Obama President Now What?

Posted: November 6, 2008 in Christianity
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Sen. Obama has been elected President. What do we as Christians do now? We must honor his position as President. We do not have to agree with everything he does, but remember God has seen fit for him to be elected. So who are we to argue with God? God is in control of all things, so we need not worry. Prayer is very important at this time. We need to prayer for our President and our country. We need to pray that God changes the heart of Mr. Obama on issues where he is off. We need to pray for his safety and the safety of his family.

With that said, it was a historic night for our country. We will have our first African American President. As I listened to the acceptance speech, it was easy to hear the references to Martin Luther King Jr. Jesse Jackson sat in the crowd with tears running down his face. Some have taken shots at Rev. Jackson calling him fake. While not being a fan of Rev. Jackson, I do think he was sincere. He was close to MLK and saw what Dr. King dreamed about finally coming true. It was a night of fulfilled dreams for many in this country. We need to remember the many who have given their lives for a time like this to be possible. I don’t agree with much of Dr. King’s theology, but he stood up against what was wrong. Where are the Christians willing to stand against unrighteousness today? Let us be so bold in our faith that we are either loved or hated. People who we come in contact with should never be indifferent towards us. The issues we were so passionate about during election time, we should still be passionate about months from now.

God changes hearts according to His will. We need to pray that He will change the hearts of this nation back to Him. This country has asked for immorality to be allowed. God will eventually give this country the desires of its heart. If we don’t turn from our immorality, God will eventually give us over to it. He will set leaders in place who give the people what they want. We must press on. The battle just got a little harder. We must pull together and stand in the gap. Seek His face and He will guide us. And above all let’s remember Ephesians 6:12 –  For our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities,  against the world powers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens.

  1. TOM SPANGLER says:

    In the early months of the election I know I shocked many of my Christian friends by openly stating that I supported now President Elect O’Bama. But also making it very clear that I did not agree with some of his positions, especially relating to Abortion.

    Certainly God’s word directs us to support our Gov’t and leaders (Romans 13, Titus 3:1, 1 Peter 2:14). We also know the Gospel has a very unique way of bringing believers back together as it is relates to our difference of opinion of who to vote for during the recent election. We are now coming together praying for our next President. Our disagreement to where he stands on issues can still remain, but our prayer support will be in harmony.

    From this election, God has showed my wife and I how wrong we have been in thinking that man and Gov’t will make a difference as it relates to the sin and murder that results in abortion. As believers we must be willing to reach out with compassion and understanding to woman who are thinking about having an abortion as a means to a solution. Both churches and its leaders must be willing to direct it’s time and budgets away from buildings, inactive staffs, and majority foreign mission giving.

    As Christians lets be ProLife 24/7, instead of when the ProLife canIdate/ party decides to use abortion to gain our vote. (Jason, you said it correctly,” The issues we were so passionate about during election time, we should still be passionate about months from now”). The saving grace of Jesus Christ and the desire to serve and minister is the solution to ending abortion.

    God Bless
    Tom Spangler

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