“An unjust law is no law at all,” Augustine of Hippo
In 1838, 4,000 Cherokee were killed in the forced removal, known “Nuna Dual Isunyi” – “The trail where they cried”
I have heard many people quote “we must obey the governments” yet this atrocity resulted from the Indian Removal Act of 1830 implemented by then President Andrew Jackson. By 1837 46,000 native Americans had been removed from their homes.
In his book, “City of God”, he writes “Justice being taken away, then, what are kingdoms but great robberies? For what are robberies themselves, but little kingdoms? The band itself is made up of men; it is ruled by the authority of a prince, it is knit together by the pact of the confederacy; the booty is divided by the law agreed on.”
History continues to repeat itself as land is still being stolen today. We hear the gospel over and over again. How often have we seen it truly lived out?