Daily Jot: If you are delusional, raise your hand - Bill Wilson - www.dailyjot.com
Just finished reading a story about Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delaying tax reform because he can't get enough votes. Same old story with him. Remember the last big vote was repeal of socialist healthcare and he couldn't hold his own Republicans together to vote to end something they all promised to end. We have had over a decade of a do-nothing Congress. The previous "president" remedied the situation with executive orders. The current president is working around Congress through administrative actions and executive orders. Congress, which is supposed to be the check and balance on the President and the Supreme Court, is more of "send me a check to keep my balance."
Republican or Democrat, Congress seems to be the weak link in every year's government. Inaction has resulted in turning the presidency into a near-dictatorship, where the enforcement of laws is selective and the power of law has become vested in agencies, administrative law that enforces an agenda. During the previous administration, Congress was a non-factor in budgeting (against its Constitutional duty) as well as the check on a president that refused to enforce many laws that Congress passed. Today, Congress generally prefers globalism to the "put America first" agenda of the president, and has acted accordingly-which is essentially no action.
Some people want to fix this situation with term limits. In reality, every election for a representative or senator is a term limit. So those who want term limits are trying to fix another problem with a legal solution. That problem is delusion among citizens. The definition of delusion is the holding of beliefs that are contradictory to evidence or reality. Many people complain about "Congress," but when election time rolls around, they continue to reelect their congressman. They believe it's everybody else's congressman that is the problem-not theirs. This is widely confirmed by polls. Citizens give Congress extremely poor marks, but their own congressman gets high marks. Meantime, the country declines.
The same sad commentary could be said of the church in America. There are many complaints about bad doctrine; seeker sensitive light-weight church; self indulgent, extra-biblical and emotional teaching; a lack of making disciples; and just plain nonsense that is driving our youth and others away from Christianity. Yet, when it comes down to it, people think their pastor is doing a great job. Or the pastor has set it up that no one dare question what he is doing. How many times have you heard, "Well, I don't think he is teaching the Bible as it should be taught, but he's a really nice guy"? Good citizenship in country and in the kingdom of God requires responsibility, and responsibility requires action. Jesus said in Matthew 24:4, "Take heed that no man deceive you." Delusion is self-inflicted deception. Recognize it and act on it.