January 23, 2017


Over 70 congressmen and women boycotted Trump’s inauguration and I can’t help but draw a parallel to the Parable of the Wedding Banquet. Jesus said, “The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son. He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but they refused to come. “Then he sent some more servants and said, ‘Tell those who have been invited that I have prepared my dinner: My oxen and fattened cattle have been butchered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding banquet.’ “But they paid no attention and went off—one to his field, another to his business” (Matt 22:2-5 NIV). There will be fallout for those boycotting the inauguration; however, boycotting the kingdom of heaven has eternal consequences.

1 comment:

Steve Corey said...


-----Your parallel has great value. I am amazed at the level of the twenty-first century ignorance. These left-wing reactions to Trump’s election are extraordinarily revealing. Yet the ignorance only deepens, it seems. For these reactions are not just about, “Your guy won and I’m mad.” They are about, “This is not my America.” Gee. Seems like that was the same right-wing reaction to Obama’s administration. The two sides are obviously diametrically opposed, which even the ignorant admit. But the value of your parallel would not have worked for the right-wing reaction to Obama.
-----The invitation to the wedding party refused by so many was made by The Authority. If it were the party of some yahoo down the street, then well and good. Who needs to go? But it wasn’t. This invitation was made by the King, and they were his subjects who spurned the invitation. Invitation to Trump’s inauguration was on behalf of a President who actually is of the honest mind to uphold the U.S. Constitution, the supreme law of the land. His inauguration was therefore an authoritative event, and all its detractors, deniers, and objectors huff and puff against that law of the land by huffing and puffing against Trump’s inauguration. On the other hand, the same could not be said for Obama. His oath to serve and defend the Constitution was an obvious lie. I say that out of observation beginning with the fact of his actual dual-citizenship and continuing through his refusal to uphold laws he disdained to his outright admission that the Bill of Rights was flawed because it limited the power of government instead of empowering government. That simple contrast is at the heart of the Constitution: the limitation of government to its smallest effective state. Yet it is publicly very well known that the left-wing politicians of this country strain to maximize the power of government against that underlying principle of the Constitution they lie about upholding.
-----The Trump inauguration boycotters make plain their enemy-of-the-U.S. of A. status. The conclusion is undeniable. The syllogism is simple and valid. The premises are factual. Your parallel has great value.

Love you all,
Steve Corey