THE NECESSITY OF EVIDENCE

October 1, 2018

The reason for the recent confirmation circus is deeper than the mainstream media will admit.  If Judge Kavanaugh is seated on the Supreme Court, Roe vs. Wade may be in closer jeopardy than ever before.  Without any doubt, abortion is the sacred sacrament of the Left.  Catholics, Protestants, Evangelicals and Fundamentalists all put great emphasis on infants through baptism, confirmation or dedications, depending on their individual doctrine; the point being that in the religious community babies are generally held in high esteem - as opposed to dumpster terrorists.  Liberals love to chatter about the divided country and how we should strive for unity.  Their definition of solidarity is:  “When you conservative hillbillies who cling to your religion and guns finally emerge from your caves and agree with us, everything will be lovely.”  The problem is that the issue is human life, which is a divide too broad to be bridged.

As is often the case, one sin begets another. If an infant in the womb can be destroyed, so can a grown man of accomplishment along with his family.  Accompanying this effort is a horrific fallout that may even be an intended consequence.  A cornerstone of American jurisprudence is the presumption of innocence.  If this can be eliminated, all that’s necessary for a condemnation is an accusation which will reinvent the days of the inquisition, Communist Russia or China, Nazi Germany, numerous banana republics or the Salem witch trials.  Any system that declares that the accused is guilty until proven innocent is clothed with its own putrid hypocrisy.  A double standard is always in place to protect the favored of the highest caste. Do Bill Clinton or Ted Kennedy ring any bells?

Because of the divine attribute of omniscience, the Lord is in the unique position of judging every human correctly.  He sees through the clutter of excuses, rationalizations and justifications as He looks upon the intent and motivations of the mind and heart.  This is well illustrated when Jesus said, “Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, thou shalt not commit adultery:  But I say unto you, that whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart” (Matthew 5:27,28). In the midst of David’s last words to Israel he said, ”I know also, my God, that thou triest the heart, and hast pleasure in uprightness” (I Chronicles 29:17).

But God in His eternal wisdom knows that a depraved human race lacks the ability to judge the internal pool of conscience and considerations.  He has reserved that expertise and right for Himself which clearly indicates that those who profess to possess supernatural power to investigate and know the heart are a god unto themselves.  To compensate for the frailty of humanity, the Scriptures have lent distinct directions to accommodate a determination of innocence or guilt.

Evidence must accompany an accusation if a charge is to be taken seriously:  “One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin, in any sin that he sinneth:  at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established.” (Deuteronomy 19:15)  One witness is not acceptable, two may qualify, but three is preferable.  In the Lord’s economy a great deal of corroboration must be had to verify a crime.  If there were conflicting testimonies, it was up to the judges to make “diligent inquisition” concerning the matter.  If it was finally determined that there was a false witness ---“Then shall ye do unto him, as he had thought to have done unto his brother..” (Deuteronomy 19:19). If that admonition were in play today, it would put the brakes on a lot of fake testimony.

In spite of the threats regarding perjury, false witnesses clutter history.  Joseph spent time in prison because of a lying woman, Naboth lost his life because Jezebel the queen set him up to be condemned by two deceitful witnesses, and Jesus Christ submitted to the wrath of the high priest who left no stone unturned in his search for accomplished liars to testify against the son of God.  Interestingly, when they did, it was a distortion of what Jesus had said, ignoring the context.  The media is quite accomplished at that very thing.

Joseph was “numbered with the transgressors” like Christ but was innocent.  His life typed Jesus fifty five times by the end of Genesis 41.  He was a man of impeccable character.  Naboth was a good man who owned something that greedy politicians coveted.  Jesus Christ was the perfect man whose resume was flawless.  The moral of the story…the better the man, the greater the assault will be!

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