THE STATE OF THE UNION
“Evil men do not understand justice,
but those who seek the Lord understand all.” Proverbs 28:5
The Protestant Reformation taught that the Bible, not reason, serves as the ultimate source of truth. Natural law can instruct us, but if left unaided by grace and by special revelation (Scripture), then reason will lead us astray. Solomon advises that evil men have no insight into the boundaries prescribed by Wisdom, but those who seek the Lord understand all things. Those who possess Biblical wisdom have “understanding,” i.e., intellectual clarity informed by moral discernment.
Question: How many of the current U.S. Supreme Court Justices operate upon a foundation Biblical wisdom? If not, it is to their detriment, practicing jurisprudence while relying on one’s own intellect and ignoring Biblical wisdom. They have put themselves at odds with the Living God with their June 2015 pronouncement about same-sex intercourse and marriage. Jehovah is not a passive spectator. These fools with their inattention to Jehovah’s directives have put the nation in the dead center of judgment. Do these judicial gods think in the end that they will override God and His established order? They will not.
“Earthbound mortals cannot thwart His will and purposes. The wicked, who renounce and/or disregard His rule are obviously fools.” -Bruce Waltke*
God ranks righteousness above sacrifice and ethics above secular legal theorem. The choice is simple: “God says” or “Man says.” But Christians will never knuckle under to the foisting of homosexual marriage on America, and Jehovah God will take care of His elect.
As the Evangelical and Pro-Life Catholic Christian constituency tucked tail and ran from the public square over the last century, their absence reveals impacted our constitutional republic, for “the life of the community will be influenced for good or evil depending on which class has the upper hand.“** As a result of our disengagement from the public square, America is being led by a man who purposely lied about his position on same-sex marriage. To be elected in 2008, Barack Obama said “I believe that marriage is the union between a man and a woman. Now, for me as a Christian–for me–for me as a Christian, it is also a sacred union. God’s in the mix.”*** The shame is that then-Senator Barack Obama was willing to commit a premeditated, blatant lie for such a very small consideration. God is not impressed that Obama holds the title as the 44th President of the United States, He is interested in his character and the integrity of his word.
As a result of President Obama’s unconstitutional Executive Orders and Presidential Memoranda– bypassing Constitutional government and the Congress to impose his immoral agenda–he has demonstrated that he is unfit to be the ruler of a free people. It’s not just that he has robbed America of a Constitutional Republic, but that he does it without any sense of shame or guilt. Alas, America is receiving the kind of statesman it deserves. Having removed the teaching of virtue, righteousness, and character from public education curriculum for the last half-century, America is no longer tied to the epistemological foundation laid by America’s Founders.
Let me say one final word on President Obama’s stewardship of the nation. Solomon instructed, “Scorners set a city aflame, but the wise turn away anger” (Proverbs 29:8). Barnes’ Notes on the Bible explains “scornful men“: “The men who head political or religious revolutions, who inflame (literally as in the margin) the minds of the people against the powers that be.” Obama foolishly exacerbates every difficult and delicate situation in the nation, demonstrating that he is the antithesis of the spiritually wise. Dr. Bruce K. Waltke notes about such a scornful man: “He has a genius for invective and denigration that impresses the gullible as long as he has his way. He opens his big mouth and, unleashing the tensions and strains in a community, he sets the whole nation aflame and destroys it.”
WHERE ARE WE HEADING?
Let’s be specific, a nation which makes a habit of shedding blood-55 million babies terminated since Roe vs. Wade took effect in 1973-has no place to turn for help. “A man [nation] that is laden with the blood of any person shall hasten his steps unto the pit; none will support him” (Proverbs 28:17). The stockpiling of wealth by Planned Parenthood as they profit from the murder of unborn babies, and the anemic Republican leadership of Mitch McConnell and John Boehner last fall in overturning President Obama’s veto of these grisly acts, is incompatible with “righteousness that exalts the nation” (Proverbs 14:34). The murder of unborn children is leading to a sentence of death to the nation by Jehovah (Ezekiel 18:13).
What is the antidote to the wholesale slaughter of children in America, and the exaltation and normalization of same-sex intercourse and marriage? Confession of sin. “He that covereth his transgressions shall not prosper; But whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall obtain mercy
” (Proverbs 28:13).
We need divine mercy, and a Gideon or Rahab to make a stand.
American Renewal Project
- *Bruce K. Waltke, Proverbs