An Apostle? A Bishop? A President?
I’ll get right to the point. Tell me, is there a Book of the Bible called ‘The Gospel According to Judas Iscariot’? Take your time now. Go ahead. Flip back the cover of your Bible to the table of contents. Go to each book and read who’s the author. I’ll wait a few more minutes. Okay. Could you find one? Don’t tell me it’s not there. Look again and be sure with your search because the point I’m about to make depends on it. No. No good fortune in finding a book of the Bible called ‘The Gospel According to Judas Iscariot’. Weird huh (Sarcasm).
I will continue combing through the Archives of history to highlight another valuable office. Are there text, verses, or requirements to be sure that describe what a person must possess or be as a living representative in striving to obtain the office of a Bishop? Here’s a part of the text taken from The King James Version. 1 Timothy, Chapter 3, verse 5…(For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?). I suggest reading the rest of the chapter because there is more there there.
Now the big kahuna. The Office of the President of the United States. Why was the office created by the framers of the U.S. Constitution? Did they believe the office would become greater than the men who occupied the position? Would they accept the degrading of the Presidency by men who display a sheer lack of respect for the office? Could the framers envision the fact that millions of citizens would love the Presidency so much that they would truly believe the person occupying it can’t do it any harm? Somehow believing it’s possible to detach the holder of said office from the office itself?
All three examples are proof that established positions of great respect and importance can’t be allowed to descend into debasement, atrophy and decay. There was only one instance in recorded history about an Apostle defiling the office he held. Judas Iscariot afterwards was wiped clean from the face of history, wasn’t he? None of us are God, but I sure wouldn’t want to hold an office of such enormous influence and power and spit it back in his face. The thought of that punishment is too terrible to put into words. The Bishop is highly spoken of as well. Would it be forever tarnished if a holder of said office defiled it? No, it would not. The same is to be said of the President of the United States. The office is the whole idea.
The office of the Presidency owes nothing to no man that occupies it! Don’t confuse the pageantry and honor the office has earned for more than 2 centuries with the person that sits in the chair of the President. If the times were changed, there would be people who would still be supportive of Judas Iscariot. Yes, there would be people who would vote for Judas Iscariot to remain an Apostle even after he betrayed Jesus Christ! Just get over it. There are Christians, it’s questionable if these Christians even understand what they call themselves, who would vote for Satan because they have abdicated their responsibility to their fellow man to know whom they support.
Don’t run around the world thinking you’re not responsible for the people your vote helped to win office. If the world is on fire, it’s not your fault, right? There are people (to include voters) constantly releasing negative energy into the nexus. What will you release? Don’t disconnect the sacred and solemn duty in assuming an office from the office holder’s responsibility to not disgrace the office. Do your job voters. If you don’t, you will answer as all Christians, Jews, Muslims and whatever faith you follow. Use your speaking spirit for something more than just “it’s not my fault whatever happens. All I did was vote. I’m not responsible for what happens after that.” Sure.
Oh, and by the way, let’s lament the forgotten and powerful titles and central offices of governmental power that ran countries and kingdoms into diminished standing through the ages. Emperor. The Khan’s. Can anyone point to a Caesar in 2018? Were these titles and designations discarded because they were no longer needed, or were they destroyed (along with the country) by the behavior of the person occupying the seat of power egged on by the apathy of the citizenry? Another thing, don’t even try to say God picked the wrong Apostle. Maybe God let it play out to teach us all the lesson that, “There aren’t any organizations, any, that are 100% perfect. It includes governmental, Federal and State, to businesses and homes, families and tribes, churches of all faiths, that are immune to evil people hiding in their ranks.” Humanity has got to get better, and the first step is to stop believing right comes out of supporting what’s wrong.