Spiritual battle and false prophets
Last updated 11/1/2022 at Noon
I agree with Mr. Mackey’s opinion that our country is going through spiritual tribulations. This truly is a time in our country’s history when we have to decide where we are going from here and whether we are doing the right thing or even the righteous thing.
I worry, however, about Mr. Mackey’s soul given that he seems to prefer to cherry-pick the Bible and find vague quotes that suit his own desires.
That’s the thing about the Bible; you can find just about anything to suit your personal desires and thereby justifying any actions you may want to take.
You know, like burning somebody alive that you don’t like or understand and justifying it with a Bible quote: “Do not suffer a witch to live” (Exodus 22:18 KJV).
I also worry that Mr. Mackey implying about our country’s problems are due to removing the connection to God and our founding principles (I assume he means those in the Bill of Rights, Constitution, etc.).
“Rendering on to Caesar what is Caesar’s” (Mark 12:17) is what Jesus had to say about separation of church and state.
I do agree, however, that who we listen to matters. We seem to have a biblical plague of false prophets these days, who are prophesying for profit, selling cure-all remedies, survival gear, and Stop the Steal T-shirts, while at the same time telling us what to think, who to hate, which 80-year-old man with last name of Pelosi to beat up when you can’t get at their wives. “Ye shall know them by their fruits” (Matthew 7:16).
The right is being ripped off by their own people in epic proportions. Trump alone stole more than $250 million that was sent by his followers to be used to “Stop the Steal.” Alex Jones’ podcast and supplement sales made his worth in the billions only to have these fruits harvested by a jury of his peers.
“As you sow, so shall you reap” (Galatians 6:7).
Marjorie Taylor Greene is keeping her PPP loan, when the previous owners of our own Depot Cafe went out of business after 12 years because they couldn’t get one. Did MTG really need that money that came out of your taxes, along with the salary that she already gets out of your taxes? Isn’t that kind of corruption a swamp thing that’s supposed to be drained?
I’ve always wondered what Make America Great Again actually meant. Our most prosperous time in history was during the post-war era between the 1950s and ’60s. We had just come off a war and our industries were at peak production, switching over from the tools of war to cars and appliances. “Leave It to Beaver”’s parents slept in separate beds. The returning soldiers were going to college on the GI bill (a very socialistic type program, by the way) and were able to get cheap loans for houses. We actually had a program then that brought Mexican workers (braceros) into the country to work in the fields and construction sites.
Yes, that was when America was great…unless you weren’t white and didn’t live in a country whose dictator we were propping up. I think that America has a way to go to be truly great the first time. I plan on doing whatever I can to make even a little difference. The greater ideals of this country are well worth fighting for. I pay attention to the science, I watch what’s going on in the world, I try and understand what other people think, I vote. In my opinion, if you don’t vote you can’t bitch.
One more cherry that I’ve picked: “For a time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. So they will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths” (2 Timothy 4:3-4). Who knew Timothy was such a prophet?