Whether Or Not You Believed The Warnings May Indicate The Inclination Of Your Heart
One of the primary messages found in John 7 is that the person who seeks to do God’s will is better equipped to recognize Truth when they hear it. In the debate leading up to Obamacare, many people tried to warn America that it was not what its supporters claimed, and the majority of them were attacked, demonized and – to the extent that the media and other supporters of Obamacare could manage – destroyed. Now that it is in operation, real world events are showing that the majority of those warnings were the Truth. Whether or not you believed the warnings before real world events showed the warnings to be True can tell you something about your heart. And now that we have evidence that those warnings were True, how you react can tell you if you should be worried about your soul.
There are death panels, and the architect of Obamacare has admitted it on TV. As it turns out, people cannot keep their plans or their doctors, and Obamacare is going to cost a great deal more than what we were led to believe. We’re also finding out that our privacy will become non-existent under Obamacare – again, just as people tried to warn us. And other stories in the news have started to show that former Obamacare supporters are starting to realize they were wrong, and those who tried to warn us were right:
NBC News: Obama Admin. Knew Millions Would Not Be Able to Keep Their Health Insurance for at Least 3 Years, Promised It Anyway
The Obama administration has known for at least three years that millions of Americans would not be able to keep their current health care plans, despite repeated promises to the contrary made by President Barack Obama, NBC News reports, citing sources “deeply involved” in Obamacare.
CBS News: Florida Woman Dropped From Her Insurance Will Now Pay 10 Times More for New Plan
A Florida woman recently dropped from her health insurance plan said she’s been told she will have to pay nearly 10 times more for new coverage under the new health care law.
“When I got this bill, I was outraged,” 56-year-old Florida resident Diane Barrett told CBS News.
She will go from paying $54 per month to $591 per month under the Affordable Care Act, CBS reported.
Bob Woodward: ‘Rat’s Nest of Concealment and Lies’ Behind Obamacare Website Disaster, Admin. Scandals
“They need to review the this secret world and its power in their government because you run into this rats nest of concealment and lies time and time again then and now,” Woodward said of the White House during his appearance on CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday. “You get to a point where it’s what do you worry about? Secret governments.”
Former Dem Staffer Who Fought for Obamacare Makes Huge Admission in Email to Her Old Boss
“I spent two years defending Obamacare. I had constituents scream at me, spit at me and call me names that I can’t put in print. The congressman was not re-elected in 2010 mainly because of the anti-Obamacare anger. When the congressman was not re-elected, I also (along with the rest of our staff) lost my job. I was upset that because of the health care issue, I didn’t have a job anymore but still defended Obamacare because it would make health care available to everyone at, what I assumed, would be an affordable price. I have now learned that I was wrong. Very wrong.”
Here is what I would ask you. If God is Truth and Satan is the father of all deception (as Scripture says), and you did not recognize the Truth in the warnings that were given before Obamacare was passed, what does that mean for you? Do you have a heart that seeks to do God’s will, or your own? And, now that things are happening in the real world that show those warnings were the Truth, have your eyes been opened to the truth in those warnings? Have you changed your opinion about those who tried to warn us? Or about those who told us none of this would happen? Or do you still defend them and accept that these problems are the result of things that were out of their control? Do you think that they had good intentions and that good intentions are enough?
I only ask because I know that there was a time when my heart was blinding me to the Truth. I thought I wanted to do God’s will, but I didn’t. I kept rationalizing my will over God’s. However, when I started to read Scripture and started to seek God, and to beg Him to give me understanding and wisdom, I started to see the Truth. This is when I realized that our two-Party system is not what it appears, and that our nation is no longer the idealistic nation I had in my mind. It wasn’t until I truly sought to do God’s will and not my own that I started to see how wrong I had been. So I ask, if you fall for the deceptions in this world, should that be a warning sign that you may need to check your heart to make sure it is seeking to do God’s will and not your own?
I am not claiming qualification to judge you. I know better than to even think about thinking about that. But I also know enough to know that asking the question is done out of love and out of a will to lift you up. I ask that you take this post that way. But, if you do not, if you think I have an ulterior motive, then I ask that you re-read it.
[NOTE: I cited The Blaze in all my links. The Blaze is owned by Glenn Beck. I have come to trust him because he has proven that he is trying not to deliberately deceive people. If he makes a mistake, he confesses it publicly and then corrects it. But many people believe he is a hater, a racist and a lot of other things that simply are not true — as Mike Rowe just testified on his Face Book page. At the same time, Harry Reid — a person who we are told cares about everyone — he recently asked why they would compromise the Democrat political agenda just to save a child’s life. That statement would seem to belong to the person we are told Glenn Beck is, not the person we are told Reid is. That so many have fallen for this turning of reality on its head are precisely what I mean by needing a heart check. They do not recognize the Truth, and Christ tells us this is because they do not seek to do God’s will, but their own.]
6 thoughts on “TRUTH: Obamacare Offers A Test For Your Soul”
Based on a single scriptural reference, you’re willing to globally assume that all persons who seek to do God’s will in their hearts are automatically granted a superior level of discernment? Some magical ability to see through the smoke and bs put out by professional politicians? I sincerely hope you never get picked for a criminal jury. A good defense lawyer would make a meal out of you.
The people who can tell who is lying and who is telling the truth are those who have to practice doing it every day; police detectives, psychiatrists, judges, poker players. Most people can’t even tell if their own spouses are lying to them.
We all have a deep desire to believe that what we are told is true. Every professional salesperson relies upon it. Actors count on it. It makes us subject to manipulation by others who have oratorical talent. It takes a lot of work beyond just “getting your mind right” to gain the ability to see through a skilled liar.
Lawyers? Judges? Psychiatrists?
