Good Is Called Evil & Evil Is Called Good
Lines have been crossed that never should have been crossed by some of our elected politicians, and others, and I’m seriously concerned about where we are heading as “the land of the free and the home of the brave” if things don’t start changing real fast!
I believe it’s also time to draw some lines in the sand. Not because of personal feelings, but because of undeniable facts. Here’s what concerns me:
Fact #1: It was the Democrats, through the lips of Hillary Clinton, who called all Republicans and conservatives “deplorables”! That one disgraceful comment may have cost Hillary the Presidential election in 2016.
Fact #2: The Democrats, through the lips of Nancy Pelosi, called all Republicans and conservatives “enemies of the state”! This is an OUTRAGEOUSLY INFLAMMATORY statement from a sitting member of Congress, let alone the Speaker of our House of Representatives. Sadly, by definition, these are fighting words! And sadder yet, the only ones fighting so far seem to be the Black Lives Matter and ANTIFA mobs that mostly target Democratic run cities, older folks, and the weak who are either unable or just afraid to push back and try to defend themselves.
Fact #3: Just the other day Democrats, through the lips of Joe Biden, are calling all Republicans and conservatives “chumps” and “ugly folks”!
So who is really dividing our nation?
To date, and to my knowledge, very few elected Democrats have condemned the rioting, burning, looting, beatings, killings, and destruction of city, state, and federal properties by the Black Lives Matter and ANTIFA mobs. It took Joe Biden four months to finally condemn the violence in some of our cities, probably because the polls said he should! By default, their silence is condoning these terrorist activities, and even stoking the flames of all this bitterness and hate.
By now, it should be clear to every reasonable-thinking individual that the only time the rioting, burning, looting, and beatings begin is when a police officer is accused of shooting a black person. Without first learning all the facts, the violence immediately begins.
On the other hand, when black people, including innocent black children, are shot or killed by other black individuals, we don’t hear a peep from any of the Democrats, from Black Lives Matter, or from anyone in the main stream media! Where are the Al Sharptons and Jesse Jacksons when these hurting families really need someone to step forward and fight for them so their voices can be heard?
Is it just a coincidence that most of the rioting, burning, looting, and violence takes place in cities and states run by Democrats?
I have yet to see a group of angry Republicans (and there are many in my opinion) rioting, burning, looting, and beating fellow Americans simply because they don’t agree with Democratic policies, or don’t like the character of Democrat politicians (and there are many in my opinion)!
As a student of the Bible, here is what I know and believe about all the unrest in America, and around the entire world:
- God is the Sovereign Creator of the universe and all that is in it and on it. Since He created everything out of nothing, just by speaking it into existence, and He is in total control of all that goes on. Events around the world do not occur as mere happenstance, but every detail of history is determined by the will, purpose, and power of God. He ultimately ordains and allows all the events of history. Even when we think we are in control, His Sovereign Hand is at work through all the good and evil that exists in this world.
- God is Holy (Perfect, Pure, Sinless). He is not the author of evil and does not tolerate sin. Rejection of Him and His law and commands leads not only to the necessary consequences of chaos in society and in nature, but inevitably evokes His personal displeasure, resulting in His ultimate justice.
- God’s patience must never be misunderstood as weakness. Corporate or individual sin will not be left unpunished. No earthly power that defies God’s law and commands will finally escape His judgement.
With these three points in mind, the big question that many today may be asking is this:
How could the Holy God, who cannot tolerate evil and sin, use evil to fulfill His purposes?
The short answer is, He’s God and we’re not!
The longer answer is found throughout the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. God has promised His people from every nation on earth (His elect) who are called by His name (all who receive Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior) that He will never abandon nor forsake us.
However, He also promised that sin would have painful consequences for disobedience to His law and commands. And because we live in a fallen, imperfect world, even His people may not be exempt from the punishment He chooses when and where to unleash to fulfill His purposes.
So, back to my original question: Is Another Civil War Brewing In America?
The short answer is, God only knows!
However, believers and unbelievers alike, all need to be doing our part to calm the unrest going on today. Whether you believe in God or not, we are all Americans and we should continue working to set a better example than those who are hell-bent on destroying the greatest nation on earth. “See that no one pays back evil for evil, but always try to do good to each other and to all people. Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.” (1 Thessalonians 5:15-18 – NLT)
I also believe God is calling all who believe in Him to pray without ceasing for His grace and mercy on our nation and for calmer hearts and minds to prevail in the midst of all the chaos. “If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14)
Additionally, we must hold our elected officials accountable for turning a blind eye to the violence in our streets, to those who have tried to overthrow a sitting President, and to the corrupt politicians who have been caught red-handed selling out America to foreign powers, who are lining their pockets with millions of dollars, and who are jeopardizing our national security!
We can and must do that with our vote.
With 3 days left to what I believe is the most important Presidential election since the birth of the U.S.A., it is critically important that EVERYONE eligible to vote has all the facts to make an intelligent decision on who and what to vote for.
The choices are crystal clear
As American cities continue to burn, it is an undeniable fact that the Democrats want chaos and confusion, a race war (the next civil war? God forbid it!), to continue at all costs with a promise to voters that once Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are in the White House and running things all the rioting, burning, looting, beatings, killings, and destruction of city, state, and federal properties will end. In other words, if they don’t win, they will make sure the violence continues. They want a Green New Deal that will end fossil fuels, kill tens of thousands of jobs and drive up energy costs to consumers. They want a Supreme Court that ignores our Constitution and instead makes laws (not their job) that fit their political agenda, not the will of the people. Democrats want a Godless Socialist government that will suppress freedom of speech and our freedom to worship when and where we please. They want to de-fund our police, eliminate our right to bear arms, open our borders (no border security), a halt to single-family housing, no school choice, the killing of babies even after birth, and free everything else (with massive job-killing tax hikes to pay for all the freebies) as the answer to all of America’s problems. If you believe this is what is best for you and your family, and America, then vote for Biden/Harris.
The Republicans want to protect the life of the unborn at all costs. They want law and order in our streets with a strong police force and military but with guidelines in place to weed out the bad actors who take advantage of their position to hurt and/or kill people indiscriminately. They want school choice for everyone, especially in the inner cities where so many schools are failing to meet parental expectations for their children. Republicans want a strong border (border walls and security agents) with immigration laws that are based on a merit system. They want lower taxes to insure continued job growth and a strong economy. They want a Supreme Court that enforces our laws based on what our Constitution says, not enforcing their own political agenda. Republicans want to protect our first and second amendment rights. Our right to worship freely whenever and wherever we choose. Our right to freedom of speech, as long as it doesn’t physically harm someone else. Our right to peacefully assemble and protest, and our right to bear arms. If you believe this is what is best for you and your family, and America, then vote for Trump/Pense.
OUR VOTE MATTERS!
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