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Note: Pray for this post as I am pondering if I should forward this to Anthony Weiner on Twitter.

Anthony Weiner

Some people don’t know how to blush and have shame, you have to blush and be ashamed for them.  Another sign of the times.

The disgraced former Jewish Congressman Anthony Weiner, who is currently a candidate for the major of New York and has issues with sending pictures of himself to women online, has just engaged in a shameful shouting match with a Jewish Voter.

You can see it here:

What disturbs me is the fact that he can go up to a law abiding citizen who voices his concern with Anthony Weiner and he can go on to scream and yell at this voter.

Most disturbing of all is the fact that Anthony Weiner keeps on repeating “Who are you to judge?”  Four things needed to be said about this video.

(1) Let’s start off politically in evaluating his statements in light of the political system of this country.  As a person running for office, voters have the responsibility and the duty to “judge” and make sure they pick the right candidate for office.  That’s the job of the voter!  This is something Weiner needs to understand:  Politicians are accountable to the people.  And if a politician thinks the people does not have a right or basis to judge their elected officials, that is pretty scary; there’s no telling what this kind of dangerous mentality of someone office will do.  I don’t think anyone should vote for him to be governor on this point alone.

(2) Moreover, according to the Jewish Scripture, we see what happens when those in political authority such as the Judges end up being immoral in their life and subscribe to relativism.  The book of Judges is an indicting work of the chaos that follows.  Again and again the book of Judges states this line: “In those days Israel had no king; everyone did as they saw fit.”  It is frightening to think that Weiner’s form of ethics is one that he could do whatever he want as he sees fit.  In terms of the Jewish Scripture, this is definitely something God does not approve of.   We know where sexual immorality took Judges, Kings and leaders of Israel so Weiner and those who believe in the Scripture should be warned of it’s consequences.

(3) The Jewish guy’s comment about Anthony being a bad example is right on in terms of the Jewish Scripture.  Proverbs 22:24-25 states: “Do not associate with a man given to anger; Or go with a hot-tempered man, 25 Or you will learn his ways And [a]find a snare for yourself.”  While this passage talks about not associating with one who is hot tempered, I think it makes the point that the purpose of this is so that  you will not learn his way (see verse 25).  How much more so you don’t want to put someone in a position of leadership or a pedal-stool that’s angry, because others will follow.

(4) I don’t want this to be political since I’m more concern about Weiner’s guilt before God.  Is Weiner aware of the Ten Commandments: ““You shall not commit adultery.”  Anthony Weiner, before the sight of God, have you committed adultery before?  If so, what does that make you?  I imagine Weiner will probably say to me the same thing he said to this Jewish man: “Go talk to your Rabbi.”  Weiner said more than once about asking your Rabbi.  My Rabbi once said,

27 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery’; 28 but I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29 If your right eye makes you [w]stumble, tear it out and throw it from you; for it is better for you [x]to lose one of the parts of your body, [y]than for your whole body to be thrown into [z]hell. 30 If your right hand makes you [aa]stumble, cut it off and throw it from you; for it is better for you [ab]to lose one of the parts of your body, [ac]than for your whole body to go into [ad]hell.

(Reference: Matthew 5:27-30)

As He said, there’s consequences of hell.  It’s even better to pluck out our eyes (v.29) but we can keep lusting in our minds.

What we really need is to confess our guilt before God, and trust in Jesus and His Work on the Cross by dying for our sin, and our place of punishment.  Jesus is the Lord and Savior for Jews and Gentiles!  Confess, Repent, and Trust that God can forgive our sins by His Grace Alone In Christ Alone Through faith alone.

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