The Associated Press, quoting "Democrats" says, "This election is not simply a choice between two candidates or two political parties, but between two fundamentally different paths for our country and our families."Indeed it is.
The Democratic Party platform stands in stark contrast to that of the Republican Party, and in direct conflict to the beliefs of many conservatives and most all biblical Christians. And to the beliefs of our Founding Fathers.
The Democratic platform is a celebration of abortion and homosexual "marriage." And socialism, with government as the source.
The Democratic platform, for the first time has removed the word "God," although they mentioned "God" seven times in 2008. They also removed the affirmation that Jerusalem is the capitol of Israel.
It became clear last night that their plan is not "Forward." It is downward. Downward morally. Downward fiscally. Downward socially.
Two Different Paths. Two Different Worlds. Two Different Destinies.
I have included below, a link to the AP story which gives a quick summary of the Democratic platform, including an overview of their position on taxes, abortion, gay "marriage," immigration, medicare, campaign finance, healthcare and defense.
The Seattle Times carried another AP story yesterday, by Pauline Arrillaga, who makes the same point as she asks, "So how do two opposing world views look through the eyes of the voters who will choose?"
An ancient, inspired proverb tells us, "There is a path before each person that seems right, but it ends in death." Proverbs 14:2 New Living Translation.
This election really is about 2 different paths. Two fundamentally different visions for America. Two different worldviews. Two different destinies.
One path clearly ends in death, not only for millions of unborn babies, but ultimately for those who are seduced into following it. History shows us that every failed civilization walked essentially the same secular, "progressive" path being offered to the American people as the "right" path.
Marcus Cicero, a Roman statesman and lawyer described a political and moral narrative of his time that parallels the words and tone of last night's Democratic convention. Government and more Government.
This is a link to the AP story and an overview of the Democratic platform.
Pauline Arrillaga in an Associated Press article published in the Seattle Times yesterday, asks the question, "So how do two opposing world views look through the eyes of the voters who will choose?"
Arillaga skips any pretense of being unbiased and immediately answers her own question, quoting an old, tired mantra often used by Dan Savage, Senator Ed Murray and other homosexual activists, trying to somehow correlate elements of the Civil Rights movement and the demands of the homosexual agenda, asking the reader to remember the past issue of school integration and "race mixing," adding the tired old line, "Imagine how stupid you are going to look in 40 years," she says to those who stand in defense of marriage.
She rightly notes that this election is not merely about issues---it is a battle about "underlying philosophies."
It is a battle of two opposing worldviews. One has God as the central figure---the giver of life and freedom. The other has man and government as the central figure---assuming the role of God, while not being God.
Jeremiah 6:16 projects a picture of a person traveling down a path---standing at a crossroads, deciding which road to take. One path is a wide, inclusive, progressive, "forward" and secular one---a path to dependency and bondage. The other is a tried and proven path that follows eternal moral and spiritual principles and values. An old path.
The prophet tries to persuade the traveler to chose the path that is the "good" way that leads to rest for your soul.
And the prophet Jeremiah says the travelers replied, "We will not walk in it."
America stands at the crossroads. The choices we make in the next 60 days will define a destiny.
It is written, "To whom much is given, much will be required." I believe people of biblical faith will be held responsible for the action we take or fail to take at this critical time in our nation.
Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Active. Be Blessed.