I stumbled across this meme on Face Book and found myself wondering: “How many people realize that there is one sin represented here, and both sides are equally guilty?”
To me, the implication is that the we are suppose to have less sympathy for the people at the top of the meme than for those at the bottom. This may be the world’s way of looking at things, but it is not Scriptural.
Both the prophets and Jesus warned us against corruption and ‘unjust gain.’ But that is exactly what is represented by both groups in this picture. In both cases, the people in this meme are perverting the law for personal gain. It does not matter how much one takes: theft is still theft. Nor does it matter how badly one corrupts the law for personal gain: corruption is still corruption. To the Lord, everyone in this picture is equally guilty because everyone in this picture has corrupted the law for their own personal gain.
It may help to remember that the government does not give anyone anything that was not taken from another by force. Even if you think you are ‘entitled,’ such as in the case of Social Security, the money has been taken from another and given to you. This perverts the law and turns the government against the person who is having his money taken. It forces people to become dependent on the government. And, in the end, it is theft.
So, no matter how we may try to rationalize this, our perfect Lord looks on this and sees nothing but sin, and because the Lord is also perfect justice, He is compelled to treat the guilty equally. It does not matter whether you steal millions or a single dollar, all the Lord sees is a thief. Luckily, the Lord is also forgiving enough to have provided us with a way of redeeming ourselves. All you have to do is acknowledge your sin and accept Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior. But understand, this means you must repent, and to repent, you must give up the old ways. Sadly, I have to wonder how many people represented in this picture are willing to do this? (You can find a parallel post dealing with this same subject from the position of Natural Law here.)
[NOTE: I no longer think of my voice as anything special. There was a time when I believed I had something important to say, but not so much these days. I write now because I feel driven to do so. Something inside me will not let me rest until I post the pages you just read. I’d just as soon not bother anymore. It all seems like no one is listening and I do more harm than good. So I have come to trust that whatever it is driving me has all this under control. Personally, I believe it is God, but others may not. All I ask is that, if anything I write helps you, or you think it might help others in any way, please, share this page. Re-blog it, share it on FB or send the link to your friends. So long as you feel it will do more good than harm, then please, use this page however you wish. Thank you.]