Biblical rewards are described as various levels of heaven, culminating in the highest form being ‘Seventh Heaven,“ a state of extreme happiness and joy. Dante in "Divine Comedy” describes nine circles of hell in “Inferno” as consisting of Limbo, Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Anger, Heresy, Violence, Fraud, and Treachery. Dante passes through the gate of “Inferno,” Italian for “Hell,” which bears an inscription, the ninth and final line of which is the phrase “Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch'intrate” … “Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.”
According to Scripture 2 Corinthians 12:2, Paul speaks of different levels of heaven, “I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven.” Three levels of Heaven are known as Terrestrial, Telestial, and Celestial heaven, the realm in which God dwells; the sky, outer space, and spiritual heaven.
Jesus speaks in Revelation 22:12, “Look, I am coming soon. My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done,” indicating that rewards are commensurate with what one has done during the earthly existence. Though there may or not be different levels of heaven, there are different levels of reward. Eternal Judgment is part and parcel of the last day in which Jesus returns to judge the world and will separate faithful sheep from dishonorable goats.
Leading back to the present, proving legitimacy of the fact that there are in fact proverbial sheep and goats, those who honor and protect the creation of God, as opposed to those disrespecting life they foolishly source to nothingness of nature by itself without divine intervention.
In other words, a strong segment believes humanity and the universe came into being from nothing, all by itself, but a Creator God had nothing to do with it. Scientific segments posit that the world HAD to come from nothing, but deny Creator input. If there is no Creator author of the universe and moral codes embodied in the Ten Commandments, concepts of good and evil are subjective and non-binding.
The here and now is all there is, and everyone is free to pursuit all desires to any extreme, as nothing matters if there are no rules, guidelines, accounting, judgment, or afterlife. Polls indicate that people are divided almost equally between those who respect human intents of nature versus those who do not.
Respect and honor for ancestors are rendered meaningless, null and void, and led by politicians advocating abortion, homosexuality, denial of human rights, denial of freedoms of religion, press, arms, etc. If there is no human afterlife, perpetrators highlighted by the likes of President Obama are justified in running dictatorial roughshod over any and all, but by the same opposite token, cannot make war, violence, and judgment against dictatorial, violent, and immoral belief systems.
Biblically, all human creatures, great and small, are equal in the eyes of God, but that belies the fact that people are unequal in many respects, explainable by the concept of the accident of birth. President Obama, in his “all-knowing” wisdom as the anointed one of the “ill-knowing” electorate promotes an impossible concept of equality in fact. One look at any group of people demonstrates inequality in many respects, including sex, color, strength, prowess, beauty, features, lineage, wealth, mental, defects, and a host of separable indicators.
Obama failed each of major agendas including foreign wars, economy, stimulus, jobs, deficit and debt reduction, and his ill-conceived reform of the best health system in the world. But Obama currently attacks “income inequality,” that is de facto based upon many elements not limited to accident of birth, education, and effort expended. Income inequality has existed for all of human history, as God created mankind, assigning each their very own unique fingerprint, and eternal name. Isaiah 43:1 “But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.”
Problems facing Obama include lingering 11% real unemployment due to lack of jobs, exacerbated by activist environmentalists acting against the best interests of the people, mammoth ObamaCare, EPA and other bureaucracy rules and regulations, proliferation of welfare epitomized by the expanding food stamp program, massive budget-busting increase in Medicaid, and a growing army of disabled, many deceitfully drawing unearned benefits for life.
Obama proposes solutions much like ObamaCare in which he makes and changes legislation at will, including unfair unequal imposition of taxes that are the realm of Congress, specifically the House of Representatives. Left-Handed Executive Orders are Leftist and Liberal in nature but not a problem for a de facto dictator. What lies and exaggerations must be in the works for the Jan. 28 State of the Union address that will merely serve as another campaign speech, the favorite modus operandi of a failed President.
Not much should be expected from a liar who disrespects the people and their tax dollars by giving his wife Michelle the birthday gift of an extended Hawaiian vacation paid for by hundreds of thousand taxpayer dollars that will no doubt end up as $Millions. Obama is a big sport with other people’s money.
Underlying all problems facing the US is the breakdown of family that progressively lacks traditional mother and father role models to raise children as true parents, not necessarily as friends who accept whatever deviations their young make from traditional norms. New-Age parents accept and promote non-traditional family values, instead of instilling their wayward progeny with immutable truths that are out of favor with many of younger generations. Parents are not doing their job raising their children if their whole intent is to be friends instead of true parents.
Additional bad news abounds as global warming in the US morphed into global cooling. Polar Vortex Arctic cyclone winds plunged most of the US into unseasonal freezing temperatures. America is plagued with contaminated food from China that may have been corrupted by extensive farmland pollution. China threatens to drag the US into war over relatively worthless uninhabited islands in the East China Sea islands. Illegal immigration problems persist after thirty years of dancing around the issue. Pressure persists to increase minimum wage rates, threatening to reduce jobs. Top Military officer ranks are being decimated because of dissension.
Ending the eleven year Iraq War appears to be impossible. Continual extension of unemployment insurance creates a new class of “employed.” Christians are forced to act in direct opposition to established valid tenets of their faith. Every action of government and its unelected agencies creates more problems than it solves, creating unending chains of unintended…or not…consequences. President Lyndon Johnson’s fifty-year war on poverty has created more poverty than previously existed.
Nothing government does works as planned. Everything government touches creates expensive failures buttressed by rules and regulations that break and confound rules. Higher education has proven to be a ticket to unpayable debt and bankruptcy for many with little prospect for appropriate jobs to pay for it. Wall Street and Big Banks laugh all the way to the bank with help from unending Quantitative Easing (QE) printing of faux monopoly money by the FED, equating to Corporate Welfare.
Threats of various forms of Secession abound. That would be a good thing, and perhaps the only solution absent another Civil War that might result in two to six million casulaties, but win, lose, or draw, the US loses its unique Republic identity forever.
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