How other Christians handle the current state of the economy is not in my power. I can not speak for anyone else. However because God has allowed the internet I can speak for myself and you can hear it.
First, as I contemplated the cause of our plight I had to admit that I am partly to blame. You see the Bible says do not put your trust in yourself (Psa 118:8, 146:3, & Prov 3:5) and I did. I listened to the world when it said democracy was from God and we should choose our own leaders and I did. I chose a man to rule me. “O”, I didn’t always get the man that I chose, but I always got someone that man chose.
As I ponder my situation now I can see the folly of my choice and I am sure that God is laughing at my ignorance. The bible says, over and over, that we should trust in God and not in man, but I trusted in my own ability to choose a leader. And all that I knew about him or her was what someone had said. The candidate always lied (Campaign promises) and I had no real way to check all that others said about him or the other candidates. When I wasn’t putting my trust in myself I was putting my trust in the candidate and the ones that wrote about him and because I trusted myself they only reinforced my views!
Now that I see the folly of my actions I can see why God let me sin. If He had not allowed me to actually commit this error I would have always thought that I could have chosen a leader. The truth is I would have always thought that I could have governed better than anyone else as that is what I demonstrated when those who were elected did not do what I thought was correct. It seemed as if I was always blaming “Them” and “Them” was anyone that did not do as I thought correct.
If “They” passed another tax (Read my lips) it was never my fault, even though I chose them as my leader. Actually I was so ignorant I did not even understand that no one could make the claim that if elected there would be “No new taxes”! Sometimes I am so stupid that I amaze myself. (I heard that)
I see more clearly now and I can see that this country was founded by a group of rich men in order to make themselves richer and it has continued that way. They have managed to get almost everyone to surround themselves with people that say what their itching ears want to hear. It started with “Taxation without representation” though no one had the right to demand representation and it has only gotten worse.
If this country was governed rightly those who caused our economical problems would be cast into jail, but they are not and the people will be obligated to pay for the results of their crimes.
I have many questions such as if the tax payer is going to have to pay for all of this crime then why don’t the people retain the property? The truth is we will have to pay for the crime and the government that allowed the crimes will claim title to the property and then they will sell it for a profit. Well actually we can’t pay because the government gave all of our good jobs to China. There I go again saying “They” did not, and will not, do as I think is right!
Here is a sobering thought (Psa 49:13 NIV) “This is the fate of those who trust in themselves, and of their followers, who approve their sayings. Selah. Like sheep they are destined for the grave, and death will feed on them. The upright will rule over them in the morning; their forms will decay in the grave, far from their princely mansions.”
However there is hope in Micah 7: 8&9 (NIV) “Do not gloat over me, my enemy! Though I have fallen, I will rise. Though I sit in darkness, the LORD will be my light. Because I have sinned against him, I will bear the Lord’s wrath, until he pleads my case and establishes my right. He will bring me out into the light; I will see his righteousness.”
We will have to suffer the consequences of our sins. Life is not going to be as easy as it has been, but we are still God’s children and we will be saved.
Now, I realize there will be those who disagree with me, so you go ahead and vote for your own particular brand of lies, for any politician that tells the truth has no earthly chance of being elected, and I will continue to refrain from voting, because those who died for my right to vote also died for my right not to vote. I repent and ask God to forgive me for ever thinking I could or should do what He said He will do. (Romans 13:1&2)
Just as an after thought, I believe you can see that I have no problem with “Separation of Church and State”.