The Vipers


And the judgment is based on this fact: God’s light came into the world, but people loved the darkness more than the light, for their actions were evil.

~John 3:19, NLT


It is not in the nature of politics that the best men should be elected. The best men do not want to govern their fellowmen.

~George MacDonald

There is a lot going on in Washington D.C. this week and I fear that most of it is evil rather than good. The bureaucrats in Washington have been digging in since Trump put the fear of God in them. They are trying to pass a lot of bad legislation before the house and senate change. As much as I loathe what is going on, I have to admit that some things just don’t seem to change. It was the same way in Jesus day. The Sadducees were entrenched. They controlled and profited from the administration of the Temple. They had successfully converted Judaism into a business, a lucrative business. They turned the temple into a Walmart. Both John and Jesus referred to these powerful Jews as snakes or vipers. The snake is a shrew creature; it knows how to stay out of sight. If all the snakes came out of their holes and into the light, they would not stand a chance but they are too shrew to do so. They stay in the dark, in holes and under rocks. They hate the light. Jesus said, All who do evil hate the light and refuse to go near it for fear their sins will be exposed.” This is why the Jewish religious leaders and especially the Sadducees hated Jesus–He exposed them. He said to them… “You Snakes! Sons of vipers! How will you escape the judgment of hell? Jesus called them snakes because they stayed hid in the shadows as they orchestrated their evil plans. Who orchestrated the crucifixion? Caiaphas and his father in law Annas, both Sadducees. Who had the majority on the Sanhedrin? The Sadducees! Did Caiaphas and Annas attend the crucifixion?  No, not likely; it is not their nature to come out into the light. They seldom get their hands dirty; they always orchestrate things under the cover of darkness so they they can avoid culpability. 

Has anything changed in the last 2,000 years? Not really, the Sadducees are alive and well. They are rich and powerful Jews who work in the shadows. They do not want to be seen on TV and they do not want their names recognized. They prefer to stay hidden, but they are pulling the strings. They want more of what they already have: money and power. They control the media. They control the federal reserve. They have a huge influence on higher education. They have either founded, support or administrate every civil rights group you can think of and that includes the NAACP. They do not care what they do to get more. They have no ethical code, no moral values. They will lie, steal and even kill to get their way. They lust for power to rule other people. If I understand correctly, and I may not: the bill before congress would make it a felony for us to condemn sexual deviancy and perversion. Preachers could be arrested for preaching Romans one. In other words, if we denounce homosexuality as a sin; it will be considered a hate crime. They are trying to criminalize the preaching of the word of God. Jesus said, “A tree is identified by its fruit. If a tree is good, its fruit will be good. If a tree is bad, its fruit will be bad. You brood of snakes! How could evil men like you speak what is good and right? {Matthew 12:33-34}


Wow, what a beautiful day we had yesterday and it looks like we are going to have another. Big Mama says storms are coming so enjoy it while it last.  I need an infant seat for a car, one of the old ones that faces forward would be great. As long as I can secure it with a seat belt it will work. I want to ride my great grand boys on the UTV. A new one is $100 and an old will work fine. If I can’t find and old one, I will buy a new one. If you know someone who has an old one, let me know.

I hope you have a great day and a great week: thanks for reading the blog.

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