Politics, Pastors and Business as Usual Part 10
The Wake-up Herald
And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof. Romans 13:11-14
Robert McCurry, Editor & Publisher
October 6, 2012
Politics, Pastors and Business as Usual
by Robert McCurry
“Hear now this, saith the Lord, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not” (Jer 5:21).
Politics ruled by deception and deceivers
deceit n. = 1. The act or practice of deceiving; deception. 2. A stratagem; a trick. 3. The quality of being deceitful; falseness.
deception n.= 1. The use of deceit. 2. The fact or state of being deceived. 3. A ruse; a trick; the act of deceiving or the state of being deceived; something that deceives; trick.
deceiver v. = deceived, deceiving, deceives v.tr. 1. To cause to believe what is not true; mislead. 2. To catch by guile; ensnare. v.intr. To practice deceit; To give a false impression.
Synonyms: deceive, betray, mislead, beguile, delude, dupe, hoodwink, bamboozle, double-cross
These verbs mean to lead another into error, danger, or a disadvantageous position by underhand means.
Deceive involves the deliberate misrepresentation of the truth.
Betray implies treachery: "When you betray somebody else, you also betray yourself".
Mislead means to lead in the wrong direction or into error of thought or action.
Beguile suggests deceiving by means of charm or allure.
To delude is to mislead the mind or judgment.
Dupe implies playing upon another's susceptibilities or naiveté.
Bamboozle means to delude by the use of such tactics as hoaxing or artful persuasion.
Double-cross implies the betrayal of a confidence or the willful breaking of a pledge.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009.
In 1946, George Orwell asserted: "Political language - and with variations this is true of all political parties, from Conservatives to Anarchists - is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind".
Government is not reason; it is not eloquence. It is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. ~George Washington
There are none so blind as those that will not see
Jeremiah 5:21 Hear now this, saith the LORD, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not;
22 Fear ye not me? saith the Lord: will ye not tremble at my presence, which have placed the sand for the bound of the sea by a perpetual decree, that it cannot pass it: and though the waves thereof toss themselves, yet can they not prevail; though they roar, yet can they not pass over it?
23 But this people hath a revolting and a rebellious heart; they are revolted and gone.
24 Neither say they in their heart, Let us now fear the Lord our God, that giveth rain, both the former and the latter, in his season: he reserveth unto us the appointed weeks of the harvest.
25 Your iniquities have turned away these things, and your sins have withholden good things from you.
26 For among my people are found wicked men: they lay wait, as he that setteth snares; they set a trap, they catch men.
Silent and passive pastors and churches are the root cause of America’s spiritual, moral, and political chaos. God’s Word is square one, point of beginning to resolve America’s rapid descent into an inevitable demise.
Jesus said, I am the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6).
Wake-up, Pastors! Wake-up, Christians!
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