Will God please come to the Security booth?

Posted on September 6, 2012


“Sorry Jesus, you’ll have to wait – we can’t find your delegate badge”

Are the Israel, God and Jew haters in the Democrat party stepping on dangerous ground?  I don’t mean are they jeopardizing themselves politically.  That aspect is pretty certain, considering that repercussions will yield muted enthusiasm among Jewish Democrats and to a degree – outright repudiation of the party by some.

While it is true, that L.A. Mayor Anthony Villa-Raigosa, after recovering from his initial shock and disorientation, steered the vote back to an affirmative, the damage control was only moderately effective.  It was clear to anyone viewing the video of the delegates, that a plurality in attendance favored banning God and Jerusalem.

That said, I’m viewing this more in terms of the risk associated with rejecting God and the nation, which He still holds a special place in his heart towards.  Not only was Israel spurned and rejected, in this very scornful and unseemly display by the Democrat party in Charlotte, but the very God of the Christians and the Jews also.

Denying the existence of the Almighty, is a manifest expression of foolishness. “A fool has said in his heart, ‘There is no God’” – Psalms 14:1   Can a Democrat who also is a Jew or Christian abide with the spiritual darkness expressed within that organization?

God’s children are advised in 1 Corinthians 15:33, “Do not be deceived: Bad company ruins good morals.”  Additionally, Job cautions believers to avoid the ‘counsel of the wicked’. – Job 22:18

At which point might a follower of the Lord conclude that their light is no longer illuminating the corruption and depravity and it is best to retreat from such an institution, so as to avoid casting pearls before swine?

Unquestionably, it is impossible to withdraw from the world of unbelievers and even reprobates – but is it permissible to share their goals and values?  In Romans 1:32, Paul, in addressing the subject of Homosexual behavior and other forms of immoral acts, warns the Church, “Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.”

Whether to retreat from a political party that professes the prevailing sentiments of denying God and the truth expressed in His Word, is a decision that is personal to the individual confronted with these realities.  To pray and seek God’s will in this, is crucial.

I will however, call to your attention, a revealing example of a situation reminiscent to this dilemma.  Jim Jones, the leader of the ‘People’s Temple’ cult and the orchestrator of the Jonestown Massacre in Guyana, told his congregation, shortly before they left for Jonestown, “You people are paying too much attention to this (the Bible), and not enough attention to MY words!”.  Slamming down the Bible in anger, he continued, “I’ve got to destroy this paper idol!”

Some made the decision that moment, to leave the People’s Temple and to quit following Jim Jones.  They were the only ones to avoid and thus survive the mass suicide in which 900 people died.

The Jim Jones episode, is enlightening  in another sense.  It illustrates that this sort of rabid anti-Christ, anti-Semitic sentiment has been festering among Democrats for a number of decades.  It didn’t just rear its ugly head in 2012.  In fact, we learn from Wikipedia, that:

Unlike most other figures deemed as cult leaders, Jones was able to gain public support and contact with prominent local and national United States politicians. For example, Jones and Moscone met privately with vice presidential candidate Walter Mondale on his campaign plane days before the 1976 election and Mondale publicly praised the Temple. 

First Lady Rosalynn Carter also personally met with Jones on multiple occasions, corresponded with him about Cuba, and spoke with him at the grand opening of the San Francisco Democratic Party Headquarters where Jones garnered louder applause than Mrs. Carter.

In September 1977, Willie Brown served as master of ceremonies at a large testimonial dinner for Jones attended by Governor Jerry Brown and Lieutenant Governor Mervyn Dymally and other political figures. At that dinner, while introducing Jones, Willie Brown stated “Let me present to you what you should see every day when you look in the mirror in the early morning hours…. Let me present to you a combination of Martin King, Angela Davis, Albert EinsteinChairman Mao.”

Harvey Milk, who spoke at political rallies at the Temple, and wrote to Jones after a visit to the Temple: “Rev Jim, It may take me many a day to come back down from the high that I reach today. I found something dear today. I found a sense of being that makes up for all the hours and energy placed in a fight. I found what you wanted me to find. I shall be back. For I can never leave.”

That’s interesting.  I don’t recall any mention of that in the pro Harvey Milk biopic starring Sean Penn!  The Jonestown event, should have been a wake up call for Jones’ political supporters, that maybe his dedication to Communism, Homosexual practices and his iconoclastic pronouncements, exposed those convictions as defective.  It wasn’t.  Not a single politician who shared Jones’ worldview, repudiated it in the aftermath.  Some of them didn’t even renounce his deeds.

Today’s Democrats need some strong willed, independent minded leaders to stand up and strongly repudiate the vision, or lack thereof, of the party and call for reform.  I’m not holding my breath.

The reason that even the word ‘Jerusalem’ has a bitter taste in the mouths of so many  Democrat delegates is that it represents, in their minds, a legitimization of the state of Israel.  It is unnecessary to recite the entire litany of statements and actions of the Left, to conclusively state that many progressives despise Israel.  Again, they are on the wrong side of God’s Word:

“And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee…” Genesis 12:3   The ‘thee’ God refers to in this passage is the nation of Israel.  I want God’s blessing upon me, not a curse – so I choose to bless Israel.

As for those who find the mention of the Almighty, ‘controversial’ and desire to exclude His influence, Jesus calls us to remember:

“But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.” – Matthew 10:33

If you know some professed Jews or Christians that think that they can temporize and justify their further involvement in and among a body of people whose hostility is so openly revealed, I would recommend them to these scriptures for serious and careful contemplation.

“And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.  And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.” – Mark 3:24