Monday, March 22, 2010

I am the Lord and there is none else.

For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.” ~ Isaiah 45:18

After last night’s healthcare vote, I expect that several members of Congress will be congratulating themselves on “creating” a right to healthcare. They would do well to remember that all of our inalienable rights come, not from the Congress or indeed from the hand of any human, but from our Creator. For the Congress of the United States of America to claim that they have the same authority to grant unalienable rights is a very dangerous place to be - at least from a Christian perspective. Members of Congress are not the only ones who will be under judgment for such a statement, though, because this is a nation that is ruled “by the consent of the governed”. That’s us, folks, and we elected these people to represent us. I don’t know about any of you, but, as a Christian myself, such a usurpation of God’s authority is unthinkable for me.

For those of you who have been bamboozled by the nonsense taught in the public school system (or who have simply refused to become better informed through you own efforts after graduation) – get informed. Yes, the US was formed as a Christian nation – look it up. It was illegal to be an atheist at the time this nation was formed and if you wanted to hold office, you had to be, not only a Christian, but a protestant of some sort. Christian values shaped this nation and our Constitution. And, I suspect, were Christian values still the guiding principle before our Congress, we would not now be viewing the destruction of America.

Not only does claiming to have “created” a “right” to healthcare usurp the authority of God, it creates a slave class in the United States. This is in clear violation of the United States Constitution, the 13th amendment of which states: “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” If I may be said to have a “right” to healthcare, that creates a requirement on the part of healthcare providers to care for me whether they will or no and whether I pay or not. This makes every healthcare provider essentially a slave to my need for healthcare.

Now many would argue that God himself would want us to take care of each other. Yes, He does. However, such care is clearly an individual obligation as demonstrated by the account of the Good Samaritan and others. God never instructs any individual to steal from another to do the good works through which we would honor Him and this legislation is nothing less than theft. Some would say that a loving God would reward such an effort to care for the homeless and downtrodden by our consensual government. Even if I agreed that God would approve of theft for the commission of “good works”, I would not be so foolish as to expect God to overlook the usurpation of His authority by the overweening members of Congress who have and will, in the coming days, claim to have made healthcare into an inalienable right.

In reality, this legislation is nothing less than the Congress and president of these United States attempting to claim and exercise God – like control over every aspect of our lives. Who lives and who dies will rest on the regulatory bodies charged with enforcing this monstrosity. (That would be the IRS to start with-like those folks needed more power.) And when, in 5 or so years, the “beneficial” parts of this enslavement plan come to the point of application, I wonder if anyone will have any money left to allow them to maintain their lives and liberty, much less pursue happiness at all. I won’t be holding my breath, as I believe that with the passage of this legislation, the America of the founders and even the much less free America of my own childhood has breathed its last. The tired, poor, huddled masses yearning to breathe free would do better, in my opinion, to stay where they are and get busy about changing their own governments to what America used to be if they want to breathe free, because freedom here is dead.

I, personally cannot breathe free, knowing, that through this legislation, the government will have it’s hand in my bank account directly and with no provision for appeal should they take more than they ought. And since it will be they who determine how much they “ought” to be taking directly out of my bank account to pay for whatever services they deem necessary for a useless eater such as myself, how could I dispute the charges anyway?
For those who wanted this legislation-Shame on You. Shame on you for not being willing to reach into your own pockets to help your fellow man. Shame on you for abandoning your duty and responsibility to teach your children and your unsaved fellow man the truth and necessity of upholding Christian values. Shame on you for deciding that theft is okay as long as you think you are getting the hard-earned money of those from whom you will be stealing. And finally-Shame on you for your hand in destroying a nation that was created by the hand of Divine Providence.

God is a God of judgment. The Ninevites, who repented and turned to God and had their city spared in Jonah’s time, reverted within about 200 years to the evils that put them at the point of destruction. Did God extend to them His lenience a second time? I’d suggest you check the book of Nahum to find out. Those members of Congress who connived and schemed to destroy a nation formed by the hand of Divine Providence, and the president who approves such a measure should remember, that just as Jonah had nowhere to hide from the Lord, neither do you.

