Nov 24, 2008

Government Not The Answer To The Financial Crisis

By Bill Wilson

The news is grim for our nation. President-elect Barack Hussein Obama said in his weekend radio address that the US could lose over a million jobs in the next year as the economy worsens. The solution, as he outlines it, is more government bail out, more government intervention and more government job creation. That means US taxpayers will be paying for the bail out and the jobs that only those subscribing to certain government policies will receive. Obama is surrounding himself with the very financial advisors who recklessly led the economy into one of its worst crisis in living memory. So these men have made money by crashing the economy and they will be rewarded for trying to fix it at taxpayer expense.

The economic crisis is the socialist's dream come true-an opportunity to have massive government intervention with the support of the citizenry. The socialists will use taxpayer money to reward the bad work of those who created the crisis. And the socialists will build government regulation upon government regulation to make sure that no crisis happens again. They are forgetting that in a capitalist economy the ultimate regulation is going out of business without reward for failure. In this way, more businesses are created, more wealth generated and a stronger economy faster. But playing on fear and seizing the moment to create opportunity for government control of a population, has empowered the seducers.

Many have already lost their jobs, and many more, who long have been jobless, cannot find work. They struggle each day to keep their lives upright. And they are seeking relief. The answer, however, is not found in greater and stronger government. The government cannot replace God. The government cannot give you faith. 2 Timothy 1:7 says, "For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." Fear is the killer. It eats away at faith like a ravenous wolf. But those of us who know that government is not God and that only God is our provision and our salvation, have a spirit of power and of love and of a sound mind.

When the army of Israel faced certain destruction at the hands of Goliath and the Philistines, David, described as a "youth, and ruddy, and of a fair countenance" stepped forward with his faith not in the army or in the government, but in God. He said in 1 Samuel 17:36, "Your servant slew both the lion and the bear: and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he has defied the armies of the living God." By its very ungodliness, our nation has defied the Living God. But think of how many figurative bears and lions you have already slain in your life. And if you stand on your faith this Goliath you now face can be slain. The Lord of your faith is your provider, and through Him any crisis can be defeated.