MOVING LIZARDS

December 16, 2019

At this writing the House Judiciary Committee has, along straight party lines, voted to proceed ahead with the impeachment of Donald J. Trump.  The allegations against the president are the abused power of his office and obstruction of Congress.  The metamorphosis of charges have reminded us of a desert lizard changing color in response to the amount of direct sunlight it received.  After the Mueller investigation removed any hope of collusion with Russia, a “quid pro quo” with Ukraine was miraculously discovered.  But alas, when the White House gladly released the transcript of the “forbidden fruit phone call,” the language needed slight modification.  Polls and focus groups convinced the Dems that most Americans are unfamiliar with Latin; therefore, “bribery” would work better with the efforts of sabotages, and it suggests an underworld tactic of a hoodlum.  Consequently, Nancy, Adam, Chuck and the media warned the public that we were facing a crisis of unprecedented proportions.  If the Democrats didn’t act quickly to save us, the entire nation would sink into a dismal abyss, never to be recovered.

Amazingly, the word bribery, which was a cornerstone of the cries for impeachment, didn’t appear in the fine-tuned complaint.  The chameleons retreated to the shade, avoiding the light.  Another location may produce a more succulent bug; the search will continue.  Democratic Congressman Al Green of Houston has publicly vowed to keep the process going, even if the current effort fails.  He, along with others on the Left, have been on the impeachment train since Inauguration Day. This clearly indicates that they have no interest in facts…they simply hate Trump and any means of his removal will justify chicanery at the highest levels at the FBI, Congress and the media.  Too much illumination can make a reptile appear red, but they prefer blue, which functions better in the shadows.

These stratagems of searching for accusations and constantly moving the goal post are not new.  The Old Testament prophets were regularly indicted by false accusers. New Testament apostles found no relief from recriminations, but no one suffered more at the hands of the creeping belly crawlers than our Lord: “And it came to pass also on another Sabbath, that he entered into the synagogue and taught:  and there was a man whose right hand was withered.  And the scribes and Pharisees watched him, whether he would heal on the sabbath day; that they might find an accusation against him.” (Luke 6:6,7)  There were no Old Testament prohibitions that would prevent Jesus from healing the man on the Sabbath, but it violated that which they held in higher esteem than God’s Constitution - their traditions.  Small wonder we read on another occasion:  “…then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying, Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders?  For they wash not their hands when they eat bread.” (Matthew 15:1.2)  The Lord committed the unpardonable and healed the invalid which resulted in:  “…And they were filled with madness; and communed one with another what they might do to Jesus.” (Luke 6:11)

President Trump has desecrated too many swamp traditions which have no basis in our Constitution or history.  Unable to persuade the citizenry that Jesus was evil, the lizards moved to deeper shadows.  In John 8:1-11, the Democrats brought a woman who they alleged “…was taken in adultery, in the very act.  Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned; but what sayest thou?  This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him.”  Since the statement of the Pharisees was “in the very act,” then where was the man? Leviticus 20:10 and Deuteronomy 22:22 say both should die.  The whole charade was a set-up.  They had not brought the man because he was one of them or one of their close friends.  The scam was obvious…if Jesus said “stone her”, they could accuse him of disregarding his own conduct of mercy; on the other hand, if he suggested they let her go he would be accused of violating the law.  The Leftists were stymied when Jesus said “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.”

Undeterred in political ambition, Jesus’ adversaries before Pilate are desperate:  “And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this fellow perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, saying that he himself is Christ a king.” (Luke 23:2)  Jesus is being accused of tax evasion and sedition, neither of which were remotely true (see Matthew 17:24-27). As with Satan’s proposition to Eve, three lies are connected to one truth.  Jesus Christ did claim to be a king (Matthew 5:35; 25:31-45; Luke 22:16-22), but not at His first coming (John 18:36-37). While lying about Christ, the religious leaders (could that be those who are praying about impeachment?) had to publicly profess loyalty to a pagan Roman ruler (John 19:12,15; Deuteronomy 17:15).

The parallels are uncanny and only the personalities differ…Donald Trump who finds himself in the rank and file of sinful humanity or the sinless Son of God. The tactics remain the same; the lizards continue to move and change color.

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