When George W. Bush won the 2004 election, the Christian Conservative vote took him into his second term over Senator John Kerry. Carl Rove made sure that the conservative base in Ohio carried the vote.
It is documented that the conservative vote was present and accounted for.
This time, the conservative Christian vote was noticeably absent.
Never before have we seen a Mormon cater to evangelicals. And Romney did make an attempt. But it failed and everyone knows it. They’ve tried to get Governor Huckabee and Reverend Billy Graham to back and support Romney.
And that failed, miserably.
Sadly, there were many evangelicals and Christian conservatives that suppressed the basic Bible belief of true Christians to vote for Governor Romney. It is also clear that most Christians intentionally and deliberately disregarded the facts behind President Obama and voted for the re-election of a president that advocates the sins of abortion and homosexuality.
It is true that many people are upset that the president was re-elected and Romney was soundly rejected. But this rejection isn’t as obvious because the popular vote still shows a split down the middle of America. On the Democratic side, we know that there are many people that profess their belief in Christ but they’ve pushed aside the Word of God.
They will not admit a compromise took place but there is no doubt about it. They’ve clearly compromised the Word of God in their hearts and joined themselves to the sins of this nation. I am speaking of those that deliberately and intentionally knew the facts about each of their candidates and voted for either candidate.
The outcome of the election came about…..
partly because some of the professed believers are not living holy and separated lives unto the Lord. They resist the counsel of God’s Word, and they live like the world in thinking and deeds. They can quickly tell you their favorite shows but when it comes to basics of Christianity and the Bible, it is found lacking in fervency and intense fire.
Partly because some of the professed believers are living godly lives and they were led to believe that patriotic duty must transcend solid Christian beliefs. Or that Christian beliefs are to directly influence American politics. These people that voted for Romney have good hearts, and they mean well because they want to see the country move back into a conservative course.
Kevin, my brother in the Lord and friend from Connecticut said this….
“You are right about the choices we faced. It was like satan (obama) versus satan lite (Romney). It sickened me that so many Christians caved into Romney. There was no need to be SO enthusiastic about him. I had no problem with a Christian voting Romney (I did) —- but I could not be RAH RAH STRIKE UP THE BAND FOR HIM.”
It does take courage to make a stand these days and I think this election exposed a deep rift that is split right down the middle about America but there is that one thing that sticks out like a sore thumb.
The “No” vote.
Let’s just say that the Christians that deliberately and intentionally purposed not to vote because the Biblical standard brought about a conviction that should we stand before the Master, we would have to render an account. The no vote of Christians truly affected this outcome.
This is no time to exalt or smile that the “no votes” didn’t vote. It should be a humble reminder to us all that the devil is very crafty and will take anything he can get to turn it to his evil advantage. The choice not to vote doesn’t sit well with many. The choice to be vocal about not voting for the president didn’t sit well with African Americans.
If you were African American and Democratic, you were expected to vote for the president. Many African Americans hated the fact that independent thinking African Americans wouldn’t cave in to the pressure from supportive Democratic African Americans.
However, let me be clear.
I am a child of God before I am an African American. The Lordship of Jesus takes precedence over patriotism, denominationalism, and political party affiliation.
Many African Americans are not patriotic but when it comes to seeing a Black man assume the presidency, it is expected that the political support be there no matter what the president believes, disbelieves, or what wicked agenda he supports. It’s because we all know that in this rare moment in history, a Black man was able to ascend to become the most powerful man in the world.
Once again, my friend Kevin, from Connecticut shared these words……
“Thank you pastor Fred! It’s so nice to see an American who is black — not give into the Obama worship.”
And this statement is something that hits the ball out of the park. We must worship Jesus, not man.
From a political sense, voting for this Black man doesn’t make sense because in all actuality, the odds were clearly stacked against him, but he won against Hillary Clinton, and twice against powerful Republican candidates. John McCain, a decorated POW hero, and Mitt Romney.
These stunning victories is huge.
But I couldn’t get past what the president stood for and no “faith” statements would be enough to compel me to take a chance and suppress the Word of God and vote for a candidate that wholeheartedly and unapologetically supports the heinous, and disgusting sins of homosexuality and abortion.
The interesting thing that you will hear from African Americans that support the president is that when it comes to presenting the facts, many of them do not care. Many will say that they did not vote because of skin. Many of them will say that because they do not want to tell the truth.
Let’s face it. He is Black.
Let’s face it, it is normal to look at a person of color and gravitate towards that person.
Even when the facts are laid on the table, there is no question about what will take place.
But here is another thing of interest.
Whites are still the majority in the United States. But they didn’t vote a Black man out.
To be honest, we all know that the race for the White House was not about one White man against one Black man. It was about the economy but noticeably and notoriously missing was the two major issues of our times.
