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By J. Russell Capps, State News Today
The Old Testament reveals that God wanted a family through which He could bless all the nations of the earth.
He chose the descendants of the twelve tribes of Jacob, known as the Israelites. The wise will learn from their journey. When ancient Israel wandered into foolishness they ended up in oppression and bondage.
After Moses freed the nation from the cruel enslavement of Pharaoh, they found themselves in the desert between bondage and the promised land. After complaining and finding fault because they had not arrived, they began to say “Would it not be better for us to return to Egypt”?
America, birthed by those who were fleeing oppressive governments and longing for liberty, has over decades arrived at a point where many have asked, “Wouldn’t it be better to return to government control?” They seek another “Pharaoh”, not willing to consider the consequences.
Televangelist James Robison points out that “America’s Pharaoh” is not a person or a political party. It is a power source other than God upon which people erroneously and foolishly depend – and even begin to worship. It replaces God, pushing an unprincipled, unbiblical worldview.
The advocates and supporters of this system consistently assault absolute principles while rejecting revealed truths. Those who disagree with the forces of this “Pharaoh” are demonized in every possible way”.
Americans who care deeply about right and wrong, arose from their lengthy silence last November and spoke loudly that they are not trying to bring the government down, but instead are trying to bring “Pharaoh” under control.
Big government results in small God. The goal for those striving for renewal is to make “Pharaoh” small and God large. Government cannot offer permanent solutions, only temporary solutions which always fail.
When we do not see clearly we will make poor choices concerning those who serve and are chosen to lead. Those bowing to the “Pharaoh” the past several decades, believing the lies, and refusing to see clearly are even more dangerous than the deceiver who thinks he is telling the truth.
The prophet Jeremiah warned, “The Lord rejected those in whom you trust, and you will not prosper with them” (Jeremiah 2:37).
Evidence abounds that substituting ineffective government programs for Godly living seductively enslaves a population.
Hope lies in the fact that the silent majority has awakened, electing those who promise to reject “Pharaoh” (the belief in large government) as the solution. The hope now is that there’s a new beginning for turning America toward greatness again through less dependence on “Pharaoh” and more dependence on the Creator of it all.
Encouragement for those leaders who agree is much needed. True vigilance is much required.
J. Russell Capps was a Republican member of the North Carolina General Assembly from 1994 to 2006.