September 12th was the 17th anniversary of Bill Clinton’s famous quote, “it depends on what you mean the meaning of the what is is?” While under direct examination during his impeachment hearing, president Clinton was trying to duck the question; whether or not he had an affair in the Oval Office with Monica Lewinsky. There is a reason Clinton earned the nick name Slick Willy, able to overcome every scandal his critics uncovered.
With his wife’s full knowledge he kept back part of the money for himself, but brought the rest and put it at the apostles’ feet, Acts 5:2.
Conspiracy is nothing new as one could say it began in the Garden of Eden. While Lucifer was having a seductive conversation with his wife Eve, Adam was right there with her. Was Adam like the husband trying to tune his wife out, pretending to listen? Or was original sin a joint effort, something Adam put his wife up to? According to the author of Romans, Adam was to blame, failing to lead his wife away from sin.
When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it, Genesis 3:6.
Today, the line between right and wrong has been erased in many cultures. Even the government is struggling to define the proper use of marijuana; is it a pain killer or a drug? As this debate continues, a liberal society is leaning towards a humanistic point of view, whatever feels good is right, whatever doesn’t is wrong. Unfortunately, until leaders lead from a biblical worldview, this downward spiral will continue. Thus, whether people conspire or sin, the same fate finds those who fail to stand up for what’s right, James 4:17.
by Jay Mankus