2 Responses to “Types of Governments and Corruption”

  1. Jim Butler says:

    Superbly written, John, and as you say, has always been true. I believe, as you say, “more” true today than ever. It has gotten worse. Often today, there is not even an effort to hide the corruption and the outright evil. Yet, many people choose to stay in denial about it. Many people still look up to these leaders. It is a part of human nature that really can be described as insane.
    This out-and-out evil finds its way into every type of group and institution; politics, banking, financial, military, church, etc.–even within the Church of God.
    But people do NOT want to hear, much less believe, such things. We want warm and fuzzy, feel good stuff. Facing reality (some call reality the truth) is hard—very hard. But facing it is only the beginning of coming to a right solution. Christ, with the help of the first fruits, will bring us to that reality.
    Thanks for another great post, John!

  2. John G says:

    John D,

    This was an interesting post as it exposes the evils that are all about us in this present evil world that lies in wickedness. It doesn’t matter whether we examine unions or non-unions, etc. The evils are there.

    At one point you wrote: “…if you vote for the lesser of two evils, you are still voting for evil…”

    One could have 5 choices, and they’d all be evil. … just different degrees of evil. Human beings are becoming very familiar with evil, and that’s been true ever since the day Satan infested/infected the minds of Adam and Eve.

    The apostle Paul knew evil was present with him:

    “I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me.” Romans 7:21

    Is it different for any of us alive today? Paul knew that sin dwelled in him too:

    Romans 7:17 “Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.”

    Is it different for any of us alive today? Paul thought we even needed another reminder:

    :20 “Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.”

    I have to say I agree a lot with Job when he was inspired to pen the following for all of us:

    “When I looked for good, then evil came unto me: and when I waited for light, there came darkness.” Job 30:26

    So as we all continue to learn to hate evil (not hate human beings) we will strive to do the best we can with what we have. Oh, it may seem right in our own eyes, and yes we’ll even encounter something that has been appointed: death.

    Pr 14:12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
    Pr 16:25 There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

    And thankfully, God eventually will demonstrate the solution to death and those ways of death, which are evil:
    Hebrews 2:14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
    15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
    You concluded by writing: “…The human problem is a heart problem, and God is the One with the answer…”

    And Satan, ever since that Garden of Eden encounter with Adam and Eve, is at the heart of that “human problem.” We’re going to learn to hate evil, but God as you said is the One with the answer:

    “Yet the LORD hath not given you an heart to perceive, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, unto this day.” Deuteronomy 29:4

    Israel didn’t receive the heart, but they will yet…

    “A new HEART also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put WITHIN you: and I will TAKE AWAY the stony HEART OUT of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.” Ezekiel 36:26

    And they will finally, with the heart situation resolved God’s Way, keep God’s law, because God treated the real cause:

    :27 “And I will put my spirit WITHIN you, and CAUSE you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, AND DO THEM.”

    That is going to take quite some change, some repentance if you will, but it was all within God’s Plan of Salvation for Israel, all Israel:

    Act 5:30 The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree.
    31 Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, FOR to GIVE REPENTANCE to Israel, AND forgiveness of sins.

    But, God has His timing and it will be….Thy Will be Done!

    John