Jesus Christ said, “But I say unto you, that whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment:” (Matthew 5:22). The phrase “without a cause” has been eliminated from most of the new Bibles which liberals favor, thereby attacking the Deity and sinlessness of the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus did get angry (John 2:15; Mark 3:5), but He had a cause. In fact, the Apostle Paul commanded Christians to be angry about some things as long as it is the kind of anger that is not sin (Ephesians 4:26). The context of Jesus’ remarks deal with murder in the heart, thus making the principle very clear…if I become angry to the extent that I would favor the death of someone, I have left rational outrage and fallen into sin.
The reason it’s important to understand this simple doctrine is that believers have often been victimized by their own ignorance of the Scriptures. The Left loves to club Christians into submission by using a false doctrine of passiveness for the high water mark of godly behavior. Everyone knows that Christians are supposed to roll over and play dead to the demands of liberalism...everyone except Jesus that is. He didn’t get the memo.
There is a growing resentment among Conservatives against the Congressional Republicans who lied to us. They all campaigned on the promise to repeal and replace Obamacare but have failed to do so, not because they can’t, but because they won’t. The most notable liar in the Scriptures is the devil (John 8:44), advancing the great probability that water still seeks its own level.
A man we shall call Pete had lived more of life by the time he reached thirty than most men twice his age. The problem being, it was an existence of debauchery and sin. But by the grace of God Pete stumbled into an old fashioned revival meeting and heard a powerful sermon on God’s ability to forgive sin through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son. Conviction of sin overwhelmed Pete, bringing him to the conclusion that the Lord’s remedy for salvation was real and must be received---and receive it he did. Not only did that poor lost sinner leave the church house that night with a heavenly assurance of forgiveness, but accompanying that umbrella of grace was a new sense of direction that he had never experienced. The more Pete grew in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ (II Peter 3:18), the greater his contempt for the devil as he realized his former life was a total waste due in large part to satanic influences.
As time went on, Pete began to think God may have a higher purpose for his life which led him to enroll in a small Texas Bible College. Upon graduation a rural west Texas church extended an invitation to Pete for their pastorate. He gladly accepted and enjoyed a wonderful relationship with those fine country folks.
One Sunday the new preacher chose I Peter 5:8 for his text: “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour”. As the sermon developed Pastor Pete became so totally engaged in the message that he seemed to lose all awareness of his present surroundings, concentrating only on a deep seated anger and hatred for Beelzebub. In a state of almost unconscious wrath the minister began to cuss the devil out utilizing words from his old life. They came spewing forth with the force of a verbal volcano, leaving the congregation in utter dismay and shock. In the midst of the tirade against the adversary, the young preacher came to a stunning realization of what he had done, leaving him ashamed and guilt ridden. Knowing not what else to do he stepped out from behind the pulpit, walked down the center aisle, out the door, got in his car and drove home. Needless to say, the congregation sat in a silent stupor, dumbfounded and paralyzed, unable to speak or move.
After what seemed like an eternity, a wise old weathered deacon stood up and said, “Folks, we all know our pastor was converted from a hard life of sin and he has every right to hate the devil. Now I have never heard ol’ split hoof get the cussing out that he got today, and I believe he deserved every word of it. I propose we go get our pastor, bring him back and give him a raise.” And so they did, happy to have a pastor who held Satan in utter contempt.
The moral of the story: the time has come for members of Congress, especially those who traffic in Satan’s behavior of lies, to be the object of a good ol’ cussing out. The problem for the Christian is, of course, a prohibition from much of the usual language employed.
In an effort to remedy the problem, a submission of Bible words or phrases may be helpful to patriot letter writers: infidel, heathen, heretic, idolater, unfaithful, treacherous, evil, damnable, damned, sluggard, dunghill, dirt, wicked, conceited, fools, drunkards, enemy, liars, gluttons, betrayers, Judas, political fornicators, lying tongues, son of Satan, deceitful, unprofitable, and a dog returns to its vomit! These adjectives may be beneficial in getting some thoughts off your chest.
“Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat myself.” – Mark Twain
“Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you!” – Pericles (430 B.C.)
To protect one’s conscience, an appropriate conclusion may be…”Sincerely yours, in Christian charity.”