Posts Tagged ‘Obama’

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.

One Issue Politics?

Posted: October 31, 2008 in Christianity
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The term one issue politics has been used by Christians on my blog and in many other places. I have noticed a trend by those who use this term. They are all Obama supporters. I am really tired of hearing the phrase already. I am concerned about several issues, but some are more important than others. No one ways all issues with the same value. And in my opinion the sanctity of life encompasses more than one issue. It involves abortion, embryonic stem cell research, assisted suicide and other issues as well. I think the main reason they use this term is that they really don’t want to talk about abortion because they know it makes them look bad. Every time I have asked one of them what issue they would like to talk about from a biblical perspective, I get no answer or that it is time for a change. That is a nice comment, but what do they want to change? They say I don’t want 4 more yrs of failed Bush policies. News flash, Bush can’t run for a third term. I know some people who read this site will not like what I have to say and might stop reading my blogs. It has happened in the past. That is okay. Here is my challenge, bring your issues (because apparently you have more than one) and bring your Bibles to back it up.

The problem we have today is that we have to many squishy Christians, term used loosely, who are willing to let certain issues slide. Too many people are Christian mainly in name, but not in deed. Welcome to the world of post-modern Christianity where people have forsaken traditional Christianity and traditional values. I agree on one thing, Obama is the candidate for change. Unfortunately, I believe the changes will be bad for Christians. Gay marriage, abortion on demand, and the fairness doctrine are all bad from a Christian worldview. Also trying to follow what the Bible says is not legalism, because I have had that term tossed my way too.