Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is kept safe.
| Isaiah 40:22 He sits
above the circle of the earth, and
its people are like grasshoppers.
He stretches out the heavens like
a canopy, and spreads them out
like a tent to live in.
Colossians 1:16 For by him all things
Duty is ours; results are God's
John Quincy Adams (1830's)
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The above image is of Galaxy NGC 4603
credited to J.Newman (Univ. of California, Berkeley)
and NASA by the Hubble Telescope
-just one of the larger things our LORD created
As Christians, God's values should permeate all aspects of our lives, including politics. We must choose the 'straight and narrow path' (Matthew 7:13,14), (see Christian walk). It is our duty. Our founding fathers knew this.
Our "Christian" nation has lost our moral compass. God's values and His issues have been traded for expediency and economy. Christians should stand firm for God and not compromise on God's values. We will give an account to God for our choices.
Currently the Republican leadership has divorced themselves from the most important moral issues, choosing to emulate Bill Clinton's 'success' in politics. They are attempting to force a morally indifferent (in policy), (but as of January 2000, bold enough to claim Christ) Presidential candidate - G.W. Bush down the throats of those voters who feel God's values come first. Last time they chose a morally indifferent (in policy) Bob Dole (who, even worse, seemed embarrassed to mention Christ). Unfortunately, the G.W. Bush and Bob Dole policies are remarkably similar, putting God's values behind other issues. Christians should vote for God's values and against 'business as usual'. We should not support these and similar individuals. We should learn our lesson from the 1996 election!
This is not to suggest we should go against the establishment with John McCain. He is the anointed candidate by the corrupt, immoral or amoral media. Check here for current events, updates, facts and comments. If it isn't clear how he jumped into becoming a "front-runner" quickly, before any votes were cast, take a look at his supporters. As Chairman on the Senate committee that oversees the FCC, the media knows they need to support him. And they have, unfortunately at our expense. We need campaign finance reform but would his reform be fair? Don't bet on it.
Put God's issues First! First, let's work on our own personal relationship with our Almighty God (Christian walk). Some candidates have put the moral (God's) issues first. Who? See next and facts that arise for current answers. Support them. Not the party. The party has plenty of support from the financial powerbrokers (who put God's values after money). Only support the worthy individuals, not a party. Those who want to salvage the Republican party - times a' wastin! Let's avoid being forced to turn to another party, but be willing to bolt if the Republicans again fail to put first things first.
Our country has been deceived by the lie - It's the economy, stupid.
The truth is - Christian? God's values First. Vote that way.
Is it the economy for a Christian? The apostle Paul said:
1Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. Some people have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. (NIV)
According to a 1994 Gallup poll, 84% of Americans classify themselves as "Christian". Despite this we find ourselves electing someone who lacks moral character and lacks wisdom. Bill Clinton is not the problem. The American people who voted for him and chose not to vote for Gods values are the main problem.
Proverbs 11:4 Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death. (NIV)
Bill Clinton is the evidence we have a moral problem. He is a problem. He is not the problem, he is a symptom of our problem. We allow an immoral leader to lead us into moral decisions (such as Kosovo) and we see how many lives are destroyed. Pray for those people. Pray for us. Pray for our government.
As Christians, we are called to put nothing ahead of God and His values. We have failed. If this nation will stand, we must repent, fear God and beg His forgiveness. Our faith supercedes are government. Our government officials will answer to Almighty God. It is a mistake for a Christian to leave their belief at the door when it comes to any issue, certainly politics is no different. Our belief should permeate our whole being.
We should separate church and state when the state interferes with the church. Not the other way around. As Christians, we should be the salt and the light and use our right to vote according to what best pleases God. We must.
Matthew 10: 32 "Whoever acknowledges me before men, I will also acknowledge him before my Father in heaven. 33 But whoever disowns me before men, I will disown him before my Father in heaven. (NIV)
Our nation was founded on Christian beliefs.