by Don Hank
The religious Left, which cherry-picks the Bible to support an ungodly agenda, is as old as mankind. Their antics and the price mankind has had to pay for this misbehavior are, arguably, the salient theme of the Bible. Satan was the first to introduce confusion into man’s interpretation of God’s words.
Pluralism in the 6th Century BC
America is truly a perfect mirror of Jeremiah’s Israel. We seem poised – God save us – to plunge into total darkness, and hence, into captivity. We seem to have lost the will and desire to obey God and hence to save ourselves. Like the Babylonians back then, the Islamists have plans for us today. And they too practice slavery. It’s a perfect setup if that is in fact what God has in mind (we already have a congressman who wants to be sworn in on the Koran. Is anyone paying attention?). Pray hard not that God will spare us (that would be futile) but that we will not fall into such depravity as to deserve such punishment.
Like the ancient Israelites, more and more American “Christians” embrace the religious Left’s ideal of a pluralistic spirituality. But God has said: thou shalt have no other gods before me.
Liberalism, Israel‘s undoing in 600 BC, is its own punishment. That is a constant, and an absolute.
Any nation that embraces liberalism says “all ways, all cultures, all religions, all gods are equal. My nation’s roots are irrelevant; we are all world citizens.”
This laxness, this lack of obedience to God Almighty, led to the Babylonian captivity.
Jeremiah 2:17 – Hast thou not procured this [punishment] unto thyself, in that thou hast forsaken the Lord thy God, when he led thee by the way?
5:19–Just as you have forsaken me, and served strange gods in your land, so shall ye serve strangers in a land that is not yours.
6:19: hear, o Earth, I will bring evil upon this people, even the fruit of their thoughts, because they have not hearkened unto my words, nor to my law, but rejected it.
To biblical Christians, America is in fact already a strange land and the West is far from home. Eleven of us have already been arrested and threatened with 40-50 years in jail in America for preaching what the Bible teaches on homosexuality. Employees have been fired in corporate America for publicly advocating traditional marriage. Pastor Aka Green was arrested and threatened with life in prison for preaching against homosexuality in Sweden. Pastors in Canada have been fined heavily for speaking the truth. And this is just the beginning. The religious Left wants us silenced so they can assert their State religion once and for all. And the American people seem ready to accept the unacceptable. In fact they seem to relish it. Again, nothing new here, for according to Jeremiah:
Jeremiah 5:31– the prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so. (my emphasis)
“Christian” leftist Jimmy Carter, who sniffs in his book “Our Endangered Values” that American fundamentalist Christians are too publicly biblical for his taste, makes no bones at all about yoking himself with the likes of Leftist leaders Hugo “Smells-of-Sulfur” Chavez and Brazilian President Lula da Silva, neither of whom is too far left or too authoritarian for his taste. To give you an idea of what swell guys these are (well, you already know Chavez), they both wholeheartedly embrace and negotiate freely with the FARC, the outlaw army from Colombia that finances itself by selling billions of dollars worth of drugs destined in large part for American children and routinely commits acts of terror throughout most of Latin America when it feels it is being crossed. But never mind that. Jimmy is so enamored of Chavez that he declared Chavez’ re-election a fait accompli after a recall vote in which Carter and his team of election-monitoring busy-bodies checked up on only about 1% of the polling places in Venezuela! And that despite the fact that “massive fraud” was alleged by other groups. Carter sees no evil. Besides the fact that Carter is pathologically naïve, he believes seeing evil is gauche and impolite. He loves to talk of peace, never mind that human rights are being abused and innocents murdered wholesale. Who cares? Just talking about peace with people who want America wiped off the map garnered him a Nobel Peace Prize. Life is good. No wonder Jimmy wears that permanent possum-eating grin!
Jeremiah 6:14 – they have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly saying, peace, peace, when there is no peace.
Deceit : Another Timeless Feature of the Religious Left
Jeremiah 9:8: their tongue is as an arrow shot out; it speaketh deceit; one speaketh peaceably to his neighbor with his mouth, but in heart he lieth in wait.
When it comes to involving the government in stopping the killing of the unborn, the religious Left can think of a million reasons why that’s wrong, including, in particular, the tired “separation of church and state” mantra cut from whole cloth by Democrat Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black back in 1947 and slapped unceremoniously, like a big pressure sensitive sticker, onto the First Amendment, which up to that time, had been about preserving religious liberty. Yet when it comes to eliminating poverty, “Christian” leftists don’t mind imposing on us little people, through coercive means, the doctrine of debt forgiveness, for example, which, as history shows, does more to enrich corrupt government officials than to help the poor. Later we can count on them to impose an updated version of welfare and socialized medicine, all in the name of Christian kindness.
Further, the religious Left rails against real Christians (yes, that’s what I said real Christians. The Left can call themselves Christians all they want but who am I to judge that they really are? That would be judging, a sin I think) for opposing gay marriage. Yet these stalwart proponents of “separation of church and state” see no harm in overriding the public’s quaint views on marriage by judicial fiat in order to impose their progressive “Christianity” on the rest of us. Some day, at the rate we are going, Neo-Evangelicalism will be the state religion and questioning it will carry a stiff penalty! That will suit them fine because they know their hypocrisy won’t bear scrutiny.
“But what if they are right that government has a god-given mandate to fight poverty?,” you say.
I say: we have tried the Left’s poverty solution before, namely, the War on Poverty (=welfare). 30 years after this war was declared, every social indicator screamed that it was a colossal failure: 600% more violent crime, 100% more fatherlessness, 250% more divorce and a several thousand percent increase in child abuse and drug abuse. Oh, and not to mention New Orleans. Yet the Left, like a dog turning to its vomit, wants more of the same!
It was the religious Left that led Israel into captivity and caused the Diaspora 2500 years ago, by inducing people to worship a plurality of gods, thereby angering the one true God.
Friend, after reading up to here, if you are still wavering between choosing the crumbs of the religious Left and the biblical Bread of life, remember
Matthew 8:36: for what shall it profit a man if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
Nowhere in the Bible does Jesus say that feeding the poor is the way to salvation. Nowhere does He prescribe any remedy to sin other than his own blood and body sacrificed for sinners.
Christianity, as taught by the bible, is uniquely individual. If you are interested in fighting poverty, as we all should be, get a good education and a good job and work to support your family. Tithe ten percent and earmark a goodly percentage of it for godly groups that help the poor in Christian love while preaching the unadulterated Gospel and teaching responsibility at the same time. That is the Biblical way of fighting poverty and, much to the chagrin of the Left, it works.
God’s prescription for poverty is this: Hard work, a healthy lifestyle, godly education and traditional family, with everyone pitching in and helping in times of trouble, prayer of thankfulness in times of plenty and prayer of thankfulness and supplication in times of need. The American Left, on both sides of the aisle, has undermined this godly plan by introducing the satanic idea of entitlements. And we are reaping the harvest of laziness, both mental and physical, godlessness, drug abuse, rampant promiscuity, government dependence, fatherlessness, spiraling divorce rates and a withering lack of purpose among Americans.
Verily I say unto you: anyone who prescribes any method other than the God-given one for curing poverty as a way to gain entrance into Heaven will some day surely hear the words:
Depart from me, I never knew you.
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