Racism Eliminated

It seems there is more talk today regarding ethnic division than ever, principally between Blacks and other ethnicities. Considering that slavery was abolished in 1865, Affirmative Action was started by an executive order in 1961, the civil rights act was enacted in 1964 eliminating segregation, what remains and how long will it take?  Why is the rhetoric continuing to increase as though slavery still exists?  Is there a profit to be made through the malcontent of continuing protest?  Just recently in South Africa, properties owned by Whites were taken over by the Black controlled government. In Congress reparations to decendents of former slaves are being discussed, although President Lincoln made actual offers after the civil war.  Is this current debate really a disquised attempt by some people to secure power and money, rather than equality that clearly exists under current law and has for fifty years?

When specific incidents are hyped and recharacterized in the media and used by politicians to garner influence, is it right? Is rioting by destructive thieving mobs protected behavior under the law and Constitution?

There are far more poor Whites than any other ethnicity and this has been true even during the years when slavery was legal and civil rights were not equally permitted.  What guarantees of equality exists for other ethnic groups?  Analysis of ethnic dispersion compared to representation in many areas of employment have resulted in a quota system effected by the courts.  Are racial quotas fair or just, considering they are not laws passed by Congress?  Recently, in the Federal Government the greatest number of Equal Employment Opportunity complaints were being filed by white men, who were experiencing discrimination on the basis of Race, Gender, and Age.  Affirmative Action is an ethnic preference, approved discrimination, to make up for inequalities in the past, but for how long will it continue?

It is not uncommon for those who hope to gain power or wealth to attack and vilify the so called “Rich”.  For many years New England state politicians have been taxing the Rich as a means of furthering their power through class envy and in retaliation against the “injustice” of wealthy people.  Is this simply a political power grab by those who actually support socialism?  Has socialism ever worked for the betterment of any society?  The former USSR and China are not considered desirable places to emulate.  The only benefactors are those in power, who preside through tyranny and oppression of freedom for the people.

There is a society where Racism is eliminated.  It is not accomplished through law.  It does not guarantee equality of individual outcome or position in society.  It is not regulated by an invasive police force or through arbitrary court rulings. It comes down as a gift and mercy from above, rather than contrived by flawed men.  It is described in scripture, “Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God…Here there is no Gentile or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all.” (Colossians 3: 1, 11).

As free and blessed as America is or has been, it is not so by virtue of a righteous and benevolent government, but by a government by, for and of the people, under the grace, mercy, and authority of God Almighty.  Our freedoms and responsibilities do not originate, nor are provided, nor guaranteed by government.  “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.  It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” – John Adams.   “The only foundation for . . . a republic is to be laid in Religion.  Without this there can be no virtue, and without virtue there can be no liberty, and liberty is the object and life of all republican governments.”–Benjamin Rush (signer to the Constitution)

May God look with mercy upon this nation and deliver us from ethnic, social and political divisions.  Lord Yeshua, save us from secular humanism, socialism, fascism and all their forms that lead to tyranny, misery, captivity and hate.  Thank you for your Kingdom were racism and ethnic division is eliminated.

Social Justice

This term has different meanings to different people, particularly among Christians.  Generally, in the media and public forum it refers to justice in terms of the distribution of wealth, opportunities, and privileges within a society.  In this context, it has little or nothing to do with the teachings of the Bible.  The Bible is not directed toward government, but individuals.  The distribution of wealth is a concept of communism and socialism, governments that forcefully take money from some and give it to others.  This is not a biblical idea and Yeshua never taught that government should care for the poor, but rather, individuals and collectively the church is to give to help the poor freely and not under compulsion.  Yeshua did not oppose the ruling Roman government, but He did condemn individuals who were hypocritical, self-promoting, and corrupt.  When the Jewish leaders asked Yeshua whether taxes should be paid to the Roman occupation, He replied, give to Caesar what is Caesars and to God what is God’s.  Robbing the so-called rich by way of Government in order to give to the poor is Robin Hood’s idea, not God’s.

Yeshua was clear that God cares for the poor and downtrodden and desires us to give help to them.  When Judas objected to Mary using her own expensive oil to anoint Yeshua, He defended her against Judas who was a thief and cared nothing about the poor. (John 12: 3-8).  The Bible teaches justice, not a man-made concept, but of righteous impartial justice.  “Do not pervert justice; do not show partiality to the poor or favoritism to the great, but judge your neighbor fairly.” (Leviticus 19: 15). “Learn to do right; seek justice.  Defend the oppressed.  Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.” (Isaiah 1: 17).  Some would interpret this as sanctioning political and social protest for women rights and all the other so-called victim groups that have been fabricated today.  No, this was directed to a nation of evil, godless, guilty people who had “spurned the Holy One of Israel and turned their backs on Him.” (Isaiah 1:4).

The godless hypocrites of today desire to assuage their guilt and pretend to be compassionate and good by usurping government power to unjustly extort money and give it to their political supporters while calling it “Social Justice” – distributing wealth, opportunity and privilege.  In an American free society citizens work for their wealth, opportunity, and privilege, rather than have it granted by the royalty, socialist committee, dictator or emperor.  This is the very kind of evil favoritism and corruption Yeshua spoke out against.  Beware of those who speak of defending and helping the poor with money that is not their own.  Judas did this, was a thief, and betrayed the Son of God for money.  Scripture says, “Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.  Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” (2 Cor. 9: 6-7).

Properly Helping the Poor

garfieldlazy_2816Verses such as Proverbs 29:7 remind us to “consider the cause of the poor”.  As Christians, we are under a Biblical mandate to help relieve the suffering of the poor.  However, this does not extend to persons who refuse to work to provide for themselves.  In II Thes 3:10-12 we are commanded to work to provide our own bread to the extent possible and that if any person refuses to work neither should they eat.  We do a disservice to any poor person who we provide sustenance who could otherwise… Continue reading

Horrible Evils

37108_all_004_01-nephiteThere are many evils in our society such as murder, crimes of all sorts, injustice in our courts, corruption in our government, despicable personal acts.  These are seemingly on the rise, but they have been around at certain levels for all our national history.  Recently I’ve seen a wickedness that is disturbing on an entirely different level; parents are  causing dire suffering to their own children, they take their food stamp money, sell it, to buy who knows what, and leave the children hungry and without food.   They also, disregard their children and let their teeth rot out.  I know this factually as churches supply food for hundreds of children in the local city who… Continue reading