Seminary professor Jarvis Williams sees a fundamental issue at the root of the turbulence in Ferguson, Mo. -- alienation from God stemming man’s fall from grace in the Garden of Eden. “[E]very human heart (regardless of race) rebels against God and against his fellow man,” Williams writes.
The Aug. 28, 1963, March on Washington was one of the largest civil liberties rallies in the history of the United States. However, as the days and months after Martin Luther King's speech demonstrated and as our nation's current racial tensions illustrate, the march was unable to eradicate racism, and incapable of universally accomplishing racial equality. The reason is quite simple: the March on Washington, as significant as it was, could not change the human heart inclined toward sin.