Headlines evoke biblical echoes

By Dave Petteys (dpetteys@comcast.net) In Ecclesiastes it says somewhere “Nothing is new under the sun”. Reading Scripture and looking at current politics, one can see this is true. For example:

“..the Pharisees began to press him hard, and to provoke him to speak of many things, lying in wait for him, to catch at something he might say.” (Luke 11:53). The Democrats, like the Pharisees, are not willing to embrace the “New Covenant” of free markets and individual responsibility. And like the Pharisees, who thought killing Jesus himself would solve their problem, so do the Democrats and their allies in the media demonize the President and comb the landscape for any scandal.

The Democrats search desperately, hoping to find (or in some cases create) something that will give them the election without having to change their “Old Covenant” of continually trying to build heaven on earth with big government programs.

As for murderous fantasies, the George Soros’s of the world probably would not finance a contract killing of a President of the United States, (though some may have thought about it). They know they could never get away with such an action. But ominously, financing a movie depicting their desire MAY motivate someone somewhere who would try. This would sever any link and give them plausible deniability.

Rep. Foley should have heeded Jesus’ warning in Luke 12: “Nothing is covered up that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. Therefore whatever you have said in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in private rooms (these days the IM chat rooms) shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.” Every Republican that holds office should put this passage on a 3x5 card, carry it, and read it often.

But there’s hope, for as the Bible also states: “ A wise man’s heart inclines him toward the right, but a fool’s heart toward the left" (Eccl. 10: 2).