Progressivism is a symptom of a more insidious disease
Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine advised treating a disease of the patient holistically (as a whole; spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically) not as a series of parts or as separate issues. Maintaining wellness is the primary goal with extreme measures as a last resort. You try not to cut out an appendix or a liver, etc., until you understand how they got dis-eased in the first place.
We should follow his advice while trying to solve the problem of healthcare or other issues of society. The patient is the economy (and We the People who make up the economy); healthcare is only an organ of the economy. The cancer that is eating at the economy and thus healthcare, housing, lost jobs and a host of other “diseased” economic organs must be treated.
This cancer is attacking the very basis of our society, government and economy; the Constitution and the Free Market Economy. One could make the case that Progressivism is the cancer (with the Federal Reserve Bank, the Progressive Income Tax and government interference in the Free Market, etc). But I believe the cancer is far more insidious. The cancer of Progressivism (Socialism) could never have taken hold if there were not a far more serious condition that allowed it to come into being in the first place.
America is a city set upon a hill; a light to lighten the nations; a bastion of freedom; a refuge for the oppressed. The basis for America’s greatness is her faith in the Almighty, the Creator of the Universe, from whom we derive our rights and freedom. The founders warned that the Constitution, and this experiment in freedom, would fail if the morals of the people failed.
We have forgotten who we are and I lay this responsibility at the feet of the clergy who have become “blind leaders of the blind”. We are the children of God created in his image and likeness. We are spiritual beings, souls, clothed with bodies of flesh that necessarily must be periodically shed as the soul grows in stature (or not). God placed his Unfed Threefold Flame within our hearts as his abiding Presence with us. Jesus said that the kingdom of God is within us and this Threefold Unfed Flame is the portal to the kingdom of God. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Harden not your hearts and let them not be troubled nor let them be afraid. Fear is a result of the disbelief in God; it hardens our hearts and cuts us off from God and his blessings and thus it brings troubles upon us. The kingdom of God will manifest on earth as it is in heaven when we each individually contact the kingdom of God within us and begin to express the God within us in our outer activities. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you; because in reality we are ONE. We are one body of Christ and a portion of that Christ is allotted to each of us as a unique personality. That is why St Paul told us to “put on” that mind that was also in Christ Jesus. When we have become our Christ reality then the prophesy of Jesus (John 14:12) will come to pass and we will be able to do those things which Jesus did and greater things will we be able to do.
Abortion, pornography, child molestation, destruction of the family unit, drug abuse, a sense of entitlement, lack of responsibility, Progressivism, Socialism; these are not the disease but the symptoms of the disease. The darkness hated the light. There is only Christ or anti-Christ. If we are not expressing our Christ personality then we express the anti-Christ. Jesus rebuked Peter by saying: “Get thee behind me Satan” because at that moment Peter allowed himself to express the sentiment of Satan and not of Christ.
If we do not return to First Principles then getting rid of the FED, or enacting this or that Congressional “fix” will come to no avail because the disease is still there.
There are those among us who want us to fail. The book of Jude quotes the book of Enoch. There are fallen angels among us and with them their anti-Christ robotic creation that Jesus called “the tares among the wheat”. By their fruits you will know them Jesus said. Only God (in and through us) can defeat them. I am here to help show you how. Please visit my blog at carltonnewman.blogspot.com.
I am, Carlton Newman, your brother in Christ.