Thursday, November 08, 2012

An Unrestrained President--A Morally Conflicted Electorate

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My friend Franklin Graham told CNN that he believes America is on "a path to destruction" due to the election results.

He said, "If we are allowed to go down this road in the path the president wants us to go down, I think it will be to our peril and to the destruction of this nation."

A majority of the electorate did not agree.

Did this election happen according to God's will?

If so, why did He allow it?

Last March, in what he thought was a private moment, the President leaned over, tapped Russian leader Medvedev on the arm and whispered, "This is my last election, after the election I will have more flexibility."

Medvedev whispered back, "I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir."

Russia gave him some space and now the electorate has given him flexibility.

Hopefully we will all eventually "understand."

An Unrestrained President, A Morally Conflicted Electorate: Can any good come from this?

An Unrestrained President

An unrestrained US president, influenced by the likes of Saul Alinski, Bill Ayers and Rev. Wright, is a dangerous man. President Obama has promised to fundamentally remake America. That process is under way.

President Obama has already begun deciding which federal laws he will defend and which he will not defend.---"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and the federal Defense of Marriage Act were the first to fall.

Obamacare tramples on the religious right of conscience.

An unrestrained president who claims to be "Christian", yet actively stands against the most fundamental beliefs of the faith and even disagrees with Jesus Himself by publicly professing to believe Jesus is NOT the only way to God, is a dangerous man.

His far left secular progressive agenda will be accelerated in the coming months.

A Morally Conflicted Electorate

Ironically, a majority of the US electorate consistently told polls and surveys they did not agree with the direction the country is headed, but re-elected the person who has set the course.

In every case where biblical values were up for a vote, they have been rejected. At least so far. Some issues are not yet called.

From marriage to marijuana to euthanasia, people have voted against biblical values.

Is this God's will?

It is true. God is sovereign. Nothing can happen that He does not allow.

While I strongly believe God is in control of all things, I also realize that he often chooses to limit Himself, to a great extent, by what He and the Holy Spirit can do through His people.

The pain of this past Tuesday will lesson with time, but we must not ever allow ourselves to return to the complacency that got us here. Or to forget the emotions of this tragic election.

This election ran deeper than a political party and political issues.

We are seeing less moral gray and more black and white in our culture. Not because the church has faithfully spoken biblical truth to the culture---statistics show we have not, but because the secular progressives---the religious left, has redefined good and evil, right and wrong, have through public education indoctrinated our children and are now acting on this relative, inverted "truth."

What was once sin, is now accepted and celebrated.

The near future will reflect a culture more like Sodom and Gomorrah, then the "City on a Hill" envisioned by Founders John Winthrop and William Bradford.

Persecution of those who practice biblical Christianity will increase and move from the virtual, social prison of being called intolerant, bigoted, a bully and hateful, to actual charges being brought against those who act or speak against the new truth. Including the teaching of biblical principles that conflict with these new truths.

Those who are not charged, will be labeled as extremists and will be marginalized as part of societal fringe.

In the name of being relevant or relating to the culture, some church leaders and pastors will advocate for those political leaders who embrace some small part of the truth, while actually standing against the "Truth" of God's Word.

And some people will follow.

And the darkness will expand. But it is written that the darkest moments are those just before the dawn.

I personally believe that in that persecution is the hope that awaits America. As the persecution grows, the Church will be forced to return to God's principles of love, obedience, justice, holiness, compassion, truth, and faithfulness. The Church in America will once again become the salt and light that Jesus told us we are supposed to be. And when all is said and done, I believe that revival will come to America. And that revival can spread to the world.

We must not curse the darkness. We must thank God for the mercy and grace He has shown us in allowing us to see this darkness and shine His Light to the world. As the Apostle John wrote, "The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it." (John 1:5 ESV)

Some have asked if I feel God is through with America. The proper question should be, "Is America through with God?"

I personally believe a great spiritual revival is in the making for the greatest nation in the history of the world.

And God will work through His people.

Be Prepared. Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Active. Be Blessed.