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September 19, 2008

Economy in the tanks.

A page (oops) written before the turn of the century, regretfully predicted the current economic mess.  The Bible, written thousands of years prior to this shows how incredibly important it is to pay attention to what the past may teach us. 

Deuteronomy 28:45 All these curses will come upon you. They will pursue you and overtake you until you are destroyed, because you did not obey the LORD your God and observe the commands and decrees he gave you. 46 They will be a sign and a wonder to you and your descendants forever. 47 Because you did not serve the LORD your God joyfully and gladly in the time of prosperity,

Here is the only solution to fix our dilemma.

You won't like it.  I don't like it.  No one likes it.  It is our only solution.

Pitchforks do some good but won't fix it.  Blaming others is too easy.

The solution?  We need to repent to Almighty God.  Only then can each of us realize our own roles in lies, cheating, greed, taking advantage, hurting others and telling God he doesn't belong in politics or the classroom.  Our founders knew that Christianity was the strength of our republic and knew the value of limited government.



Benjamin Franklin in 1787 said "Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters".

John Adams on October 11, 1798 wrote:  We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net.  Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.  It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.                                                  

John Adams in 1776 wrote:  Statesmen, my dear Sir, may plan and speculate for liberty, but it is religion and morality alone, which can establish the principles upon which freedom can securely stand.  The only foundation of a free constitution is pure virtue; and if this cannot be inspired into our people in a greater measure than they have it now, they may change their rulers and the forms of government, but they will not obtain a lasting liberty.  They will only exchange tyrants and tyrannies.

Patrick Henry wrote to his daughter in 1796:  Amongst other strange things said of me, I hear it is said by the deists that I am one of the number; and, indeed, that some good people think I am no Christian.  This thought gives me much more pain than the appellation of Tory; because  I think religion of infinitely higher importance than politics; and I find much cause to reproach myself that I have lived so long, and have given no decided and public proofs of my being a Christian.  But, indeed, my dear child, this is a character which I prize far above all this world has, or can boast.

John Adams in 1798 wrote:  The safety and prosperity of nations ultimately and essentially depend on the protection and blessing of Almighty God; and the national acknowledgment of this truth is not only an indispensable duty, which the people owe to him, but a duty whose natural influence is favorable to the promotion of that morality and piety, without which social happiness cannot exist, nor the blessings of a free government be enjoyed.


We must repent from our sins (unpopular in this day and age).  Only then as we turn to ask God for forgiveness for our own errors can we begin to become servants of others and realize it isn't all about "me".  It is about emulating Christ and showing love to others.  That will allow for self-government and self-control as in previous days and will stop people from looking for loopholes.  We won't need a big government.  Because of our current evil, we need a heavy handed government to stop us from hurting others, including our children.  The people must change or the price and our pain will continue to grow.

Simple solution.  Unpopular.  We don't need to "put country first".  God deserves that position and then we can fix the country.  McCain is wrong.  God first.

By the way, our problems are simply judgment upon us for choosing to leave God's direction. 

You see, as with other things, our economy depends on people doing the right thing.  There are three basic restraints on people from doing evil.

  • some respond to punishment or the threat of punishment
  • some respond to what should be done based on whether or not it is legal
  • some respond to what God would want us to do.

If we choose to respond to God, we have real freedom.  We do no harm to others and government has no reason to be obtrusive.  We trim down the government to the limited size that will protect us from the enormous cost as we find our dollars devalued, increased bailouts and other unconstitutional things that will destroy us.

There is no sense in wasting your time with repeated insights and facts that are found elsewhere.  Our choices for president and VP are extremely limited.  One would wonder why we now have the most liberal Senator (Barak Obama) against one of the most liberal Republican Senators (John McCain).  What happened to the other choices?    We go from bad to the worst, Obama and his acceptance of destroying fully formed normal babies.   

Why are we stuck?  The reason is simple.  We are reaping the benefits of many flawed choices in the election cycles, each time moving us closer to our horrible choice today.  As we compromised years ago, each time we indicated that we would accept the values of the one we voted for, even when we don't agree with them.  Each time this is repeated, we find our choices moving to more liberal positions.  Each time this was recognized but each time we justified the choice by assuming voting for the candidate was "better" than the alternative.  Last time, McCain was rightfully rejected in the Republican primaries, now Dobson and others are bowing down to him.  It is nauseating.  Excuse me, shouldn't we as God's representatives stand firm?  Absolutely.  

We were rewarded with George Bush (41), Bob Dole, George Bush (43), and now John McCain as the 'better choices'.  Now, with McCain, we have one who chooses to fund abortions (see here) although that really isn't new.  Other supposedly "pro-life" candidates have done the same.  Yet, he is a strong proponent for embryonic stem cell research.  He wants to give the illegal aliens our country.  He agrees with civil unions (or "arrangements") of homosexuals as long as the states are the ones regulating this.  How nice.

Bob Barr is the Libertarian candidate.  He has no tolerance for God's role in our government.  He will not come out against abortion or other "issues" important to God Himself. 

Chuck Baldwin (Constitution Party) stands alone.  He recognizes the importance of our repentance before God.  He recognizes what a stench we have become before God in our current willfully godless condition.  He recognizes fundamentals of economy and constitutional limits of government controls.  He is the only candidate who truly qualifies for the office and will truly cause "change" as we need and help heal our land.  He alone is worthy of our vote.  A vote for Baldwin speaks of our faith in God.  It tells the others they are wrong. 

Yet, instead, again, we will continue our march to destruction claiming we don't need God.  We made our choice and we are paying for it.  Yes, we are under God's judgment.  We must repent or not be surprised as we fall further into desperation. 


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