HEADS YOU WIN, TAILS YOU LOSE
Rick Hughes on his radio show, The Flot Line, often states, “You were made with two ends; one to sit on and one to think with. Your success depends on which one you use. Heads you win, tails you lose.” He is right. Thinking is a very important part of who we are. We all have body, soul, mind, and spirit. And it is the mind that leads the way. Romans 12:2 instructs, “… be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is.” The mind is the testing and proving ground for correct living within God’s will.
Yet, for many decades we have been handing the job of teaching our children over to the secular portions of our society. Portions that often reject the reality of God and the truth of Scripture. We have left our children defenseless in understanding and defending correct thinking. It is imperative that we systematically teach truth in civics, morality, ethics, and economics, to name just a few. Joshua 8:34-35 teaches this precedent , “… Joshua read all the words of the law – the blessings and the curses. There was not a word of all Moses had commanded that Joshua did not read to the whole assembly including the women and children, and the aliens who lived among them.”
If we are to live as a cohesive society, we must be established on truth. Without truth, we float on a precarious ground of quicksand. For example, teaching that communism is the most fair and best way of living as a society is to teach a lie. communism is flawed at it’s very foundation (rejecting the fallen nature of mankind) and has proven this false hope in history many times. Also, this belief system ultimately requires those at the top to be the most intelligent, caring, good and selfless individuals, which is rarely (if ever) the case.
A Constitutional Republic relies on truth, justice and the rule of law to limit the powers of civil government. This holds in check the flaws of even the best leaders. To disregard good rules to follow feelings of fairness can result in chaos, as we have seen in the 2020 election and ballot counting. Pennsylvania is allowed variances that violated their state constitution and the integrity of their election is thrown into deep doubt. Straight forward rules, consistently followed avoids arbitrary, unjust outcomes.
A large part of our citizenry no longer understand the U.S. Constitution and it’s unique system of checks and balances. Nor do they understand God’s provision of morality as a protection for us all. When left unchecked politics tend to follow the tragic nature of sin. Without God’s truth applied consistently, authorities use fear, force and even hate to rule. With a biblical understanding the rule of law, righteousness, grace and even forgiveness govern the people and their relationships.
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