Bible Solutions For Worldly Pollutions.
Or Let’s Get It Right
Dr., I have a question about politics and politicians. Why do politicians label themselves as “rightists” or “leftists”?
Analysis of this paralysis: Yes, and those who do so seem to be very proud of the label. That’s the first sin in this condition, PRIDE. It is an outgrowth of the natural sin of human kind, which is described in 1 Jn 2.15-16, “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man (does), the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.” KJV. This describes the condition, SELF CONSCIOUSNESS. We can trace every problem we will have in this world to our natural sin, SELF CONSCIOUSNESS. Self Consciousness can be described as the opposite of HUMILITY. True humility is “not thinking less OF oneself, rather, thinking of oneself less.” The problem can be further analyzed as an expression of the first sin, that of Satan: “who is going to be in control?” Politicians are subject to this lust.
At the risk of opening myself to an argument about my political beliefs, I must state that in the USA, the Democrat party unabashedly calls itself, politically, “the left”. Further, they in turn call the Republican party “the right”, and often, the “extreme right.” I never knew how such labeling was started. Nevertheless, that is the way it is. However, one can classify oneself biblically, as to his political leaning, and more needfully, as to his uprightness before God and men.
Biblical Analysis: Eccl 10. 1-3, “As dead flies give perfume a bad smell, so a little folly outweighs WISDOM and HONOR. The heart of the WISE inclines to the RIGHT, but the heart of the FOOL to the LEFT. Even as he walks along the road, the fool lacks sense and shows everyone how stupid he is.” NIV. (Emphasis mine). So said Solomon of whom it has been said, “he was the wisest of all men.” Thus, one can classify him self, as do many politicians. You would think they would think again. What honesty they have!
One day I heard a “left” leaning lady who worked in the US capitol say, “I like what I hear the ‘left’ saying (she liked a welfare state, I believe) but the ‘rightists’ are the only ones I hear praying.”
Rx; Take this gos-pil and call me on election day: Eccl 10. 12, “Words of a wise man’s mouth are gracious, but a fool is consumed by his own lips. At the beginning his words are folly; at the end they are wicked madness—and the fool multiplies words.” That is, one can DEFILE him self by the words of his mouth, and by his actions.
Dr. Lyndel C. Barnes