As mentioned above, many of the conservatives have been unaware (deliberately kept in the dark) that they have been living in a state of apostasy (rebellion against God's way). The reason for such ignorance by many professing to be Christians is multifaceted but always comes around to the co-opting and revisionism of real Christianity by those who have subverted, and continue to subvert, the faith for their personal gain, wittingly and unwittingly, at the expense of others including the innocent.
Do not doubt though that most of them know who they are. George W. Bush said to the rich attendants of a dinner, "This is an impressive crowd, the haves and the have-mores. Some people call you the elite. I call you my base." That's right. That is his base of support, and those are the people for whom he is working. Those are the people whose hearts he owns. They are not the same people whose hearts belong to God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.
"The liberal soul shall be made fat." (Proverbs 11:25). Those who give joyfully shall be rewarded by God, not made uncollectively wealthy in worldly riches by coercive means. They shall pass on that wealth to all.
The instruments also of the churl are evil: he deviseth wicked devices to destroy the poor with lying words, even when the needy speaketh right, But the liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand. (Isaiah 32:7-8).
The real liberal deviseth righteous devices to foster the poor with words of truth. The conservative churl, acquires, accumulates, and hoards worldly wealth. That churl takes special and private privileges and advantages and is the exact opposite of the real liberal. The conservative devises ways that promote his or her own worldly riches while the poor are made worse off, further enslaved and oppressed, and even murdered. The conservative co-opts and revises the faith so he may be rich, powerful, controlling, famous, puffed up, and all the rest. He is not about being last, ever.
He deviseth wicked devices to reduce the burden upon the wealthy, putting more of the burden upon people with less or nothing;
He deviseth wicked devices to have the distribution of shared revenue placed in the hands of his friends, flatterers, and those whom he has bribed for their allegiance, all so that he may increase his profits even while making the lives of those with less needlessly more expensive, complicated, and frustrating;
He deviseth wicked devices to have the treasury increase its debt by trillions so that his friends and he may lend to the treasury at interest while their and his taxes go down relative to those who are less well-off;
He deviseth wicked devices to have a budget deficit so that, even while he is making claims of the greatest of compassion, his followers and he may have a pretext for cutting needed social programs even for the destitute and while his followers and he cut the taxes of the obscenely wealthy and increases spending going to his choice corporations supplying the military and the profits of which corporations return mostly to those same obscenely wealthy;
He deviseth wicked devices to have the laws of men changed to allow him to make greater profits at the expense of the environment, upon which the poorest of this world depend so directly, being closer to the land and waters;
He deviseth wicked devices to push for more development of fossil fuels (that increase greenhouse gases) even in wilderness protected areas rather then pushing only for renewable and non-polluting energy sources;
He deviseth wicked devices to have the services of those in need reduced or eliminated;
He deviseth wicked devices so that services to those in need that are paid for from general governmental taxation come through entities amicable to the furtherance of the system that enhances his personal gain and dominance;
He deviseth wicked devices to divert funds placed with the government under a covenant with the people for their old-age and other support into the hands of private for-profit entities, which his friends control and from which he and his friends may make even greater unshared profit, and to have the proceeds of those funds then become inheritable as private monies no longer pooled for old-age support of the needy;
He deviseth wicked devices that even where privatized monies increase, it is intended to make those invested fear they are locked into his selfish system so they will support his other evil endeavors or perhaps lose their benefits falsely perceived as being built upon those endeavors;
He deviseth wicked devices to make taxes even more regressive;
He deviseth wicked devices to subsidize expensive private school tuitions for the wealthy, thereby, refunding to the wealthy that amount of their taxes that would otherwise go to the benefit of all and the needy in equitable, as-needed shares;
He deviseth wicked devices to reduce financial support for education for the poorest who will be unable to afford the additional costs above vouchers of attending wealthy, elitist private schools;
He deviseth wicked devices to further boost the profits of his supporters who are the capitalists, the mammon worshippers, running and owning the corporate, for-profit, private educational industry that will be most benefited by such privatization vouchers;
He deviseth wicked devices to convince all that servitude to the system of the worldly, churlish rich is good for them and their souls;
He deviseth wicked devices to suck people into the pit of debt and interest payments from which he will increase his worldly gain burdening people further, making them obligated and beholden under his yoke of greed;
He deviseth wicked devices to convince people to have their hearts set on worldly treasures by encouraging them to spend and accumulate for themselves rather than helping others help yet others and then letting God take care of their old-age needs through all giving and sharing all with all;
He deviseth wicked devices to destabilize and divide the world to make it ripe for his seizing the first fruits of the earth for himself and his cronies;
He deviseth wicked devices to lessen ethical standards so his cronies and he will be held to lesser account;
