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by Dr. Bobby E. Mills, PhD
American society (culture) is on a spiritual downhill drag headed toward internal chaotic destruction, the eternal bonfire. America, it is time to place your hope in the eternal love of God; not the love of money. As a nation, we have seen the glory of God, but because of our unfaithfulness, we are on the spiritual-moral decline. America’s body politics has become too politically ungodly. Thus, our body politics is overly toxic, perpetuating spiritual-moral corruption in every aspect of governmental–life. Too few desire everything while not wanting the many to have anything. Nothing is sacred, but everything is profane and oriented toward relativity, and above all, everything is vanity oriented. An ungodly mind is the devil’s workshop, and President Trump has mastered the art of making the abnormal, normal by telling over 16,000 public lies and still counting. President Trump is the absolute embodiment of ungodliness that is an example of what a Christian should never become, because a Christian is the embodiment of CHRISTLIKENESS! Question: is America in her last days? In America it is difficult times for children of God to be Christians, but Christians must keep faith with God, and fight the good fight, because: “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away” (2 Timothy 3: 1-5). All Americans fall into one or more of these sin categories, but God has declared that: “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land” (2 Chronicles 7: 14).
Sadly, Christian Right Evangelicals and Republicans are screaming give me more TRUMPISM as they drink the Jim Jones style Kool-Aid in order to prove their undying loyalty to TRUMPISM, and the desire for White Privilege (something for nothing). If it sounds like and looks like the spiritually misguided individuals in the days of Jesus; when asked by Pontius Pilate, who do you want: Jesus or Barabbas? And, at the top of their voices they screamed give us Barabbas, you are absolutely correct! We are living in such perilous times, because the ungodly are still screaming give me TRUMPISM, rather than egalitarian democracy. If you do not believe the Jesus example then just maybe you might be convinced by the Prophet Samuel example. Samuel saved the Israelites from the Philistines, and led them back to God. Unfortunately, the Israelites could not manipulate Samuel, God’s Prophet, and so they desired a King in order to be like all other nations. However, God told Samuel to tell the Israelites that they did not need a King, because Samuel was a God-fearing spiritual-moral-fair-minded man of God; not an arbitrary Kingly dictator. God gave the Israelites what they wanted, Saul becomes their King, and many ungodly things began to take place, and the rest of the story you know! King Trump and all of his political “IMPS” are wreaking havoc all over the land. Know this, Christian Right Evangelicals: “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:” (Hebrews 9: 27). More importantly, understand this scripture: “God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day” (Psalm 7:11). Thus: “The house of the wicked shall be overthrown: but the tabernacle of the upright shall flourish” (Proverbs 14: 11).
America is normalizing all kinds and types of sins (abnormalities, even to the degree of legalization utilizing the court system). Name the sin and America can produce, and justify the sin in the name of white privilege. Moreover, even politically legalize the sin: lying, stealing, adultery, gender confusion, locking-up three/four year old children in cages, and even justifying political treason against democratic principles of non-foreign-interference in America’s electoral processes. Shamefully, Christian Right Evangelicals and Trump-style notions of white privilege are very evident in our democratic society and system of political governance. For example, a confused young soul from Allen, Texas drove nine or ten hours to El Paso to a Wal-Mart to kill individuals that he did not know, and who had committed no sinful offense against him, because he was radicalized by the Trump Doctrine of White Privilege. Of course, there are other examples of the Trump doctrine in operation in American society. It’s a shame!
However, Faithful Christian America, remain confident in this: “For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints” (1 Corinthians 14: 33). Moreover, “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap” (Galatians 6: 7). America, we have not always been this sinful and ungodly, because America as a nation we have had a spiritual relationship with God, and moreover, we do know better. Hence, when you know better, you should do better. However, The Gospel Writer Paul reminds us: “Without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him” (Hebrews 11: 6). America, Trump has to some degree separated us from the glory and love of God, because of his insatiable love for SIN in order to win, by any means necessary. In Trump’s mind it is all about sin (lying), but every Christian knows what the Gospel Writer Paul was speaking about: “For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8: 38-39). Most Americans naively believed that we had moved beyond the elementary principles of democracy to establish a sophisticated system of check and balances in order to curb dictatorial Presidential ungodly self-centered-instincts. Trump in conjunction with his political cronies and hypocritical Christian Right Evangelicals have torn down that spiritual-moral wall, and is proving that we were naively misguided. However, Christian Right Evangelicals and GOP-Trump-Style Kool-Aid drinkers, know this: “It is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, and have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, if they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.” (Hebrews 6: 4-6). Mankind will always attempt to make right, wrong and make it work, but only God can make everything alright, because: “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delights in his way” (Psalm 37: 23). Selah!
Dr. Bobby E. Mills received his Bachelors of Divinity degree from Colgate-Rochester Crozer Divinity School in Rochester, New York, and his PhD in sociology from Syracuse University. He is a retired college professor and is the author of several books, including: Lost Nation and Sermons for Christ-like (Christian) Living.