Mercy and Truth Preserve the King

My question to Rabbi Daniel Lapin

I consider myself libertarian conservative and I believe in being financially and morally conservative and obedient. However I’m very questionable on your recent stances on immigration and compassion in relation to scriptures. Leviticus 19:34: But the stranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.”
Do you think that maybe conservatives find it difficult to maintain their throne (or authority), because they (per your policy as you said on your podcast) refuse to display compassion, or mercy?

∼ Esosa

 Dear Esosa,

 

And when was the last time you beat your wife? (Or husband. Sorry for not being precise but a Google check suggests that your name can be male or female.) In other words, we reject your closing premise. We don’t think you’re right that conservatives lack compassion.

 

May we suggest you read the book, Who Really Cares? by Arthur C Brooks and James Q Wilson, which surprised the authors when the data they collected suggested that while liberals talk about compassion and caring and see themselves as compassionate and caring, conservatives tend to actually be more compassionate and caring.

 

The Bible that we know is meant to be studied along with ancient Jewish wisdom—the transmission that accompanied the written text when God taught both written and oral Torah to Moses on Mount Sinai. Without the oral transmission there are many verses that contradict each other. We could counter the verse you offered with verses calling for killing every man, woman and child of Amalek or demanding that some groups be expelled from Israel when the Israelites conquer the land.

 

There are quite a few different Hebrew words that could be translated as stranger, some of which refer to converts and others to individuals who do not convert but who have adopted basic core values. The verse you quote does not refer to anyone and everyone nor does it demand that you allow amongst you people who threaten your existence. We fail to see the compassion in turning America into a country where bombs regularly explode in the marketplace, where female genital mutilation is tolerated or where innocent civilians face an increased threat of violence.

 

It is also important to be aware that compassion is not the only and overriding Biblical value trumping all others.  For instance, raising a child only with compassion, yielding to the wishes of the youngster in the name of compassion and avoiding temper tantrums by supplying whatever is wanted—in the name of compassion—won’t raise a happy and productive child; it will raise more of a monster.  There are many Biblical values that override compassion.

 

Until our country can differentiate between those wanting to adopt American values and assimilate and those wishing to subjugate Americans to their values, sadly, many people whom we would love to welcome and who would be assets to this country need to be kept out as well. Since we have spent the past sixty or so years destroying a unified concept of American values, helping others has been made greatly more difficult. While each step of the liberal agenda along the way was touted as compassionate, the end result is a fractured country full of increased internal hostility and weakened resources that is less able to help those truly in need.

 

Compassionately yours,

 

Rabbi Daniel and Susan Lapin

My answer to Rabbi and Susan Lapin:

I didn’t say conservatives didn’t show compassion, YOU SAID on your show that conservatives should NOT portray themselves as compassionate. What I’m saying is that until conservative begin to take the time and effort to communicate and demonstrate that their policies are compassionate, they will continue to lose authority.

This comes from wisdom that God gave King Solomon.

Proverbs 20:28

28 Mercy and truth preserve the king: and his throne is upholden by mercy.

 

 

Is Prison even Biblical??? Yes, if you are BABYLON

Is Prison even Biblical???? Yes if you Are Babylon, it is.

 

The word penitentiary comes from the word Penitent. It’s supposed to be a place of religious conversion. However, today more people are converted to Islam and Christianity in penitentiaries. However, there is no such thing as a penitentiary in the Bible. Furthermore by ending or severely limiting the penitentiary, you can take away the cash cow of the private for-profit corrupted prison system.

 

In the bible, God NEVER set up prisons for His people. Prisons were only places used by ungodly kings and foreign nations. There were also prisons for people that owed others money, debtors prisons.

 

In God’s Law, Punishment for crimes were in 3 ways:

– economic fines (not to make profit, but to repay the offense)

– execution

– lashes (beatings)

 

Prison was not included? Why?

 

When you end the profit motivation you end corruption. In God’s Laws, Prison was never meant to be a motivation for profit and free labor.

 

When did the penitentiary in the U.S.? – 1829

 

When did the prison system become such a major part of the American economic system?

 

13th Amendment  1865 – (prison is an upgraded form of slavery)

Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

Section 2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.[1]

 

How many different ways do we know that it is a failure!?

 

  • Abuse
  • Gang violence inside prison
  • Rape inside prison
  • abuse
  • Repeat offenders

 

A few questions to ask about penitentiaries:

 

Does it rehabilitate?

