Syracuse University and a professional degree in theology from Colgate Rochester Divinity School.