Although we are commended to remember the poor in tangibly meaningful, particularly autonomous fashion, the Bible doesn’t teach us to coddle or reward sluggards.
From their poster child, Barack Obama, to their Sunday pulpit, it's entirely okay for Team Leftist to marry that which for us, is strictly off limits - the word of God and "political affairs." The most dangerous interlude is the notion that wealth redistribution is promoted by the most contextual compilation under the sun - the Holy Bible. Misguided as they are, we are still called to pray for Team Progressive. To which I frequently reply, alright, but bahumbug.
Around the time the Democratic National Committee voted to banish “God” from its language, the president once again swagged his way onto national television and quoted God’s word out of context – successfully parading 1 Thessalonians 4:6 as if it were the only verse in the entire chapter:
...that no one transgress and wrong his brother in this matter, because the Lord is an avenger in all these things, as we told you beforehand and solemnly warned you.
I cannot be the only person that noticed the obvious irony. In essence, the president not only defrauded his constituents and other ill-informed Americans by not having read 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8, but also may have despised God in the process – based on verse eight – assuming that he was privy to the overall context of the passage.
All politicians initiate legislation based on a set of deeply held values, but not all leaders pimp out the Holy word of God solely to achieve an end that is far from biblical. What about verses one through five, seven, and eight of 1 Thessalonians chapter four, Mr. President?
US President Barack Obama and US first lady Michelle Obama listen to a prayer during a memorial service at the Marine Barracks September 22, 2013 in Washington, DC. Photo Credit: AFP/Getty Images
With all due respect sir, please don’t quit your day job. Actually Mr. President, the Scripture verse that you’ve deemed worthy of wealth redistribution, 1 Thessalonians 4:6, is part of a set of verses which speak to sexual integrity – if you absolutely must know.
Like it or not, Bible verses never exist in a vacuum.
Let’s compare the president’s shenanigans with the unadulterated word of God shall we – seeing the president hath invited himself to undergo scriptural scrutiny? Compare 1 Thessalonians 4:6 within the following eight verses"
1 Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more.
The modern world is upside down, and although an argument could be made for the role of temporary, human government in a fallen world, the Nanny State has replaced Spirit-filled oversight elected by church officials. (See Acts 6:1-6)
By quoting 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8 in a vacuum, Mr. President, you’ll only be guilty of having defrauded your constituency by trying to pass off verse six as if it could exist on its own. Disagree with the Holy Scripture Set, and you’ll be guilty of despising God himself.
Obviously, when it comes to wealth redistribution, nothing is off limits for the president and his minions. Why should there be, after all he appears to be a man after Stalin’s own heart.
[sharequote align="center"]When it comes to wealth redistribution, nothing is off limits for the president and his minions.[/sharequote]
America, the next time a liberal attempts to serve you up his or her one course meal of non-biblical, single verse, redistribution of wealth, toss them, in addition to verses one through five, seven, and eight of 1 Thessalonians chapter four, 2 Thessalonians 3:10-14:
10 For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat.
11 For we hear that some among you walk in idleness, not busy at work, but busybodies.
12 Now such persons we command and encourage in the Lord Jesus Christ to do their work quietly and to earn their own living.
13 As for you, brothers, do not grow weary in doing good.
14 If anyone does not obey what we say in this letter, take note of that person, and have nothing to do with him, that he may be ashamed.
Please forgive me, Mr. President, if your move wasn’t premeditated. Many do sit under false teaching today and they do so to their own demise – seeing that the Bible also commends us to study that we might show ourselves approved – workmen and women that needeth not be ashamed.
By the way, even though I disagree with well over ninety-nine percent of your policy, I need prayer too “for all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”
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