Honesty

“Thou shalt not bear witness
Against thy neighbor.”
Exodus 20:16.

There is a story that comes out of the past of Athens Greece about a philosopher.  At first it seems funny.  But, the remark carries with it a great truth!

Here is the story as repeated.  There was a man who carried a lantern with him wherever he went. When he met a man in the marketplace, he would raise the light to the face of the person and say, “Not this man.”

When he was asked what the meaning of what he was doing, his reply was simple and direct: “I am looking for an honest man”.

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This philosopher understood that honesty could not be found among humans. This should never surprise you. It is a common experience in life to deal with frauds, liars and thieves.

The surprise really comes when a man is honest in what he does and how he portrays himself. Liars are actually carried on by deception. In the world, we exist now – this is a commonly accepted way of trying to destroy the other side.

One of the greatest tricks was played upon Stalin by Hitler. A peace treaty was negotiated between Germany and the Union of  the Soviet Republic. It was obvious Hitler hated the Bolsheviks. That German leader was preparing for war.

On June 22, 1941, Hitler landed an attack against the Bolsheviks’ regime. This was done with the following:

  • 153 divisions
  • 600,000 motor vehicles
  • 3580 tanks
  • 2740 airplanes


It was the mightiest militar
y force ever assembled at that time. This was done under the guise that Germany was a friend of the Communist’s. The name of the attack was “Barbarossa”.

We could go through some similar events in all the wars when they commence.

 

Dishonesty is a predictable pattern in all governments – including the United States.

 

Commands for truth as found in the Bible are not followed. Even when we know for certain honesty is not followed –  it is still the Christians’ duty to tell others that God has a better way.

Our own government is saturated with liars who delight in telling one lie after another lie. All one has to do is read about the CIA and the FBI in recent months. The stories about these institutions are alarming to hear. Some of the most recent falsehoods are as follows.

  • Global warming,
  • Federal judges follow the statute,
  • Afghanistan is winnable, and
  • Iran keeps its word.

 

The most recent dishonest act was fostered by the Republicans.

 

LISTENING TO LIARS

The issue should be asked how did such dishonesty commence? All one needs to do is read the temptation of Eve in Genesis 3:3-4, it was started.

“But of the fruit of the tree which
Is in the midst of the garden, God
Hath said, ye shall not eat of it, neither
Shall ye touch it, lest die.
And the serpent said unto the
Woman. Ye shall not surely die.”

The latest scum was from the low-life money-grubbing creeps – the Republicans.  The Republicans’ told the American people for 6 or 7 years that ObamaCare would be repealed. The Republicans now have the Presidency, the House, and the Senate!  The repeal has still not happened.

It will not happen because of the money flooding from the special interest corporations. With the notable exception of Donald Trump – who tries his very best to get it to repealed –  “It ain’t going to happen”.

The name may drag but not the concept. Never accept what a politician states. The Democrats and Republicans are without honor as a group.

If you’re looking for dishonesty; look to the television advertisements!  Here are the main groups of pushers for you to act upon.

  • New cars,
  • Furniture,
  • All medicines, and
  • Insurance

The next time you watch/ listen to television, try to determine how many lies are told. Since the time of Eve, human dishonesty has never slowed down.

The book of Proverbs has verses of honesty. You might read Proverbs 4:23-25.

“Keep thy heart with all diligence
For out of it are the issues of live.
Put away from thee a forward
mouth, and perverse lips put far
From thee.
Let thine eyes look right on,
And let thine eyelids look straight
Before thee.”

 

GENERALITIES ARE NOT CHRIST-LIKE

Upon reading of the Holy Word, and especially the remarks of the Son of God – the obvious can be seen. Jesus Christ was very specific in His comments to people. There was no political mumbo jumbo in His thoughts!

This was one characteristic which caused the political system to seek His death. Here are some examples Matthew 23:15, was condemnation of the religious leaders.

“Woe unto you, scribes and
Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye compas
sea and land to make one proselyte,
And when he is made, ye make
Him twofold more the child of hell
Than yourselves.”

Then Christ spoke out against the leaders in Matthew 23:16.

