The Green New Deal or another entitlement?
Newly elected politicians are touting fresh ideas (or are they?) which seem to have captured the imaginations of many. Hearing of the Green New Deal reminded me of the temptation of Jesus in the wilderness (Matt. 4:8-11). He promised the Lord all the kingdoms of the world if he would just bow down to him (or vote for him). You’ve heard of it, haven’t you? The New Kingdom Deal! If you have not read this biblical text recently, it is worth another look. This type of deception began in the Garden of Eden. Eve was duped by Satan, and the trickle effect took hold and has not let up. God had to send His Son, who died a horrible death, to deliver us from this kind of defeated thinking and life and deception.
I am not opposed to any person no matter age, gender or race to enter politics, but telling the country or those who might have ears to fall into this entitlement trap, that America is going to just pay for your life, and that the systems currently in play are going to be replaced by newer “green” ideas is childish. This country is in so much debt that a balanced budget is more of a “wish” than a reality today. What in the world makes someone (anyone for that matter) even consider that giving everyone everything for free won’t literally disseminate our economy? Furthermore, that to redesign and implement a “greener” infrastructure will solve problems of murder, rape, hunger or bigotry?
Let us not brainwash ourselves yet again into thinking that freshman Congresspersons, who are promoting socialism, green deals or hate speech against specific groups of individuals (our Jewish brothers and sisters) will give anyone a better life. Really? Do we all seem so gullible? Life is not fair it seems but making promises that cannot possibly be kept is a waste of time for solving life issues.
I ask you today exactly who is pushing this agenda or who is pulling the strings behind this rhetoric? I honestly do not believe that this fabrication has raised its ugly head out of a great need to heal human suffering, clothe the naked and feed hungry children. Didn’t we learn our lesson prior to this administration of these ideals? Where did all of those promises dissolve to? Look closely (watch some old news cycles of 2008-2016) and see if the truth doesn’t hit you in the face.
God, through Jesus Christ His Son, does promise us a better way out of our messes, but we will have to be the ones to go after it, and Satan knows it. Don’t be fooled again. Remember the old saying—
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me…
Use your God-given common sense!