How Liberals Use Biblical Principles :: By Gene Lawley

By default, Liberals are exercising biblical principles hand over fist, and they don’t even know it! For example, they intend to hold President Trump and his administration to “every jot and tittle of the law” plus whatever they can devise and interpret that might get him out of office. Jesus said, in Matthew 5:18, “For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled.”

However, no one seemed to care much what President Obama did during his eight years in office. And that includes many on both sides of the political spectrum in government and also in the news media. I find it truly appalling.

Lady Justice, you know, the one with eyes blindfolded and holding a scale in perfect balance, now has at least one eye open and the scale is heavily tilted to the left. Paul wrote to Timothy, “But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived” (2 Timothy 3:13).

Another principle that Liberals are practicing, without realizing they are doing so, is found in Matthew 23:24, “You are blind guides, who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel!” In the context Jesus says those scribes and Pharisees should be concerned with “justice and mercy and faith.”

In the current political arena it is clear to anyone with just a bit of common sense objectively applied can see that the Liberals are struggling with every ounce of deception they can muster—straining at a gnat—to implicate President Trump in deeds of treason that would cast him out of the oval office. And time after time they come up empty handed! Meanwhile, they have repeatedly looked the other way during the eight years of Obama’s Administration and the years of the Clinton atrocities. That truly is “swallowing a camel!”

Trump is readily called a liar, along with his family members and others of his administration, even though assumptions are made from scant facts or speculative imaginations. Yet, Clinton’s very open-faced lying about the events of the Benghazi situation, and many other incidents, are not even given space by the liberal media and her Democratic cohorts.

It reminds me of the description Jesus gave of someone who thinks they have a corner on the truth, yet are far from it:

“The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness!” (Matthew 6:22-23).

Out of that thought process is another principle, a rather negative one that the Liberals continually practice is found twice in the book of Proverbs:

“There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death” (Proverbs 14:12 and 16:25).

The late Margaret Thatcher of Britain summed it up in practical terms this way: “Socialism [Liberalism] works until they run out of other people’s money!”

It is an interesting observation that the U.S. government has a Federal Reserve System that lets the government borrow more and more each year to fund its socialistic endeavors while the individual states do not have access to that international banking scheme, thus having to operate under an annual budget. Have you noticed that there has never been a decrease in the national debt limit hovering over the nation, it always has to be increased, year after year?

Does all of this indicate a reason, perhaps why, this proverb above is repeated in the Proverbs?

There is another negative principle of biblical truth that is practiced, in my opinion, with great gusto by the Liberals; it is the one summed up by Paul in Romans 3:18, after listing several descriptive phrases of the characteristics of those who openly display their opposition and rejection of the God of the universe. He wraps up their condemnation, saying, “There is no fear of God before their eyes.”

Solomon, again, says, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom” (Proverbs 9:10), and “The fear of the Lord is to hate evil” (Proverbs 8:13).

Those who have no respect or reverence for the judicial face of God will never know anything of His mercy and loving kindness that led Him to make the truth of John 3:16 ring out across the universe:

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes on Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”

If wisdom begins with a fear of God, what kind of wisdom, then, does the anti-God faction have? Its source must come from the pit, at least in its application. Proverbs 9:1 tells us of seven pillars of wisdom but does not list them. James, however, lists them in his letter in the New Testament:

“But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy” (James 3:17).

Use that measuring rod against the philosophies of men in leadership today.

In another place the Word of Truth says this:

“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written: ‘I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,
And bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.’” (Isaiah 29:14; 1 Corinthians 1:18-19).

And in another place:

“And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God. However, we speak wisdom among those who are mature, yet not the wisdom of this age, nor of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing” (1 Corinthians 2:4-6).

These passages seem to maintain that the “foolishness” of God is stronger and more eternally pertinent than the wisdom of men.

The point is this: The Liberals “have no fear of God before their eyes,” therefore they are practicing the wisdom that does not come from God. Compare the seven pillars of wisdom listed by James, above, with practices of Liberals in the streets of our cities and towns—justifying their destruction and barbaric tactics they call “freedom of speech and to protest.” Their disdain for law and order is exemplified by lawlessness, yet they claim they want justice, mercy and respect.

The contrast to those pillars of wisdom tells a somber story that is spelled out in that statement Jesus made in John 10:10, “The thief [the evil one] comes only to steal, kill and destroy, but I am come that they may have life and have it more abundantly.”

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