“Woe unto you, ye blind guides.
Which say, whosoever shall swear
By the temple, it is nothing: but
Whosoever shall swear by the gold
Of the temple, he is a debtor!”

Luke 11:46, critiques another’s profession.

“And he said, Woe unto you
Also, ye lawyers! For ye lade men
With burdens grievous to be borne,
And ye yourselves touch not the burdens
With one of your fingers.”

 

“Those who had wealth were not helpful to the poor”.

 

Luke 6:24:

“But woe unto you that are rich!
For ye have received your consolation.”

God gave Christ an ability to see through all the cover-ups of those who had been ruling in their lives. He would use the word “woe” again and again!  To put it bluntly  –  one should be careful how you act in your profession. Live a truthful life.

We have come to accept dishonesty as a way of living. You may have asked someone this: “How are you?”  Actually you don’t care. The remark should be: “My hope is that you are in health”, or such a similar comment.

In the last few weeks, we have been inundated with FALSE details about the Confederacy. In the beginning, the War of Northern Aggression was not about slavery. The South produced three brilliant generals who were unique. The three generals were:  Robert E. Lee, T.J. “Stonewall” Jackson, and Nathan Bedford Forrest.

On one occasion, General Jackson sent his home pastor a note with cash in it for a Sunday School for black children. The Bolsheviks in our society seldom share details like that –  at all.

The time may soon be that we Christians must defend our way of life from the liars in the media such as CNN, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and other Leftist’s; who from their actions want to destroy this Republic, our Constitution, and YES! – Christianity.

 

PLACE OF THE CHURCH

It would seem that when Liberalism started, many churches came to the fork in the road and they took the wrong fork. What the extreme LEFT of the Protestant churches soon adopted, is characterized in the denial of the authority of the Holy Scripture and especially the New Testament. This weakness has caused the closing of Church buildings and continual decreases in members.

In place of these Bolsheviks the Church has sprung up fundamentalist groups who say we will not accept the socialist manner of a culture.

There must be strong preaching with connections to basic honesty. This is the reason that there is such an endorsement by the Evangelist groups all through the United States of President Donald Trump.

 

He ain’t perfect – but, he’s all we got.

 

The only way the media/Bolsheviks can get any traction is to lie and distort reality. Then the fraud-scum of the media has been creating lies and falsehoods that say Donald Trump is mentally unstable. Always these superior Bolsheviks claim they are above the law of the people.

There are these chapters in Matthew that give some basic concepts and we know this as the Sermon on the Mount. In Matthew 6:22-23, he tells what to look for in people.

“The light of the body is the eye:
If therefore thine eye be single, thy
Whole body shall be full of light.”

The measuring device for all activities of action is the Bible. Look at the actions of men and then put the test to it by reading what the Bible states.

This causes the person to be cautious, (as soon as possible), of the rule of conduct contained therein when dishonesty rears up the attack.

 

When we Christians are not heard – then this means evil wins.

 

Whenever possible with the social media, the President tells his thoughts by using Twitter.  True –  one is restricted by the number of written characters but this also is a way to attack false and evil doctrines of the media.

These evil Media owners are actually beginning to feel the pressure. Their circulation has dropped. Hopefully, the advertising will also decline.

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CONCLUSION

  1. Only seek the truth,
  2. Use the Bible as a rule of faith and measurement,
  3. Never blindly accept what people say as truth, and
  4. Speak out the truth.

 

KEEP THE FAITH!

 

 

OPEN MY EYES THAT I MAY SEE

“”Open my eyes, that I may see
Glimpses of truth Thou hast for me;
Place in my hands the wonderful key
That shall unclasp and set me free.

[Refrain]

“Silently now I wait for Thee,
Ready my God, Thy will to see,
Open my eyes, illumine me,
Spirit divine!”

Open my ears, that I may hear
Voices of truth Thou sendest clear;
And while the wave notes fall on my ear,
Everything false will disappear.

[Refrain]

Open my mouth, and let me bear,
Gladly the warm truth everywhere;
Open my heart and let me prepare
Love with Thy children thus to share.””

[Refrain]

 

Gerald K. Fugit
DiggingOldWells.com
August 27, 2017

 

 

 

 

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