From the second Psalm to the book of Revelation and numerous scriptures in between, the word of God recounts what history books readily concur – the governments of man easily and regularly become hostile toward the kingdom of God. But why?Continue reading
This post isn’t as political as the title may suggest. This post is actually about morality.
“But your title uses the words ‘Democrats’ and ‘elections’, so how could that not be political?”, some may ask.
Good question. It’s because of what the “Democratic election” plan revolves around – funding pro-life candidates. And boy has it stirred up a hornet’s nest for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
The committee, out of its own mouth, wants to fund pro-life candidates (who go against the Democrat National Party Platform) not because they believe it’s the right thing to do morally, but because it’s the right thing to do politically!
If you think abortion is a political topic then you’ve stopped thinking. Go watch a video that shows the horror of a partial-birth-abortion. Think about the mental struggles many women live with after making the decision to abort the life of their child. Think about the illicit behavior that is encouraged across all demographics solely due to the mantra, “It’s our choice.” It’s pitiful.
Try to salve your conscience by playing with words all you want. The topic of abortion has never been, and never will be, about politics regardless of any political-party’s attempt to do so. The topic of abortion is a moral issue.
Perhaps the Democratic Party should stop thinking less about 2018 elections and more about eternity by viewing people as souls instead of animals. But that would be too moral, wouldn’t it?
Donald John Trump has stood the United States’ political establishment on its ear by being elected as the 45th President of our country. Trump, a New York City billionaire businessman, had never run for or held a political office of any kind. But he, of all the candidates in this year’s race for the White House—Republican, Democrat, or Independent—understood the times in which we are living and the mood of America. He “touched” and resonated with a broad and vital vein of political discontent running throughout the country and capitalized on it, resulting in his election to the highest office in the land. Continue reading
Some folks are calling the election for Trump. Amazing.
My reaction, two things.
I am grateful that Hillary Clinton will not be president of the United States of America.
I will pray that Donald Trump listens to good advisors, Prov 11.14.
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I wrote briefly about FBI Director Comey’s statement in which he declined to recommend criminal prosecution of Hillary Clinton over the private email server.
My main interest is about how Christians react to this announcement, now that the U.S. is no longer a country of laws. (In such a country, everyone is equally subject to the law of the land, regardless of their position. That is not now true of the U.S.) I gave three quick points on how Christians ought to react.
How do you as a Christian regard this decision? Does it portend the breakdown of justice in the U.S.? Or is it a mere blip on the greater scene? And how do you see the Christian’s role at this moment?
Due to several quotes that I was already familiar with, I’ve known for quite a while that Mrs. Parton’s “coat of many colors” included the rainbow flag of the warped sex pride movement. But here’s another story that makes her position (which is given under the almost guise of a non-position) quite clear when it came to her stance toward the “bigotry” of the North Carolina law that requires men to use the men’s bathroom and women to use the women’s bathroom…that sounds so hateful doesn’t it?
I’ve never read this quote from A. Breitbart, but then again, I’m not a voracious reader of political content:
Andrew Breitbart was fond of saying, “Politics is downstream from culture.”
It’s true. Brazilians say all the time that a people have the government they deserve. (It probably comes from some ancient Roman philosopher.) Government is a reflection of the values, beliefs, and standards of the society.
It’s always said in desperation, however, rather than hope.
But let us take it in a positive sense, as a motivator to action. Let us change the people, thereby changing the politics.
The author at the link above is right about where to invest our energies. Further, it is time to invest in faith, in evangelism, in building up the church of God, in making an impact in society through the proclamation of the gospel. Let us throw all we have into saving souls, and we may then see a change in society and in government.
The quotes above assume something of a static set of values. They do not take into account that the evil one constantly seeks to degrade them. So that many people in government and potential office-holders look for ways to concentrate power, create dependency, erode rights and responsibilities, undermine ethics and morality.
The battle is constant to preserve decency and faith. It is a battle with spiritual armaments, not military or political ones. That battle is best waged, not in politics itself, but upstream, among the people. Purify the source.
All else is bound to fail. You can’t push water.
So building a wall to establish national boundaries equates to one not being a Christian?
Well, maybe if Trump drew a map of America and Mexico and then labeled the wall as a divider of “state territory” in the legend then all would be well.
Eh, when it comes to settling the question, I guess it’s as Jorge himself said, when he was asked whether he thought he was being used as a political pawn, “I’ll leave that up to your judgment….”
This song must be from the latest “Desperation Theopolitics” hymnal.
