Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Voting against evil

This presidential election has raised some charged issues, some of which I have already discussed here. Should a woman be VP of the United States, leaving her home and family behind? Well, no. But Palin has chosen a career other than homemaker, and even if she doesn't go to Washington, she will no doubt continue to pursue her political career anyway. So should Christians vote to put her into office? Wellll, that's debatable.

What is NOT debatable is that the alternative to McCain/Palin is a socialist who will do everything in his power to wipe out everything that remains of the godly principles America was founded upon.

A friend of ours, Bro. Ben Smith, recently made some comments about Barak Obama's "threefold attack on the book of Genesis". The book of Genesis is Truth 101, if you will, and provides the very foundation on which the rest of the Bible stands. While calling himself a Christian, Obama rejects three important foundational Christian principles, as quoted here:

1. [His] belief in evolution:

Barak Obama said: “I’m a Christian, and I believe in parents being able to provide children with religious instruction without interference from the state.

But I also believe our schools are there to teach worldly knowledge and science. I believe in evolution, and I believe there’s a difference between science and faith. That doesn’t make faith any less important than science. It just means they’re two different things. And I think it’s a mistake to try to cloud the teaching of science with theories that frankly don’t hold up to scientific inquiry.“

God said:

Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

2. The support of gay marriage.

Barak Obama said:

In a carefully hedged statement, Obama said he “respects the decision of the California Supreme Court.” He respects a decision that disregarded the will of the people in California, as expressed by a 2000 referendum that defined marriage as between a man and a woman; he respects a decision that excoriated his own position of support for civil unions and (theoretical) opposition to same-sex marriage; he respects a decision that rejects the sort of political compromise he extols. It’s like a professed abolitionist in 1857 saying he “respects” the Dred Scott ruling.

God said:

Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his [own] image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

Genesis 5:2 Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.

Matthew 19:4 And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made [them] at the beginning made them male and female,
Matthew 19:5 And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?

3. The support of abortion.

Barak Obama said:

"I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don't want them punished with a baby,"

God said:

Genesis 1:28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

So what should we conclude?

Romans 3:4 God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.

There are several things that Christians can do to be salt and light in this world. We must pray for those in authority. We must witness to others about Jesus. We must live godly lives, separated unto the Lord. And when the opportunity arises, I believe we must do what good citizens do, and that is vote. Even if it means voting for a "lesser evil".

Our absentee ballots just arrived in the mail. We intend to use them to cast our votes against the man who hates God and rejects God's Word. And may the Lord have mercy on America for a little longer. We love her.


Tori said...

That's a great post, just more of what we already knew about "him".

I'm so upset, you got your ballots and we haven't. I'm worried we're not going to make it.

Thanks for keeping up posted Tammy and challenging us!

Tammy said...

Applause, applause! That's me clappigng! So glad you're feeling lead to vote. After last night's debate, I am sure that it will only be through prayer and Christians banning together that we will win out in this election. Senator McCain may be a smart man, as is George W. but both lack in speaking skills. Why is it that we can't seem to have a Conservative, Republican running for office that is as slick a talker as Bill Clinton or Barak Obama?

Tammy said...

I'm not convinced that the Republican running for office is a true conservative, slick talker or no. In fact, I'm sure he's not.