I only hope that everything I heard, read or saw during this campaign for President of the United States is "Not True".....we are in for a bumpy ride. Not to say that if the other candidate had got all the votes...things would change much....we would still be in for a bumpy ride.
The truth is you can not legislate morality!!! Never! If you could the first laws that were just and full of truth would have worked. Those ten commandments would have been all we needed, "ever". If you read the Bible and especially the books of law you will find that they cover everything... everything we are dealing with today. We think we are so progressive here in the 21st Century. Are we really? We are still trying to mess with those first ten laws trying to figure out how we can get by not doing what we should, without looking like we aren't!
Mankind in general is self centered.....which makes us greedy, deceitful, lustful and non compassionate. And when lawmakers, in this christian Nation, have not conquered these in his own heart his laws and government become corrupt.
This government is the government of the people, by the people and for the people.......so when you have everyone grabbing everything for themselves ...like a daily black friday sale, you have.................give me! give me! give me!
One on hand you have people without work crying out to the government to help them by giving them subsidence without work....then you have those that just need a job willing to work but can't find any.......then you have others with the money and power thinking they deserve to have more money and power, some with little regard to the man who worked hard and helped make his fortune. Treated like the dogs under the dinner table Jesus talked about in the scriptures.. Tired...overworked with little to show for it.
Yes, this is still a great country... and if you can figure out a new gadget.....or you sing really good......or play an instrument or play ball....you can make it big...now you have the money and the cycle repeats over and over. I look at the outline of our great cities that was built on the backs of the ordinary man....taking home a pay check big enough to feed and cloth and shelter his family till the next pay check. God forbid anything go wrong......because everything could crumble at his feet. Many times it did crumble. Recessions, depressions....the guy at the bottom of this totem pole lost everything while the guys at the top ate high on the hog. Teachers, nurses, childcare workers, laborers, factory workers miners,and others.... as there employers became richer.......they became poorer. They formed unions and things became better and then unions became greedy forcing more benefits and wages and soon companies were in trouble.........
Today in 2012 we find jobs being taken to other countries......less wages enough to even pay for transportation across the seas...and bigger profit.
The truth is this can not go on forever.... have you heard the scripture..."Give and it shall be given unto you". That is true...give a job and the money he spends will come back to you. Soon US that is us....will not have the money to buy if companies do not give us the jobs and fair wages to buy the products, and use the services they provide and all will fail. "To whom much is given much is required" so those at the top need to be concerned.
Jesus said the key to all the commandments was love! Love God that means his laws....what ever he says don't do .....don't do it. And what ever He says to do ...Do it with all your heart. And love your neighbor as you love yourself. If we love God and abide by his laws ...government will not have to make more laws. Government could get smaller.... there would be no war, no hunger or homeless, there would be no more abortions and no adulterers...there would be no more thieves and murderers. Confusion would go away and truth would reign.
Only when we love God and people, more than we love things or money or power.. will things fall into place....you can not legislate that....it comes from the heart.
I am afraid that all our idols will have to come down before we truly see. I pray for US.