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Laurie and I are reading a book entitled, The Work of His Hands: A Scientist’s Journey from Atheism to Faith. We jumped at the chance to get it from our local library. I am always amazed at how intelligent people—much more intelligent than I—can attribute the wonders of nature, the origin of life on earth to time plus chance plus mutations, so it was fascinating to read how this man came to Jesus. We have learned that, and the author confirmed it, scientists now have a truth they cannot disprove: The origin of the universe. So, we should thank the Lord God Almighty for the discovery of the cosmic microwave background radiation in 1964, which wrecked the steady state theory. That discovery confirmed what Fred Doyle derisively called the Big Bang theory. There is no solution for this one. Scientists have found that everything that exists came from nothing, which, according to science, is impossible. I sincerely appreciate their study and research. But I also rejoice that they have met with a question they simply cannot answer. All they can do is theorize, and all their strange theories cannot and will never be proven.

The author of the book we are reading is Sy Garte. Below are some excerpts from the book about the questions that were part of his coming to know the Lord. Let me add quickly that I do not agree with everything Dr. Garte puts forth in this book, and I am relatively certain that I would not agree with his theology. But I would be happy to be proven wrong.

  • The world is not a logical place that is fully understandable by the application of reason. Complexity is the rule in nature, everywhere and always. “Why this is true remained a mystery to me.”
  • Every answer we find in science leads to more questions, and no topic is ever exhausted; why this is so is not answerable from the data available.
  • There are limits to the scientific approach to understanding and knowledge.
  • “I had no idea about how life arose or where it came from, and I learned that nobody else really did either.”
  • The author addresses what he calls “A constant mystery”—the play is on the word “constant” because, he states, “the very nature of constants is confusing.” He writes of three constants: the value of pi, Plank’s constant (h), and the speed of light. “It (pi) is called an irrational number because it cannot be expressed as a simple fraction, and thus its exact value can never be known. But where did the value of π come from? Why does it have the value it has, and why is it irrational? We don’t we know the answers any more than we know why Plank’s constant (h), so important in atomic theory and quantum mechanics, is what it is. Why does light travel at that speed always, and not faster or slower? That question is not part of science as we understand it.”

Sy Garte now understands that the Christian God, whom he once denied, glorifies Himself in His creation. That wonder is clearly known to everyone on the planet, but there are those who choose to ignore it—even suppress knowledge of it. This is not a happy condition for them: “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse” (Romans 1:18–20).1

The Christian God is the mightiest being possible. His power is inconceivable to us. The potency employed at creation makes a thermonuclear explosion as weak as the energy required to blink the eye. Yet, this God did not use this mind-boggling power when He came to earth. He emptied Himself. Yes, He displayed His power over nature, the material substance of the world, all manner of diseases and medical afflictions, but He did not go about turning people to carbon and ash, which He easily could have done. No, our Creator lowered Himself, became a servant, and sacrificed Himself for us so we can be forgiven our rebellion against Him. This is an amazing truth. Lord, help Jesus-believers proclaim it.

1Scripture quotation is from The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles.

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I have chosen to avoid addressing political issues in this blog. It has been challenging to do so. Christians are expected to weigh in today on such topics as violent looters, arsonists, and anarchists, on racial injustice, social justice, and Black Lives Matter. I know that offering provocative, partisan topics will perhaps increase viewership and offer an opportunity to sneak the Gospel in somehow.

It would be foolish for me to do so.

Politics divide. The world that Christians encounter offers a binary choice. The believing-in-Jesus world or the unbelieving world. If there is to be division—and there is and will be—let it exist because of Jesus alone. Making the proclamation of a political position one’s primary emphasis is off target. Only the exaltation of Jesus and His work of salvation and redemption is on track. If I want to be obedient to Jesus’ commands to preach the gospel and make disciples, I will destroy the work that I do if I highlight political issues. 

I’m not going to do that.

But I will tell the biblical truth.

So, let’s begin here: Racism is a sin. It is committed by sinners. To constantly harangue the culture to stop having such beliefs is futile. But it sure satisfies virtue signaling, doesn’t it? We by ourselves cannot do a thing to cure racism, but we can easily demand people to stop it, as if that offered any beneficial progress whatsoever. Here is the only cure for racism: salvation through Jesus. That is not a breaking news story. Few would even give an article with that title a second glance.