Can discern truth better than others?
Have “you” ever heard the phrase? “Truth is stranger than fiction”
Professionals are fooled just as often as non-professionals.
Similar lies are often repeated, so professionals recognize common lies quickly.
That is all. To realize truth, must one be open to truth. Not open only to a preconceived notion of what is truth.
When a witness testifies and answers “inconsistently”, those listening often assume everything they stated is false, and do not follow the jury instruction which contains reality and seeks truth;
“You are the sole judge of credibility of the witness. You may believe some, all, or none of a witness’ testimony.”
I did not say that. You are twisting my words and intent, and for that reason, I am suspicious of your understanding and intentions. What I said is that Scripture says those who seek to do God’s will know the Truth when they hear it. This suggests that the reason we have trouble seeing the Truth is because we are out of step with God’s will. I included myself in this.
Those who “have practice discerning lies” are just as susceptible to falling for lies. True, they can develop techniques that allow them to better guess probability, but people can also get good at lying. After all, the machine can be beat, so the people with this practice can be beat. At that point, you are going to need the assistance of something beyond your own ability to detect deception.
However, you seem to assume you have this ability. Your references to the criminal justice system (here and in the past) lead me to suspect you are in the legal system — possibly even a lawyer. If this is the case, it would explain quite a bit. Some of the most self-deceived in our society are lawyers. As for myself, I am not ashamed of Scripture — especially Christ’s Gospel. While I do not claim to know it perfectly, I do my best to understand it and apply it to my life. And Scripture tells me I will be deceived — no matter how hard I try to not be. But then, that is on the deceiver. I simply have to forgive and move on, but also avoid them in the future.
As for man’s understanding of logic and reason: I can assure you, I have a firm grasp of these concepts. Something most lawyers do not possess (not accusing you or making assumptions). This is why I have no concern about a defense lawyers laying games with me. Yous see, I understand that the prosecution is just as likely to be just as crooked in his/her pursuit of conviction as the defense in acquittal. Neither side is inherently good or right, and the implied assumption in your statement speaks volumes to those who understand logical extention…
Rather poor guessing regarding my background. I work in medical imaging, and previously was in show biz. What I have seen is some of the slickest liars on Earth. I don’t presume for a second I have any more than average discernment myself, but I have seen some great ones exposed by the professionals I listed.
To say “they can be fooled too” is no kind of evidence they aren’t MUCH better than the average, gullible person at spotting truth. And to say ‘they get fooled as often as the non-professionals” is simply, demonstrably untrue. Police, judges and psychiatrists DO get the truth out of people, not every time (SO WHAT), but more often than you or I could! And the poker player who can read the bluffs wins. Those who can’t, dont.
It’s not verbal inconsistencies or machines (polygraphs aren’t even admissable) or the calculation of probability as much as training and experience reading body language. I haven’t studied it beyond basic college psych courses, but people when lying display a variety of physical “tells”. It’s not intuition, or faith-based elevation of ability. It’s just science.
But lets go with your line of thinking. LOTS of people were “fooled” into supporting Obamacare. You’re saying none of them were trying to do God’s will in their hearts? Are you suggesting Mitt Romney, who was a less skillful / more obvious liar than Obama was somehow an alternative more worth believing in because of it? The whole logic of making an assumption about the range of human intent and behavior based on either a single Bible verse OR (even worse) ON A CLICHE (truth is stranger than fiction) just boggles my mind. It’s mushy logic of a cosmic class.
Now I would offer that YOU are the one who is making unwarranted assumptions. “Professionals” get the truth more often than the layman? Please prove that. How do you justify the assumption that a mother has no experience ferreting out lies? Or a father? Do you have children? If you do, then you know where I am going with this.
But there is more. I am VERY good with logic and reason, and if you talk to me about something for a while, and you are trying to deceive me, I promise you, I WILL catch the inconsistencies. And, unless there are also signs of confusion and uncertainty, inconsistencies are a clear indication of deception. So, to assume “professionals” are better than me at detecting falsehoods is a personal bias and an assertion made without sound justification. Heck, all those people you mentioned are doing is using the very techniques philosophers developed.
Now, you say people give tells when they are lying. Then you say professionals are not easily fooled. Mikey, if I know those tells, I can fool those pros very easily: by intentionally exhibiting those tells in a way that is designed to mislead. Now, I am aware that some of these tells are supposedly unconscious. I have never accepted that. If a person can learn to beat a machine, they can gain control over the subconscious reaction as well. It’s just that fewer people are capable of this, but they do exist.
Now, let’s address your continued use of straw man. I never mentioned Romney. This means your mention of him is likely a red herring — especially since I know you have been reading my posts for some time and that mean you likely know I have attacked Romney on similar grounds. Remember, Romney care was established by Romney in the State where he was governor, and I disagreed with it on principle.
Finally, you keep saying I based this on one Bible verse. This is more fallacious reasoning. In truth, most your objections are fallacious. You just camoflodge them in things that sound reasonable, but which have no direct bearing on the issue at hand. Whether you understand it or are aware of it or not, this is deception. There is no desire to seek or understand the truth in your comments. If there was, you would ask why I based this post on one verse and I would tell you it is NOT “one verse.” Christ repeats this message throughout His Gospel, and the disciples carry it forward. It’s just that this is one of the clearest statements of this Truth that I know of in Scripture, so I chose it over others.
Finally, even if ALL of what you say is true, your objections STILL would not negate my post. If “professionals” are trying to administer justice — something Scripture tells us is of God — then they may well be better at detecting lies because they are seeking to do God’s work. So, again, I think your motivation here is other than what you believe it to be, or wish others to think it to be and that leads me to suggest you re-read this post…
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