To Whom Do We Entrust Ourselves?

The Aquila Report | 11/20/2019 | Staff
oxboyoxboy (Posted by) Level 4
For pastors and ministers of the Gospel who keep watch over the souls of the flock, it is good for us to continually exhort our people to entrust themselves to the just judge. As the political climate in the US and abroad continues to heat up to a boil next November, the temptation for many Christians will be to forget about their true judge and to place their hope and security in one political philosophy or the other.

In the current political divide in the Unites States, one of the underlying narratives that divides the political left and right is the question of entrustment, or more specifically, to whom should the citizens of the country entrust themselves. The basic answer on the left side of the debate is that we should entrust ourselves to the government, who has the best interest of every citizen at heart. The answer from the right side of the debate is that citizens should entrust themselves to themselves, understanding that every individual has the ability and prerogative to make the decisions that are best for him/herself. Without being overtly political, both sides of the debate ultimately fail to account for key aspects of fallen human nature: power corrupts, and there is a distinct prevalence of foolishness and a lack of wisdom by individuals in their decision-making. It certainly seems like entrusting oneself to the government can be disastrous, but that taking matters into one’s...
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