Daily Bible Nugget #431, Proverbs 29:2

The Nugget:

Pro 29:2  When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn. 

My Comment:

Today is a very important Election Day.  I hope all Christians (and non-Christians too) who may  read here will make sure to have cast their ballot for the candidates of their choice today.

Christians and non-Christians may well be deeply divided this year over their choice for the President of the United States of America.  I must respect each individual’s choice and conscience.  But once again, at the risk of making some people uncomfortable or unhappy, I will make some observations about the top two candidates for the highest office in the land.

Most of my adult life I have voted straight Democratic.  I rejected the Republican Party for good reasons.  As an educator in the public school system in Detroit, I well knew that the Republicans were against the public schools and public school teachers. They still are.  Republicans, on that issue, ought to be ashamed of themselves.  They are against the principle of due process, and are therefore on that issue diametrically opposed to what the Bible teaches.  I think I have written more than one post here with a title something like “The Republicans are not your friends!”

Republicans are for “right to work” laws, and states like Indiana, Wisconsin, and Michigan have passed such laws, in full violation of Psalm 15:4, the final clauses in that verse.  That is a most serious violation of Biblical Law, Law that is still applicable today, the violation of which will risk the loss of eternal life for anyone who supports such violation.  Don’t think so?  Go back and read the whole Psalm, starting with Psalm 15:1 and see it in “black and white” for yourself.  The purpose of so-called “right to work” laws is to negate contractual responsibility.  Such laws are designed to undermine the power of unions.  Unions are necessary to preserve the rights of employees against the arbitrary violation of negotiated rights and provisions in union contracts, particularly due process rights.

Many Christians are against unions, especially when workers are required to be union members.  When I had my first job, working for Michigan Bell Telephone Company as a power room operator, I was against union membership, but joined because it was required.  Talking with my father about the issue, he remarked, “The only reason we need unions is because of bad management.”  I’ve quoted my Dad here several times before on this matter.  See my earlier posts under the category “Politics and the Bible,” to the right on this page.  Many Christians and many broadcasters in the “mainstream media” mistakenly believe that union dues go to the support of political candidates that may not be supported by some union members.  This is false.  Union dues support union expenses.  Political contributions are made voluntarily and separately and are not a part of the union dues.

But today, voters have clear and very opposite choices to make.

I will be blunt:  No Christian has any business voting for the current Democratic candidate for President.  The current candidate is too flawed, too compromised with criminal elements that do not support our country’s values.  The current candidate has proven entirely untrustworthy when it comes to proper handling of this country’s national security matters for she arranged to have secret and top secret documents stored on her own unsecured servers.  This alone disqualifies her from any public office according to “black letter law.”

Our problem is that this country has become lawless, clear to the very top offices in this land.  The laws are not fully and promptly enforced, a clear violation of Scripture.  To solve this problem, there must be a change in leadership.  The opportunity to change this leadership is today.  This is, without question, the very last opportunity in our lifetimes to effectively make such a change for the better.

Don’t miss this opportunity by refusing to vote, or refusing to vote for the one candidate who stands for nationalism, not globalism;  who is not “bought and paid for” by lobbyists and special interests;  who stands for law and order;  who promises to enforce our immigration laws and “build a fence” to stop illegal entry into this country;  who stands for the Constitution;  who fully supports the Second Amendment;  who stands behind and fully supports Christians;  who personally believes in the Bible;  who supports our ally Israel in the middle east in accordance with Genesis 12:3;  who is concerned about the plight of our inner cities and knows what to do to make them prosperous once again;  who supports our veterans;  who understands economics and knows how to solve the terrible economic plight this country is now in;  who will replace the disaster called “Obama Care” with a much better, workable idea;  who knows what to do to bring jobs back to America; who will select the best qualified candidates for the Supreme Court, perhaps the most important issue of all in terms of protecting the direction of this country for years to come.  And, if this candidate does not seem Christian enough for some of you, consider his running mate, who most certainly and without question or shadow of doubt is a solid, genuine, mature Christian believer.  I am praying that should the Republican candidate for President and Vice President win, that the Vice President will have and take the opportunity to help the President grow in his Christian faith.

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2 Responses to Daily Bible Nugget #431, Proverbs 29:2

  1. W.L. Wade says:

    Hello Jerome: trust this finds you and your family well and happy in the Lord. Sorry I have not emailed you earlier. I still go to your site often. As always I enjoy the comments.
    I am preparing a message on disappointments in the Bible. I found a few: David not building the Temple; Moses not entering the Promised Land; The Parable of the Laborers; Paul not being able to take Mark with him ? The denial of the foolish virgins to enter the feast; Paul forbidden to enter some areas to preach; maybe some of these are stretching the point. Some are very clear. Any other suggestions? All help and thoughts are appreciated.
    Trust you will have a wonderful Lord’s day on the morrow.
    Pastor Wade
    Ps. I am not sure you will get this. Forgot your email address.

  2. Jerry says:

    It is always an encouragement for me to hear from you, Pastor Wade.

    You have chosen a fascinating topic for a sermon, namely, “Disappointments.” A significant disappointment that immediately comes to mind recorded in the Bible is when the parents of Samson when he chose to marry a pagan, making a poor choice for his wife, Judges 14:1-4 (but see some deeper lessons here when Judges 14:4 is considered). Similarly, Esau’s spiteful choice of a wife, Genesis 26:34, 35. Another instance might be regarded as “Disappointment Diverted” in Philippians 2:27, where Paul was spared from deep disappointment by the recovery of Epaphroditus (Philippians 2:25) and context. You are familiar with the wonderfully appropriate Gospel song or hymn, “There is no disappointment in Jesus,” I’m sure. Well, these are just a few random thoughts off the top of my head, but I’ll see if I can think of more, or otherwise come up with more examples.

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