But it is true. It is true in the bedrock, eternal sense of that word. Unfortunately, it is the answer that this culture does not want to hear. That is a shame because Christianity—true Christianity—should not have a racist bone its body. Christians know—well, they should know—that salvation in and through Jesus has absolutely nothing to do with one’s skin color, culture, tribe, or nation. The two scripture passages below, plus Peter’s call to preach to Cornelius, a Gentile, and his household—”So Peter opened his mouth and said: Truly I understand that God shows no partiality, but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him’” (Acts 10:34–35)1—are two strong New Testament passages that indicate Christianity has no truck with racism.

At Pentecost:

“And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one was hearing them speak in his own language. And they were amazed and astonished, saying, ‘Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language? Parthians and Medes and Elamites and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians—we hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God’” (Acts 2:6–11).

In the heavenly kingdom:

“And when he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each holding a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. And they sang a new song, saying, ‘Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation, and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they shall reign on the earth’” (Revelation 5:8–10).

This is the position the Christian Church has held since its beginning. It is obvious. We are to love God and neighbor.

Thank You, Lord, for your great love for all people and that You show no partiality among races. Teach us Your ways. Help us not to be compromised by our culture. Help us exalt the name of Jesus alone.

1All Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles.

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Where did all this hate come from?

It didn’t start with the unjust killing of George Floyd, the riots, the looting, the election of Donald Trump, or any number of contemporary events. No, acts of hatred by individuals, races, and countries began so long ago that no historian on the face of the earth has the time or space to recount them all.

How long ago?

After the second child ever born grew to a man. Cain killed Abel. And we have been hating and hurting and killing each other ever since. Where does this hatred come from? It is within the unconverted human heart. “And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness (Romans 1:28–29).

Hatred is nothing new, but the glorification of it is, at least in my experience. And it is significant, I think, that it took Twitter, Facebook, and other social media to reveal the astonishing loathing in the hearts of so many humans. Thoughts that were once held secretly within people’s hearts are now given free rein to be spewed like caustic vomit upon anyone, anytime one pleases. I do not think this should surprise us. The ubiquitous animus we are experiencing now is yet one more signpost along the way to the already-here-yet-to-come days of lawlessness. One of the signposts of that lawlessness, it appears, is hatred in bloom. It is a vicious, unreasoning, lethal flower. Perhaps you have you have sensed its pervasive odium in those with whom you come into contact. 

Perhaps you have noticed that you are tempted to inhale its sinful, noxious fumes yourself.

I have. Thankfully, as Christians, we know we are to love God and love neighbor.

Just as hate is nothing new, hatred of Christians is certainly nothing new, either. It has been active since the earliest days of the Church. Truly, it started with Jesus. “If I had not done among them the works that no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin, but now they have seen and hated both me and my Father. But the word that is written in their Law must be fulfilled: ‘They hated me without a cause’” (John 15:24–25).1

Let us pause for a moment. The hatred of the Father and Jesus we see in the gospels was a fulfillment of prophecy. The Lord planned this. So, did He plan the hatred of Jesus’ followers, as well?

Yes. Jesus prophesied, “For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are but the beginning of the birth pains. Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for my name’s sake” (Matthew 24:7–9).  

I don’t really desire to be hated, do you? I like to be liked. I like to have friends. My fear is that I might compromise my fealty to Jesus in order to “just get along” in certain circumstances. I hope this will not be true of me. Jesus said, “So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven, but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 10:32–33). That thought grieves me.

Jesus has told us—has prophesied to us—that we Christians will be hated for being His followers. For us Americans, persecution and martyrdom happen in far-away places and have little impact on us. But the comfort of that distance is very possibly diminishing. Why should we think that we should escape what has occurred in so many other countries in the world, to so many believers?

We shouldn’t. Remember, hatred of us has been prophesied by Jesus Himself.

Please join me in praying for this nation. The only way for this tsunami of hate to be abated is the transformation of people’s hearts. We are desperately in need of Jesus, of salvation, of new creations with the law written on hearts.

Father, be merciful to this nation. We have turned away from You, in spite of Your countless blessings. Bring us to the knowledge of Yourself through Your Son.  

1All Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles.

