October 1, 2011
Some Tea Party and Republican individuals have said we cannot afford the time now to deal with social issues. They say it is immediately imperative to deal with the economic illness first. Then we’ll get to the secondary (by implication) moral issues.
I think they have it backwards.
We are surely in deep economic trouble because of our disregard for the Word of the Lord. (See Deuteronomy, toward the end of the book.) We have disregarded Him for so long that there’s nothing we could anticipate other than economic disaster. Moral issues cannot be separated from economic ones.
The truth is: We cannot afford the time to deal with economic issues until we repent of our rebellion against Almighty God and return to His ways. If we do not, then what we’ve seen so far is mild compared to the losses that are coming. Further, there is no other fix for the economic nightmare spawned by people who think man is god. Can you shake your fist in the face of the Almighty and expect his rich blessing?
Those who believe our main problem is economic do not understand the times nor the Almighty with Whom we will all deal sooner or later.