The Open Wound…(culture of death)

Therefore thou shalt say this word unto them; Let mine eyes run down with tears night and day, and let them not cease: for the virgin daughter of my people is broken with a great breach, with a very grievous blow.( Jeremiah 14:17)

America is hurting.

She has been torn apart by those who hate her. They have exploited her wounds and refused to allow them to heal, in spite of many valiant efforts by people of good will to bring the healing.

One of the wounds that has been exploited is the “racial wound”.

Indeed, like other nations, America has sinned. There was a time when Americans allowed chattel slavery, mostly the dehumanizing slavery of African Americans, in spite of her founding proposition that “All men are created equal…”.

For this hypocrisy, which pre-dated her very founding, but which carried over into her early history, the United States of America was subjected to bitter division in her early years, eventually leading to a bitter Civil War, costing the lives of more than 600,000 Americans and  immeasurable loss of property. Not one family in America remained untouched by loss, death and heartbreak as a result of the Civil War, which accomplished the end of the ugly institution of chattel slavery.

Obviously it would take time to change attitudes, but America has made an extremely good faith effort to change attitudes towards racial redress.  Shelby Steele is the African American scholar and author who  coined the phrase, “White Guilt” , and has acknowledged that the transformation in attitudes about race within “white America” is simply unprecedented;

“One of the most remarkable things in all of human history is the degree of moral evolutions, of moral evolution, that white Americans have made from the mid-60s to this day. No group of people in history have morally evolved away from a social evil that quickly and to that degree in this sort of short span of time. And very often, in our calculations in thinking about race, we don’t give whites credit for that.

We keep wanting to sort of keep them on the hook as racist. But the fact is that whites see racism as a disgrace and something that they would do almost anything not to be identified with.”

How far did we come? Blacks comprise 14.4 percent of the population here , yet we have elected a black President, very largely in part because we have been trying to gel the wound, and shake the constantly repeated charge that America is a racist nation.

But there are those who wouldn’t want the wound to heal because it is too profitable to them.The Prophet lamented that the “physicians” have failed to heal the wounds of his people, and this is true of us also-

For thus saith the Lord, Thy bruise is incurable, and thy wound is grievous.  There is none to plead thy cause, that thou mayest be bound up: thou hast no healing medicines.(Jeremiah 30:12-13)

Our hurting nation has consulted so many “physicians” which we have hoped would heal us of our wound. In good faith we listened to the advice of these “doctors”, willing to take whatever medicine recommended. “Do we need Affirmative action hiring? You got it doc! More “equality” in housing employment, schools and even entertainment and Sports? Right away doctor”.

Do we need “Black studies” in higher education? Badly needed Civil Rights Legislation? Gladly doc we will take it. A national holiday in honor of MLK? No problem, we will take the medicine. But like the woman in the Bible who “spent all she had on Physicians, but was nothing better, and only grew worse”, America cannot close this wound and stop the bleeding.

There are too many “Civil Rights” figures who have only exploited us, such as the “Reverends Sharpton and Jesse Jackson”. They have profited immensely by the continuance of the wound, Jackson has merchandised his closeness to the late Martin Luther King, but only to “shake down” major corporations, threatening demonstrations in the name of Civil Rights.

Sharpton came to fame as a “Reverend” who foisted a racial hoax, the Tawana Brawley lie, which accused  whites of the rape and kidnapping of a young African American girl, although it all manifestly turned out to be a lie! His next burst of fame was in leading a demonstration outside of a Jewish owned store, Freddies Fashion Mart in a black neighborhood, accusing the owner of being a “white interloper” an accusation which eventually led to a riot, a fire and the death of innocent people.

In spite of such ‘physicians’, America has actually slowly progressed, in racial relations. But just when it looks like healing could happen, the Academy, i.e. higher education, has constructed new theories to keep the wound oozing and pulsing.

“Intellectuals” have constructed a new scheme to keep us apart, (150 years after slavery), “White Privilege”. WP is the theory, that even if you are not overtly racist, as a white person you are “living off” the benefit of a “racist system”, therefore you are guilty of racism, just by being white.

In this system, nothing but self flagellation and groveling can in any way tone for the “fiction which is whiteness” as one hypocritical actor recently announced. We are always beholden to minorities, in spite of the Civil War, the War on Poverty, the Civil Rights movement, and the trillions of dollars in transfer payments so called “White America” has voted for in a misguided attempt to heal the wound.

