Harvest Festival Sermon 2012 — 2 Comments

  1. The article misses the interpretation of these Biblical remarks. The author is projecting his own personal world view onto current circumstances and using the Bible to support them in an erroneous way. Leviticus does not comment on “fair pay” ; Leviticus comments on Timely Pay. In addition, Amos is simply referring to theft and deception as a sin. Is the Government stealing from me? It’s giving what it can afford, which isn’t much. It’s folly to expect from the Government what they cannot give either monetarily and most certainly morally.

    I believe the author would be more well advised to ask: “What can we do to increase the value and size of our market so that we do not have to be beholden to a Government that has no relative understanding of our everyday needs?” And thus pray instead for the internal strength to take on the individual and communal challenge of building a better rural market. I say: “Give a man a fish and feed him for a day; Teach a man to fish and feed him for a Lifetime.” Unstrap the Government from your life plan and your outlook on the future will immediately improve. An Extra Benefit: You will unlatch a freight car of Governmental Sin from your life!

  2. Your grasp of the prophetic demands of Scripture is at best tenuous and your understanding of European agricultural policy is non-existent.

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