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If you are a citizen of the United States, you may have been wondering in the last few months, “What in the world is happening to this country?” I have warned several times in the last few years that judgment is coming to this nation. Is what we are experiencing now part of that judgment? Well, it should be obvious to Christians that God is not unaware our situation. The question is, “Is the Lord, in His sovereignty, allowing these things to happen or is He causing them?” I ardently believe that nothing happens in the cosmos or on earth which He does not cause or allow. I lean strongly to the “cause” position, but I see through a glass, darkly.

I have listed several times the offenses, the sins, we have committed over our history that make us ripe for His chastisement. The legal murder of millions of innocent, helpless babies, and our acceptance that such murder is necessary because we have the right to have sex outside of marriage without restriction is prominent among them, as is the legalization of homosexual marriage and the promotion of homosexuality. Some may insist that our treatment of indigenous peoples and minorities should be included as sins against the Lord, which they were, but we have acted and are acting to right these wrongs. Racism is no longer governmental policy, although it remains among individuals in our culture. The foundation of these transgressions, however, is our disobedience to the Lord and rejection of Him. As I wrote in last week’s article, Scripture tells us that sin brings death. Instead of flourishing, people begin deteriorating and sin increases. We have been witnessing this in escalating measure.

Many may not agree with me, but I perceive this increasing lawlessness as a withdrawing of God’s hand of restraint. They think that these two verses in Second Thessalonians refer to the rapture and that “he who now restrains” is the Holy Spirit who will leave the earth when the saints are “gathered together to him” (2 Thessalonians 2:1)1 and thus His Spirit will be “out of the way” (2 Thessalonians 2:7). I do not agree that something that is “taken out of the way” equals “is removed from the earth.” I may take a chair out the way that is restraining your progress, but the chair is still present, but it no longer impedes you.

Christians eagerly wait for Jesus to return, but I am not eager at all for the lawlessness that will occur—and is occurring—before that Day arrives. When Jesus spoke of His return, He talked of earthquakes, wars, rumors of wars, and famines. We realize that those things have occurred for centuries and have never ended; thus, Jesus said they were “the beginning of birth pangs.” However, the very next thing He said was, “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for my name’s sake. And then many will fall away and betray one another and hate one another. And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray. And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold. But the one who endures to the end will be saved” (Matthew 24:9–13). I, in my comfortable and, yes, blessed American life, don’t much care for the hatred and lawlessness Jesus spoke of, nor for the reality of the necessity for great strength and fortitude: “…the one who endures to the end will be saved.” I’m just being honest.

I confess that sometimes I worry about what my wife and I will do as the lawless days Jesus spoke of increases, but God will be our strength. And I am bolstered by what the Lord told Isaiah: “For the LORD spoke thus to me with his strong hand upon me, and warned me not to walk in the way of this people, saying: ‘Do not call conspiracy all that this people calls conspiracy, and do not fear what they fear, nor be in dread. But the LORD of hosts, him you shall honor as holy. Let him be your fear and let him be your dread’” (Isaiah 8:11–13).

So. Concerned? Sometimes. But none of this has touched me yet. Not excited about “enduring to the end”? Yes. In need of faith? Absolutely. I have faith, and although it may be tucked somewhere hard to find in my heart at times, I trust and believe that He will supply the faith, the endurance, and whatever else we will require when those days arrive in their fullness.

1All Scripture references are from The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles.

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All Americans are saddened and many enraged in what, at this point, seems to be the unjust death of George Floyd at the hands, or rather, knee, of police officer Derek Chauvin. Mr. Floyd was being detained on the suspicion that he had passed a counterfeit twenty-dollar bill if I understand correctly. Whether Chauvin struggled with racism, was angry, burnt out, fed up and uncaring, or all four, we do not know. What we do know is that a man is dead, and another man will go to trial for murder. Hopefully, justice will be done. We also know that ruthless people have taken advantage of this incident to rob, burn, kill, and destroy. We watched looters selfishly stealing goods. We witnessed evil actors intent on destruction, burning down buildings, ruining the businesses of folks within their own communities. We saw violent individuals attacking police, media, and anyone else they chose.

