2020-10-09 Campaign 2020

I often set my bible down and let it open up to wherever it does. Today seems a fitting passage for us to consider this coming election.

Isaiah 10:1-4 Woe to those who decree iniquitous decrees,
    and the writers who keep writing oppression,
to turn aside the needy from justice
    and to rob the poor of my people of their right,
that widows may be their spoil,
    and that they may make the fatherless their prey!
What will you do on the day of punishment,
    in the ruin that will come from afar?
To whom will you flee for help,
    and where will you leave your wealth?
Nothing remains but to crouch among the prisoners
    or fall among the slain.
For all this his anger has not turned away,
    and his hand is stretched out still.

The United States is dominated by two political parties that absolutely abhor each other. Each point fingers declaring the other evil liars, cheats, and thieves. Each say they are looking out for the interests of their constituents, but when one really steps back to examine everything, they aren’t. The wealthy in the country are accused of getting fat off they everyday people (and they are), but so are the politicians. See for yourself the wealth accumulated by those in office!

The day of recompense is coming. Our politicians will not escape. Indeed, there will be a remnant of true, born-again Christians who will, but the vast majority won’t.

What are we to do? Align ourselves with Donald Trump because he is our only hope to end abortion? I hate to tell you this, but…

Psalm 146: 3-4 Put not your trust in princes,
    in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation.
When his breath departs, he returns to the earth;
    on that very day his plans perish.

Can you trust any of these scoundrels? Can the born-again in their midst truly do anything other than be a voice inside sharing the gospel of repentance?

About the Supreme Court. Donald Trump has nominated two Justices and has another in the hopper. One, Neil Gorsuch grew up Catholic but is a devote Episcopalian who in his first crack at an abortion case voted against pro-life. This denomination is far more liberal than main-stream non-believers. Incredibly, it has even elected life-term ATHEISTS as bishops! You can’t get more pro-homosexual, more pro-gender fluidity, or more pro-abortion than the Episcopal church. Donald Trump did not do his homework on this guy – if a pro-life vote is as really important than he says.

Today’s nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, is a devote Catholic. If this is so, she is accursed according to Paul in Galatians 1:6-10. She believes in a faith-plus-works religion which actively worships Jesus’ mother (and other dead people) so that she might intercede on our behalf so that we might be saved. She steals glory from Jesus for the benefit of man. Research it for yourselves if you don’t believe me. Catholicism is a perverted cult. Barrett MIGHT vote pro-choice. That’s the hope, they say.

Who else did Donald Trump appoint? Oh, yeah, Brett Kavanaugh. How about him? Let’s see, he’s a Catholic, too. A regular lector. Devote Catholic.

Zero for Three.

What do you think about that, all you born-again, pro-life voters? Do we align ourselves with false religions to do the impossible job of overturning Roe v. Wade? Do we trust Donald Trump to get that job done even though he has done more than any president to shut down abortion clinics? 

Some say he’s born again because he says he believes in God and occasionally quotes scripture. Does that make him a Christian? What about the fruit? You saw the debate. Can anyone say he came even close to this:

Matthew 5:14-16 14 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

Seems to me that Donald Trump is looking to have the light shining on himself. He is rude, unprofessional, arrogant, mean, and incredibly unforgiving. I’m not saying he CAN’T be saved; I’m saying I’m not seeing a new creation. Is he talented? Yes. Does he get things accomplished? Yes. Is he aligning with some things that born-again Christians hold dear? Yes. Does that make him a Christian? No.

I’m going to be writing about all this in the coming days before the election. I need to get it settled in my mind who I am going to vote for President. Don’t worry, I’m NOT going to vote for Biden or the Democratic Party in anything simply because abortion is such a firmly establish plank of their platform. However, I’m not going to simply align myself with their opposition, either.

Stay tuned.

Father, I pray for wisdom. I desire to honor you with my vote. Guide me. Amen.

 

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