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Your Choice: Hero or Villain?

Gene Van Shaar

Sep 23, 2020


We have admired the heroes and despised the villains in history and story. We have even dreamed of heroically saving the innocent from bondage and death. We've imagined defeating villains and sworn to never be like them. 


Here's an intriguing depiction of heroic King Leonidas refusing to kneel to diabolical King Xerxes at the Battle of Thermopylae: 300 Spartans


Let's consider some the basic differences between heroes and villains. 


Heroes consistently fight for freedom. Villains seek to enslave. 

Heroes are willing to work. Villains live by theft.  

Villains are willing to kill for what they want. Heroes protect and rescue.

Villains are deceptive and live by the lie. Heroes keep their promises. 

Heroes are loving to the point of sacrifice. Villains are selfish, even to the point of sexual exploitation.

Heroes honor the rule of law. Villains defy the law and prefer mob rule. 

Villains destroy families. Heroes protect and preserve families.


How do you measure up? Are you thinking and acting like a hero or villain? Feeling guilty? The good news is that sincere repentance can transform a villain into a hero.


Politically speaking, who are the heroes and villains? Which party is fighting for freedom and which one is fighting against it? Which party is trying to protect private property, and which one is trying to redistribute (steal) it? Which party believes in killing babies and anyone else for the good of the collective? Which party believes "the end justifies the means" to the point that it is OK to lie and cheat to get power? Which party is promoting sexual exploitation through radical genderism? Which is the party of law and order, and which one is promoting mob rule?


Following sensible principles and policies makes it easy to identify heroes and villains. The hard part is to avoid being pressured or tricked into voting for a villain. Never has it been more crucial to make the right choice for yourself and your country. Support of leftist villainy will result in misery and death. Supporting beneficial leaders is heroic.      


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Gene Van Shaar has spent a lifetime studying and teaching a wide range of religious and secular topics. He is a master teacher whose lessons and stories have generated both laughter and tears. As a defender of freedom, he has fostered independence by encouraging students and readers to embrace correct principles and resist coercion. Like Thomas Jefferson, he has "sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." He has written many articles and books including My Life and Lessons, Scriptural Insight Archive and Concise Harmony of the Four Gospels. He currently serves as president of the Clear Creek Institute.


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