The Worst Thing About Politics Today
Do We Trust In God Or Man?
Are we still looking for the charismatic leader that will ride in on a white horse and deliver us? When he does arrive, will he save us from devastating effects of the deterioation of family life, sickness, death, pain and sorrow? Will #Donald Trump, the Republican Party candidate or #Hillary Clinton, the possible Democratic Party nominee, bring solutions to our problems in the world today? We have been in search for this person for thousands of years. Yet he or she has not arrived thus far. Problems still consume us, one after the other.
Recently, on the television news program #CBS This Morning, Frank Luntz was interviewed by Charlie Rose, Nora O'Donnell and Gayle King. #None of the Above Campaign 2016, was the focus of a discussion where, "Voters on both sides of the matter are unhappy" with candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. One man that attended this discussion stated, "Because it is a sure thing with Donald Trump, the box of chocolate you may get something or you may get nothing." A woman who also attended this discussion expressed how the, "American public is tired of having to vote for the lesser of two evils. That's the bottom line. They want to vote for a candidate that stands for something and we don't have it in either of these. We are voting based on who we think is the lesser evil." How sad that the voting process has come to such a deplorable state.
Many of our concerns today stem from greed, corruption within government and a lack of true love as well as understanding of our fellow man. Within this message of gloom and doom, have we already been presented with the answer but are determined not to adhere? Did our forefather and mother #Adam and Eve, ignore this answer as well? Imagine, if we already have the answer but stubbornly refuses to accept it.? Yet, we continue to be in search of a hopeless adventure that drags the future of our families into an empty black hole.
More than two thousand years ago, #Jesus Christ was pursued by people who wanted to make him a king while he was on earth based on John 6:14,15 . What did this perfect being do when he was offered this nomination? Did Jesus run as a republican or a democrat? No. He fled knowing that he had the potential to be a perfect king or ruler that could have healed the sick, raised the dead and fed the hungry. Why did Jesus, who was such a loving, kind person, flee rather than becoe king? Jesus later explaned at John 18:36, "My KINGDOM is not of this WORLD," stated THE EMPHATIC DIAGLOTT . Neutrality was Jesus' focus. He knew there was still work to be done that was assigned to him by his Heavenly Father Jehovah. Why is it that billions today do not take the same stand? Are these people afraid of what people will think if they don't participate in the voting process? Yes, some are. There have always been political rulers even when Jesus was on earth. After all, it was a political ruler who decided to impale the son of God along with false religious leaders. Not one of the apostles or faithful disciples such as Luke, John, Paul or Stephen served in the political arena. They certainly were popular enough. These faithful individuals followed in the footsteps of Jesus. They remained neutral and avoided politics.
#Will An Elected Political Leader Save Us?
The majority of people are involved in politics today. Although we continue to suffer economic depression, death, sickness, terrorism and pain. This economic depression has caused many people today to flee from their homes because they lack employment. Without jobs, heads of households can no longer feed their families and now they are out on the streets without a home, due to record foreclosures. On #Live CNN, Atika Shubert stated, Poverty drives young men to terrorist organizations. They feel targeted and they are in a minority." In these critical times with the abundance of violence through such things as #terrorism, our young people continue to search for acceptance even within such extremist groups as Isis. The stress of these problems are the main cause of depression. Some even commit suicide because they lack hope for the future. Yet billions still put trust in the government and politics today.
What is the Solution?
There are millions today that do not get involved in the political process but remain neutral just as Jesus and his followers did. They pay their taxes as instructed by Jesus and obey the laws of the land. Do these millions of individuals know something that billions don't know? Jesus clearly knew why he came to earth which was to preach about the good news of God's kingdom, which Jesus has been appointed as leader given to him by his Heavenly Father Jehovah. Jesus, knew that this kingdom would be the answer to all of our problems today. Those who remain neutral within the political process, obviously await the promises given in the Bible where one day there will be no sickness, death, pain or sorrow based on Revelation 21:3,4.. A world where there is no rich group of individuals that need to control others. No separatism of classes of people. Individuals will depend solely on Almighty God and his promises which will be obtained through his perfect king, Jesus. There will be no desire in their hearts to rush ahead in search of man made rulers that break promises, lie, cheat and steal. Not that all politicians lie, cheat and steal. There are many genuine people who want to help their fellow man. Due to our imperfections and the true ruler of this wicked world, Satan the devil; he will not allow anyone to rule properly. Satan knows he has no control over the true king of God's kingdom, Jesus Christ. Yes, we do have a wonderful hope for the future given to us through the ransom sacrifice of Jesus and the Creator of Life, #Jehovah God.
