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Saturday, May 10, 2014

The Devil and the Democratic Party

The surest way to corrupt a culture is to have those who lead us—spiritually, politically, and economically—along with those who entertain and inform us, not simply to abandon, but to wage war on the truth. Just as “We hold these truths to be self-evident” forever changed the fate of humans the world over, as history clearly demonstrates, an abandonment of the “Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God” will reap equally great, albeit destructive, consequences for humanity.

Multiple illustrations of such consequences are contained in the Old Testament. Scripture reveals that wicked Kings often led God’s people astray, with disastrous consequences. From Ahab to Zedekiah, time and again we see accounts where the kings of both Israel and Judah “did evil in the sight of the Lord” and “caused Israel to sin.” In a covenant relationship with God, and entrusted with His written law, such disobedience often yielded harsh judgments.

Though the covenant relationship God had with Israel was unique in the annals of history, as author, pastor, and theologian John Piper points out, “the Bible portrays God as sovereign over the nations and ruling them for his purposes. This includes ethnic peoples as well as the political states that emerge around them: ‘Kingship belongs to the Lᴏʀᴅ, and he rules over the nations’ (Psalms 22:28).”

Thus, in addition to judgments against Israel, Scripture also reveals harsh consequences for Gentile nations (or city states) as a result of sin as well. Sodom, Gomorrah, Egypt, Ammon, Moab, Tyre, Sidon and others all suffered under God’s wrath as the result of the sin of their leaders and their people.

To be sure, Americans have seen immoral leaders of every stripe and flavor. However, in the history of our nation, only the pro-slavery Democrats of the 19th century rival the immorality practiced and preached by today’s liberals that lead the modern Democrat Party.

Support of everything from abortion, to gender perversions, homosexuality, pornography, a redefinition of marriage, wicked climate policies, and an enslaving welfare state have made today’s Democrat Party little more than a modern-day Mephistopheles. Instead of magic to lure their Faustian targets, today’s Democrats employ, among other things, bribery, class warfare, fear, greed, lust, propaganda, scientism, vengeance, and violence.

The evidence is, of course, all around us. This is especially the case given that we are in the midst of another election season. Take note of the political ads run by Democrats. How long before we get to meet the next Julia or Pajama Boy? How many times will we get to hear about, if elected, what Democrats will do in order to give out more goodies from the government? Where will the next fraudulent statistics in the “War on Women” originate?

How much “linguistic limbo” will Democrats perform in order blandly to describe their embracing of the “right” to kill children in the womb? (Or they simply video their abortions and tell us that everything is “super great!”) What deceit will liberals use to explain or embrace the fiscal and medical disaster that is Obamacare? How many times will we get to hear the phrase “marriage equality” (knowing full well that the liberal position on marriage also “discriminates”)?

“Truth makes the Devil blush,” wrote English historian Thomas Fuller. As liberalism has created a culture that is nearly bereft of shame, today’s Democrats rarely blush. This usually happens only when someone becomes a political liability and not because some proper moral standard has been violated. 

Of course, as many continue to point out, the consequences of the wide variety of immorality proffered by today’s Democrat Party go well beyond the political realm. Individuals, families, businesses, churches, and the like are suffering. In other words, America is suffering.

As Al Mohler recently put it, “We are in the midst of a massive revolution in morality.” He adds that, “sexual morality is at the center of this revolution.” Mohler refers directly to a “crossroads” and alludes to an unavoidable showdown that is looming within the evangelical church. However, I believe this is the case for our nation in general.

Deep lines in the sand are being drawn. There are going to be few places to hide. Americans are going to have to make distinct choices about the morality by which our government is going to operate. Such choices may make many unpopular with their family and their neighbors. However, must we end up with the kind of suffering we saw during the Civil War before our lesson is learned?

Many, including President Lincoln himself, saw the American Civil War as God’s judgment on our nation for indulging in the sin of slavery. America contained about 4 million slaves at the height of slavery in the U.S.

Since Roe v. Wade, well over 50 million American babies have been killed in the womb. As Alveda King, MLK’s niece put it recently, “Every aborted baby is like a slave in the womb of his or her mother. The mother decides his or her fate.”

