Saturday, January 8, 2011

Daddy, why do we live in a police state? -- 5

Continued from "Daddy, why do we live in a police state? --4"

For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof: but by a man of understanding and knowledge the state thereof shall be prolonged. (Proverbs 28:2)

Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom, it is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves. (William Pitt, before the House of Commons, November 18, 1873, as quoted by James Wesley Rawles)

As America has progressively forsaken the standards of God as prescribed in His Word -- and His Word is Law, indeed -- the bureaucracy has grown. Now legions of regulators pry into every aspect of your business, in order to micromanage your life "for your own good."

A society that has refused to acknowledge the God of Scripture and to live in terms of Gospel faith and Gospel deeds, has come under God's judgement. He has consigned us to rule by an increasingly more terrifying, totalitarian system that seeks to displace Him in our lives.

God is showing us what life without Him looks like, and it looks a lot like hell. Men call good evil and evil good; civil authorities promote the murder of the unborn and praise every degenerate perversion, while at the same time they seek to restrict the worship and practice of the Christian faith.

The persecution of the minority who sincerely seek to follow Christ stands as a rebuke to society at large and a call for their repentance. The title of this series comes in the form of a question of a child to a father: "Daddy, why do we live in a police state?"

An honest and discerning father would have to answer, "Because we have forsaken God, despised His grace, ignored His precepts and chosen to trust in our Uncle in Washington over our Father in Heaven."

This, of course raises the question of how we get out of the mess in which we and our fathers have entangled ourselves. Hint: it makes no difference which oppressor you vote for at the polls.

To be continued

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