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Lesson: Wisdom-politics!! Pt. 7

Main Scriptures

Prv 4:7 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.

Hos 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

Today, there is a crisis in this country, due to the direction its leaders are taking it. These leaders, are the politicians that all of us that vote, have installed to guide us down the path to the future. Hopefully, that future, is one where every citizen, no matter what race, color or creed, male or female, young or old, will have the type of life, that is one of achieving the 'American dream.' And what is that dream?? Life, liberty and Happiness. To be all that they can be.

However, if we take a serious look at that goal, we see it is slipping farther, and farther away.

People are losing sight of that goal, as they have lost jobs, houses, cars, money and many other things that, a few decades ago, were luxuries, that only those that were successful enjoyed.

Having more than one TV, was a sign of success, let alone having more than one car. Owning a house, was a pipe dream, at best, and if you did, it was in some run down part of the city. If you wanted to live outside of the slums, you usually had to rent.

Then, things got better. Success, became defined as the amout of 'things' a person owned, the size of their bank account[s], and such. As time went on, we seemed to be rolling right along, heading toward that promise.

Now, it is a totally different story. Bank accounts have been depleted, things, have been repossessed, sold off, or have been used to get a loan.

Is there an explanation as to why this is happining?? Of course there is. In fact, there are a plethora of explanations out there to choose from, but, only ONE, is the right one, and that is, the One, we will examine, in this lesson.

It is the last place any person, outside of the Spirit filled Christian would look, but is the first place, the carnal minded person needs to look, and that is the Word of God. For it is the Word of God, that not only sets the stage for our success, or our failures. And the word of God lets us know, that leaders play an important part, as to which of the two[success or failure] we will experience. And since, in this country, we choose those leaders, our success, or failure, is of our own making.

Amos 3:3 Can two walk together, except they be agreed?

It is absolute foolishness, to select someone for that position, if, the solution they say they intend to implement, is something you don't agree with, because what you have done, is go against your principles.

If you vote for someone, you are telling everyone, where your principles lie. More importantly, you are telling God, where your principles lie!!'

By this last statement, I have just done something that most Christians never have given thought to, and that is, What does God think about this person, and the plan they propose to use to get us out of this mess?

John 15:5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

You see, the plan this person presents to us, reveals what type of principles they have, and for the Christian, it reveals where they stand in God's eyes. Consequently, if they are favorable in God's eyes, and you support them, then you are in agreement, with God. By the same token, if they are not viewed favorably by God, and you support them, then you have got a problem, with God, and you don't want that.

Rom 3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: A common argument used to justify voting for someone whose stance may be against theirs, especially if they are a Christian, is the fact that, no one is perfect. And, that is true. So therefore, no political party is perfect. This is also true. So, what is a Christian supposed to do?? There are several options. 1. not vote at all, because the whole system is no good, because neither party is perfect. Or, 2. choose the one that promises the most good things, 3. Or choose the lesser of the 2 evils.

1Pet 1:16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

Mat 5:48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

Phi 3:14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

Phi 3:15 Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.

Abortion; What God says about it!

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