How America Works
Some years ago, I spent some time carefully reading some
Scriptures from Ezekiel 18:1-4: "THE WORD of the Lord came unto me again,
saying, What mean ye, that ye use this proverb concerning the land of Israel,
saying, The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set
on edge? As I live, saith the Lord God, ye shall not have occasion any
more to use this proverb in Israel. Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of
the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall
And then Ezekiel 18:19-25: "Yet say ye, Why? doth not the son
bear the iniquity of the father? When the son hath done that which is lawful and
right, and hath kept all my statutes, and hath done them, he shall surely
live. The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity
of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the
righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the
wicked shall be upon him. But if the wicked will turn from all his sins that he
hath committed, and keep all my statutes, and do that which is lawful and right,
he shall surely live, he shall not die. All his transgressions that he hath
committed, they shall not be mentioned unto him: in his righteousness that he
hath done he shall live. Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die?
saith the Lord GOD: and not that he should return from his ways, and
live? But when the righteous turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth
iniquity, and doeth according to all the abominations that the wicked man
doeth, shall he live? All his righteousness that he hath done shall not be
mentioned: in his trespass that he hath trespassed, and in his sin that he hath
sinned, in them shall he die. Yet ye say, The way of the Lord is not equal. Hear
now, O house of Israel; Is not my way equal? are not your ways unequal?"
Let's see if I understand how America works lately.
This article was sent to us recently and I found it very
interesting for in the world which we live, many people seem to enjoy blaming
everybody else for their own problems:
"If a woman burns her thighs on the hot coffee she was
holding in her lap while driving, she blames the restaurant.
If you smoke three packs a day for 40 years and die of lung
cancer, your family blames the tobacco company.
If your daughter gets pregnant by the football captain, you
blame the school for poor sex education.
If your neighbor crashes into a tree while driving home
drunk, you blame the bartender.
If your cousin gets AIDS because the needle he used to shoot
up with heroin was dirty, you blame the government for not providing clean ones.
If your grandchildren are brats without manners, you blame
If your friend is shot by a deranged madman, you blame the
And if a crazed person breaks into the cockpit and tries to
kill the pilots at 35,000 feet, and the passengers kill him instead, the mother
of the deceased blames the airline.
I must have lived too long to understand the world as it is
anymore. So if I die while my old, wrinkled body is parked in front of this
computer, I want you to blame Bill Gates, OK?"