By John Larkins
In 2020 America was a constitutional republic with many freedoms guaranteed in well respected and accepted legal safeguards. Unless you are isolated from the real world, you know that the system is widely regarded as subject to change by the Democrat Socialist party that just attained total power in what had been the United States of America. We described ourselves as “one nation under God,” but that idea is not honored by The Party.
This fact will become abundantly clear as we hear more from the real powers behind the “fronts.” For those properly concerned about their immortal souls, we must concentrate on the worship of God and obedience to His Commandments. The new government is not at all interested in God’s Commandments, but that does not in any way change our individual responsibilities for obedience to His will. For example, abortion is still a violation of a Commandment, as has said before now, “legal or not, sin is sin.” Whether or not God will punish The Party for its collective sin will be witnessed by all humans at the final judgement.
Perhaps we should all review the sure knowledge recorded in the Bible of the expected crimes against citizens so common in other Godless dictatorships, to see what martyrdom may be like. We already see there is no expectation for any legal processes that would threaten to protect citizens. Again, our salvation is not something The Party can help or hinder. We are amply warned to repent, convert, and as Paul said, “run our race daily.”
Economics will become mostly a matter of stealing from the rich to give to the poor. Unless you have been living far off the grid, you know the actual outcome will be that the poor will never become rich and the rich are always partnered with The Party. I hope it does not come as a surprise to you that once in any position of power, the party leaders are, and always have been, very wealthy. Since there will still be some vestige of voting, we as citizens may be presented with choices concerning capitalism or some other form of organizing the process of making a living.
Although it is seldom addressed in Bible studies, you should be aware of a few facts about Jesus and money. First of all, we need to understand that Jesus was a real human being who had to solve most of the same problems we must overcome. He was born into a working man’s family that lived within the means His father earned. Jesus grew up learning carpentry, and far as we know, earned wages that way. At about the age of 30, Jesus began His Godly mission of preaching the Way of the Lord, recruiting the nucleus of His Church and training that nucleus to carrying out His conversion work. Jesus continued to need money, as any man would. In His new Church, the apostle Judas was the person who carried out the financial duties.
Just as today, Jesus and the apostles appeared to rely on the generosity of those who had extra money for a place to sleep, eat and otherwise live the mission. See Luke 19:5 as Jesus remarks to Zacchaeus that “today I must abide in thy house.” Therefore, Jesus was not an enemy of the wealthy. Money is not the problem, but the love of money is a killer. Paul was proud of the fact that he continued making a living by tent-making and did not require support. Also, see Matthew, 25:21: “His master said unto him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little: I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’”
As you watch The Party settle down to thievery, see that when taking the golden eggs from the geese they do not, in the process, kill the geese as well.
For the past 15 years, John Larkins has evangelized on the street, door-to-door, in tent revivals and in church situations. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.