“Our once great western Christian civilization is dying. If this matters to followers of Jesus Christ, then we must set aside our denominational differences and work together to strengthen the things that remain and reclaim what has been lost. Evangelicals and Catholics must stand together to re-establish that former Christian culture and moral consensus. We have the numbers and the organization but the question is this: Do we have the will to win this present spiritual battle for Jesus Christ against secularism? Will we prayerfully and cooperatively work toward a new Christian spiritual revival ― or will we choose to hunker down in our churches and denominationalisms and watch everything sink into the spiritual and moral abyss of a New Dark Age?” - Mark Davis Pickup

Tuesday, June 2, 2020


Law and order. Three words that define a civil and civilized society. A nation must respect and live by its laws or it quickly descends into vigilantism, settling old (or new) scores and injustices (be they real or perceived) through violence & mayhem. When law and order are no longer respected, society soon collapses into anarchy. The killing of George Floyd calls out for justice. But justice is not achieved through violence in the streets, looting, pillaging, riots. It only creates new injustices meted out by frenzied mob rule, and indicate a nation disintegrating. 

The flames of rightful indignation over the killing of George Floyd are being fanned by groups like Antifa and the far-left. Many police sources assert that anarchists are travelling across states to keep the violence and riots going. This must not be tolerated and President Trump must ensure law and order is restored in cities across America. Unthinkable things are happening. When far-left rioters and the likes of Antifa set a home ablaze with a child inside then try to stop firefighters from rescuing that child, things have gone way too far.  The violence and riots MUST stop or be stopped with whatever force is necessary. 

There are inequalities and prejudices within American society, as there are within every nation. They are corrected with dialogue that seeks understanding and agreement within a growing and maturing moral ethos. It moves ever closer to a fuller appreciation of those towering truths found within America’s blazing foundational Declaration. 

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

It is a living document. Its truths continue to unfold with human understanding and progress. Let me ask some questions: Does America still believe there are certain truths that are self-evident and that there are unalienable rights? Are all people still created equal by their Creator (God)? 

Yes they are! 

Lay down the torches and rocks! Turn clenched fists into open hands. Replace shouting and vitriol with thoughtful discussion that seeks something akin to a consensus of how America moves toward a new embrace of racial equality.  Let people of good will, from across the political spectrum and differing social perspectives, set their resentments aside and sit together and work peacefully to set things right that are wrong and strengthen that which is right about American society. 

I am not an American but I love America. You have reached unparalleled heights of achievement and human freedoms—never before achieved in history! Please believe that (with God’s help) a collective change in the nation’s heart and ethos is possible. Move toward racial equality that transcends political affiliation, special agendas, or creeds. 

Support the President’s efforts to bring back order and safety to America’s streets, then begin non-violent, cooperative discussions that seek to resolve what is hurting the nation’s conscience. This has nothing to do with Republican versus Democrat or the November election. It has everything to do with the soul of a nation. God bless America.

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