Perhaps the cruelest attempt at healing this breach is the election of Barak Obama, a man who allowed himself to be perceived as a “Healer” and a “Uniter” but who has perhaps set race relations back about 50 or 60 years. People were giddy about the “post racial” American era that the election of Obama was ushering in, and Obama knew it and allowed them to think so.

But when Obama spoke at the historic black Howard University, he felt the freedom to disavow that notion,

No, my election did not create a post-racial society. I don’t know who was propagating that notion. That was not mine.

We begin to get the idea that these doctors have no intention of healing America.

Nice to know that, eight years into his administration, right?

In a nation of 300 million people there are bound to be problems, mistakes and even crimes in Policing. But never before has there been such an ability to make videos of them and to spread those videos endlessly and virally. One would think Police are just going out to hunt down young black men, if they went by social Media and even the irresponsible public media. Without the benefit of any context, statistics or mitigating or aggravating facts, gruesome videos are disseminated, riots are provoked and now a war on police has been initiated.

I don’t deny that crimes have occurred or mistakes made. What is amazing is how few mistakes have been made considering the countless tense interactions with police and a very agitated and stoked population. From 2014, the latest year data are available, 131 blacks and 261 whites were killed by cops. From 1999 to 2013, the totals were 1,724 black and 3,160 white. any death is a tragedy but considering the tinder box which the left has created it is a miracle there haven’t been more.

We who know Christ know the only real medicine, there is a balm in Gilead, but in order too be healed, America would have to quit listening to the false physicians and quit taking the leftist snake oil medicine, and most importantly , quit considering people as part of collective political groups, “Blacks”,” Whites “or “Latinos” and realize that we are all just people made in the Image of God, in need of the forgiveness of sins, which is “once and for all” purchased for us on the cross.


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6 Responses to The Open Wound…(culture of death)

  1. Kris says:

    Thank you Bill for commenting with clarity about the issues

    I recall in high school observing the sit ins and demonstrations that went on at UC Berkeley and wondering what all the fuss was about

    Then in college at another college but living in Berkely near the campus and becoming a born again Christian and seeing first hand the way aggitators and the professors who wove the strands of indignity among the students and others who lounged around the campus ….building more and more upon the humanist materials that developed over the previous school indoctrination generations by generation

    The decline of preaching and teaching of sound biblical doctrine ..the decline of called ministers to the career pastors passing along the party line doctrinal distorations and manipulation for pulpit prosperity had made way for lies and false things to fill the void

    To study he whole Bible and learn of prophecy fulfilled historically has help me learn the errors that sadly were accepted by so many zealous for the Lord but weak or illiterate of the bible and are left to unravel the distortions of history of the world events and societies

    Learning what and why what we have thought compared to what the truth of all things is has been becoming more and more clear….joy and sadness to realize how much loss lying and fantasy sold to us has destroyed….so much of lives God has had available to His children…believers who may not even as yet realize what must be learned by personal pursuit and study of scripture

    I am grateful for each and every truth revealed in my understanding as I pursue daily in study of the scriptures….combined with many counsellors who defy the trend to join with the flow ….going with the flow often brings to mind only what is going downhill is “going with the flow”

    Following Jesus Christ demands personal time and effort to seek I. The word daily ..the whole word

    As I endeavor to speak up about the Lord …bringing His name up…I find it sorrowful how many who say “I wish I had time to study the Word” or ” I know I ought to read the Bible”

    Sad…I remember being told “Einstein had the same 24 hours as everyone else”

    We need to take the Word to heart personally”eating and digesting” the bread from heaven ….who would accept only living by watching someone else eat food?

    I believe if we will be faithful in little …give time …even a consistent small amount we will be given an increase in appetite for more….I have found that true

    If we say we live God then why would we not want to spend time allowing Him to speak His mind through His inspired word ?

    Reading and study of the Bible is vital and necessary for us to stay strong despite being few

    The devil indeed roams around seeking whom he may devour
    We need the WHOLE armor of God

    The things offered in government schools and now often being served up in other kinds of schools must not be assumed to be what children need

    As I did some teaching in every kind of schools often in parent meetings there was an attitude that it was the schools responsibility to train children’s character…but much of what is being taught to children today is counter to moral and repectful life relationships

    I homeschooled our children having woken up to the subtle wicked things in practice I. School curriculum

    I have a collection of school readers going back into the 1800s

    Decline in our nations character can be directly traced to the lack of truth in the pulpits deliberately overtaking during those years and the creeping humanism in the structuring of teaching materials and methods since

    The broken families due to the decline in personal governing and even the gender neutral impressions working its way into the minds of people radically since the Industrual Revolution has brought about more and more disconnect and self centered concerns since

    I appreciate your giving a time line of sorts in regard to the select group that seeks to benefit by way of keeping the rhetoric of blame and accusation … Adam and denying forgiveness or recognition of the efforts and progress made to rectify the past offenses….the accuser of the brethren is at work stirring up trouble.

