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Quick Thoughts on Election 2012

I will post a longer piece possibly tomorrow on my thoughts on Election 2012 but for now let me say some quick words.

First, I actually wrote a “political” piece that I was going to post before the election in which I called the election for Obama.  I saw so many holes in the Romney campaign and felt he would not win the electoral college votes needed to win the Presidency.  I actually wrote that I believed the race would be close but Obama would win.  On what basis he wins is beyond me.  No President with this unemployment rate has ever won re-election but Obama did.  Obama has been the most liberal, anti-God, anti-morality President we have ever witnessed.  He has sent more money to liberal programs such as abortion clinics and he has increased the size of the federal government not to mention the fact that he has taken the US into more economic debt than ever seen before but nonetheless he won the elections.  This is the judgment of God against our wicked nation.  I am firmly convinced of that.

Secondly, it is clear that the United States needs the gospel.  When a large percentage of evangelicals are found voting for Obama, something is wrong.  I didn’t think Romney was the best choice for President but felt he represented values that the Church should ascribe to much more so than Obama yet a large amount of “Christians” voted for Obama.  Stop and consider the fact that Obama is pro-homosexual marriage, pro-murdering the unborn, and he is anti-God in many of his policies.  Yet he won.  This shows me that the US needs the gospel.  We don’t need a political revival.  We need a move of the Spirit.  We are so far from God as a nation.

Thirdly, we are still a deeply divided nation.  It appears that same-sex marriages will now be allowed in four more states: Maryland, Washington, Maine, and in DC (though DC is not a state).  This is very troubling.  It shows that we are still a divided nation.  The South almost all voted for Romney and in the past have voted for the protection of marriage.  We are seeing a nation that is still divided on moral issues much like we were in 1860 with the election of Lincoln and the main issue was states’ rights and slavery.  Today the battle is traditional marriages and whether we will cast aside thousands of years of tradition for sin.  I pray that God will turn the tide by saving many homosexuals (1 Corinthians 6:9-11).

Lastly, the Church needs to pray.  We need to pray for our Government and for them to be saved (1 Timothy 2:1-6).  We need to pray for Obama to repent.  We need to pray for God to pour out His Spirit upon our nation so that our nation repents (Acts 3:19-20).  We need to pray for the gospel to go forth in power in our nation to bring sinners to Christ (Mark 16:15).  We need to pray for the Church to repent of not preaching the gospel and for the Church to rise up and cast off entertainment in favor of honoring God and His eternal kingdom that will never end (Daniel 2:44).

Written by The Seeking Disciple

11/07/2012 at 12:13 AM

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  1. Well said Brother. We need God and the move of His Spirit!

    Travis

    11/07/2012 at 12:25 AM

  2. Yes, pray for Obama. Pray for his repentance.

    But I also believe many Christians need to repent of the lies they’ve promoted about Obama. Opposition to him has often gone far beyond dealing with the issues of immoral policies – even to the extent of spreading unfounded rumours and outright lies to try to discredit him.

    If Christians can’t act with moral integrity – then how could anyone have higher expectations of an unbelieving president?

    Onesimus

    11/07/2012 at 12:28 AM

    • Just curious what lies you know of that Christians have spread about Obama. I for one have never been a fan of his but I do pray often for him to repent but I avoid politics when talking to people. I would rather preach the gospel to them and see them repent than convince them of my political views.

      • One I’ve come across recently is that he wears a ring engraved with “There is no God but Allah”. And a common one is to describe him as a communist. Then there are the claims about his nationality and irregularities on his birth certificate.

        Onesimus

        11/07/2012 at 4:07 PM

      • I have heard about the birth certificate but not the ring. Obama has stated that he holds to Christianity though in interviews I have read he clearly holds to a liberal form of it. He attended a well known Black Liberation Theology church in Chicago before moving to DC.

      • The ring story is one of the extreme claims to “prove” he’s really a moslem. Apparently it is a claim shot down by the urban myth busting “snopes” site – although I haven’t visited that site myself.

        I would guess that Obama’s religious affiliations would very very loose and inclusive – so much like the majority of nominally religious people today who see all religions having equal merit, and see them as merely cultural differences with no relationship to unshakeable truth.

        But in an America still at “war” with by Islamic terrorism, the moslem label is one sure to stir up suspicion.

        As do the labels “communist” and socialist” -which have also been used to describe Obama.

        Surely, from a Christian point of view there are more than enough GENUINE concerns to highlight without weakening the expression of a Christian viewpoint by resorting to questionable accusations.

        There are far more effective ways of addressing the world’s politics – as you point out: the gospel and prayer.

        Onesimus

        11/07/2012 at 11:30 PM

      • I agree. The answer is not found in politics but in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

  3. I don’t think it’s unreasonable for Christians to attempt to “label” a president based on what they view as his values, considering the way that the culture has hi-jacked the term “Christian” to make it mean something entirely different than the original intent…

    But as appropriately noted… the answer is not found in politics but in the gospel of Jesus Christ

    Travis

    11/07/2012 at 11:38 PM


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