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.


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    • Chip Murray on June 19, 2015 at 05:56
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    Love the Webster quote Pastor Bill! I submit that our miseries have and will be compounded by the fact that our sins have gone well beyond not reading the word of God to, as a society, declaring war on him. Every aspect of our lives is an affront…even our financial system is witchcraft, virtue is mocked while vice is rewarded. Its Dylann Roof by the way…but it is interesting you came up with “Storm”. It is going to be a big one I fear…

  1. Thanks for the correction Chip. I have no idea where I got “Storm” from. You are right; it will be a big one!

  2. “If we ever forget that we are one Nation under God, then we will be a Nation gone under.” Ronald Reagan
    I never thought I would see the evil in the world so great. Our only hope is to turn to Jesus. “If my people who are called by my name…..”

    1. Amen, Pastor Bob!

  3. The Pope is busy with climate change.
    ISIS waits in the wings.
    Storm? More like deluge.

    1. Yep. Maybe it was more a “prophetic” slip rather than just an error.

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