    The enemies of peace work against what Jesus said about the house divided against itself cannot stand…but more …it will not stand built upon the sand of human reason apart from the wisdom of God

    Apart from God man can do nothing…but it would seem few bring Jesus to the table you have been teaching …history and prophesy is continuing toward the ultimate showdown and those who trust in Jesus Christ and know their God will rejoice in time to come the meantime PRAY

    Thanks again for your ongoing offerings that we may be Bereans to continue to study to show ourselves approved unto God rightly dividing the word of truth….not to be ashamed nor overcome as we live in this world but not of it

    God is good…the only good🍞🍷👑

  2. RG Johnson says:

    My mom used to tell me that back in the day, black folk, especially in the South where she was born, who could not look to police for help would pray and fast and God was faithful. I have heard that: “It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.” Hebrews 10:1

    I don’t look to political candidates any longer and I don’t join social activist groups. Where activism is concerned I refer to this scripture: 2 Timothy 2:4 “No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.” If the job God has given me is to police a parade, I cannot lay my weapon down and join the parade. Some of the activist groups demand allegiance.

    America has a heart problem – a hardened heart. Read the comments beneath any article on the internet that pertains to current events. The nation is already divided and many are locked into their beliefs about other races and have no intention of changing their view – many of the comments I read are illogical in their hate and a steady diet of reading them can cause one to become angry and want to retaliate in some form – the stance people take in these comments is almost a kind of delusion in itself. And God is not in any of it, although some of the commenters would consider themselves Christians – instead, it is the spirit of Antichrist.

    Years ago, Pastor Randle, I had an odd dream. I was in my bedroom looking out of my window. To my left and a little way off a figure came into view — there were many fairly tall buildings and this figure was taller than the buildings. As it came closer, I saw that it was a skeleton – a huge walking skeleton with an evil grin on its face – it was dressed in military fatigues, olive green, and the Nazi swastika was prominent on the helmet it was wearing. It began to destroy the buildings, knocking them over gleefully with its fist. I noticed that just ahead of the skeleton I could feel a wind. The wind was so strong that I felt myself being pulled out of the window and toward that skeleton – I was trying to hold on to anything to keep from falling out of the window. My mom entered the room in the dream and pulled me away from the window – she also was beginning to be pulled. In the dream, we ran to a nearby closet to pray.

    That skeleton is the Destroyer and the wind represents the spirit of it – it has the power to draw and pull one into it and the only resistance to it is prayer – it is evil and it is full of primal hatred.

    I myself am black but regarding “white guilt”: There is the scripture Romans 8:1 that says “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the spirit.”

    • billrandles says:

      God bless you my brother and thanks for sharing the dream which I am sure was a warning given to you and is perhaps what we are seeing played out.I hope you stay in touch brother- Pas Bill

    • Kris says:

      Dear R G Johnson

      Thank you for commenting and sharing your faith

      I agree it’s the spirit of disobedience raging through many who know not the Lord nor His Word I. Truth

      I know what you mean in reading comments especially those which follow an article written or a speech spoken by a believer such a Tim Scott a Christian Senator…the commenters would say they agree with the things said but with the exception of any references to the Bible or a Christian worldview

      The scriptures speak of the carnal mind being enmity against God and so they testify of the spirit which is in them

      We must pray for those who are without Christ and are headed for sharing the Devils doom.

      Romans 8:6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

      Romans 8:7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

      Romans 8:8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.

      Romans 8:9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.

      Oh ….read the whole chapter ! thumbs are tired!😄

      Luke 6:35 But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.

      Love them with prayer for their souls but walk circumspectly ….

      God Bless you Bill and brother Johnson

  3. DMarie says:

    As RG Johnson also reminded us from God’s word:
    2 Timothy 2:4 “No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.”
    Amen – amidst all of this insanity -keep focused, brethren!! 🙂

  4. Jerod Hatch says:

    The only option the unsaved have is how to sin: In pride they must choose sides, they must fall under delusion of some tribal pride.
    They are going to hate us more than they already do because in Him, we know there is
    No Jew, no Greek
    No black no white
    We are a new creation in Christ Jesus.

    They can become that, too. We have to keep telling them! We cannot let our love grow cold.

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