All the participants in the above incidents, first to last, are sinners. I write this as a biblical fact. I am a sinner, too. This reality should be no surprise to us. We know that the power of sin will reign on the earth until God’s true sovereignty comes to earth. All these sinful actions, though currently dominating the headlines, are just a continuation of similar, heartbreaking events over millennia. Over and over, through centuries, people have, in their spiritual darkness and baseness, attempted to gratify their selfish, evil, ungodly desires. The impact of this immoral behavior is, as it always is, catastrophic and is a perpetuation of mankind’s slow descent into darkness and death. Death is the only direction sin can go. This does not mean that people drop over dead when they sin, but rather that sin brings with it a deadening and deteriorating of one’s soul over time and eternal death at one’s passing. It saddens us to watch this demise of our culture and society, a slow-motion flood that none could even attempt to impede, its unstoppable power sweeping downstream everything in its path and destroying it. This causes us to weep. We pray and call for justice, peace, mercy, and forgiveness.

So, yes, there is hope for our nation; however, it will only come when sin is rejected, and the life and truth of Jesus is accepted. I am told that prophets are saying a revival is coming. May it be so.

Christians also wait and hope for ultimate justice and eternal justice. A time is coming and now is, as Jesus said, for the end of all this wicked chaos. All injustice will cease because the King will end it, and no one can or will prevent Him. This King’s judgments are righteous and true. George Floyd will receive eternal justice on that day as will Mr. Chauvin, as will the rioters and thieves.

As will you.

As will I.

It is too late to pray for Mr. Floyd. If he was not a Christian, we can all hope he made peace with Jesus before he died. We can pray Mr. Chauvin will, too. George Floyd did not know that morning when he awoke that he would die that very day. You and I will not know, either. When the unforeseen end of life comes—and it will come—through whatever means, it is imperative that we know Jesus. We desperately need to be innocent before our God, Creator, and Judge, and that is not possible without possessing the freely given innocence of Jesus. We will then have been washed from sin and thus spotless, holy ones before the Judge. Those who turn to Him, whether cruel, lawbreaking police officers, thieves, looters, or murderers, will receive mercy, complete forgiveness, and wondrous relief from guilt.

“There is a fountain filled with blood, drawn from Immanuel’s veins.

And sinners plunged beneath that flood lose all their guilty stain.

Lose all their guilty stain. Lose all their guilty stain.

And sinners plunged beneath that flood lose all their guilty stain.”1

Thank You, Jesus, our Savior.

“Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen” (Jude 24–25).2

Amen.

1Lyrics by William Cowper (1731-1800)

2All Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles.

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Happy Easter. I rejoice with my Christian brothers and sisters in the victorious resurrection of Jesus. Thank You, Lord, for delivering us from sin, death, hell, the grave, and the devil. I have joined with you in celebrating that stunning, eternal-life-giving event right in the midst of a viral pandemic, and I trust you are in good health and your soul is prospering.

This week, I am going to have surgery on my neck. The doctors will be fusing a few of my vertebrae together with metal plates (a cervical laminectomy with fusion and plating) because my hands, arms, shoulders, feet, and legs have gone numb. It had been necessary to deem this an urgent operation because elective procedures are not allowed at this time. I am glad for the decision. If you can place yourself in my shoes, you can understand the concerns my wife and I have been facing. For me, the concern is losing the use of my arms and legs. For my wife, it’s the possibility needing to care for someone who is handicapped. She is already doing a bit of that. It’s iffy, for example, for me to carry a glass of liquid because my hands can’t feel it as well, and it may slip from my grasp.

And then there is the virus.

Because Laurie works as a cashier, she’s out there amidst the public, four hours a day, several days a week. If either one of us becomes ill, the vital surgery will not happen. So, when the doctors told us the operation was going to move forward, we both thought, “What if Laurie gets the coronavirus between now and the time of surgery? Should she take a week off from work?”

We decided to ask the Lord.

Ain’t we smart?

Laurie was sitting with her iPad in hand, and I was leaning on the door jam in our bedroom. I straightened up, and we began to pray. As soon as I opened my mouth, I felt peace.

There. The answer.

Issue resolved.

Kinda.

Although our present context is different from Isaiah’s, whose nation was being judged and under military threat, the truth the Lord spoke here is vitally helpful for us in our current environment.

