- Posted August 18, 2013 by
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With Power is Responsibility
Power, whether it be of a small business or a large nation is still power over others; including so called Christian faith based churches. People can say what they want, but the United States of America was indeed founded by Immigrants that were legally sent to the United States of America. Those Immigrants came to the United States of America to have the freedom to practice their faith without sanctions and persecutions that often led to imprisonment or death of their entire family, friends and sometimes even those that were mere acquaintance. Later others came to the United States of America to make a better life for them and their families. Work was hard as was the life our ancestors had to live. We didn’t have machines and the equipment we have today. They survived and we, (those born in North America); are the living proof of that.
Intelligence and determination of our ancestors made us the strong nation we had become. Did the American people make mistakes? You better believe our ancestors did. Human beings were and are not gods and cannot be perfect in every way possible at all times. Many of us even today struggle to be as much like Jesus as we can, but again none of us are perfect and prone to making mistakes. Once the mistakes are realized each individual is supposed to try their hardest not to make those same mistakes again; only then are you forgiven otherwise you are just lying and mocking God. This is the truth most church leaders are unwilling to broach with their congregations and one main reason we are having the difficulty with religions and the people going to churches today.
Do church leaders have a responsibility to their congregations? You bet they do. They answer directly to God for their work whether good or bad. Only nonbelievers are not afraid of God’s wrath. They don’t view God as a parent only wanting what is best for His children. Let me put it to you this way; a parent would not give their five year old keys to their vehicle and send them to the store with their credit card alone; and neither will God.
Do leaders of businesses have responsibilities? Yes they do. They have not only the responsibility of their workers, but the responsibility of providing for their customers; including safety issues for all. Those safety issues also include the earth, water and air for every person around them. Should companies and corporations be held responsible? Yes.
Do government leaders have responsibilities? They have the biggest responsibility of all. Government leaders are responsible for the safety of every living individual under their government control. They answer to the people that placed them into office in the first place; in countries like the United States that hold voting on a regular basis. Governments are responsible for the laws, rules and regulations being upheld and seeing to the enforcement of those laws. Laws were placed to protect the innocent; not the guilty. Although Immigration Laws are not popular in many areas of the USA they provide two very important things to the North American public: 1, Immigration Laws help to keep the human population from overcrowding the land mass and intruding too far into wildlife territory; and 2, Forcing Immigrants to go through proper channels help to keep our nation safer from thieves, felons, drug dealers and terrorists. The most important things to all life forms on this planet are food, water and air. Without any one of these three being pure and clean all life will assuredly cease to exist.
With power is responsibility and the more power granted to you the greater your responsibility to all life on this planet. We only have one planet that can sustain life as we know it, so it is important to understand how important your decisions are to insuring that life on this planet survives.