A typical deception of humanistic thinking is the belief that you can compartmentalize your life into separate boxes, such as political, financial, social, or religious. And that truth is somehow different for each box. That is partly why seemingly moral people can vote for politicians who represent philosophies they personally find abhorrent. The Democrat Party caters to those who disrespect the American flag and all it stands for except – the welfare benefits it gives. And they want immigration laws that allow more such people in the country. Yet, I know many Democrats who served in the military and fought for and respect this same flag.
Many Democrats hold Christian values yet they will vote for a Party that is 100% committed to populating the country with those who hate Christianity and want to wipe it out! The past Democrat President even boldly proclaimed that the United States is no longer a Christian nation. While most of them would acknowledge the preciousness of children, they willingly support the Democrat Party whose political platform proudly proclaimed that they are the abortion party. Now I picked Democrats because that party is so obvious in these symptoms and has been taken over by a left leaning faction that is more socialist-communist than american. But, there are also independents and republicans that hold similar views.
The truth is – the way you act more describes who you are than the way you talk. The Scriptures state it this way –
“Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.” – Mat. 15:7-9
The word Jesus uses to describe such people is hypocrites, which means actors. It is no wonder so many are so enamored with Hollywood. Hollywood and the entertainment industry is largely filled with hypocrites, in other words with like-minded people. No wonder so many in Hollywood are democrats. The mystery is, when they spout off, why does anyone listen to them as if they had any wisdom worth having?
2018, I believe, will be a pivotal year for choosing whom you will serve, God or Baal. As Elijah challenged Israel during a similar period of their history –
“And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.” – 1 Kings 18:21
The people answered ‘not a word’ and within a few years Israel was taken into captivity by the Assyrians! When God calls you had better answer – silence is the same as choosing against God!
So, I believe, the Holy Spirit is going to challenge us this year; first, those in His Church, then those in the nation to stop being double-minded and choose one way or the other.
“A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.” – James 1:8
“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.” – James 4:7, 8
The truth is, you cannot ‘compartmentalize’ your life into separate boxes, such as political, financial, social, or religious. If you cheat in business, you will cheat in other ways as well. If you vote for those who kill babies in the womb, you will be held guilty by God of the same. If you lie in politics, you will be a liar in other areas as well when it is convenient to do so. The Lord calls us to righteous behavior in all areas of life and it is only righteousness that exalts a nation.
The final warning in the Bible is proclaiming this truth –
“He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.” – Rev. 22:11
Choose you this day whom you will serve!