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Thursday, November 17, 2011
Of rebellion and obedience--why OWS is wrong
"The police are not honoring any rule of law at all" by barricading off streets in Manhattan to contain the Occupy Wall Street protests on Thursday morning, according to a cameraman who is filming the live webcam of the Occupy Wall Street protests. Shouting "All day all week, Occupy Wall Street", hundreds of anarchists moved into the streets. Some were chanting, "turn over that car," others chanted "We got sold out." Someone said, "its like being in Egypt." Then there were chants, "Occupy is under attack, what do we do? Stand up and fight back." With that, they tried to move the police barricade as they moved toward the New York Stock Exchange. This is the scene early Thursday in New York.
People who were trying to get to work were harassed by the protesters, saying, "C'mon rebel with us" as they moved to block intersections near the stock exchange. This movement, which is distinctly advocating the end of capitalism, called for November 17 to be a global day of action of solidarity. One group within the OWS movement is called "Global Revolution." The OWS website says that this is the first global protest movement in modern history, saying, "People around the world...have opened their eyes together to the decadence and injustice of the common system that exploits us...We will not stop moving forward until bankers and governments are held accountable for their crimes."
Some of what the OWS movement has to say bears heed. Our Founding Fathers in America believed that the system of market and government they developed could only survive with a moral and religious people. The lack of ethics by some corporate leaders, the corruption in government, the exploitation of people have given many a reason to take to the streets. But here is the issue: Socialism, communism, class warfare will not cure the problem, it will only change the faces of corruption and greed. These OWS people, supported by the man who occupies the Oval Office, have a secular humanist agenda. Many a well-intentioned people will fall prey to those who are truly in control of this "rebellion."
There is an old saying that the path to hell is paved with good intentions. As the Apostle Paul wrote in 2 Timothy 3:1, "This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come." Then he lists all things that men shall be. Verses 8 and 9 say, "Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith. But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was." The folly here is that the answer well-intended people seek is found only in Christ. It is in Christ, not in rebellion, that they would know the right thing. Greed and corruption are not stopped by economic and political systems, but only by obedience to God.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!