Rarely does a war develop overnight. Usually there are a series of events which convince one side to consider a response. Acts of aggression, conflicts or injustice tend to trigger battles that can last for years. On some occasions leaders earn the support of their country due to just, moral or social causes.
No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him, 2 Timothy 2:4.
Such is the case of America’s Civil War. The country became divided over slavery following president Abraham Lincoln’s election. Northern states wanted to free slaves while the South fought for state rights. In February 1861, seven southern states declared their secession to form the Confederate States of America. An attack on Fort Sumter commenced this four year war. In the end, history remembers this period as a positive step in the right direction since the North’s victory gave birth to the civil rights movement.
Do you think that I have come to give peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division, Luke 12:51.
One hundred and fifty years later, a different kind of war is developing. However, this battle isn’t between state lines. Rather, America’s uncivil war is based upon ideology. Liberals and Progressives have joined forces to rid America of conservative values. Activist judges, indoctrination using education and revisionist historians are slowly erasing the works of America’s founding fathers. With most of the mainstream media on their side, God may soon be banned from America, using the same strategy that kicked the Bible and prayer out of public education.
What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask, James 4:1-2.
The earthly brother of Jesus shines light on why this uncivil war continues. According to James, the root of uncivil acts, behavior and words comes from unfulfilled desires. When people don’t get their way, internal frustrations come out in various forms of rage. Social media tempts angry souls to vent everything within. This just adds fuel to the fire igniting like minded individuals to carry on this war. The only means to peace or a truce rests in God’s divine intervention to send another revival to save this land that I love. May God have mercy on us all.
by Jay Mankus