My husband and I were watching a documentary called “Religion in America.” At one point I wasn’t paying attention and he said, “They don’t realize they’re contradicting each other.”
And I’m like, “Huh?”
He said, “The Bible neither condones nor condemns slavery. It merely acknowledges its existence and sets up rules for both master and slave. Really, Israel exists BECAUSE of slavery. It took them living in slavery to increase their numbers to that point.”
And I said, “And then God had to have them wander in the wilderness so a generation could die off in order to rid them of their slave mentality.”
All of a sudden I had an epiphany: the United States has such a large population of self-induced slaves… That slavery is allows the numbers to increase – even rewards it… And God might require a generation of us to die off to break those chains, too!
What do I mean by that?
When I was a child, people were embarrassed to have to accept any kind of welfare – even from friends and family. These days, people are openly, seemingly proud, of the fact that they’re living off the government!
49.1% of the US population lives in a household where at least one member received some type of government benefit. And that statistic comes from the first quarter of 2011! We know it’s been getting steadily worse since then!
That’s almost half of our population!!!
I was having a conversation with a friend the other day about people we know who have openly sought some form of assistance – going so far as to lie in order to get it. Yet there are others we know who need it and can’t get it.
Another statistic I saw the other day showed that people on welfare are, in essence, earning more per hour than the average full-time employee earns!
Ok, off that soap box and back to my original point.
The fact that half of our population lives in a household that earns welfare means that half our our population are slaves!
Yes, slaves of the government.
And they don’t even realize it!
Any time someone is giving you money with which you pay your bills or buy your food, you’re their slave. You’re trading something in exchange for that money. If you have a job, you’re exchanging your time. If you have a business, you’re exchanging goods or services that your customers want or need.
If you’re getting money from the government, you’re exchanging your freedom for welfare.
I operate a home business and often talk to people who say they want to learn to do what I do, but then they’ll say, “Oh, but if I earn more than X amount per month, then they cut my ‘benefits.’”
Really?!?!?!? I guess that means they’d rather be stuck earning a limited amount of welfare than having the freedom to have an unlimited income so they can live a better quality life with more freedom of choice.
Therefore, welfare is slavery!
How did we get this way?
We’ve had generation after generation receiving government benefits, teaching their children that they don’t have to do anything, or aspire to be anything. They can just sit home in front of the TV and the government will take care of them. That’s generational welfare, generational poverty, generational slavery!
They’re not teaching them that by living like this, you have limited choices – no freedom of choice. They’re not teaching them that you can be, do and have anything you desire if you’re willing to make a few sacrifices and do a little work to make it happen.
A life stuck in poverty is a choice. If you’ve got the gumption to make some sacrifices, step out of the rut you’re living in, and take action to stop being a slave, click here to start learning how.