Thoughts on the Passing of 41

 

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George HW Bush, our 41st President, passed away on Friday, November 30 at 10:10 p.m. He was 94. Bush was equally loved and loathed on both sides of the political aisle. He was a globalist who famously preached about the dawn of a marvelous New World Order. But perhaps his most famous quote is from his campaign, when he told voters, “Read my lips, no new taxes,” then promptly broke that promise as President.

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Bush served in the Navy during WWII and became the youngest ever US naval aviator. After the war, he moved to Texas and founded an oil company.

Bush represented Texas in the House, and later as a Senator. In 1971, he was UN Ambassador, and in 1980 became director of the CIA. From 1981-88, he served as Vice President under Ronald Reagan, and was elected president in 1988.

Poppy Bush was loved and admired by many who were close to him, including his pastor and those in his Houston church. “He was very committed to God and his Christian faith,” according to Reverend Russell Jones Levenson, Jr., who says they prayed together very often. Bush also knew how to reach out to people personally to make them feel special.

The allegations against him range from being in Dallas as part of the JFK assassination as a CIA officer, his involvement in the sale of weapons to the Iran Contras during the Reagan administration, and his involvement safeguarding opium from the poppy fields of Afghanistan. It is said that activity gives another meaning to the family nickname “Poppy Bush.”

In 1981, just a year into Reagan’s presidency, a man named John Hinckley shot Reagan and nearly killed him. The Hinckley family and the Bush family were close. The Bushes were never questioned by the FBI about this association, and the possibility of the assassination attempt being part of a conspiracy was ruled out within a few hours, before Hinckley had been properly questioned.

Bush was also a member of the Skull and Bones secret society, which is said to practice mock sacrifices. (Interestingly, “W” and John Kerry–former and possibly future presidential nominee and Secretary of State under Obama–are also members).

On several public occasions, Bush made crude comments to women and grabbed them–even recently, during a photo op, and from his wheelchair. He later issued an apology, saying he was trying to be funny.

The mainstream media, who hated the man while he was in office, is now fawning over him. No surprise, since he famously became a fast friend of Bill Clinton when they did humanitarian work together. Bush voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016. Perhaps it is proper to say the man who helped create the swamp wanted to keep it in place.

Believers in Christ will be comforted in the fact that while we are called to judge a person’s fruit, God is the one who rightly judges the heart.

How to Pray: Comfort to those who mourn at the passing of a father, grandfather, and great grandfather, and a man some would call a hero. May God judge, and let all of us rest in knowing His judgment is right and fair.

Heb. 4:12 – For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

2 Cor. 5:10 – For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.

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