 

When people leave the penitentiary, are they really penitent?

 

Who does it benefit?

 

It only benefits those who desire to make money off of the labor of others a.k.a. slavery, and those that invested in the private prison for profit system, and gangster/entertainment industry.

 

Info From: 2 articles by Chris Hedges

 http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/the_prison_state_of_america_20141228

 http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/americas_slave_empire_20150621

 

  • The US has the highest proportion of prisoners (slaves) in the entire world. We have 25% of worlds prisoners, 5% of the worlds population.
  • Prisoners can get in debt in prison.
  • Major corporations exploit prison labor
  • Private corporations charge predatory rates to prisoners
  • There are fines at times of sentencing.
  • Over half the prison population never committed a violent crime.
  • Corporations give kickbacks to the government for allowing their monopolies to go to the prisons.
  • Black people are often portrayed as criminals in media, publishing, and entertainment, specifically to feed this profit system.
  • Education is restricted, to feed this system.
  • Recidivism is an incentive for private prison corporations and their investors. Prison companies actually advertise that prisoners get stuck in their system… to attract investors.

 

Let go of the economic benefits of slavery!

From chattel slavery to the prison industrial complex, America the Babylon has to live and survive off the generation of slave profits.

Revelations 18

10 Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.

11 And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more:

12 The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble,

13 And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.

scientists are not Gods

Critical Thinking: Scientists Are Not Gods::: The bible doesn’t say by two or three scientists let every word be established. It says by two or three WITNESSES let every word be established. Yes, a scientist CAN be a credible WITNESS, IF he can reproduce physical phenomena that is repeatable and applicable to the situation. If a scientist was not a witness and cannot reproduce applicable scientific evidence, he is not a witness.

Your Sons are Like Wild Bulls in the Streets

Your sons are like wild bulls, caught in a net… in the streets, being punished by the Lord.

But don’t worry… I will take away my punishment from you… and put it in the hands of the people that have put you on the ground and used you as a street to walk over.
Isaiah 51

20 Thy sons have fainted, they lie at the head of all the streets, as a wild bull in a net: they are full of the fury of the Lord, the rebuke of thy God.

21 Therefore hear now this, thou afflicted, and drunken, but not with wine:

22 Thus saith thy Lord the Lord, and thy God that pleadeth the cause of his people, Behold, I have taken out of thine hand the cup of trembling, even the dregs of the cup of my fury; thou shalt no more drink it again:

23 But I will put it into the hand of them that afflict thee; which have said to thy soul, Bow down, that we may go over: and thou hast laid thy body as the ground, and as the street, to them that went over.

 

Your Vote is A Seed

If God presents you with righteous humble leadership, and you willfully choose prideful unrighteous leadership, you are participating and sowing into your own judgement. 
Proverbs 29

2 When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.

Your Vote is A Seed. Don’t be afraid to sit one out.

What if instead of choosing between the lesser of two evils, the people that actually feared the Lord sat out of an election cycle until they had a righteous option? 
Would Washington explode? Would a few political commentators lose thar jaahbs? Would TV commercials rake in a little less obscene profit margins that year? OhNO! 

Would God reward their patience? Would Gods people be taken more seriously? Oh Yes!

#letbabylonfall #thebeginningisnear

character and due diligence to find the truth

If we can observe lies our whole lives and not be offended, why does the truth offend us?

Character and Due Diligence: if you wait too long to find out the truth… The lie will have already done its job. All Truth Matters because it is a matter of Character.

African based Hebrews – follow Christ please!

To all the African based Hebrews… Please don’t turn your identity into a religion. That’s what satan wants. Use your identity as a way to embrace and get a deeper understand of the BIBLE. Be not high-minded, but fear (Romans 11). 
You can be Hebrew and still go to hell without the Savior. That’s actually the whole point. Get filled with the Spirit of God thru His Son Jesus and be a Christ follower!

However, there is a balance to this. While being a Hebrew cannot save you and will not change your personal salvation, the bible is very clear that the scattered tribes of Israel will turn to the Lord at a certain time in the last days. This will have a powerful effect on the salvation of the whole world.

To everyone that thinks that the fall of Israel, the blindness of Israel, or the fulness of Israel doesn’t matter for the salvation of the world, take a look at what the scriptures actually say.

Romans 11

12 Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fulness?
Romans 11

25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.