Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Gospel and Glenn Beck... and Jim Wallis

Well, one more post, so far.

Part of the "joy" of having a blog is that I should be able to post thoughts briefly whenever they pop up. Here are some thoughts, regarding the present battle between the "Social Justice" movement's Jim Wallis of Sojourner Magazine and Glenn Beck.

Mr. Beck is doing an excellent job on TV as I write. Maybe I can find a video to post here. Its presentation is of the highest importance in the Transnational Progressive war with America.

I greatly appreciate Glenn Beck's work, though I do not appreciate his derision of those who point out the unconstitutional process of the certification of Barack Obama to be U.S. President. I also do not appreciate his staff taking information from James Simpson (on Cloward-Piven, for instance) and not offering Jim a chance to speak to America directly, either on radio or TV. These ears have not even heard him refer to Mr. Simpson, nor his seminal and pivotal 2008 article, "Barack Obama and the Strategy of Manufactured Crisis." Lately, it seems Beck's program takes credit for more and more of the research that goes into his broadcasts, when so often his staff is told it, sent it, and sometime I imagine, flooded with it. That bothers me a bit, especially since his work is so personally lucrative.

Oddly, that brings us back to the Gospel and wealth and wealth's redistribution. Please do see that video and yes I.O. hopes to post it here. But in the mean time, below is part of the email "signature" I have been using these last days. Perhaps you would like to meditate (i.e., ruminate, ponder) upon it, too. Do you want to know what God thinks? Then, go to His Word. Find out what He says in the Bible:

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I know that nothing is better for them than to rejoice, and to do good in their lives, and also that
every man should eat and drink and enjoy the good of all his labor — it is the gift of God.
- Ecclesiastes 3:12-13

Freely you have received, freely give.
- Jesus Christ, Matthew 10:8b; NKJV

These maxims are consistent in Scripture. God invented freedom. God opposes "progressive" socialism.

Now, I do not know whether Jim Wallis' (and Jeremiah Wright's, etc.) interpretation of Scripture is based upon a mischaracterization of the prophesy that the Lord will eventually come back, "like a thief in the night," but Jesus Christ is not Robin Hood, nor Karl Marx. God can speak for Himself -- and did.

Feel free indeed, to spread the Good News.

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