Monday, April 22, 2024

Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil

| March 7, 2024 12:00 AM

As I read David Daniels’ letter to the editor (Feb. 29 edition) I felt I must respond. It is tragic that he did not understand that salvation is a free gift and that you cannot earn it. God gave us the Ten Commandments so that we would see that it was impossible to keep them and that we need a savior.

So why as a Christian would I want to support one party or candidate over another? For me the important thing is how does the candidate or party align with the Bible. Currently we have two candidates that are both flawed, as all of us are. So let’s look at the different parties’ agendas or policies.

Democratic polices are pro-death for infant and the handicapped, push Marxist ideas and hatred of the USA, weaponizing the government to attack their political opponents through the IRS, DOJ, FBI and the CIA, election denying (we had four years of that during President Trump), woke agenda, censoring speech that they disagree with, unwillingness to debate issues that they instead denigrate, and using the myth of man-caused climate change and COVID in order to control you.

The party believes the government knows best, is anti-Semitic (pushing support for Hamas), defends Biden and his son as they accept millions from China, open borders allowing drugs, child trafficking and criminals to come into the U.S., is anti-police and do not want to prosecute criminals, is anti-family and fights against traditional marriage, promotes gender dysphoria and other mental illness, and tries to stir up racial strife by condemning one group of people over another, such as Whites are evil.

Republican policies are to protect the lives of the unborn and the handicapped, free enterprise, love of one’s country and patriotism, belief in law and order and not twisting the law to go after the political opponents, working for election integrity by passing common-sense rules like being a citizen and having voter ID as Canada does, believing that the people know better than the government, pro-Israel, anti-crime, and supporting the family unit and traditional marriage, closed borders with legal immigration, and free speech.

The Bible supports sanctity of life and that there is only two genders. Free enterprise is a theme in the Bible in that it is important to work hard so you can provide for yourself and others. As far as Israel, God says “I will bless those that bless Israel and curse those that curse Israel.” Gen12:3.

God created borders and borders are for safety. When the Jews were captured and taken to Babylon they were told to pray for peace and prosperity for Babylon for in doing so they will have peace and prosperity. This principle is to love your country and support it instead of denigrating it for political gain as the Democrats are doing. The Bible supports morality and sanctity of marriage between one woman and one man.

In the end, the current Democratic policies are directly opposite of the Bible. I am hard pressed to see how a Christian can support the Democratic party and be true to God.

The Bible says “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil” Isaiah 5:20. Right now the Democrats are calling immorality and crime good, while calling sanctity of life and marriage evil.

The Democrats believe that government is god. Unfortunately, John 8:44 NLT applies to the current direction of the Democratic party: “For you are the children of your father the devil, and you love to do evil things he does. He was a murderer from the beginning. He has always hated the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, it is consistent with his character: for he is a liar and the father of lies.”

Lonnie Haack