He deviseth wicked devices to seal up the embarrassing historical documents of his predecessor conservatives that would otherwise have been opened to the general population;
He deviseth wicked devices to lessen only the appearance of bigotry (changing the targets) by employing churlish and sell-out ethnics in high places who are servile to his unrepentant system of greed and wish to further their personal gain even at the expense of the needy of their own ethnic groups while turning a deliberate blind eye to the breed of unrepentant bigots who severely oppressed and discriminated against those ethnic groups;
He deviseth wicked devices so his friends may further dominate whatever industry they already largely control;
He deviseth wicked devices so his friends may further dominate the people's main sources of information;
He deviseth wicked devices to pay for news flattering to himself that is portrayed as independent;
He deviseth wicked devices to down play or eliminate news of tens of millions of opposing voices calling for fairness;
He deviseth wicked devices to spread lies about his opposition;
He deviseth wicked devices to lessen the people's ability to recoup losses for pain and suffering from, and at the hands of, his financial contributors;
He deviseth wicked devices to cover over or downplay the scandalous behavior of unrepentant corporations;
He deviseth wicked devices to have unaccountable corporations run the planet;
He deviseth wicked devices to have the economic decisions of the world made and kept behind closed doors;
He deviseth wicked devices to gain imperial power in the name of safety, security, and worldly and ungodly prosperity of the already richest;
He deviseth wicked devices to place sanctions on nations (rather than settling differences), thereby, causing the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocent adults and children;
He deviseth wicked devices to create false pretexts for war-profiteering;
He deviseth wicked devices by supplying horrific weapons, equipment, and training to those about whom he later premeditatedly bears false, unsubstantiated, unsupportable witness all because he covets their resources;
He deviseth wicked devices to shift the burden of proof onto all those whom he accuses (guilty until one proves one's innocence; Napoleonic law) expecting others to prove a negative (what is for them not provable): To prove they do not have something or are not doing something or he will go to war with them even though he will never be satisfied with any proof rendered;
He deviseth wicked devices greatly to reduce the threshold for justification for waging wars, rendering them wars of aggression as the instigator of belligerence while claiming they are preemptive or preventative attacks for national defense;
He deviseth wicked devices to privatize military and paramilitary operations so that the undertakings of secret commando- and interrogation-groups will not be under any oversight of possible opponents;
He deviseth wicked devices to move the authority for such operations to under the direction of those who are even more prone to violence as a solution and greater laxity in protecting the rights of people then are the citizens of his country;
He deviseth wicked devices for the public toleration and encouragement of the torture of prisoners;
He deviseth wicked devices when torture is made public to the world to redefine cruel punishment to extract information (torture) as non-torture then claim torture is not an option;
He deviseth wicked devices to imprison indefinitely those who have not been shown to be guilty and without any burden of proof upon him;
He deviseth wicked devices to use the big lie;
He deviseth wicked devices repeatedly to employ the use of the so-called noble lie that claims good intentions but does not conceal that his policy is to lie to the people;
He deviseth wicked devices to know as much about everything and everybody as possible, and when exposed, he simply puts those efforts behind closed doors rather than abandoning them;
He deviseth wicked devices to again legalize the secret infiltration of religious groups that are not even suspected of committing or planning to commit any crime;
He deviseth wicked devices to again spy on people for no other reason than that they disagree with his positions;
He deviseth wicked devices to both slowly and incrementally whittle away and even severely chop away at due process from the already low standards of the mundane law;
He deviseth wicked devices to replace the Cold War with a brave, new, secret and potentially perpetual war that he need never prove is over and that is not even legally declared under the very law he has sworn to uphold;
He deviseth wicked devices to control the leadership of other nations through bribes and deals and secret training and operations that have included documented sanctioned torture (much worse than that made public), murder, and all manner of atrocities upon those opposed to his dominance and opposed to the placement in charge of his political puppets and those he has successfully intimidated;
He deviseth wicked devices to continue to appoint, support, and laud his henchman in all these and other wicked devices;
He deviseth wicked devices for his place in secular history rather than in the Book of Life (eternal life in the righteous kingdom of God known by the heaven within);
He deviseth wicked devices to flatter those who abuse people both within and without his nation;
He deviseth wicked devices to change the meaning of words, to pejorate, to euphemize, to obfuscate his evil thoughts, words, and deeds: His insatiable greed and blood-lusting and all his other appetites;
He deviseth wicked devices in all of these ways and more; and
He deviseth wicked devices to gain the whole world.
The tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully. (Psalm 52:2).
The shew of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves. (Isaiah 3:9).
Woe unto them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the LORD, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who seeth us? and who knoweth us? (Isaiah 29:15).
Woe to the rebellious children, saith the LORD, that take counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin. (Isaiah 30:1).
