Well, I trailed off a little, but.... listen, everybody saying they "know the answer" to all this racial uproar. JESUS IS the ONLY answer to sin, and that's what all this nonsense is. People posting all the time bout how everybody just gotta love each other and it will all stop.....I got a newsflash folks, that is never gonna happen! There is not going to be peace on this earth until the Lord himself returns to set up his Kingdom. It's a lovely thought, but it aint happening, sorry. That's not even biblical- the word says that in the last days, the love of many will grow cold, and people will hate each other, even family will turn against each other. If we were capable of creating our own euphoric paradise on earth, where everybody loves each other and gets along, what hope would Heaven hold?! The only person you have control over is YOU. YOU are responsible for how you treat other people, and the Bible says how can we say we love God whom we haven't seen, if we hate our brother whom we HAVE seen. People make things too complicated, it's a simple matter really, this business about loving each other: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you". Now, people do a lot of bad things, horrible things. And wrongs should be called out- sin, repentance, AND redemption should be the message on EVERY Christian's lips! THAT is the gospel, and Jesus COMMANDED us to preach it everywhere! If we TRULY LOVE the lost, we WILL preach that, because if they dont hear the truth, repent and turn from their wickedness, and be redeemed by the blood of the Lamb, they will spend eternity in unimaginable torment.....there's not a person I know of that I want to see go there, and I mean that with all my heart. Heaven is not segregated.....but neither is Hell.
Let me say a bit about "blanket statements".....otherwise known as "stereo-typing" or "profiling". It might get a little sticky here, but, truth is truth. Every human being is as different in their personalities and viewpoints, beliefs, and opinions, as are snowflakes. We weren't created to be clones of each other. You take the absolute meanest, most vile and wicked person that has ever lived and there is one thing though, that we ALL share with that individual- he/she was born innocent, and not guilty of anything. Oh, the seed of the sinful human nature existed within their heart (thanks to their father Adam), but it had not yet begun to sprout. We all walk our own path, and we were all created with a free will. Bottom line is, just because my skin is white and my forefathers might have been European, does not make me guilty of slave ownership, nor does it mean that I must pay for what some stupid white plantation owner did centuries before I was born. I think slavery was absolutely abominable, and I think the atrocities against African American people back in the 50s and 60s was atrocious. I would never condone what was done to them, to ANYONE of ANY color! I have made no bones about how I feel about Barack Obama, I despise everything he stands for....but I've said it before and I'm gonna say it again- I would feel the exact same way about that man if he was green or purple, I doesn't matter to me WHAT color he is. I feel the same way about Hillary Clinton and she's white, so accusations of me being a racist because I dont like Obama are ludicrous, and, just downright stupid really. Yes, there are a lot of people who dont like him simply because he's black- that is wrong, and if they claim to be a Christian, they need to repent of it. On the other hand, it is a proven fact that many black people voted for him just because he was black, and that is equally as wrong. And I'm just gonna say it, if you claim to love God and you voted for this man who supports every form of ungodly wicked thing, and who is a liar, and who reeks of arrogance, and who persecutes God's people the way that man does, shame on you for voting for him, black OR white! HE is at the head of all this racial tension we're seeing today. He has pitted black Americans against whites, by the way he has conducted himself during controversies regarding police shootings. He has applauded his race baiter buddies like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson who are blood thirsty agitators, and he has encouraged the Black lives matter movement, which is a HATE GROUP bent on revenge. Their main goal is to make "white America" (ALL of White America) pay retribution for what was done to their ancestors, none of whom are even alive anymore. This movement is a smoke screen for the Black panther party, which has it's origins in the violent and damnable religious teachings of Islam, of which Barack Hussein Obama is a card carrying member, anybody who denies that and calls this man a Christian is blind and delusional.
What's the answer? Jesus said he is not the author of confusion- so for ME, I'm going to try to commit myself to pulling away from the media, because the government controls it, and their plan seems to be working. I love people, I dont want anybody to go to hell, skin color doesnt influence me one bit. Behavior does though, so I've had enough of having my own peace of mind disturbed by the actions of angry, violent, hate-filled idiots trying to tear each other apart like a bunch of wild and savage animals! I'm part of the family of GOD, saved by grace and mercy, and SO thankful for his redeeming power! The people of God should be speaking out against injustice and standing for righteousness. We should want the lost to know Jesus, and work with our church family to reach out to the hurting and the needy in our communities. Let's quit watching and listening to so much mind-numbing news (a lot of which is twisted or downright untrue anyway), and enjoy life make memories with our families and friends, turn off the cell phones and computers every once in awhile and talk to one another, spend time with each other like we used to. I detest some of the so-called progress we have made in the last couple of decades!! I will always be so very thankful to be an American.....but I miss the America I knew when I was younger. One of my favorite scriptures, I will say, is the answer to all this turmoil: "Now let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: to love God, and to keep his commandments; for this is the whole duty of man." - Ecclesiastes 12:13