For those who have prayed for the for the exposing of corruption I dare say our prayers are being answered. What many don't realize is this is just not political. Everyone is being tested. How do you respond or what will you do when truth and lies are exposed? How do you respond when your power or position is threatened? Will you resort to lies and compromise or will you respond with truth and humility?
Jesus gave us warning? He recognized the real threat of the collusion between the religious and political spirit. He said in Mark 18:15 to "take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the leaven of Herod." Remember that the Pharisees in collusion with Pilate and Herod crucified Jesus. The political spirit and the religious spirit have this in common. They fear losing power and influence as wealth and privilege come with power and influence.
Jesus, the Way, the Truth and the Life was seen as a threat to both and that lead to an unholy alliance between two factions that were normally at odds with one another yet they colluded for a season when it suited their personal agendas. After Rome crucified Jesus it was only a few decades later when Rome destroyed Jerusalem and the temple worship (which at that time was held in "Herod's temple." Have you ever thought of this? Herod bought influence by helping the religious community who did not confront his sinful behavior so the Lord raised up John the Baptist. Sounds like the politically correct religious crowd today don't you think? Kind of reminds me of the whole 501c3 today).
In Luke 12:1-3 Jesus goes on to clearly define what He means when He speaks of the leaven of the Pharisees. He clearly calls it....
I'm fed up with the ignorance displayed by much of the Church regarding moral issues. The headlines from the article above illustrate what I mean. I blame ministers like myself in America for not doing a better job of fulfilling the great commission which was to "make disciples." (Matt 28:19)
Disciples are those who observe what Jesus taught even to the end of the age (Matt. 28:20). Most people don't even know what a Christian is. Christian means "Christ like." It does not mean you just believe! Hey James 2:19 says even demons believe and they tremble. Being a Christian means you MODEL what Jesus taught by the way you live His word, His teaching, His commands affect your life choices and actions.
John 1:1, Hebrews 10:7 and Psalm 40 teach us that Jesus was a reflection of God's word. He is the Word presented in both the new and old covenant. Hence, all of God's word is relevant and consistent.
Now to the issue of Kaine's insistence of him being a good Catholic and Hillary being a good Methodist. Catholics and Methodists are denominations of Christendom. The support for any policy or law contrary to God's word from one who claims to be a Christian is a blatant lie as it pertains to God's word. It's just not true and that lie is a load of crap. Crap is a biblical term translated 45 times in scripture with the English word "images" referring to idols. Idols are untruths that are sacrificed to and worshiped in place of the only true God. In some dictionaries and commentaries it is defined as "a shapeless pile of dung pellets." That my friends is crap.
In my library I have the Catechism of the Catholic Church which addresses the issue of abortion which is addressed when they teach on the 5th Commandment which is, "you shall not kill." It's what any good Catholic would study and model. This teaching is well founded in God's word to.
Those who call themselves Christian but do not hold this view are pseudo-Christians. False Christians. False also means it is a lie. The teaching they espouse and the belief they hold that motivates their actions misrepresents God's word and Christ. It is not Christlike hence it is not Christian. But today in my nation that is not considered politically correct.
But in the kingdom of God truth is esteemed higher than a lie or political correctness. As it says in Ephesians 4:15 loves speaks the truth too. Now, let's get back to the issue of life and murder addressed in the 5th Commandment.
The Hebrew word translated kill is more accurately translated murder which is the shedding of innocent blood. They teach that life is sacred and go on to address the proper application of self defense, intentional homicide, abortion, euthanasia and suicide. In precept 2270 it says "Human life must be respected and protected absolutely from the moment of conception." This teaching is a truth that is consistent with the teaching of John Wesley the founder of Methodism. But beyond these denominations there is ultimately God's word which is the final authority. So no Mr, Kaine you are not a good Catholic nor is this lie you live and espouse Christ like.
These are lies about God's word peddled for the sake of acquiring political power. I should mention that in these days in Mrs. Clinton's case, it apparently is part of the foundation of economic power as well. Pun intended!
God's word is clear. Abortion is a form of idolatry as the blood of the most defenseless is shed. Abortion is the sacrifice of innocent children on the altar of pleasure without responsibility as many of the abortions occur among those who have sex outside of marriage. We find God's thoughts toward this in the following scriptures. The scriptures also include a warning.