Abortion and The Sin of homosexuality.
Both candidates elected to make statements in the media and kept clear of this well traveled minefield.
But it really didn’t matter.
The icing on the cake is the fact that some Christians bypassed this critical aspect that Romney is a Mormon.
For good measure, Kevin, shared these powerful words…
“Mormonism is a cult. Mormonism plagued my family for 40 years. My grandparents were mormons (dad’s side). My dad was a mormon for a brief time. Grandparents left, but my aunt is still a mormon (35 years running) I was sickened when Bill Graham’s evangelistic association removed Mormonism as a cult from their website — 3 weeks before the election!! How many millions were given to Samaritan’s Purse because of that?”
This is a game changer that to suppress the basic belief of Christ to vote in a Mormon to somehow, steer America back to conservative Christian values is beyond reasonable comprehension.
Hence the reason for the no vote.
What happened was the “no vote” chose not to side in with either candidate because of the president’s and Romney’s support of the sin of homosexuality, and the president’s support for the sin of abortion to cover for the sin of adultery and fornication.
The media made it seem like the issue is about the economy but underlying, the issues turned out to be about sin. Three states joined the band wagon of same sex marriage, and Washington State and Colorado decriminalized marijuana use for medical purposes, in addition to Californication imposing the use of condoms on porn sets to protect porn stars from acquiring STDs including HIV/AIDS.
Paul told Timothy… “nor share in other people’s sins, keep yourself pure.”
That’s what the conservative Christians did. They, like myself, refused to join in and share in other people’s sin, to keep ourselves pure.
Love for God transcends love for country. We seek a better country wherein righteousness dwells.
The direction of this country is at stake but like I said, are we found fighting against the inevitable course of the last days? I do not believe that we should give up on America. However, I do believe that as time progresses, the spiritual climate will continue to deteriorate. Defections from the Lord will increase, apostates and apostasy will increase, and persecution will exponentially rise.
As Jesus said….“The love of many will grow cold.”
Notice that He didn’t distinguish between the righteous and the wicked. For there are many that profess Christ whose love for the brethren is cold, and getting colder.
So if you were one who is second guessing your “no vote,” just remember that the world is on a collision course towards the culmination of all things. Just know that the Lord is not surprised about the outcome, and do not let the world, and well intentioned professed believers discourage you. You were led not to vote. Just look at what may have happened. The Lord is not blind to what happened. This is not a lesser than the two evils situation. It is evil. All evil.
Go back to Jeremiah 17:5-10 and rest confident in the faithfulness of the Lord. Trust also in Him and He will bring His will to pass.
Lurking in the waters of this election year are the sharks of perversion. What’s at stake is not just the presidential election. It appears the house will remain in Republican hands and the Senate appears to remain the same, under Democratic control. What does this mean?
Anticipate more gridlock no matter which way the presidential election goes.
Hypothetically, if the Governor Romney wins the White House, will they turn the clock back on DADT? Will good order and discipline return and discharge practicing homosexuals? I do not expect this to happen. Will he enforce DOMA? The jury is out on this as well.
The issues of the economy is at the forefront but we cannot escape the moral issues of our times. Should President Obama get a second term, there is no question that in the first two years of his second term, more legislative enactments to further entrench immorality in this nation will proceed.
There is no question that the church is in a compromised position. With sexual immorality running unabated in the lives of church leaders and people, the United States is closer to achieving its goal of silencing the church. The power of politics is fearful of the righteous moral stand of believers. But there must be a solid voice or voices that must unequivocally declare what is sin.
We do have a voice or voices that shared their concerns about marriage between one man and one woman.
All across the United States, pastors, bishops, and other members of the clergy have stood their ground to advocate marriage and to stand against the revision of marriage between two males and two females. Some have used the Bible and it’s specified verses, and some have not.
When there is just a statement of fact about the precedence of marriage as ordained by God, the Bible must be quoted. Do not misunderstand me. Some have used the Bible and the standard must continued be shared.
But just in case some of you that are preachers have forgotten, here is a quick refresher course.
The Bible is the infallible Word of God. The Bible is incapable of error and mistakes as far as the context is concerned. The Bible is man’s basic instruction while living on earth. There is no other source equivalent to the Word of God.
It is in the Word of God that we understand God. It is in the Word of God that we understand God’s creation of man in His divine image. It is in the Word of God that we understand the fall of man and God’s love for man to demonstrate His love by sending His Son to die for the sins of man. It is in the Word of God that we understand that evil comes from the devil and that the devil hates God and everything He is.
It is in the Word of God that we understand that because of the fall of man, fallen man is now an expression of evil. It is in the Word of God that we understand man’s need to be saved from sin. It is in the Word of God that we understand why perversion is expressed in fallen man.
