So if they will not give up their racist thinking, and we will not get out of our slave mentality, then it is best that we separate… Huh? I respect Mr. Farrakhan as a man, but I do not support that incredibly flawed view of America!
I personally think that it is a poor solution based on an angry and self-serving ideology. Let’s all just ignore all of the great strides that have been made by whites and blacks for racial unity and equality, and just re-segregate, and effectively undo all that people like Dr. Martin Luther King (and of course King Jesus) gave their lives for. The Nation of Islam and all nations need Jesus!
If we are not careful America, the Nation of Islam will be like that bully’s accomplice in the playground who gets down on his knees behind an unsuspecting kid so that the bully can shove the kid and make him fall backwards over the unseen accomplice. The kid shoved is America’s Judeo-Christian roots… The Bully is radical Islam (primarily ISIS)… If we are knocked down, it will be our fault for not watching and praying! Once we are on the ground, it will be significantly harder to stand for the biblical truth we once claimed to be our guide. We may in-fact already be there!
Understand that I am not ignorant of the fact that intermingled with the Judeo-Christian values our forefathers built this nation upon, were obvious inconsistencies and sins. Take slavery, for example. Yet, despite the sinful choices of those who founded this country to enslave a people, God’s word shined through and all but conquered slavery here. You see, if God’s word instantly made everything better, then there would be no need to continually preach it or nurture an ongoing relationship with it. There would be no processes of new-birth and spiritual growth.
The problem is that once God’s word helped bring us to the position of the most powerful nation on the face of the earth, we began to think that the power originated with us and we set His word aside instead of continuing to study, learn and grow by it as a nation. We diffused the very power source and polluted it with even more of our own efforts and desires, and now our nation is suffering the consequences of such a grave decision.
Yet, II Timothy 2:19 is just as sure as it was when God first moved Paul to write it for us…
“But God’s truth stands firm like a foundation stone with this inscription: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and “Those who claim they belong to the Lord must turn away from all wickedness.”