Monday, September 22, 2008

A Beef with Bogus "Bailouts"

Wow... What will we see next in the financial sector of this country? Now, I must rush to admit that I am not a political analyst, nor am I an economic advisor/specialist. I have a hard enough time keeping the "partisanship" and "payments" at an even kill in the modest-sized congregation where the Lord allows me to serve. I would dare not imply that I am the authority on what the government SHOULD do with what is, in every sense of the word, a RECESSION in our country. But, 740 BILLION dollars? What in the world is this administration thinking? That's a LOT of cash. Much of which will go to entities that have offices and origins in foreign countries. A country that has the BIGGEST deficit it's seen EVER. A country that is, as we speak, engaged in a multi-billion dollar war. The list goes on...

I have a "beef" with this. I am sure that I am not the only Pastor that has care over persons in the flock who are struggling with bankruptcy, foreclosure, lay-offs, poverty, etc. Don't know about you, but the government has yet to send any "bailout" money to these folks. I have seen them run into red tape when it comes to getting assistance and aid. I have seen honest intentioned, and qualified, people not able to find jobs. I have heard that social security is in jeopardy, along with the status of health care.

I am probably just rambling. I realize that my task is to be (Acts 6) "given to prayer and ministry of the word." However, it's a bit alarming to see such misdirection. Yes... We are pretty much in a "we have no choice" scenario now. But, it's a shame that the rich continue to get richer and CEO's of these fail stricken companies will still inherit innumerable fortunes. The mismanagement and wavering stewardship of these "Power Companies" escapes immediate retribution at the expense of the working class that often shiver at the thought of filling up their gas tank for the week.

Well... Jesus was right! "Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also... You can't serve God and money." Truly humanitarian efforts will continue to be dismissed. Poverty will not sincerely be eradicated until we see a redirection of our country's affections.

But... With all that said, we have a great promise from our Father and Lord. "My God shall supply all my need, according to His riches in glory." So, I guess in the end we serve a God who specializes in "Divine Bailouts."

(Well Dad... I got to go there. You trained me to go there.)

ON CALVARY... Jesus was instrumental in a "Bailout" of immense and eternal proportions. "I was sinking deep in sin, far from the peaceful shore. Very deeply stained within, sinking to rise no more. But the Master of the sea, heard my despairing cry. And from the waters lifted me, now safe am I."

So... I KNOW, that I don't have a problem with "Bailouts." Just Bogus ones...

By Calvary's Tie,
Kevin L. Pullam

5 Comments:

At 6:30 PM, Blogger Pastor Andre' A. McGhee said...

I'm with you on this!! Your sensitivity to the spiritual and the carnal are absolutely essential to the well being of your congregation. Another great post my brother.

 
At 7:13 PM, Blogger Pastor Kraig L. Pullam said...

You are certainly correct in your assessments! Including the part about the CEO's. The CEO's of these companies continue to mismanage the affairs of these companies - and yet the government this week will basically issue forth a 'blank check'; while these same CEO's continue to recieve their 7 figure Christmas bonuses. All the while - we see people around us who are suffering and struggling to make ends meet. WE are living in perilous times. Fortunately - GOD is faithful!

 
At 8:16 PM, Blogger Pastor W.L. Pullam said...

Preach on son, preach on! Yes, this bailout boggles the mind. As one who follows the markets and financials on a daily basis it just blows your mind how this administration keeps on sinking us deeper and deeper into this mess while at the same time lining their own pockets and the pockets of their friends. But, yes, you are "on it" "...be not deceived, God is not mocked....." He is on our side and He is going to bring us through.
By the tie of Calvary

 
At 8:34 PM, Blogger Pastor Lance A. Mann said...

Amen Doctor. You are right on with your assessment. We need to keep our country in our prayers.

Lance

 
At 10:08 PM, Blogger Vietta P's Two Cents said...

I am very disheartened by our country's mis-management. I don't trust all that I hear as fact. I do realize that we are in bad shape. It is my opinion that there are a lot of people that will benefit greatly financially by the little people. It's been this way since bible times.

It is a blessing that African Americans, Minorities, the poor and disadvantaged has an ongoing relationship with hard times and discrimination. Because, are experienced enough to know we will rise above this as we have done throughout many generations. We do desperately need to pray.
2 Chronicles 7:14.

I will be in prayer for you during this week while you are in revival in North Texas, and on their annual day services on Sunday.
"Preach a Little"

Love you,
Mom

 

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