A Sabbath Message 11/27/21

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Was thinking this week about all the “liberalism” that has taken hold of society as a whole and the imposition of its liberal ideas in the public arena. The things being taught in the public schools as requirements in the name of “inclusion” while once held requirements in the basics of reading, writing and arithmetic (the 3-R’s?) have been lowered to the point that one can graduate from any Oregon High without once-required passing scores and the ability to read and write. That would really be an “X” generation! In all states, many have been shuffled out the door on “curved grading systems” with some not even knowing how to read and write. As long as they are all squared away on Sexuality, Transgenderism and CRT – “Head’em up, move’em out!”  Forget herd immunity, it can’t be reached. There are now the three I’s in education: injected, instructed and included. More correct than the three R’s!

Can “liberal” or any variations of the word be found in the Bible? Yep! Here’s a list:

liberal  – Prov. 11:5  (H1293), Is. 32:5,8 (H5081), 2Cor. 9:13 (G572)

liberality – Prov. 11:25 (1293), 2Co. :8:2 (G572)

Liberally – Deu. 15:14 (H6059), James 1:5 (G574)

The following are the definitions from Strong’s

*H5081 – נדיב – nâdı̂yb – naw-deeb’ – From H5068; properly voluntary, that is, generous; hence, magnanimous; as noun, a grandee (sometimes a tyrant). KJV Usage: free, liberal (things), noble, prince, willing ([hearted]).

> H5068 – נדב – nâdab –naw-dab’ – A primitive root; to impel; hence to volunteer (as a soldier), to present spontaneously. KJV Usage: offer freely, be (give, make, offer self) willing (-ly).

*H1293 – בּרכה – be râkâh – ber-aw-kaw’ – From H1288benediction; by implication prosperity. KJV Usage: blessing, liberal, pool, present.

> H1288 – בּרך – bârak – baw-rak’ – A primitive root; to kneel; by implication to bless God (as an act of adoration), and (vice-versa) man (as a benefit); also (by euphemism) to curse (God or the king, as treason). KJV Usage: X abundantly, X altogether, X at all, blaspheme, bless, congratulate, curse, X greatly, X indeed, kneel (down), praise, salute, X still, thank.

*H6059 – ענק – ‛ânaq – aw-nak’ – A primitive root; properly to choke; used only as denominative from H6060, to collar, that is, adorn with a necklace; figuratively to fit out with supplies. KJV Usage: compass about as a chain, furnish, liberally.

*G572 – ἁπλότης – singleness, i.e. (subjectively) sincerity (without dissimulation or self-seeking), or (objectively) generosity (copious bestowal) Derivation: from G573; KJV Usage: bountifulness, liberal(-ity), simplicity, singleness.

*G574 – ἁπλῶς – bountifully; Derivation: adverb from G573 (in the objective sense of G572); KJV Usage: liberally.

>G573 – ἁπλοῦς – properly, folded together, i.e. single (figuratively, clear) Derivation: probably from G1 (as a particle of union) and the base of G4120; KJV Usage: single.

As one can see, the term liberal pretty much means generousity and/or charitable. Of course if the heart is not truly behind it or there is a sinister plan behind it all, that’s a horse of any number of colors. Such is the case in Isaiah 32:5,8 which is part of Isaiah chapters 24 thru 35 which is as overview of the end times.

“The vile person (H5036) shall be no more called liberal, nor the churl (H3596) said to be bountiful (H7771). For the vile person will speak villany, and his heart will work iniquity, to practise hypocrisy, and to utter error against the LORD, to make empty the soul of the hungry, and he will cause the drink of the thirsty to fail. The instruments also of the churl are evil: he deviseth wicked devices to destroy the poor with lying words, even when the needy speaketh right. But the liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand.” (Is. 32:5-8)

*H5036 –  נבל – nâbâl – naw-bawl’ – From H5034stupidwicked (especially impious)

KJV Usage: fool (-ish, -ish man, -ish woman), vile person.

>5034 – נבל – nâbêl – naw-bale’ – A primitive root; to wilt; generally to fall away, failfaint; figuratively to be foolish or (morally) wicked; causatively to despisedisgrace. KJV Usage: disgrace, dishonour, lightly esteem, fade (away, -ing), fall (down, -ling, off), do foolishly, come to nought, X surely, make vile, wither.

*H3596 – כּלי כּילי – kı̂ylay kêlay – kee-lah’ee,kay-lah’ee From H3557 in the sense of withholdingniggardly. KJV Usage: churl.

>H3557 – כּוּל -kûl –kool –A primitive root; properly to keepin; hence to measure; figuratively to maintain (in various senses). KJV Usage: (be able to, can) abide, bear, comprehend, contain, feed, forbearing, guide, hold (-ing in), nourish (-er), be present, make provision, receive, sustain, provide sustenance (victuals).

