In 1992 during the L.A riots, following a brutal, police beating, Rodney King, cried out in public anguish: “Can’t we all just get along.’’
Today, many Americans as well as individuals all around the world are asking, demanding, pleading and marching for justice for all, George Floyd.
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this world, against wickedness in high places.” (Ephesians 6: 12). Thus, Christian Right Evangelicals and the GOP need to get right with God and have a come to Jesus experience; not all, but most.
Crosses to bear
God is our peace and Jesus can tear down the socio-economic barriers that separate us from the Love of God, and make us: “one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all”. As citizens as well as Christians we have our individual spiritual crosses that we must bear.
Black on black crime is a monumental-ungodly-problem, because of the breakdown of the nuclear; babies having babies and absentee fatherly training in the way of the Lord.
Tell the truth and shame the devil. Black children cannot acquire a good start in life when there is so much against them culturally and environmentally. The only thing that can stop black on black carnage is spiritual teaching and training grounded in family, Christian understanding and church teaching in the way of the Lord”.
We must do better and be better without making excuses for external constraints.
As Christians, we must carefully and spiritually vet our elected officials, because good leadership engenders good followership. Black political leaders, not all, but most do not deliver the goods, jobs and equal employment opportunities to the Black community, but rather seek personal gain opportunities.
Black politicians see White politicians going into politics for power and personal gain and they imitate! This is spiritually-socioeconomically detrimental to the Black community and spiritually unacceptable both to God and mankind.
Black community let’s do something about this ungodly state-of-affairs at the polls!
The churches’ role
Black churches are in God’s crosshairs, and therefore, must have a “come-to-Jesus experience” that is become born-again Christians and experience a rebirth of spiritual purposes/salvation.
“And this will we do, if God permit. For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and made partakers of the Holy Ghost, and have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, if they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance, seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to open shame.” (Hebrews 6:3-6).
Black communities, do not become envious of the material riches of evil men nor desire to imitate them, because: “The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead.” (Proverbs 21: 16).
Churches, your role is to spiritually and materially care for the least of them among us.
Bobby Mills has a Ph.D. in sociology from Syracuse University and a professional degree in theology from Colgate Rochester Divinity School.