Saturday, January 29, 2011

There is nothing new under the sun....

What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.
                                                Ecclesiastes 1:9

It has been said that you can't legislate morality.  In my opinion a truer statement has never been made.  As you read through the Old Testament, you are a witness to the history of God and men and the law.  You see God's law being handed down through Moses and you observe man's attempt to improve upon the law of God.  But mostly, you see man's failure.  You see the impossibility of men to keep the law.  You see that it is impossible to legislate morality.

In His mercy, God sent Jesus to save us from the consequence of breaking the law.  Because He knew it would be impossible for us to keep the law, He sent the only One that was capable of fulfilling the law.  In that one act of ultimate love, God made provision for His beloved children to be reconciled with Him.  In sending Jesus, God freed us from the bonds of the law.  He is the true author of freedom.

I have come to realize that today's political climate is not much different than it was in the days of Jesus.  We still have Pharisees, Sadducees and the Sanhedrin, only now we call them Republicans, Democrats and the Supreme Court.  The Pharisees and the Sadducees of our day make law after law after law, in hopes of making us "holy" and the Sanhedrin keep upholding the law, regardless of its true legality.  We have come to a point, just like the people of the Old Testament, that we are bound by the chains of law.  What began as a means to protect our freedoms and our personal rights have become the very chains that enslave our people.  No longer do the Pharisees strive to encourage the people toward righteousness.  Rather they practice a form of holiness, having no real holiness.  The Pharisees of old have become the Republicans of our time.  The Sadducees, in turn, have become the Democratic party, who's sole purpose has become to deny absolute truth, tear down the principles of old, on which our country was founded and establish their tyrannical rule as "a rule of the people". As the Pharisees and Sadducees rape and pillage, the Sanhedrin, also known as the Supreme Court, stands at a respectable distance, wearing white gloves and robes of honor, nodding their assent.

We cannot legislate morality.  Until the hearts of the people change, we are a lost people. True freedom comes, not from without, bound by the chains of legislation, but from the true law that is written on our hearts.  Every law that is written, requires more laws to uphold it.  Every chain requires another to bind it.  And so it goes.  There is nothing new under the sun.  The Pharisees, Sadducees and Sanhedrin of our time are alive.  They are proclaiming from the marbled halls of congress the need to protect the masses from themselves.  As they bind our hands with cords of legislation, they parade us for sale among the slavetraders - insurance companies, city governments, county governments - and they sell us to the highest bidder.

The only free people are those inclined to self-government through a heart regenerated by Jesus.  All others are little more than slaves.


  1. Good golly, Enola, you have such a great way of weaving the lessons of the Bible with the happenings of today. You really are a fabulous writer!

    I have lost all hope in our political system. Too many hypocrites and commies in it to suit me - on both sides of the aisle. Their little spectacle during the State of the Union Propraganda, er...I mean, Address, was so ridiculous. They sat together, like kids on a school bus. So, I'm buying more Herters. KWIM?

    You go, girl!

    NoCal Gal

  2. Might want to update your picture. Of the court in the picture in your post, 1 is dead and 2 are retired.

    Try this one

  3. One of my philisophical arguments is with "mandatory insurance".
    Nothing should be "mandatory" in a free society. No mandatory health insurance or automotive insurance etc. No goverment has the right to dictate that I must purchase a product.
    I am not a "slave consumer" to a mega-corporation, I am a Free Man.

  4. I once asked my son just how much truth can we take? He said all of it. We were once blinded by our lives of complacency. So when it became very apparent that things were amiss it has hurt like heck.
    Morality and law starts at home. And just because your kid turns 18 or 21, 30 or 40 does not mean that you stopped being a parent. I have told my children that I am still their mother and I will indeed tell them if they are doing wrong. And sorry I won't be nice either.
    You have to reteach your kids after every day they have spent at public school. That it is your morality and law that will keep them from harm.
    In their teenage years, you have to reassert everything all over again. High School will make them smart mouthed and not teach them enough to get them a job or handle life after graduation.
    Common sense is not and cannot be taught beyond when they are little and you say the stove is hot. It is inborn. But you can sure keep repeating yourself till your blue in the face that all is not what it seems. It's called talking to your kids, telling your kids what is what and telling them they are having fun while you tell them.
    Then as they turn into what they say the adult stage, they think they have it made. And they think they are free.
    But at least they know the limitation's.
    I blame past generation's for the laxness of this age. It started a long time ago. And it has trickled down to now. Like water dripping constantly till now it has filled up the sink and is flowing over the sides.
    Yes, morality and law starts at home. Now that the home has become so free-thinking the home is being invaded.
    What you say is very true. But it started at home. And the icing was the educational system.

  5. Enola,

    This post is so insightful. Thank you for writing it. I've shared it with several people. I would love to send a copy to my congressional representatives, with your permission.


  6. Love this, Enola! I'm with you 100%! Thank you for putting into words what I'm sure many people, like myself, feel and think. I could not have a explained it this way, but God has gifted you to speak/write it right out your heart!

    I love sharing your post with my husband and son; will do so right now!

    Thank you!


  7. I have often thought the same. Thank you for expressing it so well.