You showed favor to your land, O Lord;
you restored the fortunes of Jacob.
2 You forgave the iniquity of your people
and covered all their sins. Selah
3 You set aside all your wrath
and turned from your fierce anger.
4 Restore us again, O God our Savior,
and put away your displeasure toward us.
5 Will you be angry with us forever?
Will you prolong your anger through all generations?
6 Will you not revive us again,
that your people may rejoice in you?
7 Show us your unfailing love, O Lord,
and grant us your salvation.(Psalm 85)
Governor Sarah Palin once said “Only dead fish go with the flow”. I heard a pastor last weekend give a sermon entitled “Do Right or Be Right”. That really has sunk in over the past week and ties in with Governor Palin’s quote. I am not just going to support Romney just because he is the anointed Republican nominee or I perceive him to be less evil than Obama. With everything going on in America right now from the upcoming election, the economy in shambles, Christianity under attack , and just plain crazy things happening all over, I really had to sit back and think about the future.
I know that I am in God’s hands and He will work out everything for the good. However, for years I have heard it said and I had even fallen for it myself, that when voting you should always vote for the lesser of two evils. I have been a Christian for eight years and have been living with that attitude when it comes to voting and supporting candidates.
My limping between two options ended last week. After listening to Steve Deace’s radio broadcast and hearing a pastor speak about this subject, I finally made up my mind about who I will cast my vote for on November 6th. Do I think my vote will really matter? No, it probably won’t make a difference what so ever, so here is what I am going to do. I am going to write in a name for my vote for President of the United States. No, I don’t think that this person will win the election. But I have to vote my conscience, and I know I will be held accountable by God for my choices.
Obviously, for me, pulling the lever for President Obama is out of the question. He is openly for abortion; the murder of innocent children. Let’s focus on that subject alone for my justification. Every day in America, we allow the murder of approximately 4,000 babies. It’s a disgusting infanticide that we have tried to clothe under the guise of women’s rights. Over the past 39 years, Americans have allowed mediocre, less than stellar politicians and judges allow the most evil thing this generation has ever witnessed. We went to war against Nazi Germany for less. Don’t get me wrong - Hitler was evil and what he did to the Jews and Christians was definitely an evil genocide. Ironically, our United States of America, one of the allied nations that helped put an end to that genocide, has been allowing the murder of millions of children to go on and even be praised publicly; touting the freedom of choice. Since 1973, we have murdered nearly 57, 000, 000 American children. President Barack Obama supports this genocide.
So where does Mitt Romney stand? Well, in 2007 he became pro-life. Prior to that, and when he was governor of Massachusetts, he was pro-choice. The state-run health care he implemented while in office helped pay for it. He claims to be pro-life now, and I hope he is, but I cannot and will not vote for anyone that has ever supported it. If you have children, all you have to do is imagine that the leader of this nation would not care if your child had been murdered or not. Our children have no value in our nation and that’s not right. More than that; it is just plain evil.
As God has opened my eyes, I have come to realize I am not a die-hard Republican. I can no longer vote party lines and cast my ballot for someone just because they have an “R” after their name. As a matter of fact I plan on leaving this party unless they can change their platform to match the Constitution of the United States and support “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness” for all Americans; including unborn, yet living children. More than fifty years of Americans settling for less than stellar, self-serving politicians has gotten us to this point. In fact, on May 31, 2012 the U.S. House of Representatives rejected H.R. 3541 The Prenatal Non-Discrimination Act (PRENDA), sponsored by AZ Republican Trent Franks, which would have made it a federal crime for a doctor to perform an abortion based on the gender or race of the unborn child.
We have accepted less than the best and put political parties in front of our God and we honestly think we should ask that God bless America again. Some even think God will bless us again. The only way that this will happen in America is if we Christ-followers get behind our Lord and Savior and do what He asked us to do. Like Elijah directed Israel in 1 Kings 18:21, “How long will you waver between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him; but if Baal is God, follow him.” It is time for us to stand up for the fatherless, the poor, the widows, our children and do so by only supporting and voting for true pro-life candidates regardless of their political party. That is the right thing to do. Even if the rest of America disagrees with me, the person(s) I vote for will be pro-life and when I stand before God, I believe He will tell me “Well Done My Good and Faithful Servant”.
Pray for our leaders, pray for all the people running for office. Pray that God’s word would weigh heavy on their minds like it has mine, because only God can change hearts.
God’s pro-life view is found here:
Psalm 94: 20-23
Can a corrupt throne be allied with you—
one that brings on misery by its decrees?
21 They band together against the righteous
and condemn the innocent to death.
22 But the Lord has become my fortress,
and my God the rock in whom I take refuge.
23 He will repay them for their sins
and destroy them for their wickedness;
the Lord our God will destroy them.