Without making these kinds of statements from the Word of God, we will fail at pointing man back to God because it is not enough to advocate marriage between one man and one woman. We must use the Bible to point out that when man wants to have sex with another man, it is perversion. We must use the Bible to point out that when a woman wants to have sex with another woman, it is perversion.
God called it “an abomination.”
We must not forget that adultery, fornication, pornography (children and adult), masturbation, pedophilia, and bisexuality are all attached to perversion. These sins go under the radar and we must reckon with the fact that all these sins are destructive to the true family nucleus as originally intended by God. Anything that counters husband, wife, and children born in wedlock, is a clear and present danger to the family structure. The deliberate, intentional act of sexual sins is a clear and present danger to society and pastors must address these issues from a Biblical perspective as well as by living as holy examples before the church and the world.
We cannot expect people to abstain from fornication if we are committing adultery with our eyes, hearts, minds, and bodies.
Just because people fail the standard, it doesn’t mean that the standard has failed. We must live by what we preach or not preach at all.
What does this have to do with the election?
There was once a moral conscience in some politicians. Just like in the world and sadly, in the church, there is crooked people, but it’s the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ that brings fear in the hearts of people, regardless of their background. The political system is no longer as fearful of men and women of God that lived and preached the Word of God.
In many political circles, pastors are found eating their dainties and drinking their wine (see Proverbs 23:1-3). I’ve read almost article after article and in one of them, in Charisma magazine, I read of preachers going to meet with these politicians. And when they emerge, there was no real vehemence of the sins that roar across their communities. They have a press conference afterwards or are interviewed and these preachers say things that make you wonder what really went on in their meeting.
“Oh, he (the politician) isn’t that bad a guy.”
“We disagree on some issues, but we had a nice meeting about the issues we agree most on.”
When there is an assignment from God, the gravity of the assignment is what must be at the forefront. When you are given an opportunity to deliver what “Thus says the Lord,” or even if there is no direct Word from God to deliver, if you have an opportunity to sit with a politician, and the Word of God within you starts to burn, it is clear that you might want not to eat and drink their dainties.
What will happen after these elections is this.
God will be opening up the hearts of politicians to hear from the clergy like never before. It is in these times and places that unprecedented access will be given. You preachers will be given a specific Word from the Lord. Others of you will receive a Word from the Lord at the moment you walk through their places where you will meet them. Some of you will waver. Others will not.
It will not be a moment where you will curse them or be mean to them. You are just a mouth piece by which the truth of the counsel of the Lord will come through.
In a nut shell, politicians are lobbied by LGBT and other groups. Politicians are lobbied by groups of people that hold the “purse strings” of political agendas. But the Lord will speak to them in an unprecedented manner. The outcome of many lives is at stake. The lives affected by the decisions made by politicians is firmly before the Lord. Preachers must not flinch when given the opportunity. Just like Joseph was sent to save the nation of Israel, preachers will be given the same opportunity to affect change and perhaps, save whole communities from the destructive policies of lobby groups that have the ear of politicians by way of money.
Should these politicians fail to give unprecedented access to meet with preachers, their fate is sealed. Should the preachers that receive the invitation of unprecedented access fail to fulfill their assignment, their fate is sealed. We must also remember that certain preachers were given access and delivered the Word of the Lord but they were ignored, passed over, or isolated.
You must also remember not to be upset if the candidate you voted for didn’t get elected. It is common for people to get upset when they see the political landscape remain the same. But know this. Man cannot vote God off the throne. Man did not vote Jesus as Lord, and they cannot vote Him out of His Lordship. You can’t vote Jesus in and you cannot vote Jesus out. He remains Lord regardless of what happens in politics.
Always look to the Lord to keep you, and look not to the arm of flesh (see Jeremiah 17:5-10 and Psalm 33).
First, I crossed the line in an unethical way. Some of you may disagree but just like David, my heart smote me. The article that Pastor DL Foster put out is the lead article and the title of my blog deflected from the proper credit. My intent is never to abuse blogging to cause confusion. I repent and I apologize.
The utmost goal is to inform the believers where the Spirit of God is definitely moving.
Not to compete, but to complete.
My good friend and colleague in the ministry, who has been especially gracious to us all is way ahead of the curve on this stuff. I’m just learning and trying to assist in any way possible to help bring concurrence to his vital work in the Body of Christ.
The link to this blog will be updated as quickly as possible if it hasn’t been done already.
But GCMWatch’s blog stands as the lead article, and rightly so…..
This election is revealing where many believers are. On the Titanic of Sexual Immorality. Anyone that decides to stay on a sinking ship is no different than a person that is told not to board her. Yet, because of stubbornness, they all go down.
Here is the link below. Please read and take heed.