Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The Battle between Austerity and Stimulus

I’ll bet you didn’t know that “austerity’ was named the word of the year by Merriam-Webster in 2010. Wisconsin’s Governor Scott Walker beat opponents of his austerity measures in a recall election yesterday. Does this bode well for austerity, or is it just another battle in the war between ‘austerity’ and ‘stimulus.’ And there is nothing exaggerated about calling it a war.
          European leaders are seriously concerned that austerity measures being imposed on Greece could set off civil war there. What’s more, experts are worried it could spread to other European members and the United States.
           It seems more evident each day that “lawlessness” is increasing throughout the world. And when people are already hungry and homeless, and are told they need to cut back more, who can blame them for taking their rage to the streets? And when you see that, how long can it be before people take up arms? And if we think it’s bad now, wait until the ‘Restrainer’ is removed and the ‘spirit of lawlessness’ is unleashed (2 Thess. 2:1-9). But don’t worry; when the Holy Spirit makes His exit, so will we!

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