Thursday, June 28, 2012
"Fiddling While Rome Burns"
In AD 64, the city of Rome burned while Nero was the Roman ruler; allegedly fiddling while Rome burned. Most historians agree that while Nero did not literally “fiddle” during the conflagration, his well-known above-it-all attitude failed to organize forces to control the fire which burned for five days. Rumors had it that he may have even been responsible for the arson which started the fire to create room to build his palatial complex.
Nero was a narcissist who wanted desperately to be liked by the populous. He devoted government resources to the point of nearly bankrupting the empire to buy the love of the people. Obama on the other hand, employs government resources to enslave the people and make them dependent on government to supply their needs.
Most of us are not in positions to provide the leadership needed to correct the plethora of problems our nation and the world faces today. We can, however, as long as we remain a society that elects its leadership, investigate the background and motivation of candidate for legislative positions to determine their fitness to represent us in the governance of our nation. We must send the best qualified, not just the best financed, to Washington to govern our formerly great nation.
With today’s Supreme Court decision to uphold ObamaCare, America continues to head toward the fire of economic and social dissolution.
What is really sad is the complacency of a large part of the Unites States population who are living in Fat, Dumb, and Happy land where they are more concerned with day-to-day challenges than paying attention to the big picture. Of course, bills must be paid, lawns mowed, medicine sought for ailments and injuries, jobs found, but, as suggested in Judeo-Christian scriptures, "it is the little foxes that spoil the vines.”
The multitude of problems facing the world today distract from the ability to notice the Big Picture. This is consistent with Obama’s employment of the Cloward-Piven Strategy to create chaos to motivate people to accept increased government involvement in their daily lives. So much is happening that the “noise” of life becomes overwhelming.
Large numbers of Christians are “trusting the Lord” to make it all come out right in the end. Of course, God’s plan will prevail, but that does not mean that believers should remain complacent and by doing so, become complicit in world events by their inaction and inattention. It is always appropriate to trust in God’s plans as best we can discern them, but we must remember that we each also play a part, however small, in the realization of God’s plan. 2 Chronicles 7:14 reminds us that one of our necessary roles lies in humbly praying, looking to God, and turning from wickedness. If we do this, the Lord’s promise is that He will hear us, forgive our sins, and heal our land. Short of this, whatever will be, will be. Christians can go with the flow or actively take part in turning the corner on challenges faced by the world.
While Jesus died on the cross to provide for the salvation of all mankind, each person must accept that work to be a genuine Christian—a definite acceptance is required to see salvation manifest in one’s life. In the 1970s, Jerry Falwell often referred to the “Silent Majority,” speaking of Christians who were not politically active, yet secretly concerned with national and world events. Their silence did nothing to change or constrain events clearly opposing Judeo-Christian beliefs.
Christians, as believers we must become active participants in the political freedoms that so many have fought and died to secure for us. Glenn Beck reported today that only 70% of Christians are registered to vote. Are you among them. Go to WallBuilders and see if you are one of the 30%. Get registered. Get active. Get off your duff and encourage others to become active. Become a knowledgeable voter.
If the person you think you want to put/continue in office shows himself or herself to have Progressive leanings, beliefs or motivations, remove them from office by replacing them with more conservative candidates.