What the world needs now in addition to love is wisdom.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
King Solomon, Free Will, Counterparts
Perhaps some ancient proverbs might help us to better understand some current political topics, and why God allowed for counterparts to self-regulate the world he created.
Definition of a Counterpart
a person or thing holding a position or performing a function that corresponds to that of another person or thing in another place.
Notice the definition states a person or a thing. We know how well the universe and our world is self-regulated by the perfect counterpart things of nature, physics, and chemistry. No human being could have designed this perfect forms of self-regulation of our world and universe, in my opinion.
What I am concerned about is how we humans regulate ourselves with the free choices we make when we vote for our human counterparts to regulate our nation.
In a novel Excerpt, I surmised how a person, King Solomon, based on his proverbs, may have answered questions posed by the Queen of Sheba why God allows us to make free will, wise or foolish choices. The novel is a contemporary application of a story form to promote understanding of proverbs and ancient wise sayings in relation to our modern times.
“I believe Yahweh created both an order and purpose to make all things in relation to what answers to its counterpart, and so the wicked man for an evil day. I believe Yahweh allows both the good and the wicked free choice of their actions. Every act has a consequence and is self-regulating rather than an effect separable from a cause that would require Yahweh to intervene on every action to either justify or condemn. ”Yahweh has made everything in relation to its counterpart, and so the wicked man for an evil day. (Proverb 16:4)
Purpose of This Post
Questions were posed in the GOP Presidential Debate on these three topics. Abortion, Gay Rights, Immigration. In each instance, our counterparts we elected or were appointed to regulate our nation have compelled decisions on Americans rather than allowed us a free choice for the three topics brought up in the debate.
Their decisions were made based on personal interpretations about these topics to compel a changes in religious beliefs or legal laws.
For example, we are now compelled to believe a baby in a mother’s womb is not alive. A different definition for a traditional foundation of marriage being between a man and a woman. A Presidential right to make political choices what laws to enforce.
History has recorded past foolish decisions by men in power. For example, the Supreme Court had foolishly interpreted slavery to be legal even though the Constitution stated all men are created equal.
In my opinion, our counterparts have made foolish interpretations on these topics rather than obtained a lawful consensus by our elected counterparts. The result is people will continue to either disregard or dissent from their interpretations for these three topics.
This result is an opposite effect of the words of our founding fathers proclamation. “We the people, in order to form a more perfect union….”
These topics are causing dissention as witnessed in the debate and will also remain divisive issues to divide, rather than unite our nation. The issues will not disappear until they are righted.
So how does a person know the decision they make is right and wise rather than foolish. I wrote a post below for people with a religious faith on how to know. Because this nation has a Constitutional Right to allow a person to either believe in a God or not, read it only if you have a belief in God. I do not recommend any atheists read it because without faith you will not agree with this method and result.