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One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. -- Plato (429-347 BC)

Sunday, December 16, 2012

End of Week Reflections

Dr. Bill Smith: This week, we have truly seen the work of the demonic in our country. First with the horrific murder of 20 children and 6 adults at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. And the death of gunman by his own hand and his murder of his mother before the school shooting.

In the aftermath, in trying to respond to the need for information, the pundits, including those on FoxNews, have often over-reached and participated in sensationalism and advancement of personal agendas. Liberals have been quick to blame guns verses the lunacy that pulled the trigger. Even FoxNews' Mike Wallace crossed the line today by calling the two pistols used by the gunman in this horrific situations, "weapons of mass destruction," thereby, lumping handguns into the category of nuclear and biological weapons.

The progressive liberal democrats have already moved to demand more gun laws. California Sen. Dianne Feinstein said she will introduce a bill on the first day Congress returns in January to ban the sale of so-called “assault weapons” and high-capacity ammunition clips. Note, no assault weapons were used in this shooting although one was taken by the killer from his mother's home and left in his car. The advancement of agendas reek to the high heavens and the families haven't even buried their dead.

One the other hand, one of the nation's leading authorities on guns, John R. Lott, noted that gun free zones are a "magnet" for mass shooting attacks. He also says that Europe, with strong gun control, has almost an equal number of such attacks, and suggests allowing teachers and school officials to carry guns could be the best way to mitigate against future attacks.

I am ending this Sunday article with a conservative article/sermon today by Adam Chan, titled "A Conservatism of Two Foundations."  I hope you will consider his words.
"So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created He them." Genesis 1:27

"Therefore, whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon the house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.  And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto the foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it."  Matthew 7:24-27

"And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?!?  Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will show you to whom he is like: He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation upon a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.  But he that heareth and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.Luke 6:46-49

"Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand the wiles of the Devil."  Ephesians 6:11

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed BY THEIR CREATOR with certain unalienable rights...."  United States Declaration of Independence

I never post on Sunday; that alone illustrates the urgency of this message.

Yesterday, I issued a warning to political conservatives about the coming 'debate' over the second amendment.  In God's infinite wisdom, this morning, I was reading chapter 6 of Luke's gospel.  I'd forgotten that the parable of the two foundations (quoted from both Matthew and Luke above) was in Chapter 6.  The parable of the two foundations re-enforces my point about how political conservatives need to seek God.  The word of God must become the foundation of all future political activism.

The American people have bought into deception.  We can debate its causes, but the reality of the deception is undeniable.  Deception comes from Satan.  We will only defeat deception from the foundation of truth found in God's word.  Debating public policy without that foundation is a vacuous form of political idolatry.

Conservatism as political idolatry will never beat Marxism as political idolatry.  Conservatism as political idolatry cuts off our roots.  The Declaration of Independence (quoted above) is built on a view of man first articulated in Genesis 1:27 (also quoted above).  In other words, the foundation of what the American right seeks to conserve is a saying of God.  Conservatism as political idolatry, by contrast, couldn't beat Lena Dunham and Sandra Fluke.

If you believe that conservative public policies produce better results than Marxist ones, but you don't pray on your knees at least twice a day, then it's your fault Obama won.  The number of hours you phone banked for Mitt and the U.S. Senate candidate in your state are irrelevant.  We will never defeat Satan with yet another discussion of marginal tax rates and monetary policy.

The good news, as always, is that Hope remains infinite.  Individual Liberty remains a gift from God, and He is Faithful.  The question, moving forward, is whether the American political right will hear the sayings of God's son AND DO THEM!!!  If we do, our restoration will come surprisingly fast.  If we don't, we'll deserve what we get.

If you are politically conservative, there's no reason not to seek a God with whom you already agree 95% of the time.  It's common sense.  It's also the only way we'll win.  There is no political solution to spiritual conflict.  When you're in a pit, there's only one way out: Look UP!!!

Tags: Sunday, end of week, reflections, shooting, Conservatives, Adam Cahn, 2nd Amendment, Culture War, Declaration of Independence, Faith, Jesus Christ, Satan, The Bible To share or post to your site, click on "Post Link". Please mention / link to the ARRA News Service. Thanks!
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Blogger Bobby said...

We as a nation have come to the cross roads. Will we continue on a road without God,as we are, or will we chose the road that lets God into our lives. The left has said that religion is old school our destiny is our own. Are we going to continue in the wrong direction,or are we to look up and ask for God's help.


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