Mrs. Six was reading last night when she came across this in her NIV;
Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.
This is the marginal comment;
Temptation entertained today becomes sin tomorrow, then a habit the next day, then death and separation from god forever. To think you could never become this evil is the first step toward a hard heart.
It struck her that this passage could be related to the democratic party, or rather what it's turning into.
Obama has a hard heart and has surrounded himself with those like him. The real problem is they are leading so many of the democrats down the same path. Bad for them and bad for us.
I'm not talking about salvation of the soul or anything religious here. This is strictly a secular argument.
The obama administration does not consider itself as being separate from the American people. Because they still feel that they have a mandate for 'change' they don't see their beliefs and policies as 'sinful'. They want to fundamentally change America. Desire becomes conceived.
Because obama is a gifted orator (at least with the help of totus) he has persuaded so many to follow him and do what he says. He has convinced them that the sin is American Exceptionalism and The Constitution. Sin becomes habit.
It has given birth to the hardening of their hearts. Hardening against everything this country was built on and stands for. They believe the evil of totalinarianism will not come to pass and therefore all who oppose them are the evil ones to be destroyed at all costs. Sin becomes full-grown.
If we continue down this path, Death for the Republic becomes more than a possibility.
It becomes certain.