When it comes to the scriptures, even those who do not believe the Bible are quick to want everyone to follow the scripture, “Judge not.” In other words, they would prefer a world in which “anything goes”.
That is contrary to the Bible, as well as the Constitution, and laws that have been derived from it. In a world of “anything goes”, then a thief would be given the same respect as someone who does not steal, a murderer would be given the same respect as a person who values life, a liar would be given the same respect as someone who tells the truth, and so on.
“That’s foolish,” you may say, but that is the only logical conclusion if “judge not” means “exert no type of judgement at all” or “anything goes”.
With Benghazi at hand, it is important to consider the background of “Judge not”.
The Bible that came to this country with those who came to Plymouth was the Geneva Bible. It was a Bible written that the common person could understand. It also contained notes. These notes are relevant to today, as a spirit of “judge not” has let all manner of evil rule in this nation. Christians have let unrighteous rulers have a heyday under the banner of “judge not”, and the ungodly are more than willing to remind everyone to “judge not”.
Here is a note from the original Geneva Bible. Click here for the original reference.
7:1 Judge 1 not, that ye be not judged.
(1) We ought to find fault with one another, but we must beware we do not do it without cause, or to seem holier than others or because of hatred of others.
Here is another stumbling block for many. Romans 13. (Click here for the original reference.)(italicized reference mine)
13:1 Let 1 every a soul be subject unto the higher 2 powers. 3 For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are b ordained of God.
(1) Now he distinctly shows what subjects owe to their magistrates, that is, obedience: from which he shows that no man is free: and the obedience we owe is such that it is not only due to the highest magistrate himself, but also even to the lowest, who has any office under him.
(a) Indeed, though an apostle, though an evangelist, though a prophet; Chrysostom. Therefore the tyranny of the pope over all kingdoms must be thrown down to the ground.
In other words, obedience is due…even the lowest…meaning that if someone with a lowly position in life, points out the truth, then it needs to be obeyed. We have come to a place where only the “government approved” media and message is the one put forth, and that that is the only version we are supposed to believe or follow (remind you of Hitler?). But if the truth is spoken, no matter by whom it is spoken, it needs to be heeded. In this respect, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, for example, with his information about Obama’s birth certificate, ought to be heeded.
In another very current and timely arena, whoever comes out with the truth about Benghazi needs to be listened to. Of course, the government would like to tell everyone to listen to the “official version” and the “official talking points”, but Romans 13 points out that the truth must be obeyed even when it comes forth from “even the lowest”.
These are not just semantics or playing with words. Historical meaning and historical understanding means something. If not, then truths of one generation, such as 2+2=4, could be changed in another generation to 2+2=5. With those kinds of changes, progress would be impossible. Progress is built on sure foundations and when the foundations are destroyed, all progress is lost and collapse is inevitable. This is why the proverb exists that “those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it”. Life, science, and civilization all run by certain laws, and to ignore them, not learn them, or reject them will cause a repetition of prior mistakes, either individually or corporately.
The whole point is when it comes to Benghazi:
1. Judge. Judge what happened. You have to judge or civilization and law becomes meaningless. I am talking here about the four dead Americans and why it was blamed on a video and why no help was sent and who changed the talking points and narrative and why.
2. It doesn’t matter the status in life of the person who finally tells the truth, pay attention to whomever tells the truth.
the obedience we owe is such that it is not only due to the highest magistrate himself, but also even to the lowest, who has any office under him.
If the “highest magistrate” does not tell the truth, but someone of a lower station does, then listen to the person of a lower station.
Don’t be afraid to judge Benghazi and don’t be afraid to find out the truth.