While America “celebrated” Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday, which he would have been 84 years old had he lived, the terrestrial and social media lit up the airwaves and blogosphere by paying tribute to his legacy, espousing how great of a man he was.
While the media coverage focused on the marches he led, and speeches he gave, that were instrumental in the championing of civil rights for all people which were already guaranteed in our Constitution; The one thing that was conspicuously absent was the fact he was a preacher of the Gospel. It is a fact no one can deny, yet it is one of the few facts of his life that never got the credit that was due.
As a preacher, he had unfettered access to the Black community. Margaret Sanger, the founder of what we call today Planned Parenthood, knew this about Black preachers all too well. Her goal was a very simple one: Eliminate all inferior races, starting with the Black Race. When you look at the statistics, Black people make up 12% if the U.S. population, yet receive 32% of all abortions.
Why? The answer can be found in one word: Pastors. What do I mean? As diabolical as Sanger’s idea are, she knew that they would never come to fruition unless the Pastors were on board. This is where the real atrocity happened. The Pastors in the Black community willingly compromised the teaching of Scripture, for a place at the political table thereby leaving their first love: The congregation that they have been called by God to steward.
Fast forward to today and you will see a proliferation of unsound Biblical doctrine, that is being held up as authentic Holy Writ. From the ultra subtlety of T.D. Jakes who will tell you that “Jesus is the product” to Joel Osteen that promises “Your Best Life Now”, to the outlandish claims of Peter Popoff and that his “Miracle Water” can facilitate Divine Healing.
These so-called “preachers” have systematically dumb down Christians into believing that the Kingdom of God more represents a Multi-Level Marketing pyramid, rather than an internal transformation of the human heart. That when the Word of God is properly taught and applied to the hearer, it will produce the long-lasting results we have been looking for socially, economically, and yes, politically.
So why won’t our cart move? It’s not because we don’t have the right pieces. It’s because the pieces are in the wrong order. As a people we have been horrendously deceived that our politics shape our faith, rather than our faith shaping our politics. It is our faith that establishes what we consider right or wrong, for out of our faith comes our worldview. Upon examination you can only conclude that human beings have one of two worldviews that they can subscribe to: A Biblical worldview or a Non-Biblical one.
Please keep in mind that this post is not an opine to transform America into a theocracy. Far from it. It is possible to subscribe to a principle without believing in the Giver of the principle. While it is possible, I would implore the reader of this post to consider the Giver of Biblical Principle – namely Jesus Christ and to accept and believe what He has done for you: Died for your sins so that you can stand before a Holy God justified in being right before Him.
To get the cart moving again it will take 2 things: First, a sincere repentance to God coming from His spiritual leadership, followed by the repentance of their respective congregations. Secondly, a sound Biblical choice of political leadership at all levels of government that will lead our nation out of the social, moral, and spiritual cesspool we find ourselves in. When these two components are assembled in the right order, the cart of our nation will move in the direction that we need to go.