There is one answer to adequately address the chaos demonstrated in Ferguson Missouri.
First of all, let’s debunk some myths that are being perpetuated by agenda driven opportunists: “Justice” is not one race scoring points over another. It is about protecting the innocent, and punishing the guilty individuals.
Violence, destruction of property and random chaos is evil-driven and part of sinful human nature unchanged over ages by so-called “social evolution.”
What we see in Ferguson is nothing more than human nature unrestrained by internal law, a sense of right and wrong that is taught by the Christian religion, and that has until recent times been the common moral standard of our nation. In short, the absence of Christian order leaves a void that is quickly filled by demonic chaos. Robert Winthrop, former Speaker of the House, taught us that,
“All societies of men must be governed in some way or other. The less they may have of stringent State Government, the more they must have of individual self-government. The less they rely on public law or physical force, the more they must rely on private moral restraint. Men, in a word, must necessarily be controlled, either by a power within them, or by a power without them; either by the Word of God, or by the strong arm of man; either by the Bible, or by the bayonet.”
To the extent that the people will not be restrained by an internal law they must be restrained by “the bayonet,” the police, a government force. The logical end of which is a police state, and the loss of liberty. That’s why John Adams taught us that our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. So the only answer to address the Ferguson issue is to bring us back to the basic American mindset, that we are “One Nation Under God.” Abraham Lincoln reminded us that a house divided will not stand. Advocating for a particular group at the expense of our American identity is destructive, unpatriotic and will cause us to lose that which has made us exceptional among nations—American unity.
So it’s up to the clergy in Ferguson, and in the nation to pray for unity beginning in the Church, then preach that we are “One Nation Under God.” We must preach and teach righteousness, as Frederick Douglas, an African-American 19th century abolitionist taught us, quoting from Proverbs 14:34, that “righteousness exalts a nation but sin is a reproach to any people.” He said his single quest was to infuse this idea among the people, and so we must continue that quest.
True justice will only become reality when we, the people appeal to the Supreme Judge of the Universe as One Nation Under God.”