Lest the foregoing statement be taken as a personal threat, let me add that I, like David, have a healthy respect for those individuals that the Lord raises up to positions of power and authority. I will wait upon the Lord’s judgment, secure in the knowledge that I voted for none of you, choosing instead to vote for candidates of good character instead of the lesser of two evils. God willing, when you are gone, I will still be here to help to rebuild what you have destroyed.

“God is jealous, and the LORD revengeth; the LORD revengeth, and is furious; the LORD will take vengeance on his adversaries, and he reserveth wrath for his enemies.
The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked: the LORD hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.” ~Nahum 1:2-3

10 comments:

DR said...

Well put, what a black day for America. Its the 1850's all over again. Let's hope we can avoid repeating the 1860's.

Dr.D said...

The passage of this bill is without doubt the most disgraceful, dishonorable spectacle that has ever occurred in the US Congress. The lies, the arm-twisting, the naked pursuit of power are all simply disgusting, particularly for those sworn to uphold the Constitution and to serve the American people. They did neither. In their arrogance, they served themselves only, and they utterly trampled the Constitution. There is eternal damnation awaiting those who take their responsibilities so lightly.

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Call Me Mom said...

Moose,
There is a code of conduct on this blog. You can keep your comments to yourself if you cannot comment without calling me nasty names.
As for most of the points you made, all I can say is that we clearly have a difference of opinion.

While I went to the trouble of researching things before making my post, you seem to just regurgitate whatever you've been spoonfed by the public school system and the mainstream media.(Deists? Come on-read their writing.)

If you are willing to dicuss your views on God and socialism civilly, you may start with an apology for the insults and profanity you used in your last post.

I will not allow posts with profanity or personal insults. If you want to throw a temper tantrum do it somewhere else.

Call Me Mom said...

“To the corruptions of Christianity I am indeed opposed; but not to the genuine precepts of Jesus himself. I am a Christian, in the only sense he wished any one to be; sincerely attached to his doctrines, in preference to all others; ascribing to himself every human excellence; & believing he never claimed any other.” – Thomas Jefferson Letter to Benjamin Rush (April 12, 1803)

"deism -n, belief in the existence of a god without accepting revalation" ~Oxford American dictionary

And from my old world book dictionary-just in case that definition wasn't clear enough:
"deism- 1. Belief in God on the evidence of reason and nature, and without accepting any particular religion. 2. The belief that God exists entirely apart from our world and does not influence the lives of human beings."

Clearly, Mr. Jefferson was not a deist as he claimed Christianity as his own and a belief that God does not influence the lives of human beings is contrary to the gospel that God sent His only begotten son to die for our sins.

Dr.D said...

Dear Mom,

The Jefferson quote is, in itself, quite clearly anti-Christian. Look at the part that reads, "...ascribing to himself every human excellence; & believing he never claimed any other."

No one who reads the New Testament faithfully can fail to understand that Jesus is telling his listeners over and over again that He is the true Son of God. This goes far, far beyond "believing he never claimed any other." For Jefferson to make this claim is to say that (1) he has not read the New Testament, or (2) he has not believed it. I have read elsewhere that Jefferson edited his own Bible, removing major portions of the Bible that he found to be unacceptable to himself for whatever reason. Jefferson is not a reliable source for matters such as this. His claim to Christianity is very shaky indeed.

Call Me Mom said...

Dr. D,
I was not commenting on Mr. Jefferson's form of Christianity, only on the fact that he claimed to be a Christian, thereby proving that he was not a deist, by definition. But I thank you for your clarification on that point.

Call Me Mom said...

Dr. D,
I was not commenting on Mr. Jefferson's form of Christianity, only on the fact that he claimed to be a Christian, thereby proving that he was not a deist, by definition. But I thank you for your clarification on that point.

(I thought that these last two comments were already posted, so, if this is just a glitch, please forgive what may appear on your pages as a double posting.)