Bishop James Dukes, pastor of Liberation Christian Center, noted the former presidents owned slaves.
This sense of offense over past deeds is becoming the new trend in America, so much to the degree that anything that makes one feel uncomfortable is quickly aligned to its demise sooner rather than later. And the fact that history is filled with stories of good and evil evidently has nothing to do with understanding the why, how, or what of its occurrence. History isn’t written down or engraved in statues for the purpose of creating offense over the events it depicts, it is there to remind of us the good and evil that have occurred before we came along.
When we remove those things that reveal our torrid past we are only taking away a semblance of the time or period, but aren’t able to remove the actual acts that occurred. In almost every event depicted in our history there are good things that came from bad and bad things that came from good. The statues, plaques, and the numerous pages written within our history books all contain facts of these events to enlighten us of our heritage. We as a nation should by now have enough sensibilities to understand this and accept it. However it appears certain individuals have found that by supporting an irrational posture regarding our history brings enormous social attention.
Sensationalism by activist mannerisms always triumphs over sensibilities especially when chaos is being promoted, simply because it renders all perspectives and rational conscious ideals as unacceptable. Hence what we have today is a divergence of rational thinking for a sole purpose of unaccountable destruction. And add to that a so called spiritual factor, Bishop James Dukes, and we can affirm that even God is offended.
If we apply this manner of ill consciousness to the truths about mankind’s history we must also remove the scriptures of the Bible, as they contain the most vivid accounts of any evil that has occurred through our existence here. I might add that contained within the pages of the Bible are depictions of future events of good and evil, and yet historically we have clearly not deferred our emboldened acts of evil because of it. So whatever semblance we remove today of our past will never remove the hatred, and evil, that has occurred in the hearts of those who allowed their sensibilities to be taken over by sensationalism.
The factors not taken into account here is that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God, and that none are righteous, no not one, and that none are perfect in His sight. So, let’s be realistic and say that whatever evil is among us today and perpetrated by those who would carry it out will probably in the future be seen as offensive. What should they do, remove it, or leave it as a reminder of the evil that men and women are capable of. The fallacy of all this, is that we cannot take out of our history the accounts of any evil or bad things that have or will occur, simply because we continue to commit them.
The perfect example of all this is what is occurring right now in our cities and on our streets, where we have a mustering by media, and those who want to sensationalize this ill-nurtured thinking of hate and destruction. By trying to convince us that removing the semblance of those faulted who proceeded us through acts equal to or greater than their perpetration of evil, is somehow going to solve all this. This nation was founded by God through those, who though not perfect, were accepting of Judaeo Christian truths that are founded in the scriptures revealing Christ, the creation, and the history of us all. So Bishop Dukes I hope and pray you will be more mindful of the facts God has made known than the ones you are sensationalizing.