“For the LORD spoke thus to me with his strong hand upon me, and warned me not to walk in the way of this people, saying: ‘Do not call conspiracy all that this people calls conspiracy, and do not fear what they fear, nor be in dread. But the LORD of hosts, him you shall honor as holy. Let him be your fear, and let him be your dread’” (Isaiah 8:11–13).1

I am not to be swept along with the fear that my country is experiencing as a result of a virus. Should Laurie and I be careful and wise concerning our behaviors? Of course—although some may consider that going to work at all, especially at her age, is unwise. But we must reject any fear that she will contract the virus. It is no surprise that fearful feelings have come. Those fears are not from God, however. The thoughts that shoot through my brain are not His thoughts. How do I know? I know because He gave me peace when I prayed. It is now my task to believe Him; to take Him at His word. This promise is true: “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you” (Isaiah 26:3). That is our task. To abide in Him and His words.

Laurie is working this afternoon and may work another day before the surgery. So, I am publishing this article in faith, believing that the Lord is worthy of trust and speaks only what is true. Laurie will remain virus-free before surgery, as will I.

Thank You, Father, for Your loving care and guidance.

 

1All Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles.

 

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Maybe it started with Superman, a man in a comic book who was stronger than any other and virtually immortal—except for one particular rock. But, no, the idea of an unconquerable mortal did not originate with that comic book from the late 1930’s. Read the rest of this entry »

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Long ago and not that far away, a band called Jefferson Airplane released a song entitled, Somebody to Love. It was one of their two hits, but they were both favorites during the hippy, psychedelic music era. Their other song was White Rabbit, which claimed that in the book Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll sure seemed to be familiar with mind-altering drugs. The last line was, “Remember what the dormouse said. ‘Feed your head.’” Hippies knew that meant, “Take acid, psilocybin, or a hallucinogen that will enlighten you.” So, although Jefferson Airplane was pretty much a two-hit wonder, we loved them. They understood us and told the truth. Read the rest of this entry »

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How far would you go to protect someone or something that has great value to you?

We all know the answer to that question, I think. Most of us would be willing to lay down our lives to protect family, country, and even strangers, if the occasion should arise.

So, please allow me to ask another question. How far would you go to protect, not a loved one or neighbor, but a sin?

Strange question?

Not really.

In the world in which we live, in this United States, in this 21st century, there really are those who would engage in hateful behavior to protect the sins that they and others commit.

A little background.

If you have been reading this blog for a while, you will have noticed that one of the themes we look at every so often is the nature of the coming of Jesus as outlined by Paul in 2 Thessalonians, chapter two. In those verses, he wrote that three things must transpire before Jesus returns. One is that the man of sin (or lawlessness) must be “revealed.” Second, the apostasy (The Greek word is apostasia, variously translated as “rebellion,” or “falling away.”) must occur. Finally, the one who restrains will be taken out of the way. These three pre-return realities are related, and all of them have to do with lawlessness or sin. One is the man himself. Another is the disobedience of the Church in their rebellion. Last, the removal of God’s restraint will result in increasing iniquity. I do not think these events are going to transpire in a short time period. I believe they have been happening for some time and are happening now. I don’t claim to have any knowledge whatsoever about the details of these things, their order, or their timing. But I think one would have to be blindfolded not to notice that in the West we have been consistently moving in the direction of rebellion against God and His law. It is my belief that God is withdrawing His hand of restraint and that withdrawal is part of the process to make ready the path of the lawless one who is to come.

So, in our increasingly depraved condition, what sin is it that many in this country want to protect and hate those who want to stop it? It’s not something like running stoplights, drinking alcohol, or smoking weed.

It is murdering children.

I don’t know if you watched any of the hearings concerning Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. If you did—and if you did not, I’m sure there are resources online, if you have the stomach for it—you saw the most awful displays of raw hatred that have ever been televised. Why do they hate Justice Kavanaugh so greatly? And why do they hate the man who appointed him, Donald Trump, with such vitriolic fevor?

I do not write about politics in this blog because the penultimate concern of my heart is that people come to know the Christian God, not press for political outcomes that I favor. However, it is enlightening to understand that the primary reason the current president of the United States has endured such hateful opposition since even before he was in office was because he promised that he would appoint conservative justices to the Supreme Court. The opposition party believes this will result in the most offensive outcome imaginable: the diminishment or abolition of Roe v. Wade and the resulting impact upon what they call women’s reproductive health and rights, which are euphemisms for abortion. They believe that innocent children should continue to be murdered because they claim the government has no right to prevent them from doing so. This is a specious argument. All governments pass laws preventing people from committing crimes with their bodies. In the case of abortion, it is a doctor with the consent of the mother committing a crime.

