Wednesday, November 14, 2012

My Last Political Post for a While


This will be my last political post for some time.  I can be very political, but that is not the purpose of this blog.  It is not even really the point of this post except that it frustrates me just how political Christians can be.  In the aftermath of the election, the blame game has begun.  I did not realize this, but apparently Christians are bound to vote Republican and if you did not vote Republican (either by not voting or voting for a third party), abortion and the decline of America as we know is is all our fault.  I voted for a third party candidate and I am happy with my vote.  I did not compromise my values to vote for a liberal dressed as a Republican.  In fact, I have voted third party ever since the last time I voted for George W Bush and even that was for his first term.  If the GOP wants my vote and the vote of millions of other conservatives who did not vote for Romney then they had better put up an actual conservative to vote for.  Of course the millions of so-called moderates would not vote for a true conservative.  There is truth to that and what it reveals is the true reason as to why this nation is tumbling headlong in the wrong direction.  You see, what needs to change is not the president as he is only a symptom of the greater problem.  The real problem is the hearts of Americans and how each year they turn further and further away from God. 

Its rather silly to think that our problems can be solved by just managing to elect someone who is sort of conservative.  George W Bush was one of these soft conservatives and he had both houses of congress and absolutely nothing was done about abortion.  Romney, with one house of congress and feeling no particular mandate to do so, would also have done nothing.  The fact is that too many Americans want abortion to be legal for anything to be done about it.  The same can be said for gay marriage.  We have fought the good political fight on this issue for years and each year we lose more and more ground.  This year marks the first time a pro gay marriage ballot initiative has ever passed the popular vote.  It is another war we are losing and more and more so-called conservatives are jumping ship to the other side.  The same can be said for the issues of religions freedom or personal accountability.  Conservatives are, by and large, losing the political war.  This should be no surprise as we are fighting the wrong war.  We are fighting symptoms and not the disease and while we had our time of small victories, the disease continued to spread and devour.  The Bible makes it clear where this war should be fought.
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual [hosts] of wickedness in the heavenly [places].   Ephesians 6:12 NKJV
And that is the point of this short post today.  Our war is not a political one but a spiritual one.  Our goal is not winning a political office but winning back hearts turning more and more against God.  That is the only hope for America.  That is the only hope for this nation to turn back to God.  Quite honestly, if God should bless this land with a third Great Awakening, all of those issues would be resolved naturally.  You can not force this nation towards Christian values as more and more people reject Christian values.  The bottom line is that America needs Jesus.  The churches need a revival and to repent of the candy-coated lackadaisical self-promoting Gospel preached today, and they need to become training grounds for an army of missionaries sent out to preach the Gospel to their friends and family.  America needs an awakening and repentance for forgetting the God who has blessed America well beyond what we deserve.  The election is over and the diagnosis is an America walking further and further away from God.  It is time that you stopped fighting political wars and start fighting the real spiritual war.  Only Jesus an save America and that will only come by Americans getting saved. Stop chanting for some political party and start preaching Jesus. 
How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?  Romans 10:14 NKJV

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