In July’s monthly member letter this year, I bemoaned the leadership problems in the world today. I mentioned that “Good, true and godly leadership is what this world of ours is crying out for”. You might say that this editorial is an addendum to that letter where generalisations were made, but without giving any specifics.
This train of thought was helped when I received an e-mail with some comments by Jeff Foxworthy, an American comedian, television and radio personality and author. His piece was headed “A Country Founded by Geniuses but Run by Idiots” (his wording, not mine). He was talking about the USA but it could easily apply to the UK and many other countries. In this he said, and for brevity I will only list three of a number of absurdities that he listed:
· If you have to get your parents’ permission to go on a field trip or to take an aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
· If your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more…
· If an 80-year-old woman or a three-year-old girl who is confined to a wheelchair can be strip-searched by the TSA at the airport, but a woman in a burka or a hijab is only subject to having her neck and head searched…
And then he finishes up by saying “How about we give God a reason to continue blessing America!” I think that we have long since passed that time.
On June 10th 2013, the New York Times reported that “The Obama administration has decided to stop trying to block over-the-counter availability of the best-known morning-after contraceptive pill for all women and girls, a move fraught with political repercussions for President Obama.” The article went on to say: “In its letter to the court, the Justice Department outlined the procedural steps that the F.D.A. plans to take. It said the maker of Plan B One-Step, Teva Pharmaceuticals, has been asked to ‘promptly’ file an application asking for no age or sales restrictions, and that the ‘F.D.A. will approve it without delay.’”
That means that any female (irrespective of age) will be able to buy this pill thus encouraging and increasing illegitimate sexual conduct and abortions, which are abominations to the great God.
Another nonsense is the supposed re-defining of marriage. The traditional definition is “The formal union of a man and a woman, typically recognized by law, by which they become husband and wife.” Now our leadership wants this to include homosexuals and lesbians and is pursuing this vigorously. With leadership like this, it is little wonder that countries are experiencing sky rocketing problems.
What I’ve mentioned today is not even the tip of the iceberg. You will probably know, as well as I do, that there is very much more that could be said about anti-God, perverse and ridiculous legislation that turns common sense on its head and makes wrong seem right and bad seem good. It oozes out of government, national and local, at every opportunity. We read this in Isaiah 5:20: “Woe unto them that call evil good and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” Woe to them indicates that the future will not be bright for those who promote or engage in such activities.
We have just kept the Feast of Tabernacles which pictures the coming reign of Jesus Christ on this earth. Then there will be no leadership problems at all. But until then, in this world, do we have leadership problems? There’s proof galore for those with eyes to see and ears to hear!