As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and waxen rich. They are waxen fat, they shine: yea, they overpass the deeds of the wicked: they judge not the cause, the cause of the fatherless, yet they prosper; and the right of the needy do they not judge. (Jeremiah 5:27-28).
Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass. (Psalm 37:7).
They gain the world. "For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?" (Mark 8:36). They really do sell their souls for mammon and other manifestations of the devil. They love money and the temporary gratification of their insatiable lusts more than they love God, more than they want to be good.
They need to turn to making the tree good, to atone, to reclaim their souls from the essence of evil.
Blame America: First or second, still a crooked and perverse nation: Blameworthy
The conservatives in America will complain that all of this is simply blaming America first. That misses the point. Who started it? Who is to blame first? How far back do you want to go? Go back to the beginning to find out. Two wrongs do not make a right. Are you going to reject that truism just because it has been said so many times before? Are you satisfied to be blamed second? Either way, you are not blameless.
That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world. (Philippians 2:15).
You say America cannot take all the offenses? You have stood all you can stand. You will partake of wrathfulness. Think rather of how God feels. How much has God put up with because of your sins? God understands how to sort out the real offenses from selfish reactions. Do you? Have patience.
Unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more. (Luke 12:48).
This means what has been given spiritually, but it also means what has been allowed materially and the like.
America lauds its mundane law as the best shining example to the world. America was founded on an undeveloped continent with fertile lands and huge natural resources put there by God. Much was given. Way too much has been taken though not in the spirit of sharing, including from other continents. Now everything is expected.
Are you, if you are a conservative, saying that you do not know any better than to be doing what you are doing? If you are truly ignorant of right from wrong, you will be forgiven with little correction. However, if you really have been given to know better, then your correction will necessarily be greater. "He that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes." (Luke 12:48). You are fighting and killing those whom you claim are ignorant. Now do you want the devil to whip you in your ignorance? Are you not just knowingly turning a blind eye?
Whatever wrongs you do, you say they (your enemy) did evil first. Of course recriminations fly back and forth. Why does it not stop with you? You teach your children that the way to settle is to fight even to the death. Then, you take them to church school where they hear that they are to turn the other cheek. You conflict them. Are you not then a hypocrite? Are you not then raising hypocrites? Do you have to confuse your children with rationalized qualifications saying that there are circumstances though where one cannot follow Jesus's teachings and example? The exception does not make the rule.
You say your enemy does the evil you do also. That is your excuse? That way of thinking ends at the bottom of the bottomless pit. You are what you do. If they are what you called them because of what they have done, then you are also what you called them for doing what they have done. They retaliated. You retaliate. They killed. You kill. They tortured. You torture. You make yourselves killers and torturers and anything else you do whether those calling you enemy have done it or not. You condemn yourselves. In the meantime, those whom you have made your enemy insist that you started it. It is a never ending downward spiral for all who partake.
The problems do not start or stop with those at the bottom. The entire system of selfishness creates all the abuses from top to bottom.
Higher-ups are covering up for themselves. They are liars. The leaders screen and choose underlings for their weakness of mind to succumb to temptation and commit evil. People move up through this system. It corrupts. Do not eat of it. It is the bread of death. Do not advocate it. Doing so defiles you.
Under normal circumstances, one would have to substantiate such statements with the hardest of evidence; however, evidence that would be taken as hard enough by many of the hardhearted is held by them as top-secret classified information. Even with the top-secret classified information in hand, they rationalize it away as just documenting necessary expedience. They excuse all manner of sin under their lowest of standards.
If you are outside government guilty or not they may take all your records. If you are a crooked government, what is there to be done but for the citizens to have a change of heart as happened with the Richard Nixon administration? Of course, all the dirty secrets God knows all about were not exposed. Many were destroyed by the guilty to protect the guilty from the mundane law and human record. God though has God's law and God's record that no human can tamper with. Jesus though is not about vindictiveness. Jesus is about changing hearts and pure justice that is pure truth. It still though means woe to the unrepentant.
Even if it were all declassified, there would be those who would find it all justified. That is because they are spiritually dead. No amount of truth gets through to them, because they hate truth and love their lust and feeding it more than anything.
If they have nothing to fear about how they have been handling the public trust, let the daylight in.
They fear exposure of their misdeeds they call national security. They are evil hearted and believe that the security of the nation depends upon misdeeds that should not see the light of day. It would ruin their false supremacy.
Jesus believed the opposite that is there should be no misdeeds, period. National security really depends upon constant adherence to the ...continues... Click next page number below. [If you would like to see the full text on one page (helps with searching for text on the page), use the "No-Graphics Print Version".]
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And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute? He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers? Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free. (Matthew 17:24-26)