‘From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?’ (James 4:1)
Where does racism come from? Where does mob terrorization come from? What causes this racial and social injustice that terrorizes the world?
All these things come from the heart of man.
The Lord Jesus Christ declared:
18 But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.
19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:
20 These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.
Are you racist? Against white, or black, Asian or Jew, Irish or Italian? Do you seek to do violence against your neighbor?
Is the problem with the government, or with mobs in the street? Is it with the police force? Surely we can blame someone, and make them pay!
Perhaps we could spiritualize it. Is it the devil’s fault?
‘From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?’
Jeremiah 17:9 & 10
9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
10 I the Lord search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.
The mayhem and violence, the hatred and disturbances and destruction, all of it comes from the human heart. In my post ‘Whose Fault is it, Anyways?‘ we showed how according to the bible, MAN is responsible for the wickedness in the world. Our heart decieves us, and we don’t want to accept the blame, but God tries our hearts and reins (the ‘reigns’ mean metaphorically, that part of us which can be led by the Lord, as a horse is led by the reins’, it means your spirit) and He will give a reward according to our ways.
On the judgment day we will not be asked to account for racist police officers, or for government officials, or for looting rioters perpetrating violence, we will be held to account for our own sins.
The first man, Adam condemned the whole world to destruction and death by sinning ONCE. We sin every day, and then justify to ourselves how minor or insignificant hat sin was. Why? Because the heart is decietful above all things and desperately wicked.
How do we solve these problems? How do we resolve all the conflict? Repent.
Repent of your sins. You won’t be held to account for anyone else’s sins, only your own. Like Adam, you’ve created enough evil in this world to condemn us all to death, and so have I.
Jesus Christ is the only hope for our nation, culture, and planet.
Despite the fact that we are those responsible for all the wickedness, perversion and corruption in this world – and we, alone: Adam’s race – yet God loved us (His own enemies, who destroyed His creation by creating evil, and then, despite our guilt, accusing HIM of creating evil (surely we are deserving of hell!)!), yes, still He loved us enough to send His only Son to die and recieve the punishment we deserve.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent his Son into the world to condemn the world [for we stand condemned already having created evil]; but that he world through him might be saved. (John 3:16 & 17)
Repent and believe in Jesus Christ, there is no other hope for mankind, but there is salvation for all who believe.