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What Rises To The Top?
by Wayne Blank
Cream and Slag
Secular human history, from the most ancient times right to the present, is rife with examples of humans who rose to the top of their nation, political leaders who were either "cream," such as Britain's Winston Churchill, or "slag," such as Adolf Hitler. No nation, or political system, is immune from "slag" e.g. the people of Germany have, between we-will-conquer-the-world "Deutschland uber alles" Reichs (this author's paternal ancestors left Germany for Canada during and because of Otto von Bismarck's "Second Reich" in the 1860s - if not for Bismarck, this Daily Bible Study web site might be written from Germany today, in German, by a German) made some of the greatest contributions to human civilization, in science (e.g. Max Planck, Albert Einstein), literature (e.g. Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe), music (e.g. Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig von Beethoven) and Christianity (e.g. Martin Luther) and yet elected Satanic "slag" like Adolf Hitler, and his "Third Reich," as their President.
Examples of "cream":
"Now it came to pass in the third year of Hoshea son of Elah king of Israel [see also Israelite Dynasties], that Hezekiah the son of Ahaz king of Judah began to reign. Twenty and five years old was he when he began to reign; and he reigned twenty and nine years in Jerusalem. His mother's name also was Abi, the daughter of Zachariah. And he did that which was right in the sight of The Lord [see also YHVH, Adonai, Jehovah, LORD], according to all that David his father did." (2 Kings 18:1-3 KJV)
Examples of "slag"
"But Omri wrought evil in the eyes of The Lord, and did worse than all that were before him. For he walked in all the way of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and in his sin wherewith he made Israel to sin, to provoke The Lord God of Israel to anger with their vanities." (1 Kings 16:25-26 KJV)
Fact Finder: How did wise and righteous King Solomon go from "cream" to "slag"?