It seems hardly possible that the former head of Spokane Washington NAACP, Rachel Dolezal, and Dylan Roof who massacred nine Black Christians in Charleston would have anything at all in common, but the truth is they have one very important thing in common, the very thing that brought their names to our awareness. Each one caught public attention by doing something seemingly irrational but something they saw fit in their own eyes.
This is what happens when a nation begins to move away from being one nation under God. We become many nations, many people, under our own personal system of right and wrong. That’s why Ms. Dolezal could justify deceiving people about her race. She believes she is black, therefore she is. Dylan Roof believed he should murder black people because as he said, they were raping our women and taking over the country. They were each following their own laws rather than submitting to God’s law. Dolezal violated the Ninth Commandment: “Thou shall not bear false witness,” and Roof violated the Sixth Commandment: “Thou shalt not kill.” So what is the lesson to be learned? If we are to see a return to civility, we must return to the God of the Bible (not a god of our own choosing) or we will continue and accelerate down this path of national demise. Noah Webster was right when he said,
“All the miseries and evils which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery, and war, proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible.”
In that one statement we find the reason for, and the solution to the increasing bizarre and evil behavior that has become too common place in our land. It’s time for a revival of the idea that made us a great nation, the idea that we are “One Nation Under God.” Let our leaders proclaim it; let our people live it, and we will pass on to our children the land of liberty that our parents passed on to us.