America, Do You Feel Safe?

When any society has more guns in civilian hands than citizens, that society is in big spiritual trouble. Moreover, when military-style weapons are sold to civilians across the counter we are in double damn trouble. When school children are not safe in schools, and fear attending schools, we are in a paranoid state of existence. When families cannot attend worship services, go to shopping malls, recreational public facilities or visit a medical facility, we have become a schizophrenic gun society.

Any American can be in the right public space, but at the wrong time, and end-up losing his or her life. What a shame! Therefore, the question must be asked do you feel safe anywhere in America? And the resounding spiritual answer must be a resounding no because of America’s ungodly gun culture. Think about it, if we believed in God with the same fervor and loyalty of conviction as we do guns what a better society we would be. It is so easy to change our gun culture simply by voting out of public office politicians who refuse to vote for sensible gun legislation. Guns, guns, and more guns is not the answer to America’s societal ills. The real spiritual answer to all social ills, especially our love affair with guns is, “Be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God” (Romans 12: 2). Because “as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment” (Hebrews 9: 27).

 Moreover, a clear spiritual understanding of the Two Great Commandments is the absolute answer to all of America’s societal ills: “The Lord our God is one Lord: and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these” (Mark 12: 29-31).

 The ungodly spiritual misinterpretation of the Second Amendment has American society on the other side of midnight. The Second Amendment was enacted in the early stages of America’s nation state development when America did not have a sophisticated standing militaristic system: Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force. Therefore, every American had to be ready, willing, and able to fight adversaries, domestic or foreign, on a moment’s notice. In twenty first century America, we have both a civilian law enforcement constabulary to keep internal peace, enforce laws, and maintain order in society.

Thank God, we have the most sophisticated powerful militaristic system to protect America from foreign adversaries. Why then does any American citizen need military-style weapons unless he or she is at war with themselves or their neighbors? If this is what is the source of America’s gun violence epidemic, then we need God in the worst kind of way. Additionally, we need more mental health professionals, because we are truly a doomed, spiritually, and mentally ill society of misfits, such as: Christian Right Evangelicals, The GOP, White Nationalists, Fox “FAKE” News, and some spiritually misguided Blacks and other minorities.

America, reform is past due, and it’s time for us to come to our senses, and know God (Truth) in ourselves, and act accordingly. Then and only then can we as Godfearing Americans live by the spiritual admonishment of Jesus Christ. “Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword” (Matthew 26: 52). Guns, guns, and more guns are not the answer. Amen.


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