Then and Now

43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.

44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.

Matthew 24

     While cooking the bacon, I got into reading a few chapters of Matthew, and stopped here, because I just had one of those moments of epiphany, awesomeness or something when I read this. If I got this right, it was about the return of Jesus Christ, in the last days, but I also got something else when I read it. If I butchered it, feel free to chastise. The other meaning I got was that, if we had been guarding against all the evil we have witnessed in the political scene in our country, we might have prevented all the pain we have had to suffer, through taxes, tyranny, this transgender nonsense, abortion, and all the rest of the pagan garbage. It just popped into my head when i read it, because it was written about two thousand years ago, and the same thing applies today as back then.

     I’m not trying to make some striking point, or to change the meaning of Scripture. It just is so awesome when that happens to me, and it kind of backs up what I have said, once or twice, about all the stuff we suffer through as being “our fault”, not some leftist’s, because we should have been watching for their trickery, all along. We should have had our guard up, and even then, we would have experienced some of the pain, just much less. It is because we are humans that we would have caused some pain to ourselves, and others, because we are of the world and there is sin everywhere in the world.

     However, if you consider that the last days are written in the Book of Revelation, and many other places in the Bible, one has to understand that many of the chapters and verses have other meanings that attach themselves to the direct meaning of what is intended. What we are experiencing today is of our own making. And we will all be judged, by our Creator.

     When we allow one to sin against another, are we not complicit if we don’t act against that sin? When we are told to love thy neighbor as thyself, it is telling me to protect that neighbor from the evil. That can apply to someone who is being held at gunpoint over his car being jacked, or being robbed, and I can defend that person. Isn’t that the basis for part of our Castle Doctrine and self defense laws? If we stand idly by, and do nothing when we could have helped our neighbor, is that not a sin, as much as the sin the the other is forcing against the neighbor?

     A similar sin can be said when we know a law is about to be passed and we do nothing to stop it from becoming law. Our recourse is through the legislature and the courts, but if we don’t act, are we not sinning?

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