Scripture: “Say to the king and to the queen mother, “Humble yourselves; sit down, for your rule shall collapse, the crown of your glory.”” (Jeremiah 13:18)
Thought: Politicians may enjoy playing games with political power, but many forget that their power is on loan (John 19:10-11). Those who lift themselves up through pride will fall, whether through internal political failure, external forces or mortality itself. From the book of Genesis right into the book of Revelation, the scriptures are replete with these examples that have been recorded not only for those who are reigned over but also for those who are reigning. The books of Judges, 1 and 2 Kings, 1 and 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Proverbs, Jeremiah and Daniel are so politically and governmental based that one must be blind with pride to not see it (I mean come one, there’s not hardly a book in the Bible that doesn’t say something to political leaders)…and when any politician becomes too blind see the handwriting on the wall, their crown of haughty glory will give way to a crown of lowly corrosion.
Prayer: Father, please be patient with our political leaders as you are with us. Help them to see your righteousness and to be willing to lead with the scepter of your son (Hebrews 1:8). Help us to set the proper example as your people as we lean upon your arm and trust in your providence. Strengthen those who stand for what’s right and help those who stand for the wrong to sit in humility before you so that political strife and haughtiness would give way to humility and rest.
In a disturbing move, a group of “pastors” have been given subpoenas that demand that any sermon or other shared forms of communication dealing with homosexuality, gender identity or Annise Parker (who is the city of Houston’s first openly lesbian mayor) be turned in to authorities or face contempt of court charges.
Is it just me or does anybody else hear someone with a German accent saying, “Let me see your papers.”
On a “related” note, the Catholic Church (i.e. the Vatican, from where no wrong can come I’ve been told) isn’t worried about such news at all since it sounds like they may soon be requesting their own “pastors” to do the same.
“Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? No! They were not at all ashamed; nor did they know how to blush. Therefore they shall fall among those who fall; at the time I punish them, they shall be cast down,” says the Lord.” (Jeremiah 6:15)
So the Supreme Court decided last week that employers can’t be forced to provide employees with “birth-control” (i.e. abortion causing medication) that violates its religious convictions. Sounds like that would settle it, right? Wrong!
In a government that is notorious for gridlock, somehow one of the political parties has managed to get it all together in only a few days to produce a bill that would overturn the Supreme Court’s decision and force businesses (including certain schools, hospitals and churches) to provide whatever form of birth-control is covered (i.e. mandated) by the Affordable Care Act.
And their reasoning? Well as senator Patty Murray, of Washington state, said, ““Your health care decisions are not your boss’ business….”
So here’s my response to that statement:
- if it’s not the boss’ business then why is the boss being forced to provide it!?
- why is the boss being told it’s not their business when it is their business that’s being targeted?
- if it’s not the boss’ business then why don’t you go take care of the situation privately without forcing someone else to participate against their will?
- if it’s not the boss’ business, or anyone else’s business for that matter, then why is it the government’s business?
- and since when does someone’s “right” require the revenue of someone else?
It’s a veiled issue that forces intrusion on the basis of preventing intrusion, and it sure is amazing what riles up the dander of some politicians while other issues seem to float on down the river of moral apathy, hypocrisy and relativism.
The world is in an uproar this morning; at least certain in segments of America. And why?
Because Boko Haram continues to terrorize the innocent? No.
Because 80,000+ people die every year in America because of alcohol related issues? No.
Because “The View” seems to be heading in an unavoidable downward direction? No.
It’s because the Supreme Court has said that employers are under no obligation to pay for, wait for it … birth-control!!!
Besides the fact (according to my knowledge – but I’m no Constitutional scholar mind you) that the Constitution in no way guarantees the “right” to health-care, with or without birth-control, let’s pretend that it does. How would that require someone else (the employer in this case) to pay for it even if it comes in the form, or more appropriately the “guise”, of a tax?
We are guaranteed the right to free speech – but who says that our employer or government must pay for the bullhorn so we are heard?
We are guaranteed the right to lawfully assemble – but who says that our employer or government must pay for our day off of work to do so?
We are guaranteed the right of the press’ freedom – but who says that our employer or government must pay for us to print a newspaper?
We are guaranteed the right to bear arms – but who says that our employer or the government must pay for the B.B. Gun, much the most expensive and up-to-date form of firearms?
Get the point? On and on one could go showing how the political “right” of a person does not require (a.k.a. demand) the revenue of another person, any person, much less one’s employer.
Contrary to the opinion that most would have of me by simply reading my words on this “Christian-based” website, I don’t like to paint with too broad of a brush on most issues. But I believe this issue, especially if one considers the comments that can be read on Internet news sites and blogs, seems to revolve more around whether or not certain irresponsible behaviors should be underwritten at the expense of others.
- Victory for the Children! – Apologetics Press