A choice that faces the people of the world and the people of America today is whether they will be “makers” or “takers”. Will they produce or will they simply consume at the expense of others? That is the question.
Dr. Adrian Rogers is quoted as having said: “??????You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the industrious out of it. You don’t multiply wealth by dividing it. Government cannot give anything to anybody that it doesn’t first take from somebody else. Whenever somebody receives something without working for it, somebody else has to work for it without receiving. The worst thing that can happen to a nation is for half of the people to get the idea they don’t have to work because somebody else will work for them, and the other half to get the idea that it does no good to work because they don’t get to enjoy the fruits of their labor.??????
As our government changes its purpose from one that protects property rights to one that plunders and “redistributes” property, it is becoming more like the other kleptocracies around the world, a developing tyranny. As it joins ever closer with the U.N. and adopts more and more of the U.N.’s anti-freedom policies, the looming disaster that this portends is awesome in its terrible consequences. Too many Americans remain ignorant, misinformed, and apathetic in regards to these developments. Far too many are joining in with governments to plunder their neighbors.
Each person should pose this question to himself: “What would God have me become?”
Would God have us be:
Lazy, slothful, Indolent
Deeply in debt bondage
Jealous, envious, covetous
Robber, thief, swindler
Parasite, Pirate, Crook, Burglar
Mean, stingy, meager
Unprepared, surprised, caught napping
Unwilling, reluctant, undisciplined,
Disorderly, disobedient, wayward, slipshod, sloppy, uncontrolled
Or would God have us be:
Self Reliant & independent
Thrifty, prudent, frugal
A Saver, Financially strong
Managing debt intelligently
Prepared for emergencies
Hard working, earner, laborer, toiler, breadwinner, bringing forth fruit
Giver, Magnanimous, generous, unselfish
Bountiful, plentiful, abundant
Prepared, ready, equipped, willing
disciplined, obedient, self controlled, ordered, self restrained, bridled
Grateful, thankful, appreciative
Will the parasites kill the hosts? Will they drive them to protect their families and themselves against the looting? Will we follow the path of most other socialist countries into the mire of continuous poverty for the masses and/or even lower into the mass political killings perpetrated by Socialists such as Mao, Stalin, Pol Pot, and Hitler? Millions of Socialists have proven they have no problem taking by force what they want from those who have earned the wealth they are seeking. If a few million people have to be imprisoned or killed in order to take this wealth, the socialists of the world have historically shown little compunction in doing so.
Individuals must honestly ask themselves these question. Do I have the right:
To live off someone else?
To expect unearned benefits?
To take what isn????????t mine?
To be unproductive?
To reap where I do not sow?
To expect something for nothing?
To enslave others in order to have what I desire?
To take without recompense?
To take against the will of the owner?
To take advantage of another’s generosity when I could provide for myself?
To pull less than my own weight?
To not contribute?
To force others to pay for my desires and failures?
To waste my talents?
Be not deceived, for God will not be mocked. Eventually, those who plunder their neighbor will reap as they sow. If they sow the wind they will reap the whirlwind. Stealing from your neighbor does not produce a good long term outcome for anyone, not for the thief and not for the victim. No wonder God warned us against covetousness and theft as early as the Ten Commandments. Now in America we are seeing what an economic disaster institutionalized covetousness and theft (redistribution of wealth) really are. An enemy hath done this. There are enemies both foreign and domestic.