by Dr. Bobby Mills
American society is spiritually upside-down and if America does not become spiritually wise she is invariably doomed to experience the eternal bonfire just like other “Great Nations”: such as Egypt, Greece and the Roman Empire. Question: Can America withstand the spiritual-stresses-strains of not living-up to the spiritual tenets of the “Preamble to the United States Constitution?
In fact, since the 2016 Presidential election the world community is “morally-questioning” America’s commitment to its own “Spiritual-Sovereign-Creed”, the U. S. Constitution. The GOP, Christian Right Evangelicals, and POTUS # 45 Groupies are in lock-step with an “Ungodly Leader” of the free-world who is not respected by the free-world. American society has been spiritually marching toward “this day” since its very existence; therefore, the origin of spiritual moral confusion was not the 2016 Presidential election. The election of Donald J. Trump only accelerated the process of “spiritual-moral-decline” that is opened up Pandora’s Box. Every American should desire that America become “better not bitter”. It has been rightly said and proven over time “that a nation divided against its self cannot stand”. America is a multi-cultural-society, and it shall always be such. Or else it will destroy its self from within, and that is an empirical social fact.
Family units are the foundational basis of every society on planet earth, regardless of ethnicity-culture; therefore, “Goes the family: Goes the world”. When family units are destroyed or forced into spiritual-moral-dysfunctionality then society loses its spiritual-moral-conscience/compass. Dysfunctional families engender a dysfunctional culture (society). The question is: How do we fix the “family culture” of American society? Foremost and eternally we must acknowledge that God is the “Spiritual Designer” of family, not mankind. Family is about “spiritual-moral-choice-obligation”: Whom will we serve. Thus, “If it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” (Joshua 24: 15). Joshua got it right, and now in the twenty-first century we have become spiritually confused about what constitutes family life (structure). Of course, that the devil is the author of confusion. Just a spiritual reminder, family is a spiritual union of “one-male” and “one-female”, not an issue of “Civil Rights Discrimination” (choice). Life is about free-will-choice (s). Therefore, in order to choose wisely an individual must know God and spiritually understand the “Words of inspiration of God” (Bible), because: “God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.” (Psalm 7:11). For after all is said and done, “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.” (Hebrews 9:27). Thus, we should never forget that the first institution God created was the family, the church is the “bride” of Jesus Christ, and Peter’s “Faith” is the rock upon which Jesus established the church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. In order to spiritually fix American culture we must spiritually fix our families, Christian churches, political system, and educational systems as referenced:
Restoring American society begins with spiritualizing family life in relationship to the “Will of God”, because: “The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead.” (Proverbs 21:16). Individuals should never seek to become lifetime “card-carrying-members” of the “walking-dead-club”. Unfortunately, the materialistic principles of the world are leading families, not the spiritual principles of God.
Restoring the Christian church as the church of Jesus Christ, not as the church of Pastor Joe Mo Blow. We should never forget that the church belongs to Jesus Christ, and that church begins in the heart of an individual’s mind, and is consummated in family life as the church in the home. Thus, individuals must be taught how to “Go to Church before They Come to Church”, and then church-goers (Christian believers) will have a clear-spiritual-understanding of what church is all about. The Christian church has a broken “witness” to the world, and therefore, the church is “wishy-washy” about “man-made-laws”. Of course, in many instances, laws enacted by man are not necessarily in harmony with God’s laws; because God’s laws are inclusive (no one is exempt). Thus, “disobedience” to the “Will of God” in Christianity has produced spiritual confusion among the American people, and because of this confusion Christian churches should stop assisting the “strong-man-(devil)” in producing a society of “reprobate-minds”. Hence, never forget all sin is sin, and God hates sin.
Restoring our democratic governance institutions and political processes. The Constitutional Founders never envisioned the concept of career politicians, because they knew that power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Therefore, “term-limits” and removing the influence of “dark-money” from America’s body politics is the only true solution to the political corruption that is currently plaguing American society. Hence, there is simply too much “corrupting-blinding-smoke” in the “smoked-filled-backrooms”, and therefore, politicians cannot see the forest for the trees. This is why most politicians never rise to the level of statesmanship, but become slaves to the demonic-unnatural-influences of power, money and sex: “PMS”.
Education is the key to both spiritual as well as workforce skills development. Without a doubt, “Blessed is he that readeth, and hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.” (Revelation 1:3). The “Founders” spiritually understood the importance of an educated society and this is why they created a mass-universal-educational system. More importantly, the Founders knew that every citizen having the ability to read the Bible was central to the survival of a democratic-moral-society. Unfortunately, in many instances obtaining a quality education has become a privilege of the few and not a human right accorded to the many. In the twenty first century obtaining a quality education is all about acquiring access to “information-technology”.
America, “Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.” (Luke 12:15): (THE-ART-OF-THE-DEAL). The future belongs to our children, and: “Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.” (Psalm 127:3). America, let’s leave our children a future worthy of God’s Will, expectations and spiritual demands: (The Two Great Commandments). 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.