Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The God Gap In America's Culture

I'm not personally endorsing anyone in the Republican presidential primaries. I'm praying for God's will in the matter. I am watching the debates and the outcome of the primaries, as many of you are.

I am convinced that any one of the four seeking to run against the President would be a better President.

Rick Santorum's recent comments about faith, the Bible, the sanctity of life, natural marriage and a host of other so-called social issues, has created a firestorm.

Columnist Maureen Dowd of The New York Times called Santorum, "Mullah Rick," characterizing him as a fanatic, raising issues "that were settled a long time ago." "And," she says, "he is not ashamed to admit that he wants to take the country backward."

He is shockingly talking about moral issues in terms of---God forbid, right and wrong. He believes that marriage has been undermined by cultural confusion, that marriage can only mean the union of one man and one woman and he believes in the sanctity of life. And he says that widespread prenatal testing will expand the number of abortions, which is a fact. It has. And the Santorums underlined their own personal belief by not aborting a child that was prenatally determined to have a rare usually fatal genetic condition.

He publicly questions President Obama's worldview and feels kids are indoctrinated, not educated in public schools, colleges and universities.

The press is on high alert. An example of that is this article in the Seattle Times yesterday. While the Seattle Times consistently endorses far left candidates, they save some ink to also try to manipulate the Republican primary process this coming Saturday.

Santorum and the President have actually said the same thing about marriage. Both have said they believe it should only be between a man and a woman. Oh, I know, the President's view of marriage has evolved, but initially he said he believed in natural marriage. The press never challenged him on his stand for marriage. Why is Santorum challenged in such a toxic way?

William McGurn nailed it in the Wall Street Journal a while back.

He correctly pointed out that the reason Santorum is attacked and Obama never was, is because people know Santorum really believes what he says he believes. President Obama does not.

A cursory glance at the firestorm created by Santorum also says something about the spiritual condition of America.

One of our readers sent me an article by columnist Cal Thomas yesterday. In the column, Thomas, the most syndicated columnist in the country, directly addressed the issue.

In his column titled, "The God Gap," Thomas wrote:
"There have been many "gaps" in modern politics. There is the gender gap, the generation gap and now the God gap, which is the gulf between people who take God's instructions seriously and those who don't. Which side of the gap you're on could influence your vote."

"The God gap is growing wider."
I strongly recommend you read his column and see what he thinks is the solution.

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8 comments:

  1. I love Rick! He's not afraid to say he'll bring God's laws into the White House and serve The Lord first, then the country. He's not afraid to say that public education is evil, it's just indoctrination especially at the college level. People become snobs and stop believing in Christianity when they've been educated, so we shouldn't promote higher education. He's not afraid to say all birth control is bad. Go Rick! He has my vote!

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  2. Great article, Gary. Santorum is quickly becoming the Christian's candidate. Secular alternatives are never options: "There are consequences for forgetting God." - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

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  3. I agree...great article! I would add one thing...pray for Mr. Santorum...that no weapon formed against him would prosper, that God would grant him continued boldness, that his brothers and sisters in the Lord would follow his example and stand up, on God's side! And, that he would find favor in the sight of the people. Thank you Mr. Santorum, thank you for being God's mouth piece! My family and I are praying for you!

    Fellow countrymen, especially those who are the decendents of our founders whe laid down their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor for our freedom... Our land needs to be healed...this is how it is done: humble ourselves, turn from our wicked ways (there listed in Scripture), seek God (Through His Word) and pray! Then God will hear from heaven and heal our land!

    Thank you Faith and Freedom...may God continue to work mightily through you!

    Blessings,
    TFW

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  4. I would really like to support Santorum in the Caucus this Weekend, but they have raised the cost to be a delagate to $60 per person, and for some of us during the recession, this is a lot of money.
    It would seem that more and more, politics is a game played by those with money so that they can make more money. The poor need not apply.
    I would guess the Ron Paul group will be there in force though.

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  5. Anon 2:21 - Rick is a vaticanist who would just as soon lead you back into the vatican oppression as be president of the US. Like most vaticanists, he is not saved because he looks to a human institution rather than Jesus Christ to receive the grace of God (try the sacraments if you have any doubt...).

    Rick and all such vaticanists are disgustingly anti-Christ.

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    1. Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.

      No my friend...we are pro-Christ.

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    2. I don't know who posted the first comment but he is spot on about the papacy and the RCC in general. Go read Rev 17 and see the similarities, check their doctrine of Mary worship(the woman who rides the beast), indulgences, transubstantiation, being prayed out of purgatory for money, praying to saints, infallibillity of the the pope (even though he is a man), their butchery of those who dared read and believe the Gospel of Jesus Christ and refused to deny the Bible only was sufficient for doctrine and salvation w/o the blessing of the RCC.

      It is the beast that sits on 7 hills, no one else even comes close.

      Don't be deceived brother, come out of her, I say this out of love and a desire to contend earnestly for the faith once delivered to the saints. Don't be fooled by another gospel that is not really a gospel. Seek the truth while it may be found, it's not too late.

      Much love in Christ
      Craig in Lacey

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  6. Gary

    Romney is a died in the wool (spelling intentional) anti-Christ Mormon..... Is that who you are really going to vote for?? Someone who is fundamentally anti-Christ. How far have you fallen in zealous pursuits.

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