Politics and the Church – The Church v. the Angel of Light [Part 21]

How might the angel of light present a proposal that might help some think that the answer to their ‘problems’ is on the way?  Might it go like this: We, the government, are going to eliminate mistreatment, poverty, injustice and discrimination.  We are going to create a level playing field, close the gap between the rich and the poor, and make society fair for everyone.  Sounds good, but what is Satan’s true goal?  Might it be to turn division into jealousy and anger, which leads to violence.  Do we not see that happening today?  But what does the Bible say about such actions?  The Bible says, “You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife; and you shall not desire your neighbor’s house, his field, his male servant, his female servant, his ox, his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor’s,”  [Deuteronomy 5:21].

Once the liberal agenda divides people into groups using identity politics, labels groups as victims placing the blame on others, the next step is to propose that the victimization must be resolved.  It is done with the promise to eliminate mistreatment, injustice, and discrimination.  Their promise is to create a level playing field.  Closing the gap between the rich and the poor.  This means everyone in society has an equal chance.  It is a completely fraudulent argument.  It is also very dangerous, because it creates jealousy, coveting, and anger…

The solution to inequality and mistreatment, by creating economic fairness and a level playing field by liberal methods is always linked to money.  The reason being that when you are not living for God, you live according to the world and the master of the world is money.  Reverend Billy Graham said, “There is nothing wrong with men possessing money.  The wrong comes when riches possess men.”  The Bible says, “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other.  You cannot serve God and mammon.” [Matthew 6:24].  The word ‘mammon’ means money, wealth, and material possessions.  When the victimization label is placed on a group by the liberal platform, the solution is always monetary.  For example: To resolve global warming that liberals say is caused by large wealthy developed countries, money (a tax) must be paid to the poor underdeveloped countries (victims).  As is the case in many instances today, the underlying cause of poverty is never identified and the solution is always to ‘throw’ money in its direction.  President Johnson declared a war on poverty back in the 60’s and threw trillions of dollars at it for support.  Today we still have poverty.  And liberals still want to throw money at it…someone else’s money.

The angel of light has made sure that the solving of inequality between people sounds good.  How could anyone not want equality?  Well, this claim of closing the wealth gap, leveling the playing field, and making society fairer for everyone is fraudulent and deceptive in that it is based on the premise that all people need to be equal in life.  What is fair in society?  Is it allowing people to use their talents to earn and keep what they work hard for?  Taking from someone that works hard and giving to someone else is the classic definition of unfair.  Every person was born with different abilities and talents and is motivated by by different challenges.  Some people are very motivated and some are lethargic.  Physical abilities change over the years.  Some abilities require years of hard study and cost much for extensive schooling.  Some people are able to pursue such extensive training while others are just not willing to do what it takes.  Our society relies on a wide range of talents to function.  It would be fallacy and dangerous to pay an engineer or doctor $10 and hour, the same as an eighteen year old that takes orders at a fast food restaurant.  If that were the case why would anyone want to invest the time and money to be highly trained?  It would also be foolish to pay an eighteen year old the same as an engineer or doctor, because the hamburger would cost about $30.  That burger ‘joint’ would soon go out of business.  That level playing field would be one that makes opportunity available but requires one to work for and earn the advantages.  Justice Clarence Thomas said,”Government cannot make us equal; it can only recognize, respect, and protect us as equal before the law.”

The scheme of leveling the playing field uses greed and envy for support, but appearances can be deceiving.  There are people that make a lot of money, live in nice houses, wear expensive clothes, and drive nice cars, but they live under the pressure of mountains of debt.  How they live may not represent reality.  The angel of light will use many of these conditions to create divisions and envy.  Getting through life requires the early acceptance of responsibility and the awareness that life and others do not owe us a living.  The earlier this is realized, the better.  Finding contentment where we are is far better than living under the stress of debt and in a false setting.  Faith in God and knowing He can bring peace to our lives, helps us get through the temptations of jealousy and envy.

Let’s say that every person in America, was given the same large salary, the same large house, an expensive car, and the same amount of money for food and clothing each month.  There would still be a large gap in the way people lived.  Some people are savers and some are spenders.  Some people eat at Capital Grill, while others go to Golden Corral.  Some people buy expensive gluten free healthy foods, while others eat hot dogs.  Some people look for deals using coupons and others do not.  Some people buy clothes at Saks Fifth Avenue and others shop at Walmart.  Over a period of time, how you spend your money makes a difference in your bank account.  Some save on a regular basis and some never save.  Some spend their money on alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, strip clubs, etc. while others carefully monitor their spending habits carefully sorting out ‘wants’ and ‘needs’.  In time, although the start was level, eventually their bank accounts will reflect their responsibility in asset management.  The liberal solution to this varying ‘playing field’ would be in time to take from the person who lived wisely and give to the person who lived recklessly.  The liberal platform would be to punish success and reward failure.  I wonder though, what would be the response when such a platform would start impacting the proponents’ assets?

Before America and capitalism, through the thousands of years of history of civilization, it was only the rich that was privileged enough to have entertainment, servants to wash their clothes, nice homes, abundant food to eat, transportation, and so on.  If you are wealthy living anywhere in the world today the same is true.  The wealthy can buy an expensive television, drive a nice car, have servants, live in a nice house, and have entertainment.  That is not the case if you are poor and live in a third world country.  What makes capitalism great is that even the ‘poor’ in America have access to entertainment, transportation, washing machines, and can even own property.  It may not equal up to the extravagance of wealth, but it is obtainable.  Capitalism allows for you to buy a million-dollar home or a $30,000 home.  It allows you to buy a Rolls Royce or a Ford.  America allows everyone to have the same things, just at different qualities.  How many times are we reminded of this from the pulpit?  Or do we just let some stew in their ‘pity party’ mentality.  Do we remind congregations that God has been good to us in America?

As it seems with every liberal position there is a ‘touch’ of hypocrisy and in creating a level playing field and reducing the wealth gap between the rich and poor we find no exception.  A millionaire may seem rich to a person earning $50,000 a year, but a person earning $50,000 a year is rich compared to someone earning minimum wage.  A person earning minimum wage is very well off compared to a homeless person.  A homeless person in America is well off compared to a person in poverty in a third world country.  If the liberal platform is going to support taking from someone earning $50,000 to give to another earning minimum wage to reduce the wealth gap, why not take from someone earning minimum wage and give to those who are homeless?  We have yet to hear a liberal support redistributing even $1 from someone earning minimum wage so it can be given to the homeless.  It is the liberal policy to decide who should and who shouldn’t be required to give up something.  Level is level except…

Next week we will see how liberal policies are designed to create division.  They are policies designed to destroy the very fabric of this nation.   It’s an agenda that has been around for quite some time.

– Bob Munsey

“If we catch you cheating to get into college we will put you in jail.  And if you cheat to enter our country, we’ll give you free college, a driver’s license, and food stamps.”   California Governor Gavin Newsom

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