Jesus-The One and Only
I see that lots of people are posting different passages of the Bible to Facebook, Twitter, etc. They seem to think that they have found the “perfect” verse for the upcoming election.
Others, like Billy and Franklin Graham, David Jeremiah, Charles Stanley, John MacArthur, Ray Comfort, and more, think that by saying to vote “biblical values” that they have found the “perfect” solution for the upcoming election.
Some, like Kirk Cameron, Joel Rosenberg, and all of the people mentioned above, think that they have helped by coming up with this “40 Days of Prayer for Our Nation”.
I would say that the most popular verse that is being shared around these days is 2 Chronicles 7:14,
“If my people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
The only thing is that they only give part of that passage. What does that rest of the passage go on to say?
God goes on to say:
“But if you turn away and forsake My statutes and My commandments which I have set before you, and go and serve other gods, and worship them, then I will uproot them from My land which I have given them; and this house which I have sanctified for My name I will cast out of My sight, and will make it a proverb and a byword among all peoples. And as for this house, which is exalted, everyone who passes by it will be astonished and say, ‘Why has the Lord done thus to this land and this hour?’ Then they will answer, ‘Because they forsook the Lord God of their father…’”-2 Chronicles 7:19-22a NKJV
“Whatever we once were, we’re no longer a Christian nation…”- President Barak Obama.
You know what? Truer words have never been spoken. It’s being proven these days, by the fact that so many people who claim to be Christians are able to put that aside when it comes to politics.
“I thought that Christians weren’t supposed to be bigots…” One of the most common “comebacks”.
Bigotry is the state of mind of a bigot, defined by Merriam-Webster as “a person obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices.”
You know what? Christians are supposed to obstinately stand for the right thing, no matter what everyone else is doing.
Call me a bigot, I don’t care. As long as I’m one for the right reasons, then I will remain one.
Voting for a Mormon is wrong no matter why you do it. Abortion, gay marriage, the economy, jobs, security, whatever your reason is, it’s not good enough to justify voting for a Mormon.
But, many have been duped into thinking that as long as Romney is a “good, moral person with biblical values,” that it’s okay to vote for him.
They say that they are doing it for all of the “right reasons”.
What does the Bible say about doing the wrong thing with the “right reasons” or intentions?
Have you ever read the story about when David wanted to bring the Ark of the Covenant back to Jerusalem?
He wanted to bring it back for all of the “right reasons”. The people were not worshiping God like they should have been. So David, being their first decent king, wanted to bring the people back to worshiping God.
He got a brand new cart and two young cows to pull it. He chose good cows, the kind you would take to offer as a sacrifice. Then he went down to where the Ark was and picked it up. On their way back, the cows stumbled, and a man named Uzza reached out and tried to hold the Ark still. Some preachers say that it was Uzza’s fault, that’s not true. All of the blame belongs on David. Why? Because he didn’t bother to check and see if what he was doing was wrong.
He thought, like so many today, that it didn’t matter. Yes, he was carrying the Ark the wrong way, but he figured that God was just looking at his intentions. He wanted to bring the Ark up to Jerusalem, and lead Israel back to being a Godly nation. Sound familiar?
People think that they can vote for a Mormon and usher America back to God. That’s not possible. They, just like David, are opting to bring God back on a cart pulled by a “godly man”, instead of on the shoulders of a Levite, or a true man of God.
If Romney wins the election, it will be the fault of every Christian who voted for him. And just like Uzza’s death was David’s fault, if anyone joins the Mormon Church because Romney is a Mormon, and in so doing dies and goes to Hell, their blood will be on the Christian voter’s hands.
The Bible say in Galatians 1:8-9, “But if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again, if any one preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed. For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ.”
“If anyone”, that would include presidential candidates.
If you don’t agree with me, frankly I couldn’t care less. Like Paul, I don’t want to live my life pleasing or persuading people. I would rather make God happy than anyone else.
No matter how bad things get, not matter how far down America falls, no matter how much the debt increases, nothing should make you separate your life into parts.
Jesus should always come first and foremost in your life.
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?; For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”-Romans 8:35,37 NKJV
If none of these things can separate us from the love of God, why should we let any of them separate our love from God?