As a new day unfolded post-election Wednesday, I awoke to a dreary morning politically and meteorologically. I'm no meteorologist or political analyst, but I do have the mental capacity to understand that our great nation has asked for further damage to its already tarnished image. Now, before I get thrown under the bus, for blaming a specific party for this gloom-and-doom, hear me out. We the people have tarnished that image. What do I mean? Stay with me.
SHOULD THIS BE OUR NEW PREAMBLE TO THE CONSTITUTION?
"We the people of these divided States, in order to form a more social union, establish tolerance, ensure world wide peace by passive dialogue, provide for the common defense cuts, promote the establishment and its spending and excessive taxing, and secure the blessings of debt through national health care, out of control spending, and increasing handouts by anti-Biblical economics to ourselves and our posterity, do justify and reaffirm this humanistic, Godless view of these Red and Blue States of America."
We the people. Us. We voted for this as a majority. What we missed was that neither of these men come within a light year of being Biblically qualified to lead us. Yes, God can use a leader who is not His child, but He never gives His blessing when we give ours to a leader who does not fear him (God's Words, not mine! - Exodus 18). The old adage of "three steps forward, two steps back" used by the communist regime in the early part of the 20th century seems to have become the pattern for America. Only in our case, it is more like 3 steps back and 1 little inch forward (or sideways). And WE allowed it.
The life issue:
"In the beginning God created...and breathed the breath of life, and man became a living soul." The Creation story stands in stark contrast to man's option to destroy life. Does mankind EVER, under any circumstance, have the right to choose which of God's creation made in His image should or should not live? Ever? Under any circumstance? Don't preach Biblical absolutes and vote situational ethics! Don't preach the Word and live like the world! Lord, teach me to obey every time! Life with God is NEVER an accident! He does not need man's help in weeding out mistakes He does not make!
PS- When man begins to mess with the first acts of God in this universe, the foundation for any Biblically-based governing is immediately and completely eroded! If the beginning of the book is faulty, how can a book be worth its salt as a guidebook for a way of life?
Proverbs 14:34 tells us that "righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people." What is righteousness? Voting for the better guy who is part of a cult, less socialistic, less big government, and attempts to justify fewer ended lives than the next guy? We call this the lesser of two evils for those of you who are missing it. The lesser of two evils! So when did voting for any EVIL become acceptable for Christians?? We are quick to quote a Christian hero who said "It is never right to do wrong in order to do right" and "Do right till the stars fall!" Lesser of two evils. Both are evil, not necessarily equal, but admittedly evil. How many have I heard already admit that they chose a candidate for the "lesser evil" reason? So less evil is acceptable in the sight of God? or Is voting for the lesser of two evils, evil? I'm sorry to say that I too have used that logic before. Romans 12:21 says "Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good." Unless putting your confidence in "lesser evil" is good, this is not a Scriptural practice. Help me understand.
Take a moment to read this article entitled When "Lesser Evil" Won. Not that I am at all comparing either of the two men that ran for presidency to Hitler, but this is an article worth reading concerning the "lesser evil" subject.
We can make a difference in what is quickly becoming a spiritual amputation (total separation of God and country), but placing a political, immoral band-aid on this severe problem is not Christian, Biblical, or Godly. I have a hard time believing that this is any different than throwing money at auto industries to "bail out" failing economics. Band-aids are totally useless when major reconstructive surgery is needed.....
III John 1:4 - I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.
What can we do to start a trend reversal? It starts at home. Raise up Godly homes led by Godly men following God's Word. Train up men to stand in the gap, men that are Biblically qualified to lead, and men that desire to reproduce themselves for the next generation. Then, think! Don't let others think for you. God already directed you. Listen and quit justifying disobedience as "it was the best I could do." Walk in truth... His truth... His Word to us revealed in Scripture.
"Imagine if we started (in our homes and our churches) raising generations of children who stood uncompromisingly on God's Word, knew how to defend the Christian faith, could answer skeptical questions of this age, and had a fervor to share the Gospel from the authority of God's Word with whomever they met! This could change the world!" - Ken Ham
God help me to do my part the right way. Help me to be righteous. I pray men who are Biblically qualified will take a stand and seek to lead in these next four years and we pray for our current president that He will turn his heart to the God of the Bible.