Charlie Rangel and the Brood of Vipers.

One of America’s most corrupt congressman, Charlie Rangel has made the decision to follow in the footsteps of the Serpent from the Garden of Eden. Those who have actually read the Book of Genesis will no doubt remember that the aforementioned Serpent, when he was working on deceiving Eve, misquoted God himself. There is nothing new about what Charlie Rangel is doing, hucksters, charlatans and scoundrels have very successfully used that page out of the Devils playbook pretty much since time itself began. Nobody will ever get away with accusing the Devil of not knowing what God said, he knows the Bible i.e. God’s word, as well if not better than any human being that has ever lived, save Jesus Christ.

Being able to quote, or in Charlie Rangles case, fold, spindle and mutilate the Bible, neither has, nor ever will save anyone. Nor will Charlie Rangle be an exception to that rule. Salvation, according the Christian doctrine is 100 percent dependent on believing that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and asking him for forgiveness.

That said, Jesus Christ did tell his disciples “Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s”. One must remember though, Jesus Christ was no friend of Rome, he held Rome in utter and complete contempt. Nearly as much contempt as he held the Pharisees who governed Israel for the Romans. What Jesus Christ had to say about them is one of the most profound and deep statements he ever made, one which requires the reader to think very carefully about the significance of the statement.

“O vipers’ brood, who has warned you to flee from the coming wrath?

Jesus Christ came to earth on a mission, that mission was to save anyone who would repent. In order to repent, one has to know that they have transgressed and that their is a way for their transgression to be atoned for. In asking the question, “who has warned you to flee from the coming wrath?” Jesus Christ is making it indisputably clear that it was not he who had issued that warning.

Now think long and hard about that. Jesus Christ came here specifically to forgive anyone who would repent, to repent one has to have been warned, yet their is clearly a class, a group of people of whom Jesus Christ had no intention of warning. Not that he would have refused to forgive them should they genuinely repent, but he had no intention of going out of his way to warn them that they needed to repent.

Now, ask yourself, exactly who were those people that Jesus Christ had no intention of warning? According to the accounts given in the Gospels, they were those of the religious leaders of Israel who were using their authority as God’s spokespersons to defraud and cheat the Israelis. To quote Jesus Christ, they were those who had turned the House of God into a den of thieves.

Charlie Rangle and his ilk have likewise transformed the American Peoples House (Congress) into a den of thieves as well. It does not take a Rocket Scientist to be able to figure out that Jesus Christ would hold Charlie Rangle and his ilk in the same contempt that he held the Pharisees. Now to be fair, not all of the Pharisees of Jesus Christ’s time were under this condemnation, their were genuinely good and decent men who were Pharisees, just as their are genuinely good and decent men and women in Congress, but as then they are a minority.

Charlie Rangle would be well advised to take a long hard look at that statement of Jesus Christs,

“O vipers’ brood, who has warned you to flee from the coming wrath?

Because even 2000 years later, that statement is still aimed and and intended for the likes of Charlie Rangle.


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