In addition, over 40 percent of children in America are born out of wedlock. Record numbers of Americans are cohabitating. The family is disintegrating and liberals celebrate! With many seemingly content to nurse on the ample bosoms of Big Government, record numbers of Americans are not working and are on the welfare rolls. After all, who needs mom and dad or a job when you have Obama’s Stash?

With millions of Americans addicted to pornography, it is little wonder that so many lack the ability to have healthy intimate relationships that lead to healthy families. With the hook-up culture rampant, sexually transmitted diseases are also at record levels.

What’s more, in the name of their green god, deceptive climate policies are destroying wealth and harming the poor. In spite of the apathy most Americans have shown this false religion, Democrats, perhaps searching for some political traction in this increasingly hostile political climate (pun intended) in which they find themselves, continue to push their climate agenda.

Instead of direct judgment, some might deem the harsh suffering many of us are experiencing (whether a direct result of our sin or the sin of others) simply as the “natural” consequences of violating “Natural Law.” Whatever one chooses to call it, and whatever awaits us, one thing is clear: the past and current policies of the Democrat Party have aided and abetted the evil forces who seek to destroy mankind.

Copyright 2014, Trevor Grant Thomas
At the Intersection of Politics, Science, Faith, and Reason.
Trevor and his wife Michelle are the authors of: Debt Free Living in a Debt Filled World
tthomas@trevorgrantthomas.com

5 comments:

  1. ~Mephistopheles is not your name. I know what you're up to just the same. I walked in today and had a quick look around. What I saw was a whole lot of "no comments" under each of these predictably repetitive rants of yours. Does it suggest to you that no one is listening? Are you doing the community or society in general a service with this stuff? -Or are you just engaging in a form of theological and ideological masturbation? Be careful, I've been told that leads to blindness...

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  2. Comments don't equate to pageviews, but thanks for your concern!

    In addition, my website has only been in this format for a couple of months. However, one of the main reasons I chose to use something like Blogger was the ready-made availability of a comments section. To do something like this writing my own code was a bit much for me. I do hope to get plenty of feedback through the comments.

    If you want to see the volume or type of comments my columns can generate, I suggest a search of my name on American Thinker: www.americanthinker.com.

    I'm glad you got the "Police" reference with "Mephistopheles." Watch the language though, my older kids and sometimes my students read this.

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  3. Yea, I understand the advantages of ready made blogs with comment capability to avoid reinventing the wheel with self-coded HTML.

    I am also aware of the capability of intentionally inflamatory rhetoric to generate large volumes of replies. One article you published in the Gainesville Times smearing a certain non-Christian religion "that denies the truth" as producing "rotten fruit" comes to mind. Your gigantic exception for historic examples of Christian terrorism and for Judiasm (another non-Christian religion that denies the truth) suggest a disingenuous and manipulative agenda is behind most of your pieces. You seem to be very good at division, but not so much for restoration and making whole the relation between all of God's children.

    As for "language" to watch, do you refer to the "M" word above? Seriously, you would be offended by that word after making direct references (with web links) to gender perversion, homosexuality, videotaped abortions, and pornography? Dude, you gotta be kidding me! Or could it be that such "language" is acceptable if the context of it's use supports your ideological agenda? Help me out here. Explain your position.

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    1. Context Kiev, context. (You're right!) Yes, I make frequent mention of things in the sexual realm, but I'm certainly not aiming to be crude.

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    2. Perhaps not crude by your own definition of the term, but still "M" by mine. M can of course be sexual gratification, or any other form of self stimulation for the purpose of gratification (Freud). This includes an emotional or psychological aspect that involves deliberate stimulation of ideological beliefs. This can manifest as repetition of statements about persons or groups one dislikes or wishes others to dislike because it helps to reinforce the belief. Related topic: Narcissistic self-aggrandizement.

      One form of M is frequently done in private, while the other may be done in blogs where typically no one is listening. The truth is everyone does this to some degree, including you and me. It shouldn't be shameful to call it what it is, but since you seem to have a religious phobia about the "M" word, I shall call it self-petting.

      The Church holds that men and certainly some women would benefit themselves by struggling to reduce and control dependence on the habit of M. To that end, I will suggest repetitively saying something over and over again (for years or even decades) may make it believable to oneself and perhaps to some others, but that does not make it true. It just gives you a warm feeling of satisfaction.

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