Obama and Congress, The Delegated Messiahs

Wednesday, March 25, 2009 | Labels: , , , , , | |

As America braced herself for the inevitable economic recession.  She found herself in desperate need of a savior.  Instead of turning to the one true savior, they turned to the power and wisdom of man.  Obama and congress' intentions are, in respect to their burden of expectations, well intended, but their solutions are blind.  The world, in it's lust for a man-made savior, will be surprised at the outcome.  Those who do not turn to man alone for a solution will not be.  

Obama and congress, who believe they can bring about the salvation of our current societal corruption are setting themselves up for disappointment.  Those who embrace man-made government as a feasible solution to any form of corruption will find their thirsts unquenched.  This truth translates across both ends of the political aisle.

A society is never fixed by it's goverment, a government is established by it's society.  If the people become corrupt, the government becomes reflective of that corruption.  We decieve ourselves when we blame those of particular parties for societal or government corruption.
"Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting."  - Galatians 6:7-8
For years America has sown her seeds in the flesh.  She has moved from the spirit of God to the spirit of lust, greed and materialism.  In the process, her soul was corrupted, and in turn, her government was corrupted.  It is purely human that in the years of her reaping the corruption she has sown, her blame is shifted to those in power.

We in America have none to blame but ourselves.  Our love for money.  Our love for sex.  Our love for lust, our drive for living a life at the expense of the life of others.  In our pride, we have elevated ourselves higher than our brothers and sisters.  In our elevation, we now fall without a love for truth.

Pain is much more devastating when there is no true understanding of the source.  In a bitter attempt to abolish the spiritual pain of America.  We turn our faces to those in power in hopes that they can save us from the seeds we have sown.  Although those in power genuinely believe they can fix the corruption through more government presence - they are bandaging the symptoms of the issue, not curing the source.

Government expansion as a solution to a corrupt society is equivalent to placing a bandaid on an infected wound.  The bandaid may stop the bleeding, but if it goes untreated, the infection will continue to spread throughout the body.  The spirit of America is dying, and unless she goes back to the one who can cleanse the soul of corruption, Jesus Christ, the man made bandages we create merely postpone the inevitable.

Craig Chamberlin