2020 ELECTION, “WORTH CONSIDERING” 12/29/20 From Ken Smith<><
Actually this could be our last opportunity to have a legal vote counted. We now appear to have two parties one mostly moral and the other mostly immoral. It does not take much poison to make a glass of milk not good for you. And our choices this year appear to be between which side has the least amount of poison. This Country was founded as a Christian Republic and many of the signers of the Constitution were Christian ministers. Most were Christian but they did not want the state to control religion as in Europe so they tried to prevent the State from having any influence. But they did not see the possibility of the State excluding the Christian influence from our society and schools and government. So now we have a society where even the history of Christianity in our school system is frowned upon and the religion of atheism is widely taught. So our society has been growing up with an ethical vacuum and our Government today seems to have lost its moral compass. Paul had something serious to say about this. Romans 13, Amplified “Let every person be loyally subject to the governing (civil) authorities. For there is no authority except from God [by His permission, His sanction], and those that exist do so by God’s appointment. 2 Therefore he who resists and sets himself up against the authorities resists what God has appointed and arranged [in divine order]. And those who resist will bring down judgment upon themselves [receiving the penalty due them]. 3 For civil authorities are not a terror to [people of] good conduct, but to [those of] bad behavior. Would you have no dread of him who is in authority? Then do what is right and you will receive his approval and commendation. 4 For he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, [you should dread him and] be afraid, for he does not bear and wear the sword for nothing. He is God’s servant to execute His wrath (punishment, vengeance) on the wrongdoer. 5 Therefore one must be subject, not only to avoid God’s wrath and escape punishment, but also as a matter of principle and for the sake of conscience. 6 For this same reason you pay taxes, for [the civil authorities] are official servants under God, devoting themselves to attending to this very service. 7 Render to all men their dues. [Pay] taxes to whom taxes are due, revenue to whom revenue is due, respect to whom respect is due, and honor to whom honor is due. 8 Keep out of debt and owe no man anything, except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor [who practices loving others] has fulfilled the Law [relating to one’s fellowmen, meeting all its requirements]. 9 The commandments, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not kill, You shall not steal, You shall not covet (have an evil desire), and any other commandment, are summed up in the single command, You shall love your neighbor as [you do] yourself. 10 Love does no wrong to one’s neighbor [it never hurts anybody]. Therefore love meets all the requirements and is the fulfilling of the Law. 11 Besides this you know what [a critical] hour this is, how it is high time now for you to wake up out of your sleep (rouse to reality). For salvation (final deliverance) is nearer to us now than when we first believed (adhered to, trusted in, and relied on Christ, the Messiah). 12 The night is far gone and the day is almost here. Let us then drop (fling away) the works and deeds of darkness and put on the [full] armor of light. 13 Let us live and conduct ourselves honorably and becomingly as in the [open light of] day, not in reveling (carousing) and drunkenness, not in immorality and debauchery (sensuality and licentiousness), not in quarreling and jealousy. 14 But clothe yourself with the Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah), and make no provision for [indulging] the flesh [ put a stop to thinking about the evil cravings of your physical nature ] to [gratify its] desires (lusts).”
So, really, with our form of government, We The People, unless we take the time to figure out who is more ethical than the other and vote for the overview of ethics and morality we will get what we deserve. Seems to me that a lot of the So Called Christians have allowed the atheist and unethical to take over our country. This Election represents the degree of moral ethics for the whole government. Frankly, seems to me, that the Washington swamp still needs to be drained and the dangerous critters removed. That this is no longer a government “For The People.”
In the 1830’s in the U.S. the primary book to learn to read by was written by a Christian by the name of McGuffey that in 8 years in teaching English would give a child in 8 years more than a child receives today in 12 yrs. and not only that, gave the child a moral compass in the process. If interested and you home school, you should carefully check this out. https://www.google.com/search?gs_ssp=eJzj4tTP1TcwMs7ISTFg9BLITU4vTUtLrVQoSk1MSS0qBgCCEAmT&q=mcguffey+readers&rlz=1C1CHBD_enUS722US722&oq=McGuff&aqs=chrome.2.0i433i457j69i57j46j46i175i199j0l2j46j0.7118j0j15&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
While in my school at Elkhorn Grade School in 1939 the 10 Commandment was posted by the light switch by my classroom door. We had opening prayer, sang songs and hymns of choice, no restrictions. Said the pledge of allegiance including GOD. And God and Christ Jesus could be included in any form of study during the day without fear. Hope you can see by this the moral failure that our nation has taken. And this was in Kentucky which was an open carry state at the time and guns were considered only a tool for having a good pot of stew at the end of the day.
Pray that we have another opportunity to bring this country back into a moral consciousness.
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