WHAT HAPPENED TO INTEGRITY?
Pastor Roger Anghis
May 15, 2016
One thing that we are not seeing in today’s society is something that God is very interested in and that’s integrity. It is defined as the entire unimpaired state of anything, particularly of the mind; moral soundness or purity; incorruptness; uprightness; honesty. Integrity comprehends the whole moral character; but has a special reference to uprightness in mutual dealings, transfer of property and agencies and others.
Most people and businesses will do anything for a buck or to get ahead. There has to be a conscience for integrity to exist. The conscience gives one the ability to determine right and wrong. For there to be right and wrong there has to be absolutes. In today’s system of ‘higher education’, a term that must be used with caution, absolutes are not taught. They teach ‘situational ethics’. Only the situation determines right and wrong. In this election season we have seen a so-called Christian man do everything he could to get votes. In one of the early primaries he and his wife were telling voters that Ben Carson had dropped out of the race so they were asked to vote for him. Ben Carson had not dropped out of the race. Later on when the field had narrowed to three people he was telling voters that one of the other candidates had agreed to let his voters vote for someone else to help take down the front runner. This also was an outright lie.
Actions like this from a so-called Christian make all Christians look bad. Christians who live and act the world does do nothing to advance the kingdom of God. We have to be better than the world. God is interested in how we act/react once we are born again. We are to be His representatives in this world and need to operate in His integrity.
No man is perfect or will ever be perfect in this world but we have to get as close as we can. King David was a man after God’s heart. He was not perfect but he did walk in integrity for most of his life. He believed God’s promises, which is why he had no fear in facing Goliath. In 1 Samuel 17:26 David declared his faith saying “who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?” When he did confront him he didn’t approach with caution, he ran towards Goliath. Scripture tells us in verse 40 “And he took his staff in his hand, and chose him five smooth stones out of the brook, and put them in a shepherd's bag which he had.” The reason he took five stones was because Goliath had four brothers. Why just take out one enemy when you can take them all out? The fact that it was only David out of the entire army of Israel including the king, and he wasn’t even in the army, that walked in the integrity of God’s Word. God gave him and the army victory.
Many years later when Saul was trying to kill David and David had several chances to take Saul’s life he didn’t because Saul was anointed of God. Even though Saul had disobeyed God and was trying to kill David, David would not retaliate. David even killed the man who reportedly finished Saul off in battle after he was wounded for touching the anointed of God. That’s integrity. David went a step further in restoring Saul’s land to the son of Jonathan, Mephibosheth. He didn’t have to but he had a covenant with Jonathan and even though only he and Jonathan knew of that covenant and Jonathan was dead, David knew that God was aware of it. David’s walk of integrity allowed him to be victorious in all his battles. God gave him favor
Our leaders today, if that’s what we can call them, have very little integrity. The Democrat frontrunner is up to her ears in scandals. She and Bill took $190,000 in furnishings from the White House when they left in 2001 and had to bring them back. Then there was Filegate. The Clinton duo was involved in a scandal known as “Filegate” in which they illegally obtaining FBI files on perceived adversaries, most of whom served in previous Republican administrations. Vince Foster’s 1993 death was also surrounded in mystery. Of coarse there is also WhiteWater, Benghazi, Emailgate, Chinagate, Landing under sniper fire, her infatuation with the ideals of Saul Alinsky, The Clinton Foundation just to name a few.
Even Bernie Sanders, and Democrat Socialist, was a welfare recipient until he got a seat in the Senate. He lived off the people’s taxes most of his life and is now still living off the people’s taxes and is wanting more people to do the same.
The Republican frontrunner isn’t perfect either but he is an open book. He has admitted his faults and short comings but none of them can compare with what is in the Democrat Party. But he does admit them where Hillary thinks she’s a saint and denies any wrong doing.
God rewards those that walk in integrity. We may make mistakes but if we admit them and ask for forgiveness we stay in God’s grace. David was one to repent quickly and because of that God declared that there would always be one of his descendants on the throne. Jesus is one of his descendents.
Our Founders, no matter what anyone says, were men of God. They walked in integrity leading up to the Revolutionary War and afterwards in building the foundation for a nation that would surpass all nations of the earth in wealth, freedoms and greatness. This nation became the greatest nation in the world only because the Founders lived by God’s principles. There was a time in America when a man would give his word on something and no contract was needed, he did it no matter the cost. I can remember my grandfather doing things that he promised to do and never signing anything. That’s integrity that is not seen any more. God can bless a sinner if he walks in integrity but a believer that has no integrity He can do nothing for.
Our country is in real trouble. The politicians have put the future of this nation in jeopardy with unbridled spending and allowing our borders to be left open for anyone to cross and take up residency. Neither party wants to close the border. The one candidate that wants to close it has been attacked by both parties. We are allowing people from nations that hate us and have declared their intent to destroy us to across our border unabated! This is a national security concern of the highest order. The people want a closed border but the political Parties are not willing to do it. Most of our politicians belong to the Council of Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission, Builderbergs and Illuminati and these organizations are demanding a one world government. You can’t have borders and a one world government. People can’t own guns and there be a one world government. There has to be complete control over the people. John D. Rockefeller stated he didn’t want intelligent people, he wanted workers.
That is what our education system is producing, workers. They are taught what to think, not how to think. Most seniors in college today couldn’t pass an eighth grade final exam for 1900. Our ability to compete in the world is diminishing exponentially. Every attempt to stop this trend has been met with resistance from established businesses and the money people behind them.
Many of our arms manufacturers are going out of business because they are being bought by companies owned by George Soros and then shut down. The ability to defend ourselves is being taken away from us and Congress is aware of this but they do nothing to warn the people or stop this trend. They are part of the plan to bring America to her knees and we are seeing that ugly face arise this election cycle like never before.
Is it too late to stop? If the Democrats win I believe that it will all be over. A Republican win will only slow the process but I believe that we have to put the outsider in to expose what government is doing and to show just how corrupt both parties have gotten. He isn’t perfect but he does want to do what is best for the people.
Proverbs 11:3 The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them.
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