Move over Moses, for Chris Christie

Chris Christie of New Jersey: did he learn anything?
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Just when you think elected officials can’t get any more arrogant than they already are, along comes Chris Christie to prove you wrong.

Is Chris Christie better than the Ten Commandments?

Ten Commandments Monument on the grounds of St. Michael’s Episcopal Cathedral, Boise, Idaho. Photo: Ken Freeman, CC BY-SA 2.0 Generic License

For well over 3,000 years by anyone’s reckoning, Moses has been known as the lawmaker and is widely accepted as being the author of the first five books of the Old Testament. The 10 Commandments he received directly from God have served as the fundamental basis for law and the accepted moral code throughout the ages.

However, the 10 Commandments weren’t the only instructions for righteous living that Moses wrote about. There were others. Most noteworthy would be the Books of Deuteronomy and Leviticus. In these Books, Moses listed common practices that God considered an abomination as well as the punishments that were just in the eyes of God. Many of the abominations were about idol worship, witchcraft, homosexuality, cross-dressing and various other aspects of living. Between the 10 Commandments and the abominations covered in the Good Book, we have come to understand sin.

Moses wasn’t the only one to write about sin. In the New Testament, the Apostle Paul wrote about immorality and sin according to God’s standards in 1 Cor. 6:9 and again in Romans 1:26-27. Both these passages centered on homosexuality.

Now to be clear, an abomination is biblically defined not only as a sin, but as something God finds abhorrent, offensive, extremely disgusting, hateful, debased, impure, filthy, unclean, and foul-smelling. In the Book of Romans, the Apostle Paul goes further and states that because of these practices, they have received in themselves the penalty of their error which was due. We need to understand that it is not the temptation of sin or our proclivity to it that is an abomination to God because we are all sinners; it is the practice of sin that receives the penalty. Today we can identify these penalties as sexually transmitted diseases, with AIDS specifically fulfilling what the Apostle wrote about in verse 27. These are NOT my words; they are the Apostle Paul’s. Chapter 2 of Romans goes on to condemn in rather strong language those who do not judge according to God’s truth and accept these abominations.

Does Chris Christie know Whom he’s playing with?

Today we have a many in public office that don’t want to offend anyone and so they make judgments according to what they think is right as opposed to what God tells us is right. It is unfortunate for them that while they do their best to please the masses, they are offending someone – God. Some may do this because they think they know better than God and some may do so out of fear of losing votes. One can only guess at why Governor Christie decided he knows better than God about what is and is not a sin, but he announced to the world that homosexuality is not a sin. He went further and also imposed his will over that of parents’ when he made it illegal for parents to get help for their children that may be confused about their sexuality. Either God reconsidered what constitutes sin and decided to correct Himself through Chris Christie, or perhaps the Pope enlightened the Governor (since he claims to be a Catholic); or maybe Governor Christie thinks he knows better than God, the Pope, and better than any parent in New Jersey that may want to have their children counseled regarding sexuality.

Proverbs 27:25 tells us that the fear of man is a snare (a trap). Chris Christie, and his Jersey Boy persona may be appealing to some, but when you get right down to it, he has a tendency to buckle under pressure whether it be to the NJ Supreme Court in the Abbott decision challenge or in this case perhaps the homosexual lobby. It is possible that he is doing this out of the fear of losing a few votes, or maybe he just doesn’t know or care about what a sin is or isn’t.

By the way, we are also told something else in Proverbs:27, we are told that

An unjust man is an abomination to the righteous, and he who is upright in the way is an abomination to the wicked.

So there you have it, not only are there sins that are an abomination to God, but those who are righteous are an abomination to the sinners. That just about sums up the politically correct speech that seeks to oppress the righteous and silence the truths of God. You really can’t have it both ways, either you will be an abomination to the unrighteous or you will be an abomination to God. Governor Christie, my heart grieves for you. The righteous aren’t the only ones watching – so is God.

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RoseAnn Salanitri is a published author and Acquisition Editor for the New Jersey Family Policy Council. She is a community activist who has founded the Sussex County Tea Party in her home state and launched a recall movement against Senator Robert Menendez. RoseAnn is also the founder of Veritas Christian Academy, as well as co-founder of Creation Science Alive, and a national creation science speaker.

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