9-16-14 Biblical Wisdom Part Two
Of all the Biblical Wisdom America is missing the most is this; government by the people and for the people has been stolen by Satan’s liberalism! Those are strong but timely words.
The Bible is not silent on the kind of government God wants for His people. A short review of Deuteronomy gives us many awesome promises if people would only follow The Great Governor and His Word’s wisdom on Government. 15:4 However, there will be no poor among you, since the Lord will surely bless you in the land which the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance to possess, 5 if only you listen obediently to the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all this commandment which I am commanding you today. 6 For the Lord your God will bless you as He has promised you, and you will lend to many nations, but you will not borrow; and you will rule over many nations, but they will not rule over you. And there are many more promises which Paul in 1 Corinthians 10:6 and 11 tells us were meant to teach us who follow. Our founders took this advice to heart but modern liberalism has tossed this wisdom out the window as so much foolishness. Thou shalt not has become thou can do what you want with the approval of popular sins. America’s downfall is because when we rebelled, whether sin is a sin now depends on how popular it is and how many approve of it instead of the Bibles definition of what sin is! The Lord being a nations benefactor when His ways are followed has become worldly big government is your benefactor and Christianity shall be kept out of government!
I seem to be alone in talking about Americas rebellion in 1962 and 63 and its consequences but look at the results when compared to the above scripture. America now owes many nations and even nations that are our enemies overwhelming debt. Designating more and more people as poor people and taking care of the poor has become one of America’s biggest enterprises but it is actually more about taking care of big government than the poor.
Look at the background of this idea of government by the people and for the people. Wycliffe translated the first English Bible in the late thirteen hundreds and he wrote in the flyleaf that the Bible was translated and should make possible government by people and for people. The English Bible became the most referenced document by a wide margin by America’s founding fathers and the book of Deuteronomy was one of their favorite books.
Columbus said he was led by the Holy Spirit to find a people not yet evangelized. The Pilgrims Mayflower Compact declared the same idea as did many other of our founding documents of other states and even cities. One of my favorites is when the New England colonies came to gather in 1641 to form a loose confederation, they declared whereas we have come into these parts for the same ends and reason, to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ! Christ tells us in the Bible that He came to set us free (Galatians 5) and our founders understood this concept.
So what happened to government by the people and for the people that Lincoln reminded us of in the Gettysburg address? If you don’t agree it has been stolen by Satan’s liberalism please consider these ideas.
If big governments help for the poor was really meant to help the poor, wouldn’t these big government people ensure most all of the money designated for the poor would actually go to the poor? But that is not what we have. In reality, considering government salaries and pensions and other cost, big government keeps about 75 percent while only about twenty five percent of the money goes to the poor. Not only that, the median salary of a government worker is about 80,000 dollars or almost four times what a single poor person is expected to live on! Big government can argue until the cows come home that they are for the poor but until the poor get most of the money (like about eighty five percent of it) that is a lie. In the meantime we can only hope the poor will come to understand these big government people are not their friends.
The main benefactors, of big governments spending on the poor, is big government politicians and workers instead of the poor people. American government is no longer for the governed but those doing the governing. As the liberals like to say, follow the money and you will find the corruption. That worked in exposing Nixon and will work for the enlightenment of America on whether big government is really for the people or itself.
That is why the Great Governor in His Wisdom, never ever called for any government to hand benefits to people. The Great Governor intended for government to set His people free not enslave them. Look what is happening on health care. Big government wants to also gain control of health care spending supposedly to help the few people without health care so they can be equal in every way to those who earn their health care. To do this, health care has been projected to cost as much as three times or more than when it was private and guess who get all that money? Here again follow the money and you will find health care is more for the benefit of big government than the people, most of which want no part of it.
Wake up America! You have lost the greatest right the Lord gave you. What America now has is an ever more greedy big government demanding any excess that the Lord might bless us with by claiming it as theirs. They suggest we should be generous in paying taxes but they are anything but generous once they have the hard earned money of the tax payers.
Look at the wisdom of our founders and a judgment on what we had by a foreigner:
Jefferson thought the idea that the one who earned the money be forced to give it to others ridiculous:
“To take from one, because it is thought his own industry and that of his fathers has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who, or whose fathers, have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association, the guarantee to everyone the free exercise of his industry and the fruits acquired by it.” — Thomas Jefferson, letter to Joseph Milligan, April 6, 1816
“A wise and frugal government… shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government.” — Thomas Jefferson, First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1801
“I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.” — Thomas Jefferson
Ben Franklin made fun of the English when they started giving government benefits.
Alexis de Tocqueville came from France to study the miracle of the new nation of America’s government and he said, “The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.” And “America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.” Alexis de Tocqueville
Look how true our founders and de Tocqueville’s predictions proved to be.
Ron Madison at www.americaisafallennation.com