August 19, 2012

The Devils Party


In his farewell address to the nation in 1796, George Washington famously warned our nation of the perils of faction or party politics. Many of the predictions that he made have come true to our detriment. When one thinks it through rationally, if we live under a two party system and those parties tend to separate by ever greater margins, there can only be one logical result. There will be one party of morality and virtue and one of debauchery and vice. We in America are very close to that final split in factional politics. The liberal leadership of the Democrat party in America today is one that encourages Envy, Sloth, Anger and Lust. Sound familiar? Yes they are all deadly sins. The modern Liberal is the purveyor of evil.

To be fair, a savvy liberal may point to the remaining three deadly sins as sins of the Conservatives; Greed, Pride and Gluttony. However, there is a very important distinction. Conservative leaders are not purveyors of these sins. They are purveyors of Liberty, with which some do choose sin but that is a personal choice. That is the price of freedom; responsibility. The Liberals encourage sloth with their entitlement state mentality. They encourage envy and anger with their politics of division. They encourage lust with their vociferous promotion of abortion, birth control and alternative sexual lifestyles. Conservatives encourage self-reliance, hard work, virtue and personal charity in lieu of forced sanction of dependency.

In Galatians 5, Paul warns the churches of Galatia not to return to the yoke of slavery. The slavery in this context is the slavery of sins of the flesh. He reminds them, “For you were called to freedom, Brethren; only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love be servants of one another.” The point is that God gave us freedom, but we must be virtuous and guard against squandering our freedom with sin. This is also where we are warned that we ‘reap what we sow’. All men are accountable for their own sin. It is not collective salvation. This is very important. The sins of the flesh are revealed:

“Now the works of the flesh are plain: immorality, impurity, licentiousness, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, anger, selfishness, dissention, party spirit, envy, drunkenness, carousing, and the like. I warn you as I warned you before, that those who do such things shall not inherit the Kingdom of God.” Galatians 5, 19-21

Read those again. Now tell me; which party best represents the sins of the flesh? It is very clear to me that conservatives actively seek to provide Liberty, by which individuals may either embrace the sins of the flesh or reject them; and alone reap what they sow, be it Heaven or Hell. Conversely, Liberals seek to promote mass sin of the flesh; immorality, impurity, enmity, strife, jealousy, anger, selfishness, dissention, party spirit, envy, drunkenness, carousing, and the like; thereby collectively condemning ever larger numbers of souls to their individual damnation. How can this possibly be defined as anything but evil? The modern Democrat Party is the party of evil.

Make no mistake, we are all sinners. We all have our demons we must fight and our own path to God’s grace. Republicans must embrace the conservative message and protect the freedom that God has given us. It is only on this level field of liberty that we may all have the singular opportunity to exercise that freedom in a way that pleases our God. Otherwise we do part of the Devil’s work for him by encouraging what is already excruciatingly hard to resist.

While there is plenty of room for improvement in the Republican Party, it has become abundantly clear. There are two paths available to the American people. A path of individual freedom to pursue love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness and self-control; or a path of evil which celebrates envy and divides the flock and sells the souls of the many for the power of the few. Choose wisely. The wages of sin is death of a great nation.
by: Keith D. Rodebush