What is even more troubling is the trend that exists in the Conservative movement of today. Many who identify themselves as “genuine Conservatives” are in fact nothing more than mere “fiscal Conservatives.” What is most disturbing is that on the important social issues of our day, it is readily apparent that most of these hold liberal moral views and base their values on a “morally relative” position. When “push comes to shove,” they are more than willing to abandon in a heartbeat core moral absolutes in favor of sound fiscal policies.
The Two-Edged Sword of Conservatism
As a sword has two edges, so does the Conservative ideology. One edge of the blade is the fiscal (monetary) side, while the other edge is the social side, (i.e., the part which deals with moral absolutes). The TRUE CONSERVATIVE adheres to and uses both sides of this blade. Sadly though, many so-called Conservatives actually just use the fiscal edge of the blade and keep a dull, liberal (immoral) social ideology on the other edge. The majority of Independents fit this position to a tee. Many ill-informed and shallow-rooted Conservatives also practice this Independent/ Moderate philosophy and are quite deceived when it comes to who they are truly voting for. These individuals have an intellectual rationale based on their emotions and feelings without any firm adherence to concrete facts and foundational moral absolutes and truth.
These Divine Natural Laws transcend cultural barriers and social boundaries erected by fallen man (Rom. 5:12-19). These instilled Natural Laws are absolute and crucial for a healthy society and social harmony in a lost and fallen world dominated by the unbridled passions of fallen men (Rom. 1:18-32, Gal. 5:19-21, Eph. 2:1-2). Our Founding Fathers knew this all too well and sought to establish this nation on the bedrock of the Bible, its Judeo-Christian values, a strict adherence to natural moral laws, and a firm reliance on Divine Providence, i.e., Almighty God. The book, The 5000 Year Leap, goes into great detail of the vision of our Founders and the tremendous brilliance and insight they exercised in building and founding this nation. It is a “must read” for every American.
Remember the Scott Brown Conservative Delusion
These Kool-Aid drinking Conservatives were so overwhelmed and awestruck by the change in direction our country was drastically taking towards secularism and socialism that they placed their hopes in a fiscal conservative and social liberal like Brown. Now at present we have the Newt Gingrich's and Mitt Romney's who conservatives are looking to. These Conservatives in their desperation are willing to compromise their fundamental beliefs and choose a moderate liberal socialist who many try to call conservative. It should be noted that a Mitt Romney or Newt Gingrich is far better a choice for conservatives then Obama but why are they compromising their conservative values? What needs to be taken into question is how and why are these panic strickened conservatives placing all their hopes, expectations and dreams for America in these social liberal candidates. That fact alone is alarming and quite telling. They are afraid and believe that TRUE conservatism cannot win. In many ways they have are right. Conservatives are truly panicking as we go into 2012 and they should be, for none of these leading individuals in the Republican race can ever turn back the catastrophic social and fiscal state that America is presently in. True conservatism is indeed at the Alamo.
The Crucial Need for Social-Moral Conservatism
It has been the abandonment of the Conservative social-moral position that has destroyed our U.S. culture and society and changed - or deranged - it like unto a decadent and immoral, godless whore. Because of this violation of Almighty God’s truth and moral absolutes, our nation is oppressed by a multitude of transgressions which have put us in the cross hairs of His terrible judgment.
Fiscal ideals based on natural laws and sound economic values are not enough today to save America from economic implosion. More than any other political remedy, what is crucially needed to slow down the rot is sound adherence to moral ideals that are derived from Judeo-Christian values and absolutes. Our founding Fathers were adamant in their warning to America’s posterity NOT to deviate from the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God. In so doing we have reaped the whirlwind, and the vision of a great many is sadly cloudy, including many Conservatives. So, who has all the solutions and answers that we need today and where are they to be found? Are we to get them from Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Michael Savage or Glenn Beck? Are we going to get them from social liberals running for congress who mask themselves as true Conservatives because of their fiscal Conservative stance? The answer is a resounding, “NO!” We are past the point of no return here in America. The nose of the ship is straight up and there is not much time left till it sinks to the bottom of the ocean miles below. In these last days, as optimistic though fictional solutions abound while all seems drear, may we not be deceived in following those who seem to have all of the answers.
Reality From Almighty God's Word
The Bible teaches, "Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD" (Jer. 17:5).
"Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of?" (Isa. 2:22)
."Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought" (1 Cor. 2:6).
The solutions and expectations for our nation and world are not to be found in fallen man and his godless solutions (Romans 5:12-19). One’s hope is to ONLY be found in Almighty God and His perfect remedies for man and his ETERNAL future.
There are many false saviors and voices speaking today that offer fractured solutions and unrealistic expectations. These voices are all rooted in delusion promises that lead down the road to destruction in the coming Day of the Lord. As we are in these trying and last days - not just here in America but in the world - there is only one place to place our expectations. This place is in no other than the Savior of the World, the Lord Jesus Christ! He ALONE possesses all the remedies for man. He alone possesses all the hope for man in this dying and rotting world. May it be your sole desire to place your trust surely and securely in Him (Christ) for life’s answers and ETERNITY'S righteous demands.
The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!
Edited by BEL I.F.