Where Does Justice Begin?
“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6).
Are Racism and Injustice Systemic?
Among all the untruths that are being perpetuated today is the fallacy that racism and injustice are systemic in America, this simply is not the case. “Systemic” means “system wide: affecting or relating to a group or system as a whole, instead of its individual members or parts.” In other words, when the blanket of systemic racism or social injustice is thrown over a particular “shade” of people, they all are tagged as racists or unjust. I have friends, black, white, and brown that have known me almost my entire life; people in whose homes I have been welcomed and who have always been welcomed in mine, that have now cast that blanket over me – I am now a racist simply because I am white, or, in the case of the white persons tossing that blanket, because I have not, nor will I ever, step onto the “pedestal of perpetual shame” for having been born white. I digress!
Where Do Racism and Injustice Really Exit?
Proliferating today’s news are demands for justice and an end to systemic racism. Yes, injustices occur daily and racism is here to stay; but they are not systemic within our governmental institutions, our true churches, or even our country for that matter. Nevertheless, we are all born with the tremendous capacity to develop such mindsets; they do exist in the hearts of men. Racism and injustice are sinful, and sin is a heart (soul) disease! While we will never realize an end to the horrible realities of racism and injustice, we can move in that direction. Still, it cannot be done by force of law or senseless rioting (although the rioting today has nothing to do with either; this is the beginning of a war of economic ideologies – racism and injustice are simply the vessels used to deliver Marxism to the American shores). So, what is the answer to injustice and racism? God’s word!
A Remedy for Racism and Injustice!
From the opening passage we are to understand children are to be reared in the knowledge of right and wrong (Psalms 78:5-7); admonished daily to love all people as they have been loved themselves (Matthew 5:43-48); and to do so because God first loved them (I John 4:19). The feeling is that children raised in such a way are so immersed in love empathy, compassion (Colossians 3:12), and reverence and fear of God (Hebrews 12:28) that it will become habit.
Furthermore, if one takes the time to consult God’s word, the Holy Bible, they will find the answers to all life’s dilemmas; and in fact, “justice” is addressed – throughout the entire Bible.. Look to the book of Genesis in which God says of Abraham, “For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do JUSTICE and JUDGEMENT; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him” (Genesis 18:19).
What are the First Steps to Ending Racism and Injustice?
For true justice and good judgment to prevail parents must first get right with God and rear up their children, not just raise them – and there is a difference by the way! REARING children means teaching them all those things just discussed; it means nurturing them emotionally, physically, socially, intellectually; and most importantly, spiritually. RAISING a child, by today’s standards, simply means providing them with the minimum to sustain them biologically and as soon as they turn eighteen (if not sooner), booting them out the front door for the rest of the world to have to deal with – and eventually the world will deal with them; and when the world does so, you will cry out for justice while at the same time condemning those who had the misfortune of having to deal with your child as racists.
So what is the first step? If you are not saved, born-again, then you must first be reconciled to God. Because you were born into sin you are on your way to Hell; however, God’s word says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved” (Romans 10:9). You must believe the Gospel (I Corinthians 15:1-4) and cry out, confessing and repenting of your sins, and you will be saved. At this point you become a new man or women and God gives you a new heart, Afterwards, immerse yourself in God’s word, find a good church, and rear up your children using the examples Christ has left for you.
JUSTICE BEGINS AT HOME, NOT IN THE STREETS OF COURTS!