By Michael V. Wilson
Congress, Democrats and Republicans alike, are obsessed with preserving and protecting their “turf” much like gangs in the big cities who go to war against each other in order to protect their turf where they hold and maintain control. But instead of being on opposite side like street gangs, Democrats and Republicans are on the side of government against We The People. Outwardly they make a show – a false front – of being opposed to each other, but it's all a sham.
Jeremiah 1:16 tells us,
I will utter My judgments
Against them concerning all their wickedness,
Because they have forsaken Me,
Burned incense to other gods,
And worshiped the works of their own hands.
. . . “worshiped the works of their own hands!” How appropriate. Democrats virtually worship at the altar of Obamacare, hysterically claiming millions will suffer and die without it. They go to war – all out war – with religious fervor against anyone who touches it, tries to repeal it, weaken it, or even speaks against it.
But Republicans, supposedly the loyal opposition, are no better. Jeremiah 2:13 tells us,
For My people have committed two evils:
They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters,
And hewn themselves cisterns—broken cisterns that can hold no water.
By turning to government as the source of all good in America, and defending it's every program, as evidenced by their refusal to end even one of them, Republicans have forsaken God and created for themselves a broken cistern (government) that can't hold any water. All of government's powers are negative in nature: don't let people harm each other, don't let other nations invade us, don't trample on people's rights, etc. None of them are positive or produce anything. It's a broken cistern, yet Republicans, just like their Democratic counter-parts, defend it to the hilt as is evidenced by their blatant refusal to end Obamacare.
This is despite their incessant calls over the years for precisely that, and despite their campaign promises to end it if the voters gave them control of Congress and the White House.
The lamentations of Jeremiah, thousands of years old, are still applicable to people today, as are his dire warnings of death and destruction to those who continue turning their backs on Almighty God.
Don't be one of them!