Certainly, if you do not believe in God, or salvation, or sin, just tune out right now. Close your eyes, your ears, your mind, your heart. Please, tune, in, turn on, drop out. If you have a better explanation for what is going on in our nation, please do not bother me with my old dusty sayings.
Racism is a symptom of our problem. Our problem is not racism, it is the disease called sin. No? Dear friend, tell me how you even know racism is wrong, or hatred is bad or, well, you now have the idea. How do you know you just want to be kind to people? Really, if somehow we cure racism tomorrow, will that take care of all the other -isms?
Sin is the problem.
Sin is never a problem of knowledge it it always a problem of the will.
Please, are you telling me the officer who knelt on George Floyd’s neck for the eternity it took Mr. Floyd to die never thought, “Gee, I wonder if this is wrong?” If the former officer, or anyone else, is so empty of conscience he cannot hear a dying gasp as a plea for help only he could render at that moment, then I question whether you can adjudicate such a case.
No, dear friends.
We know the difference between right and wrong.
We have a problem with our will. We can look directly at what we know to be right and say, “No, thanks.” We can just as quickly look at that which is wrong and say, “Come to Papa.”
If sin is a problem of knowledge, why is it we have not yet been able to educate the various -isms out of American life? We have to account for the will.
Don’t blame your Sunday School teacher, please, or your fifth grade teacher in public school if you are still not doing what is right and good. They did all they could do for us.
We need God to change our will.