For my Sisters in Christ: As women—wives, mother’s, care-giver’s –- we lead by love, compassion, a desire for fairness. We rely on our hearts to guide our teaching, our judgment, and for a good amount of time, we have set our hearts desire even above what our Holy Bible tells us. So much of our understanding has been undermined due to the influence of evolutionary thought, which is a belief system fully contrary to Christianity. Embracing such a system, in our homes, schools, Churches, and in our Government has had the desired effect for the Secularist . . . removing God and installing in His place the “Government.” A good question to gage how invasive evolutionary thought has been into Christianity is: Did man and “dinosaurs” co-exist?
My purpose in this writing to address the manner in which we select our Representatives, specifically those who wish to “save” all of the “needy” from all hardship. When our government leaders plea to the Christians among us to support “compassion” based programs and we do; we are wrong. When Commentators proclaim that following Christianity supports a “collectivist” society . . . they are wrong. Too often I see Sisters in Christ focus their hearts and minds on electing people who will take from the populace in order to redistribute the money to those the government deems worthy.
Unstudied Christians foolishly embrace these notions put about by our leaders. Because Christians are told to be unto like Christ, we have a desire to see the “right” and “moral” thing done. As women, our hearts ache to see suffering removed, inasmuch as we do when our children weep in pain. Upon hearing that Universal Health Care, or the like, is a “moral imperative,” that we must “be our brother’s keeper,” many then accept that we can place our Faith in our government to see our Christian duties fulfilled by merely voting for the person who promises the most to the “poor.”
Not only do we then set our government up as a god, we reject the Truth that we are created uniquely in all of Creation . . . we are not members of a “pack” to be made slaves to a “leader.” We are made as Individuals, and blessedly special. Furthermore, we do damage to the spirit of man when we destroy desire to work and create according to the gifts granted us by God, to achieve. When we make man dependant, by caring for him as if he were a child, we make him resentful and oftentimes angry. Then sadly, our society is reduced, and further removed from God.
The phrases “Jesus was a Liberal (progressive)” and/or “Jesus was a socialist,” have found a foothold in our national vernacular, and have gained a following of “Believers.” (Please note that Jesus is a proponent of “Liberty” and that I am not using the classic understanding of “liberal” but the modern use that is “collectivist” in nature.)
It is TRUE that the answer to the question: “Am I my brother’s keeper?” posed by Cain, is YES. Every practicing, Christian following the examples set forth by Christ is cognizant of this fact. What many fail to realize is that we Christians aren’t supposed to “keep” said brother against their will, nor are we directed to harm a third party in order to “keep” another. The “keeping of our brother” isn’t a mandate for us to make the indolent comfortable in their indolence.
Christians are to give ~ to assist ~ to be charitable ~ and to support justice.
We are to SHARE in our Blessings, in Humble Thanksgiving to God, for the blessings we have received from Him. The individual Christian is to Reckon our Blessings and find that we are Rich in them! Then we are to Give accordingly. This direction being above the 10% we are supposed to add to the Keeping of our Church.
A widow, poor by society’s standards, found her blessings in such abundance that she stepped forward and gave away the sum of her earthly fortune, having found others’ needs greater than her own. Jesus, seeing this, proclaimed her the most charitable. (Mark 12:43-44) Ask yourself: To whom did this widow give? Notice, too, that this was her choice.
Be aware my Sisters in Christ, if you are wont to give into the secular dogma!
Beware that thou forget not the LORD thy God, in not keeping his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes, which I command thee this day: (Deuteronomy 8:11 KJV) And it shall be, if thou do at all forget the LORD thy God, and walk after other gods, and serve them, and worship them, I testify against you this day that ye shall surely perish. (Deuteronomy 8:19 KJV)
We can NOT outsource our blessings. While we are required to render aid to those who cannot provide for themselves, we are not instructed to make dependants of those who can.
For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat. For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies. Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread. And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed. Yet count [him] not as an enemy, but admonish [him] as a brother. (2 Thessalonians 3:8-15 KJV)
Rather than making our brothers dependants, give of your essence ~ your Time and Knowledge.
Proverbs reminds us:
Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold. For wisdom [is] better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it. (Proverbs 8:10-11 KJV)
Jesus understood this, the Spirit of Man. He understood that man’s spirit is best served if a man is given the Blessing of knowledge that he might become a source of giving himself! Knowledge is one tool that allows Man freedom from the shackles of dependency and his Spirit the ability to break the chains of despondency.
Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth. (Proverbs 10:4 NIV)
Proverbs also warns us against the “collective:”
My son, if sinners entice you, Do not consent. (Proverbs 1:10 KJV) If they say “Cast in your lot among us, Let us all have one purse"— My son, do not walk in the way with them, Keep your foot from their path; (Proverbs 1:14-15 KJV) For their feet run to evil, And they make haste to shed blood. (Proverbs 1:16 KJV) So [are] the ways of everyone who is greedy for gain; It takes away the life of its owners. (Proverbs 1:19 KJV)
This is instruction against theft, (Thou shalt not steal) and becoming part of the group that takes from others to benefit the group. It also behooves us to remember “fools despise wisdom and instruction.” (Proverbs 1:7 KJV)
Let us also hearken to the lessons of Ezekiel 18:20, Deuteronomy 24:16, 2 Kings 14:6, 2 Chronicles 25:4, and Jeremiah 31:29. These explain that our actions belong solely to us ~ the individual. If one’s father is sinful, yet the son keeps the laws, the son is not held accountable for the father’s sins. If you fall into iniquity, yet your father kept the laws, you do not receive his reward of blessings. Jesus gave instruction, as the Gospels record, to the individual that each might gain salvation, and He gave us instruction on how we are to live like Him.
We, the individual Christian must reckon the sum of our Blessings and share of it ourselves, if we desire to remain faithful to our instruction. . . . If you are an advocate for government intercession in providing for your brother, when it is your personal duty, then you are an advocate for theft ~ you will reap the harvest of the seeds you sow.
Even before the theft, we allowed ourselves to break God’s Law. Consider that today, our leaders call upon us to Covet, that Christians echo that call! We are not to look upon our neighbor’s blessings, and desire them for ourselves or others.
Neither shalt thou desire thy neighbour's wife, neither shalt thou covet thy neighbour's house, his field, or his manservant, or his maidservant, his ox, or his ass, or any [thing] that [is] thy neighbour's. (Deuteronomy 5:21)
Thou shalt not! Micah tells us the unjustness of this action:
And they covet fields, and take [them] by violence; and houses, and take [them] away: so they oppress a man and his house, even a man and his heritage. (Micah 2:2)
The Gospels reiterate the injunction against molesting your neighbors:
For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if [there be] any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love [is] the fulfilling of the law. (Romans 13: 9-10)
See also: Matthew 19:19, Mark 12:31, Luke 10:27, Galatians 5:14, James 2:8.
When we see that a brother has fallen, YES, we must offer to help him to stand! After which we are to aid him in learning to walk again. Thusly, helping his Spirit to take flight and again to soar (and this is true for the giver and receiver!).
Please do not secularize the Word by placing your trust, your faith, in government while dismissing the instruction of God. Please do not endeavor to escape your duty as a Christian by supporting those programs that will steal from one for another.
As we continue to practice secular dogma, we turn our eyes from God’s instruction, and turn the eyes of others to the government. Do not turn your eyes to government for your needs; placing your lives in the government’s hands; placing your faith there, doing so is counter to the Teaching. It makes us dependents upon the government, where we are to depend upon God, and the blessings He has given and those He promises to give. We as mothers must not teach our children to look away from God and toward government.
When we Sisters in Christ share of our blessing, to whom do we give the Glory? Do we say, “I am blessed by God, and it is God who deserves your Thanks.” When the government gives, to whom does the Glory go?
Consider also, that the government is a body without compassion for the specific needs of those in need . . . who understands the needs of those around us better than us?
The sharing of our blessings, is a blessing to us, that we can Glorify Him. Christians should not deny others their blessings, nor molest our neighbors in the theft of their property. (See Acts 20:35)
Please do not allow yourself to accept the premise that His words were not meant for you, the individual. Please do not shift your gaze from God to government, to man. 'You shall have no other gods before Me.'
Recall the Good News; Remember He spoke to us ~ not Caesar ~ about caring for the least among us. He did not petition His government to be charitable to those in need. He was extending the promise of a blessing to you, Matthew 25 explains: “Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done [it] unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done [it] unto me.” But, “Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did [it] not to one of the least of these, ye did [it] not to me.” Because, “And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.”
As Christians, we must keep our eyes turned to God, in prayer, blessing, Thanksgiving and charity. We must not allow a government of man to supplant God. We must rebuke the secularization of the Word.