Christian Principles

               I’ve always said this:  Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day.  Promise him that you will give him a fish every day for the rest of his life and he will vote for you.   Yes, that is my cynical view of politics. And it does worry me on several levels.  First, and most importantly because the scriptures teach that everyone should work for what they get. Yes, the Bible has a lot to say about slothfulness and laziness and it is not at all complimentary of idleness when it comes to honest labor.
               The word of God is explicit in commanding us to help anyone and everyone in need. As Christians it should be a highlight of our lifestyle to help someone who experiences misfortune and tough times. But because we are followers of Christ, we also have to be wary of the dangers of creating a system that encourages idleness; discourages incentive to be productive. That was never God’s intention in telling us to care for others.
              Now back to the political aspect.  This is exactly what I see in a nation that is adamantly and purposely distancing itself from God:  everyone is entitled to free stuff.  It is exactly as a Scottish philosopher, Alexander Fraser Tytler, said in the late 1700’s after examining the American  model of democracy, “ A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship.”
             Equally as disturbing is this from a contemporary of Tytler, French philosopher Alexis de Tocqueville when speaking of the equality America was chasing:  
“But one also finds in the human heart a depraved taste for equality, which impels the weak to want to bring the strong down to their level, and which reduces men to preferring equality in servitude to inequality in freedom”.
            It’s another example of Christian principles upon which our nation was founded being tossed aside as we seek the purely secular answers to human desires. I’ve said it before and I’ll continue to say it: Jesus is the answer to every question and the solution to every problem.  My heart breaks for the results of removing God from our nation.

Bro. Tony