IS TOUGH TALK APPROPRIATE?

March 13, 2018

Donald Trump is a moron, an idiot, a maniac, a lunatic, a nutcase, a warmonger and a dozen other adjectives indicating mental instability – that is, if the liberal media is correct.  Their refusal to deal with reality places them in the “world is flat club” that criticized Columbus.  Contrary to their opinion he set sail to incredible discovery.  Those of us who know the earth is round also realize that ISIS has been greatly diminished, the economy continues to move in very positive directions, the threat of tariffs is causing NAFTA to be renegotiated in America’s favor and oh yes, Kim Jong-un has indicated he is interested in meeting with the President to discuss the de-nuclearization of North Korea.  Not a bad track record for someone who doesn’t have the sense to come in out of the rain.  The “flat landers” continue to have a fixation on dirt rather than gold dust:  “How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity?  And the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?” (Proverbs 1:22)

Mr. Trump has been widely disparaged for tough and even sardonic language concerning the Korean dictator. Previous administrations on both sides of the aisle have attempted to pacify the executor of vicious brutality with negligible results.  The Left has advocated a continuation of those same policies –we once again refer the reader to Einstein’s definition of insanity.  There is a distinct possibility that “Rocket Man” is attempting a great “con” to buy more time, but if that is the case, who better to deal with it than a New York “con man.”  He may not take the bait as easily as a Chicago community organizer who sent $150 billion in cash to Iran.  Is this too much common sense for NBC to digest?

The existence of enemies is an unpleasant but undeniable reality.  Not only does 6000 years of history corroborate that, but the most authoritative document on human nature authenticates it.  The Bible mentions "enemies" approximately 350 times, covering every possible scenario.  The presence of individual enemies is proven by schoolyard and social media bullies. This tragic mentality often remains,  in some, for a lifetime.  The nightly news provides irrefutable evidence that Jesus knew what He was talking about when He said, “And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household” (Matthew 10:26).  The modern term is “domestic violence.”

Many years ago a pastor friend had a faithful church member come to his office for help.  Her eye was blackened and shut, her lip was swollen and bleeding, and she was extensively bruised.  Her husband had come home in a drunken rage and unmercifully beat this poor woman.  Her previous appeals to law enforcement resulted in notification of the necessity of pressing charges.  She declined, knowing that the long outcome would only work to her detriment.  The preacher picked up the phone and called the bully to engage in a little “hate speech,” assuring him that if this activity was ever repeated, he would be visited by four men well equipped in the “art of self-defense.”  The man was strongly encouraged to believe the final consequence would have a serious effect on his health and welfare.  The marriage sadly ended in divorce, but the thug never touched her again.  Rough words, stated with conviction, changed the entire complexion of the situation.  The good news is the lady eventually married a man who truly loved her and treated her like a queen.  They went on to serve the Lord together with joy and gladness.

About now, some occasionally religious greenhorn is dumpster diving for his dust covered Bible. He is relatively certain that Jesus said something about loving your enemies.  He believes that has merit except when he is marching with “Black Lives Matter,’ the “Me, Too” movement, “Friends of Recycling,” “It’s Cool to Help the Earth Cool” crusade, or a hundred other politically correct groups.  Then slander, lies, false accusations and name calling are permitted.  In the spirit of spiritual generosity I shall save the tenderfoot nine days of research:  “Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you and persecute you” (Matthew 5:44). Never forget that God is perfectly balanced:  “A false balance is abomination to the Lord:  but a just weight is his delight” (Proverbs 11:1).  God, the king of common sense, realizes some people will never bend their will to reason; consequently, He offers equality (isn’t that what the Left is always clamoring for?).  Here it is….”If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men” (Romans 12:8).  The Lord, above all, comprehends the impossibility of maintaining peace with some people as well as nations.

Countries refusing concord with God are on the receiving end of some tough speech:  “Egypt shall be a desolation, and Edom shall be a desolate wilderness, for the violence against the children of Judah, because they have shed innocent blood in their land” (Joel 3:19).  No less than two dozen nations have been given God’s “red line.”  Some, in prophetic fulfillment, no longer exist, while others live on in pronounced squalor:  “It (Egypt) shall be the basest of the kingdoms; neither shall it exalt itself any more above the nations; for I will diminish them that they shall no more rule over the nations:” (Ezekiel 29:15). If you have ever visited Egypt, the word “base” is well amplified.

This kind of communication doesn’t seem to offend God, so why should it insult us?

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