Our country is in dire need. We are a nation that has sought to uphold justice. “Innocent until proven guilty” has been our mode of operation, but today, our historic pattern as well as due process of law are being threatened. The tactic of the Inquisition, presuming guilt only because of who makes an accusation, is again being accepted as normal—and this is a gross violation of justice.
Historically, America has been committed to aiding the oppressed and offering justice to those who have been wronged. In this country, an aggrieved party is free to file suit, but for such a claim there must be genuine evidence. If so, then may justice prevail. However, as we increasingly disregard the burden of proof, the mere leveling of an accusation becomes a means of manipulation, obstruction, and injustice.
It seems the elements in society that promote the murdering of the unborn and continue to fund such programs will do whatever it takes, even engaging in things unethical and dishonest, to protect their selfish interests. But remember, the judgment of God fell on the nation of Judah in large part because they shed innocent blood (2 Kings 24:1-4). This is not a time for political maneuvering, but a time for repentance and calling on God.
Regarding the present nominee for Supreme Court Justice, the heated issue should not be a matter of taking political sides, but rather, a siding with the historic American way that demands innocence until proven otherwise by actual evidence.
Isaiah 59:14-16a speaks to this dilemma:
And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.
Yea, truth faileth; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey: and the LORD saw it, and it displeased him that there was no judgment.
And he saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor:
In this hour of national crisis, may those who know the Lord, not fail in interceding regarding the present attack on justice. It’s time to genuinely call on God. May God find many individuals and churches interceding for this present crisis of integrity.
John Van Gelderen