Thus, to sum up, those who oppose the president and specifically those whom he appoints as justices, gush out rivers of hate because they want to continue the sin of murder.

Hating others who want to prevent the killing of children. It’s a strange world, isn’t it?

If that is not a sign along the highway of rebellion, withdrawing restraint, and the coming of a man of lawlessness, I would be hard pressed to find one more apparent.

Please pray for this nation. We have—too many of us—forsaken our Creator and our Savior. We are in need of forgiveness, mercy, rescue and redemption. Love those who hate and pray for them. “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good” (Romans 12:21).1

 

1All Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles.

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Christians in democratic societies are faced with a reality that our forebearers in the Church did not know: our ability to vote and thus change the officials in the administrations that govern us. In Paul’s day, people were ruled by emperors and kings. They had no choice in matters of governance unless they wanted to attempt a revolution, with which Christians were unlikely to involve themselves. Democracy, as far as earthly governments are concerned, is much better than authoritarian rule; however, it is both a blessing and a curse. In a Christian nation, citizens voting for upright leaders should be a blessing. However, since majority rules, democracy is a blessing only so long as most of the people are good; that is, they share at least a cultural understanding of Christian morality. When the majority is evil, however, evil leaders will be elected. In this situation, for Christians, democracy becomes a curse.

In some ways, that curse is upon us. In this day, that curse is principally embodied in the Democrat party. Does that sound stunningly and politically one-sided? No, that is not the case. Please allow me to explain. In 1973, when the Supreme Court ruled that abortion was a right for women in the United States, a ruling the Democrat party endorsed, I could not thereafter vote for any candidate of that party. And, for that same reason today I will not. Politics has nothing to do with it. Any political candidate or group that supports the murdering innocent, helpless, children will never get my vote.

Ever.

Let me speak plainly. The killing of children is evil, and those who support it are, as well. I hope that one day the people of the United States will look back on these dark days since 1973 with horror, days that are much worse than slavery and treatment of native Americans; worse even than the Holocaust and the deaths under Stalin and Mao. Sixty million murdered children and counting.

The next significant event that solidified my opposition to the Democrat party was the Brett Kavanaugh hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee on September 4-7, 2018. I was astounded by the questionings of the Democrat members of that committee. I knew, like everyone else who has an ounce of experience in such things, that politicians prevaricate, spin, and outright lie. It’s sad that this is the state of politics, but some of it I understand. Reporters and others ask yes or no questions to try to back the politician into a corner so he or she will give a black or white answer that can be used to attack him or her at some future date; probably the same day. Many of these questions are too complicated or need a background explanation which cannot be supplied with a simple binary answer. I also understand that politicians need to go after one another in some way in order to be elected—hopefully without descending into a mucky gutter. However, what I witnessed during the Kavanaugh hearings over a year ago shocked me. To my surprise, I realized that these Democrat men and women were not just politicians attacking Kavanaugh to defeat his nomination, they were evil. Again, prevarications and attacks from politicians I understand and can tolerate; evil, I cannot—and evil was on abundant display during those hearings as these twisted men and women attempted to destroy the candidate before them. I was horrified by what I saw and heard. These assaults were unleashed because they thought that Justice Kavanaugh, considered a conservative judge, would one day support a challenge to Roe v. Wade. Thus, politicians who advocated killing babies were maliciously slandering and smearing someone who might vote that babies should live. It is possible to be more evil than this, surely, but we are approaching the nadir of darkness here. So, I call upon Democrats to repent. You are loved by God in spite of your sins, as we all are. Come to Jesus. Come home to your Father. He will forgive you of your evil, as He has me and all other Christians.

Please pray with me that this democratic republic of the United States will be a blessing to its inhabitants and not a curse. We Christians live in strange times, when evil is called good and good evil. It is true that we do not set our hope on the kingdoms of the earth. We set our hope on the righteous reign that is to come, ruled by the only perfect, wise King: Jesus. Nevertheless, it is our duty to seek out justice and do right while the temporary governments of earth exist. Father, please forgive us and this nation. Please stop the killing of innocent children. Have mercy on us. Save us. Bring us all to the wonderful knowledge of the one true God.

 

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