Thursday, September 20, 2012

My vote and a bit more

     Thus far I personally have logged eleven reasons why not to vote for Obama on my Twitter page.  I think that list will grow.  It's not that I don't like him personally.  I don't think I'll ever get to know him on a personal basis to make that judgment call.  If I ever get a chance to meet him, I would love to spend a few moments to show him from the Bible how he can know that the Lord Jesus Christ died on the cross for his sins, and how he can have a home in heaven when he dies.  In fact, I would really be delighted at that.  It would be my pleasure.  But I don't like his record as President, nor the Democratic platform (which took God out only to insert Him in later after a sassy and pretentious parliamentary vote).

     First, I would like my readers to know that I am not against government.  All human governments, even the worse kind, is ordained of God according to Romans 13:1.  Let's not forget that Paul submitted himself to a government that cut off his own head.  What we don't want to imply is that all human government is approved by God.  The best government on this world is that which is Christian (but that will have to be for another post).  And so here we are in post-post modern America.  Many things have change.  People's behavior or culture have been influenced by many factors like technology so much so that it is amazing to live in a time between two seemingly different worlds (one prior to the internet/computer age and the other, well, you get it).  There are gains and losses, too (and you know what's coming...that will have to be for another post).  Truthfully, with all the changes that could possibly take place certain "things" are not subject to change, I can think of a couple, God and His Word.  I want to focus on His Word and how the Holy Bible is going to influence my vote this coming Nov.

     I realize that this particular reason isn't even on the blip screen of what so many believe to be the no.1 issue of this election (i.e. the economy or to put it down on the lower shelf - jobs - a three letter word according to Biden - but that will have to be for another post).  My contention, at least on this post, is that abortion on demand and partial birth abortion and abortion period is a huge reason for not voting for politicians like Obama and others regardless of party affiliation who do not have enough conscience to protect some of the most helpless of human life, the unborn.

Consider how involved God is in the creation of human life:

"Did not he that made me in the womb make him? and did not one fashion us in the womb?" (Job 31:15)

"For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb.  (14)  I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. (Ps. 139:13-14).

"Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,  (5)  Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations." (Jer. 1:4-5).

But there's more:  Job 10:8-13; Ps. 51:5; 127:3; 139:16; Isa. 49:1,5.

Consider what God says about the killing (or murder) of human life:

"Thou shalt not kill" (Exo. 20:13).

"If men strive, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart from her, and yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely punished, according as the woman's husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine.  (23)  And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life,  (24)  Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,  (25)  Burning for burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe." (Exo. 21:22-25).

     I don't think I have even scratched the surface on a Biblical consideration about abortion (not to mention Bible characters that would mirror abortive practices, i.e. Pharaoh in Exo. 1:22, Harod in Matt. 2:16, and Satan in Rev. 12:4 even if it is figurative).  But one thing I will leave you with for now is that if you regard the human life inside a womb as merely nothing more than a fetus, then you and everybody else is an over grown one.  So yes, this issue isn't the most pressing concern in our advance day and age, but then if we start looking at God's Word, esteeming it as God's Word, and recognize the value of human life, I'll guarantee you we can start solving fundamental societal problems.  The root of every political and social problem is a spiritual problem, and the answers are beyond us, but never beyond God.

     For the many women and men affected by the consequences of abortion, please know that there is forgiveness and mercy and grace for your sin.  If you truly repent of sin and trust in Christ as your Savior, then you can have the peace through forgiveness and the power of having a true walk with God.

    Needless to say, I will not be voting for Obama.  I have no choice but to vote for Romney.  I am not pleased to say the least that he isn't solid on the issue of abortion (thankfully, Ryan is stronger, but also not as strong on it as I am).  I do believe that if we desire to keep whatever similitude of liberty we have left, that this election must be a win for the GOP, at least for now.


Cathy Dircks said...

Well said! Thank you!

Unknown said...

Well commented, Thank you. :-)