*H7771 – שׁוע – shôa‛ – sho’-ah – From H7768 in the original sense of freedom; a noble, that is, liberalopulent; also (as noun in the derived sense) a halloo. KJV Usage: bountiful, crying, rich.

>H7768 – שׁוע – shâva‛ – shaw-vah’ – A primitive root; properly to be free; but used only causatively and reflexively to halloo (for help, that is, freedom  from some trouble). KJV Usage: cry (aloud, out), shout.

Well, with enough definitions I don’t need a whole lot of commentary. When it comes to our “political” situation, the grandee liberation needed to free us from the trouble we’re in is from the very liberals currently in control of the political situation. Won’t have that problem when The King of Kings returns!

Yawl have a restful Sabbath.

LOLGB+

9 Comments

  1. Chuck says:

    Ah yes, the government indoctrination centers, ( preschool to college ) don’t think for yourself, just obey what we are telling you to do. Quite unbelievable what is taught now in school. The destruction of society by liberals is seen in the mostly peaceful protest ( riots ). Angry parents are now considered domestic terrorists. Jeremiah 6 v16 Thus says the LORD: “Stand in the ways and see, And ask for the old paths, where the good way is, And walk in it; Then you will find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk in it.

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    1. eze33 says:

      I agree! I took Bible classes in 1970 and 1971 as electives in High School. There are efforts to get them back in school. Doing some research and will be doing a blog on that subject in near future. The terms rebellion and rebellious is used 42 times in the Bible and 99% of the time they refer to the children of God. My dad often called me hard-headed. It’s a difficult nature of overcome. It’s like that gate at the end of a narrow path. Constantly praying the spirit help me to stay the course. LOLGB+

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  2. debjbalk says:

    Test…. trying to post a comment. Batting zero after many tries

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    1. eze33 says:

      This one came thru just fine deb….. Keep trying I guess. I still have what I’m now calling ‘Brain tech farts”. Ha! Ha! It’s a high tech cyber world. Ha! I’m beginning to think there are tech demons. I know there are tech angels! So, if there’s one there has to be the other. Ha! LOLGB+

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      1. debjbalk says:

        Thanks, Eze33! I switched from my smart phone to my laptop…hoping it works better. Since my short “test” comment published, I’m wondering if the longer length of my comment is what may be causing the problem. I’ve ran into problems with every attempt to publish a comment since your site began…not giving up though. 😉

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      2. eze33 says:

        It did! I only have a PC desk top. Still using my 8 year old flip phone. Guess I’m a
        old die-hard dinosaur when it comes to tech. Ha! Still have my wood stove. LOLGB+

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  3. debjbalk says:

    Hello all! Would you be shocked if I said that the school’s role has been perpetuated as a result of the breakdown of the family unit? Probably not! Satan has been on a mission to destroy God’s definition of “family” forever. When we look at what is taking place in public education, we must also look at what opened the door for it to get to this point. Take a walk back to days of old… As more and more parents left home to join the workforce … As more and more parents divorced and created single parent homes … As more and more families became nontraditional, blended families…. All of these factors put public education in a position of needing to step in and teach more “non fundamental, non-academic” topics. Why were schools looked at to be the answer when the Church should have been the ones to step in. When all these family breakdowns occurred, reading, writing and Arithmetic could no longer only fill a student’s school day. Now the day had to be divided up to squeeze in a variety of endless social skills because they were no longer being addressed at home (in many cases, not all). Physical education, sex education, behavior intervention, social responsibility, and on and on. Where do educators rob the time from a child’s school day to include the many lessons that were once integrated into home life? The 3 R’s!! Yes, we agree that schools are an absolute mess and are undermining family values and the family unit. But we owe it to ourselves to never forget how we got to this point in time. We must own our failings, our sins, and our shortcomings if we are ever going to make meaningful changes going forward. God’s family design is not what we are seeing in many cases today, and schools have become dumping grounds for being the Great Fix… and we know how that turned out. What if the Church had stepped up instead and did their part? Would our schools be in this mess today? #Strongr2gethr4Christ

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  4. eze33 says:

    Well said! Thomas Jefferson was visiting Dansville, Virgina and saw how the several churches were doing a good job with the education and social needs of the community. That’s about the same time he coined the phrase “seperation of church and state”. Then the state took over education. Today we can see what it has “evolved” into. LOLGB+

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  5. Chuck says:

    Deb….i agree 100% with what you wrote. The mess that we have, started long ago, people are now seeing just how bad things have become. Parents were shocked with what the schools were teaching, it all was brought to their attention last year with the start of virtual learning. The more liberal school districts really exposed how progressive they were. How to fix the problem. It starts at the local level with parents INVOLVED with what is being taught. I suppose you could take it even further and say it has to begin at the family unit. The sad fact is most moms and dads are struggling to survive, which place even more stress on the family unit, and less time with children.Reading the Bible as a family every day would be a great way to start.

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