Subliminal messaging has always been an integral part of the American political landscape, and the 2016 presidential election is no exception. Everyone understands ungodly coded phrases. The phrase “Make America Great Again” is a troubling phrase that appeals to the dark-side of American culture. Question: When did America lose her greatness? The U. S. Constitution was written by great men with a lot of spiritual forethought from the Bible, and many of them came to America to escape religious persecution. Thus, the U.S. Constitution was and still is one of the greatest nation-state-governing documents that has ever been written; especially the preamble to the U.S. Constitution. What a document, what a document, and O God Almighty, What a document. Sadly though, it is the framers who could not live-up to the preamble, let alone the body of the Constitution.
Unfortunately, the Constitutional framers should have been more astute in researching the inspirational words of God in the Bible written by the Apostle Paul. “For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealth to every man the measure of faith.” (Romans 12: 3).
Young Americans this is for your spiritual understanding and consideration, because most mature adults and Christians believers already know and understand that the phrase, “Make America Great Again” is living the past without having the Godly understanding to embrace the future. In fact, the phrase is reflective of a spiritually dying nation that is a God problem; not a racial problem. Race is a social concept and construction, not a biological/God concept. Once again, everyone understands coded ungodly phrases.
The Bible clearly type-cast individuals who say one thing, and then do the complete opposite of what they said: “Woe unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, Hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness. Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.” (Matthew 23:27-28). “All means all”. The Pharisees, Sadducees, and Scribes were individuals who wore fine clothing, always wanted the best seats at the banquet table, used glowing language, and said long self-righteous prayers. But, after all is said and done, the Bible bestows upon them the status of hypocrites. And, the Bible is absolutely clear concerning false representation, and action always speaks louder than words, and in-action is sounding brass, and tinkling symbols: “When he speaketh fair, believe him not: for there are seven abominations in his heart. Whose hatred is covered by deceit, his wickedness shall be shewed before the whole congregation.” (Proverbs 26: 25-26).
The framers of the Constitution were honorable men, and yet at the same time they were hypocrites, because some of them thought other men were not spiritually human. In the twenty first century we have untold numbers of double-minded-individuals who desire privilege rather than equality of opportunity for all Americans. Saying one thing and doing another has serious consequences; however the Word of God never returns void: “For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: so shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” (Isaiah 56: 10-11). Things can and will get better, but only through God. “Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trail which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: but rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.” (1 Peter 4: 12-13).
Let’s go further in our analyses of the statement “Make America Great Again!” Question: What’s not great in America? And, the answers are: Healthcare, Education, The Tax Code, Wages and Economic Opportunities, Urban-Ghettos, Gender Discrimination, Criminal Justice System, and Environmental Quality. Of course, for some citizens America has never been great, because of the lack of opportunity.
In all of our varied and different perspectives about what is not great about America, America is still the greatest nation in the world. But, fortunately, we live in America, and what currently exist is not acceptable to the vast majority of Americans. Love it or leave it is not an option. Rather, change it or lose it can easily become a living reality.
Some readers will invariably ask the question: Who do you think you are questioning the “motives” of the framers of the U.S. Constitution? Answer: No one is questioning the motives of the framers. However, the spiritual conscience of the framers of the Constitution is being questioned, because the Bible said: “For I rejoice greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in the truth.” (3 John 1: 3-4). Of course, the truth belongs to God, and the truth will make you free (John 8:32).
Being spiritually armed with the truth of God is essential in the last days of “Make America Great Again”, because: “How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation: which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him; God also bearing them witness, both with great signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will.” (Hebrews 2: 3-4). America’s fervent prayer should always be: “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.” (John 17: 17-19). Selah!
Bobby E. Mills is an accomplished college professor and public sector administrator. He earned a B.D. degree in Theology from Colgate Rochester Divinity School in Rochester, New York and a Ph.D. degree in Sociology from Syracuse University, New York. He has written and published numerous professional articles concerning the pressing social ills confronting American society.