Politics, Pastors and Business as Usual Part 8
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 1, 2012
Politics, Pastors and Business as Usual
by Robert McCurry
America’s political agenda:
“Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee [Jehovah God], which frames mischief [injustice] by a law?They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous and condemn the innocent blood” (Psalm 94:20, 21).
throne n. = rule, govern; exercise authority over.
iniquity n. pl. iniquities = 1. Gross immorality or injustice; wickedness. 2. A grossly immoral act; a sin; absence of moral or spiritual values; "the powers of darkness".
America is like a ship in a stormy sea without a rudder; survival is dismal; violence, moral and spiritual deterioration, family disintegration, and government malfeasance continue to spiral out of control. Isaiah the prophet tells us why we have arrived at such a place.
Woe to the rebellious [stubborn] children," declares the LORD, "Who execute a plan, but not Mine, [make plans without consulting me] and make an alliance, but not of My Spirit, [form an alliance without consulting my Spirit] In order to add sin to sin [compound sin] (Isa 30:1).
Jeremiah the prophet expounds on this truth in these somber words:
Who is the wise man, that may understand this? and who is he to whom the mouth of the LORD hath spoken, that he may declare it, for what the land perisheth and is burned up like a wilderness, that none passeth through? And the LORD saith , Because they have forsaken my law which I set before them, and have not obeyed my voice, neither walked therein; But have walked after the imagination of their own heart, and after Baalim, which their fathers taught them: Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will feed them, even this people, with wormwood, and give them water of gall to drink. I will scatter them also among the heathen, whom neither they nor their fathers have known : and I will send a sword after them, till I have consumed them (Jer 9:12-16).
The populous at large, including Protestants and Baptists, have no objection to humanistic laws, but vehemently reject God’s perfect law; in fact, they clamor for more laws by electing people to state and federal government to promulgate more humanistic laws. Since the start of 2000, Congress has created at least 452 new crimes. So the total number of federal crimes as of the end of 2007 exceeds 4,450. In addition, 40,000 new state laws took effect in 2012, adding to the existing tens of thousands state laws.
These thousands of federal and state laws contain thousands of words compared to the Ten Commandments that contain 313 words.
The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes. The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward (Psalm 19:7-11).
O how love I thy law! It is my meditation all the day. Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they are ever with me (Ps 119:97, 98).
Jesus Christ is LORD! “For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our king; he will save us” (Isa 33:22).
Pastors and churches, with a few exceptions, have humanized the sovereign Jehovah God and deified man; politics and civil government are now deified; the constitution and man’s imperfect laws are substituted for God’s perfect law. Having sown to the wind America now reaps the whirl wind.
“Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls” (Jer 6:16).
God speaks loud and clear to all: Repent or perish.
Wake-up, Pastors! Wake-up, Christians!
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