Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Despotism or Anarchy? Not the Only Choices!

"[D]emocracy will soon degenerate into an anarchy, such an anarchy that every man will do what is right in his own eyes and no man's life or property or reputation or liberty will be secure, and every one of these will soon mould itself into a system of subordination of all the moral virtues and intellectual abilities, all the powers of wealth, beauty, wit and science, to the wanton pleasures, the capricious will, and the execrable cruelty of one or a very few."
-- John Adams, An Essay on Man's Lust for Power, 1763
"For avoiding the extremes of despotism or anarchy ... the only ground of hope must be on the morals of the people. I believe that religion is the only solid base of morals and that morals are the only possible support of free governments."
-- Governor Morris, A Diary of the French Revolution, 1792
When we no longer turn to the religion of the Creator as revealed in His inspired Book, the Bible for our moral, then we are doomed as a people! There is no doubt that economics is a big issue in this years' elections but the problem with economics is not economics - its divine economics. The first rule of divine economics is to "deny self" (Luke 9:23).

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