Tuesday, February 08, 2005

You Can't Defend The Indefensible

The left has that problem and their anger and hatred of all things conservative bear that out. People just can't admit when they are wrong. The more wrong and indefensible their position the more desperate they become, they lash out at the innocent.

Now Cain talked with Abel his brother; and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him. Genesis 4:8

Why? What did Abel do?

And in the process of time it came to pass that Cain brought an offering of the fruit of the ground to the Lord.

Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat. And the Lord respected Abel and his offering,

but He did not respect Cain and his offering. And Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell.

So the Lord said to Cain, "Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen?

If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin lies at the door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it." Genesis 4:3-7

Abel did nothing wrong. It was Cain who did not get the offering right. Cain was angry because HE was in the wrong and he killed Abel because Abel did it right. Cain did what was right in his own eyes and Abel followed the rules. Human nature hasn't changed.

Jesus ran into this problem quite a few times and He was finally killed by those in the same mindset. The very first time He spoke publically, they tried to throw him over a cliff.

Then He said, "Assuredly, I say to you, no prophet is accepted in his own country.

But I tell you truly, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, and there was a great famine throughout all the land;

but to none of them was Elijah sent except to Zarephath, in the region of Sidon, to a woman who was a widow.

And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Elisha the prophet, and none of them was cleansed except Naaman the Syrian."

So all those in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath,

and rose up and thrust Him out of the city; and they led Him to the brow of the hill on which their city was built, that they might throw Him down over the cliff. Luke 4:24-29

Why? Because He told them the truth. He basically told them they were not nearly as close to God as they had presumed. After all, they were the chosen people, surely if God were working anywhere, it was with them. Jesus was the very God they claimed to worship, standing among them and teaching them (read John chapter 1, esp. verse 10). Not only did they not recognize Him, they tried to kill Him.

The worst offenders of this in our time are the Islamists. If you dare insinuate that they may be wrong you are suddenly on the death list. Talk about insecurity. The Western world is a witness that their world, their system and their religion doesn't work. Change their ways? No way, destroy the Western world. That's the path they choose to take. And if they can't destroy it they will terrorize what they can.

Human nature has not changed one bit.

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