The present news fad is the ‘government shutdown.’ (There are two totally incredible events occurring in the reality of this article: 1) how desperately this author dislikes writing about fads, especially governmental fads, and 2) this author is writing about a governmental fad.) So, you might ask yourself, ‘hmm, what type of Christian apologetic can he possibility get from a governmental shutdown? The answer, if you hang in there, will occur near the bottom of this page.
First, and foremost, ‘fear not’ because God is still in control; furthermore, He always has been in control and always will be in control. History is replete, or rather abounding, with failed governments, failed institutions, and failed people. Simply because the United States government has internal political conflicts doesn’t mean it’s a failure; it does mean that in about 15 days, all those laid-off workers will receive their back pay. Besides, we went through a government shutdown 17 years ago, and guess what? United States still exists.
The author isn’t really sure what the debate concerns. It seems to revolve around Obamacare and the federal budgets. I am wholly unsure what exactly Obamacare might be, and it appears that most Americans do not know what Obamacare is either. However, we all know that those very government folks who gave us Obamacare will not be forced to abide by its requirements. (One wonders why the federal government so vehemently refuses to accept their own healthcare plans.)
One of the world’s greatest apologist, Ravi Zacharias, claims that the East is slowly becoming the West even as the West is slowly becoming the East; the spread of Christianity is phenomenal. Except for those who don’t study history, the United States was founded upon those very Biblical principles that the Chinese are now beginning to embrace. The East (with its empiricism) is being slowly replaced with the West (with its rationalism), even as the West is now grappling with becoming Eastern.
Ok, so what apologetic can I provide for a ‘government shutdown?’ Hopefully, the entire process will open the eyes of some American Christians. Hopefully, we, as Americans, will stop relying upon the Federal government for resources and become better neighbors, friends, and associates. Hopefully, suffering will result in a stronger people with better ethics, morals, and understanding. Hopefully, the somehow the West can see what made us strong.