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An Interesting Election Choice

October 17, 2012 @ 8:16 PM posted by Joshua Carnes

I would like to start out by stating that this is an opinion piece. That means that this is my opinion and you have every right to agree or disagree with it, that is one of the beautiful things about this country.

So this election year we have a choice between two men who have very different views on where we should go as a county. On one side you have a man who believes that you should tax the rich to make them pay for less fortunate and he calls himself a Christian, yet does not really show the fruit of being true Christian. He is pro-abortion, pro-gay marriage and believes that “all” roads lead to heaven. On the other side you have a man who believes that you should let the rich keep their money in hopes that they will use that money to hire more people and he also calls himself a Christian yet is part of a religion that until recently was considered a cult. He is pro-marriage, pro-life sort of, and believes that he will one day become a god and rule his own planet.

I am left asking, what does this election mean for our country? I believe that as for our country we have a clear choice between the two men and  two financial world views, Socialism or Capitalism and this year our country will decide what path it will take. I am also left asking, what does this election mean for the Gospel? Do either one of the financial world views help or hurt the Gospel of Jesus Christ? I think that a socialist U.S. would be harder on the daily life of Christian at least it is in the rest of the world. In fact Christians are being heavily persecuted in the rest of the world . (Voice of the Martyrs) But the question remains has capitalism in the freest country in the world helped or hurt the Gospel? I would like to suggest both! There is no doubt that it is easier to be a Christian in the U.S. than it is in any other country in the world today. But is that a good thing?

Today we have more false converts, false preachers and false religions than in any other country. Yet according to CNN “America is a less Christian nation than it was 20 years ago” with 60% of the nation calling themselves Christian (CNN). If that is true and Christianity is flourishing under in the U.S. then why is it only 35% of Christians believe that Satan and hell are real (Christian Post) and only 30% believe that the bible is the true.(CP Poll) I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but if you don’t believe that he bible is the infallible word of God, you are NOT a Christian… Don’t believe me, read the Bible.

That brings me back to the question, what does this election mean for Christians and more importantly the Gospel? A Vote for the current president Obama would essentially be a vote to support to move our country towards socialism and support for someone who is pro-abortion, pro-gay marriage, pro-universalism and a representative of the democratic party that openly Boo’s God. So that would mean that the obvious choice would be Romney right? Wrong… Let’s take a look at what a vote for Romney really means. It would be a vote for capitalism, traditional marriage (sort of) pro-life (sort of) and pro god.

Let’s dive in to the social issues a little more. President Obama obviously losses if you are a social conservative and a Christian, once again this is an opinion piece and if you don’t agree, go read your bible (2nd Corinthians 13:6-5) But that doesn’t mean that Romney automatically wins… Let’s look at some of the major issues. First the abortion issue, he is pro-life except in the cases of rape and incest. As horrible as those acts are you are still punishing the child with a death sentence for the crimes of the farther. Second is the marriage issue, while he is for the biblical definition of marriage the problem is that we believe in a different bible and if you don’t believe that polygamy that is alive and well please visit Shield and Refuge and listen to the testimonies in their “lifting the Veil” documentary. The third and most important issue is God. At least Romney is pro God right… Well let’s take a quick look at Mormonism (for an in-depth look visit CARM) Mormons believe in a different Jesus, believe God used to be a man on another planet, God resides near a star called Kolob, God is married to his goddess wife and has spirit children and after you become a good Mormon, you have the potential of becoming a god. Unfortunately none of that is in the Bible.

So if you are a Christian that means that the obvious vote is for… I don’t know… The only thing I can tell you for certain is that this election is a very important election for our country but as a Christian I feel both choices are extremely lacking. If we really want true change, if we really want the Gospel to win the only thing we can do is stand up and proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ which says for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23) That means that if you have ever told a lie, stolen anything, or used God’s name in vain, you have sinned. Jesus said, “Whoever looks with lust has already committed adultery in his heart.” Will you be guilty on Judgment Day? If you have done those things, God sees you as a lying, thieving, blasphemous adulterer at heart. The Bible warns that if you are guilty you will end up in Hell. God, who the Bible says is “rich in mercy” sent His Son to suffer and die on the cross for guilty sinners. We broke God’s Law, but Jesus paid our fine. That means He can legally dismiss our case. He can commute our death sentence: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” Then He rose from the dead and defeated death. Please, repent (turn from sin) today and God will grant everlasting life to all who trust in Jesus. Then read your Bible daily and obey it.

 

Resources: Living Waters  - Wretched RadioCARMShield & Refuge - Bible Gateway - Christian PostCNN- Voice of the Martyrs – image Politics R Funny

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