It is fascinating to see that before the end of 2016, a new president of the United States will be elected, whether they are a Democrat or Republican. People are involved in these voting processes as to who is the better candidate, Clinton or Trump? Each candidate is questioned concerning, what they will do to give people jobs, health care and enhance this economic situation. In a previous poll on the television program #CBS This Morning, admitted that more than 82% of American people believe, that politicians are promoted by #greed. Many voters have also acknowledged that, "#Washington is broken." What will be the results and where will people turn if the Republican or Democratic leaders do not work for the benefit of all citizens? Not just for a political party or the rich but for people of all nations. Remember, this problem is not just here in the United States but all over the world. That is why, Jesus Christ is the perfect ruler because he will help the world and not just focus on world politics today or the political party. While on earth, Jesus proved through his Heavenly Father's holy spirit, that he could feed the hungry, heal the sick and even raise the dead. For proof, go to the Bible books of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
International politics today have proven that no ruler can rule effectively over God's creation. From the days of Pharoahs in Egypt down to our elected officials today, not one rulership eradicated sickness, death, pain or sorrow permanently. It was not because they did not want to but as imperfect creatures, man is limited. Elected officials who voted for the Obama health care bill, supposedly demonstrated compassion for young and old individuals, who may not have insurance and in desperate need of medical care. Other elected officials have tried to repeal this bill although millions still need medical care. The jobs of many people may not offer that care because all they have found is part time work. Finding a full time job with benefits can be very difficult due to the job market and the economy. This is a continuous ongoing cycle, without real solutions for genuine health care. Has anyone ever had a solution to this problem of medical care?
Jesus Christ, healed people and never charged one penny for his work. Why are we unable to heal all sicknesses as opposed to making money off our brother's weaknesses? A young woman who was 22 years old and still living at home with her parents, needed a lump removed from her breast and she had an impacted tooth. Working a part time job, the woman had no benefits to cover her #medical needs. Finally, her parents took out a loan just to get the lump removed from the young woman's breast. She lives daily with the impacted tooth, praying and hoping that politicians will come up with a health care bill that will benefit her in the future. It is sad that children or parents with pre-existing diseases, will not be able to obtain insurance. John Boehner, the previous speaker of the House of Representatives stated that United States citizens have "one of the best insurance programs in the world." In whose world or what world is he living in? The facts speak for themselves.
As a people, we are truly suffering from the voting process because it continues to fail us. Paul Weyrich wrote in the magazine, #Christianity Today : "Even when we win in politics, our victories fail to translate into the kind of policies we believe are important." He also went on to explain, "The culture is becoming an ever-wider sewer. We are caught up in a cultural collapse of historic proportions, a collapse so great that it simply overwhelms politics." What a profound statement that sums up government and politics today.
When will we learn and what is it that we need to learn? Our world is full of health care issues, economic depression, politics, death, bullying, suicide and so on and so on. Therefore we must step back and ask ourselves, can humans rule over themselves successfully? Is there one #human rulership we can identify that has eliminated these various problems? No, not one. Our Grand Creator allows us to rule overselves because of his mercy and our free will. God wants to be a part of his creatures' lives. Yet we prefer to pretend that God does not exist based on evolution or whatever reason we can conjure up. How hurt our Creator must be when he looks down and hear and see what is going on in the world today. Although perfect, Jehovah felt "hurt in his heart," whenever his people disobeyed. Imagine what he must be feeling now by observing the world today?
Remember how our first parents Adam and Eve; decided to abuse free will and disobey God. They not only hurt themselves but their children down to our time. We are living in a pitiful state of sin, under the control of Satan, who manipulates men to think they can direct their on pathway without the assistance of our Creator. What a joke we are living in the midst of. Gaining a true understanding that this needed direction can only be obtained through the Bible and humility on each individual's part. The magnificent promises of a perfect paradise world in the future is part of that wonderful hope in the Bible. We can still learn to love and respect each other based on the standards Jesus taught us which is to "love one another." Yes, it is time to take a stand and follow in the perfect footsteps of Jesus rather than imperfect man. Imagine, living in a world without politics where all people are treated the same regardless of race or gender. Do not put your trust in man but put it in a true king that will never die and has been given the ability by Jehovah his Heavenly Father, to heal the sick and raise the dead.
No more struggles to pay for things that we just do not need. We can resist the God defying spirit that Satan developed with #Adam and Eve, by careful study of the Holy Scriptures. We have seen the results of their decisions. Will we continue relying on man rather than Almighty God? Our constant prayers to Jehovah in the name of Jesus for help can and will bring us through these times of turmoil. Your decision, can and will affect your life now and in the future. It is truly up to each individual? Will you wait on the next political election to get results or will you rely on our Creator for answers now? Be in constant prayer and think carefully about your answers. Almighty God never leaves us. We leave him. It is never too late to return to his loving arms. Jehovah God, is truly a loving Heavenly Father, who desires all his children to live happy, successful lives. This can be the solution if you freely decide to partake of it or not. We all have free will given to us by our #Grand Creator.
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