"This goes without saying, but I am going to have to warn you that since this 'spendulus' bill was passed it was as if the government was saying, "We WANT the economy to get worse so that we can totally take over".
[This "government" that this person writes of was inherited by Mr. Obama less than a month ago. This "government" was run, for 6 long, painful years, by the Republican Party. But the poor dear seems not to have been aware of it. Nevertheless, the poor dear is warning us. And we thank her for that.]
It is as if a coup just happened under our noses when Obama and the left took over in Washington.I have never seen in my lifetime so many executive orders by a president the first two weeks in office.
[She must have slept through 8 years of Bush.]
We have to face reality that America has collectively lost her mind and we are now witnessing the effects of allowing 'the flesh' to rule. What we are seeing in America is really a snapshot of what we saw in our lives before we believed, before we became followers of Christ.
[Aha! "The flesh!" We are being ruled by Flesh! BTW, if America has "collectively lost her mind" that would include the person who wrote that last paragraph. Obviously.]
What does this mean for us as believers? I don't know how God is going to work through this but I do know God is allowing it. I do know that as a 'people' we have gone astray and there will be consequences to face.
[She knows what God allows but doesn't know how God will work through this? (How does she know one very important aspect of God but not the other? God only let's her in on half of his unknowable celestial plans?) And we as a quote people unquote? Why the quote marks around people? Does that mean that we're not really quote people unquote, but perhaps chipmunks?]
God has set up 'universal principles' in scripture that 'work' for both believers and non-believers. I am not saying that if someone 'follows' these rules that they will be saved from their sins, and be reconciled to God so please don't misunderstand me.
[Wait. Wait. So if someone does follow these quote universal principles unquote that quote work unquote for everyone, no one is guaranteed to be saved? That is one lousy deal if I ever heard one. You do it all right according to the God rules but there's still the chance you're gonna get your ass fried? Even if you quote follow unquote the rules? No fairsies! Uh-huh! That's one bad-ass god if you ask me.]
For example, our laws are based on the ten commandments which is what our society must follow or chaos will ensue.
[Poor demented dear. Our laws, of course, as any sane person knows, are NOT based on the ten commandments. For example--and, pay attention, because this is important--no one in this country is put to death for working on the three different Sabbaths that the three Abrahamic religions observe. Also for the poor misguided dear, there are no laws on the books in any state in the good ole USofA that punishes people for having false gods, or taking the Lord's name in vain. Now in Taliban Country, perhaps. But this poor dear isn't aware that we do not live in Taliban Afghanistan, which she apparently admires so very much.]
Also the principles in scripture about debt and that you shouldn't get into debt if you can't pay it back which is what we have done with this spendulus bill. There are many other biblical principles this bill has gone against so we will suffer the consequences as a nation.
[What about all the debt the Bush Administration got us into? Will we be punished for that too? Or just the Republicans? Help me out here.]
God has also set up a universal principle called "Taleonic justice" where what you do will eventually come around to you whether you get caught or not. A great example of this in scripture is when Jacob tricked Isaac, his father, into thinking he was Esau so that he would get the birthright-ownership of everything Isaac had.
[Hol-eee Shyte! Bush and Cheney are gonna get waterboarded? Who knew!]
We need you in order to ensure the freedom we have to even talk about Jesus.I have written this post today because of my concern for us as a body in regard to our witness and how easy it will be for us to dim our lights when we are faced with real challenges in the future and pressure from everyone around us to 'cave' and embrace certain sins as o.k. by God.
[Where to begin with that? She implies that perhaps the freedom to even talk about Jesus is in danger? Um. No. Any US citizen is free to talk to Jesus and about Jesus with her family, friends and church group or even her gerbil. So she doesn't need to dim her lights, she can even put them on high beam or on one of those energy saving bulbs--I encourge that sort of dim light behavior. And don't worry about caving and embracing sin. The one sin that seems to be evident in that last paragraph is the sin of mixed metaphors. Unforgivable.]
It all depends upon whether or not we remain diligent walking with Christ as to how we will respond.
I see this as an opportunity for us to 'straighten up' and get back into the word with diligent study so that we can rightly divide it.
We need to have our armour on."
[Amen! Get your armour on! Old chaps! And invite Lancelot over for some fish and chips!]