What exactly are standards? Has Webster’s changed the definition on it like they have so many other words, so that it will fit the agenda of today’s society?
Miriam Webster’s definition in the context of todays blog says:
3: something established by authority, custom, or general consent as a model or example : CRITERION quite slow by today’s standards 4: something set up and established by authority as a rule for the measure of quantity, weight, extent, value, or quality 5a: the fineness and legally fixed weight of the metal used in coins b: the basis of value in a monetary system the gold standard
Webster’s have not changed it so much that it’s not recognizable but the world standards have certainly changed and their methods of measuring are questionable to their origin to say the very least. The American standards of measurement have not changed a great deal when it comes to product measurement. A gallon is a gallon, an inch is an inch, a pound is a pound, etc. We’re not likely going to buy a 5 pound bag of flour that was weighed by guess-timation. Although we all buy toilet paper that’s supposedly a double or triple roll that sure looks the same to me as the single rolls did, but that’s an argument for another day. The point is we would not allow another form of measurement to be used that we did not agree with for items we’re purchasing. And yet… we’re okay with society changing the social norms and standards and nobody says a word. Well, a few do. But not many.
In the book of Ezekiel, chapter 28, there was a prince who had his own set of standards. He believed he was one smart cookie. Scripture says that God laid out a plan for Ezekiel to go challenge this prince on his standards:
Ezekiel 28:1-10 KJVS
 The word of the Lord came again unto me, saying,  Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus, Thus saith the Lord God ; Because thine heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I am a God, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas; yet thou art a man, and not God, though thou set thine heart as the heart of God:
This fella thought he was so good, that he was an equal to God. But did he really weigh himself against God? Could he speak the world into existence. Ummm…nope. Could he breathe life into a man? Not likely. What caused this man to think he was an equal to God? The very same thing that causes an American to say they have right to kill an innocent child. The pride and exaltation of self. The ad below was on our county democrats Facebook page. This is why I left the Democratic Party. I am told that I should keep religion and politics separate, this is why I can’t.
Their idea that making someone wear a mask is as serious as killing an unborn child proves the value that they put on life. So what does God say about killing infants?
Jeremiah 1:5 KJVS
 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.
Proverbs 6:16-17 KJVS
 These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:  A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
The first three things that Proverbs said God hated answers that question regarding abortion: A proud look (that man has the choice of life or death), a lying tongue (to say that child isn’t a child is saying God’s word is not true), and the 3rd, what did any child do to deserve being murdered?
Ezekiel delivers God’s message of Destruction to the Prince
Ezekiel 28:3-10 KJVS
 Behold, thou art wiser than Daniel; there is no secret that they can hide from thee:  With thy wisdom and with thine understanding thou hast gotten thee riches, and hast gotten gold and silver into thy treasures:  By thy great wisdom and by thy traffick hast thou increased thy riches, and thine heart is lifted up because of thy riches:  Therefore thus saith the Lord God ; Because thou hast set thine heart as the heart of God;
For the record, God does not want politics controlled by religion, nor was that the intention of the Constitution. It was Americans would have the freedom to worship, the One true God, if they so chose. God does not force anyone into His army, one must volunteer. But in another form of arrogance, society today does not want anyone telling them what is right or wrong or hurting their little feelings by speaking truth. Especially the word of God. Christians should not want to control politics, Christians should have a heart that is controlled by the Holy Spirit so that they can make godly decisions. But you cannot “kill babies, change scripture, change Creation and justify pedophilia and think you’ll ever get God’s stamp of approval on it. Therefore, “religion, aka God” must go.
Many say they’re Christians. But by what measure are they measuring their standards.
The final “post” I’ll share from Calhoun’s own democrats is this one, and I’m not even sure what’s meant by it?
Jesus’ miracle wasn’t a slap in the face to anyone. Evidently they’ve not read their bible. Scripture said that “all” ate. Five thousand men, and countless women and children. To use scripture in the manner above is a slap. But to God’s face, not mans.
Matthew 14:16-21 KJVS
 But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart; give ye them to eat.  And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes.  He said, Bring them hither to me.  And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.  And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full.  And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, beside women and children.
Some may read this and say “There’s Shari judging people and callin’ em out. I’ve had a couple of politicians accuse me of that. And that’s fine. I’m not calling a person out. I’m calling out the Democratic organization. Am I proud of my Republican organization for which I’m a member. Not always. As a matter of fact, I’ll throw them under the bus too when they go against scripture. I don’t vote by party. I vote by the word of God. But in this world of picking the lesser of two evils, I’ll side with the one who sides with God 7 days a week and twice on Sunday.
We tend to look at the National Democratic agenda as being “not us, but them.” But these ads were placed on the Facebook page of Calhoun’s democrats. If you don’t agree with them, why are you standing for them?
When it came right down to it, I’m sure there were a whole lot of politicians ready to run Ezekiel out of town on a rail. But that’s not happened. The prince of Tyrus met his demise.
 Behold, therefore I will bring strangers upon thee, the terrible of the nations: and they shall draw their swords against the beauty of thy wisdom, and they shall defile thy brightness.  They shall bring thee down to the pit, and thou shalt die the deaths of them that are slain in the midst of the seas.  Wilt thou yet say before him that slayeth thee, I am God? but thou shalt be a man, and no God, in the hand of him that slayeth thee.  Thou shalt die the deaths of the uncircumcised by the hand of strangers: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord God.
We’ve got an election coming up, and I know Christians are not supposed to be political, but if I say I am a child of God, and that in so being I am an Ambassador for Christ, which the scripture says I am. Then I am representing God Himself in this world. And that makes me a little nauseous because I fail Him miserably. Praise God for Grace! But there are those, who with all the pride of the Prince in our story, have decided that they have the authority of God.
Please don’t think for a second the democratic agenda won’t make it to Calhoun if this county is governed by them.
On the national page, embraced by the locals in our community take a look at their priorities. Do they match yours? More importantly when you measure them by the word of God, do they measure up with His?
Our votes may be a secret inside the booth. But they’re not secret from God. Vote with the wisdom of God. Not self, and certainly not this world.