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Caving on Kavanaugh

A Test of Romans 12:2

Published September 29, 2018

Michael V Wilson
By Michael V. Wilson

Why are Democrats trying to stop Judge Brett Kavanaugh from getting a seat on the Supreme Court? Where are they finding all these accusers all the sudden? Why are Senate Republicans rolling over for them on delay after delay after delay? Why are they agreeing to an FBI investigation? What's going on up on the Hill?

We elected Donald Trump, didn't we? He's the President now. How come all these things keep happening? Isn't he supposed to be cleaning up the swamp? Aren't things supposed to be getting better? What happened?

Those are all the wrong questions.

It's not about abortion or gun control or women's rights or white privilege or any of a hundred different “issues” being batted around by the media, both liberal and otherwise. It's not even about raw political power – at least not directly.

Those are just surface issues, the icing on the cake so to speak. What's really going on is about something much more fundamental than any of those things.

The Real Issue

It's about good versus evil.

Isaiah 3:9 says,

The look on their countenance witnesses against them, and they declare their sin as Sodom; They do not hide it. Woe to their soul! For they have brought evil upon themselves.

A couple of verses later Isaiah 3:12 says,

As for My people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O My people! Those who lead you cause you to err, and destroy the way of your paths.

These verses perfectly encapsulate the dynamics of political correctness in America today. Our so-called “leaders” have utterly rebelled against the Lord, to such an extent they've become pure evil, particularly the Democrats and their fellow travelers. The MM's, the Mafia Media, are their chosen tool for publicly destroying their enemies without having to worry about the niceties of criminal charges, evidence, truth, or justice.

Most Republicans, cowering in fear of being disliked or labeled with some 1st-grade insult (racist, fascist, bigot, etc.), turn into doormats for the agenda of evil, pretending they're only compromising “a little” in order to get things done.

Serious Accusations

Brett Kavanaugh had the temerity to be a good man nominated for high office by another good man, something evil absolutely cannot tolerate. I'm not saying Kavanaugh and Trump are perfect (there is none righteous, no, not one – Romans 3:10 & Psalm 53:3) but neither of them is even close to being guilty of all the horrible things the Democrats are accusing them of.

Yet many Republicans, even some on Fox News, are saying in pompous, semi-serious tones, “Well, these charges are very serious and have to be investigated.”

No, they're not and no, they don't.

A desperate, last-minute accusation from a godless pagan who hates you, based on lies that were forged in the heart of darkness, is not a serious charge. It's an attack.

If It's Possible

Christians, you don't investigate an attack. You defend yourself. Romans 12:18 clearly says,

If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men.

See that little word at the beginning of the verse? “If.” It's the Greek word εἰ. It's pronounced “I” like, “me, myself, and I”. According to Strong's G1487, it's; a primary particle of conditionality, if, whether, that, etc.:—forasmuch as, if, that.

So if it is possible, live peaceably with all men. But what if it's not possible? What then, Mr. and Mrs. Christian? Do you just curl up and die? Do you surrender without a fight? Let evil have its way?

The unrighteous would love for you to do that. They'll even misquote Scripture out of context to tell you it's unChristian of you to fight them, that you're supposed to love everyone – as if they know anything about what it means to be a Christian.

If It's Not

First of all, don't listen to pagans, the godless, the unrighteous, or any wicked people when they quote Scripture. Scripture itself warns them they have no right to do it. Psalm 50:16-17 says,

But to the wicked God says: “What right have you to declare my statutes, or take My covenant in your mouth, seeing you hate instruction and cast My words behind you?”

Therefore, whenever a fool (a person who says in their heart, there is no God – Psalm 14:1) attacks you then tries to tell you how you should or shouldn't respond according to what the Bible says, don't even try to respond to whatever verse they mention. Instead, quote Psalm 50:16-17 to them and tell them to shut up.

You heard me. Tell them to shut up.

Short of repenting of their sins and asking Jesus to forgive them, there's literally nothing they can say that has any meaning or value. Their speech is empty words – Isaiah 59:4,

No one calls for justice, nor does any plead for truth. They trust in empty words and speak lies; they conceive evil and bring forth iniquity.

So, if it is not possible for you to live peaceably with all men, then you must, as John Wayne might say, “Stand up on your . . . hind legs and . . . fight for what you . . . claim to believe in. Pilgrim.”

Don't Be Conformed

I praise God the Founding Fathers didn't think as so many modern Christians do, otherwise, America as we know it would never have been born. I thank God the “greatest generation” didn't believe in going along to get along like today's Christians, otherwise, Hitler might have swept over the whole world and we'd all be speaking German.

God has made it clear throughout the Bible that evil must be defeated, by words if possible, but by force of arms if need be, or any other method in between those two extremes. Giving up and giving in is not an option. The test in Romans 12:2 is explicit,

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

I would argue that “do not be conformed” is more along the lines of a direct order than a mere test, but be that as it may – we cannot go along to get along. Christ didn't suffer and die on the cross so we could meekly cater to evil in hopes they'd leave us alone. It doesn't work that way.

The maelstrom of evil swirling around the Senate is a test for Christians, a test of whether or not we're going to be conformed to this world, or stand up and fight for what is right and holy.

Christians vs Conservatives vs Republicans

To often we Christians let ourselves be lumped in with Conservatives and Republicans. While we share some values in common with those two groups and overlap with them to a certain extent, it's becoming increasingly obvious that we are not the same as them.

Conservatives don't try to reclaim lost ground in the moral struggle against evil (abortion, divorce, homosexuals, etc.), they simply try to hold on to – to conserve – what they have.

Republicans no longer try to stop evil from advancing. Instead, they're content merely to slow it down a little bit as long as they get a seat at the table.

Mr. and Mrs. Christian, it's time for you to leave the Conservatives and Republicans behind. No good has come from being affiliated with them all these years, and much evil has been let loose to roam the land, devouring whom it will.

Come Out From Among Them

2nd Corinthians 6:17 reminds us,

Therefore, “Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you.”

Compromise sounds good on the 6 o'clock news but ends up delivering only depravity and ugliness in the real world. Look around you at what compromise has accomplished in the past 50 or 60 years and ask yourself what the world might have been like if Christians had come out from among the ungodly and adamantly refused to compromise with them.

In Luke 9:51 Jesus steadfastly set His face to Jerusalem. “Steadfastly set” is the Greek word στηρίζω, which means to set fast, to turn resolutely in a certain direction. It negates any possibility of compromise or negotiation. It's saying, “I'm going this way. Lead, follow, or get out of the way because I'm not changing.”

Jesus is our Savior. He's also our example of what to do and what not to do.

Christians, don't be conformed to this world. Stand up and fight for what is holy.

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