A lady wrote an editorial that excoriates Conservaties and cannot fathom that Jesus would ever side with a group such as the "Tea Party."  Numerous claims and comparisons were cast about in an attempt to send "Right-Wing Conservatives" on the way to Hades.

So we start at the top.  Kathy L. Knobloch of Sioux Falls writes, "Their (right wing Christians) way to solve the nation's problems is to cut social programs..." with the list of items to follow.  All the items on that list are either government funded or mandated by the government.  If you concede that by taking those programs away with no vision of replacing them with something that would improve on those programs, then there is a valid point.  However, when we pray to our Lord, "Give us this day our daily bread" we ask Him to sustain us through the day with what we need.  We should also be good stewards of the gifts that He has given us, lest we be foolish with our money because Scripture also says, "The borrower is slave to the lender."

In another point, she rallies to the aid of the environment.  She cites scientists concerns about the climate also.  You can refer back to being good stewards again for treating the world in a respectful manner.  However when God spoke to Job, He asked,
"Where were you when I laid the earth's foundation?  Surely you know!
Who stretched a measuring line across it?...
...Have you ever given orders to the morning or shown the dawn its place,
that it might take the earth by the edges and shake the wicked out of it?"
Which could be interpreted as:  God is in control and the changes in climate are part of God's will.

Audaciously, she then presents a case where the poor are righteous while the rich are evil and Jesus will always side with the saints that have not and cast aside those that have.  "All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" it is written and Jesus attempts to save the poor along with the rich.  He spent time with the evil rich in his day which were known as tax collectors while also teaching and healing the sick.  Jesus calls all humankind to be saved from executives to protesters, left, right, up and down.

I forgive Kathy L. Knobloch of Sioux Falls as she has forgotten how wide, how deep and how strong the love our God has for all of us.

DP