Posted by Gary on November 20, 2012
“Behind a frowning providence, God hides a smiling face.” (William Cowper)
How do I as a Christian and pastor view the results of our recent national election in which our nation chose a President that supports infant murder and sodomy over a moral Mormon? Well, I would be lying if I did not say that I am grieved that America chose Barack Obama as its President again. Our nation is determined to perish and is consciously choosing our ruin, even voting for it. May God have mercy on us.
Would I have been comforted if Mitt Romney had won? Only minimally. I am afraid that American Christians have traded gospel righteousness for mere human morality. The simple truth is that Mitt Romney’s morality does not flow from Christ’s righteousness for Romney’s gospel is another gospel which is not from God and is to be condemned:
Galatians 1:6-8 “I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel; which is really not another; only there are some who are disturbing you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be accursed!”
God is sovereign and He has spoken, Barack Obama is our President and so obviously it was not God’s will for America to be led by a moral Mormon. God has withheld from His people the place of power we so desperately sought and why? Could it be that He in His kindness is going to cause us to depend on His power? I would ask my fellow Christians if they really think that the morality that Mitt Romney would have brought with him into the Presidency was going to save us? Might it not actually have lulled us into a false sense of Godliness when God is not in it at all?
Christians are deflated since Mitt Romney lost and may it cause us to see how much we had put our hope in a prince (Psalm 118:9, Psalm 146:3). Maybe by allowing a clearly Godless person to win the election God is sparing us the false security of a mere, human morality embodied in Governor Romney. Now we know what we are dealing with and there is no help to send for from Washington. Maybe now, we will be forced to depend upon God and find in Him what we need to be His faithful people.
As I reminded my congregation this past Sunday, Christians in the first century under a Godless Roman empire had no say whatsoever over their government yet were accused of turning the world upside down!:
Acts 17:5-6 “But the Jews, becoming jealous and taking along some wicked men from the market place, formed a mob and set the city in an uproar; and attacking the house of Jason, they were seeking to bring them out to the people. When they did not find them, they began dragging Jason and some brethren before the city authorities, shouting, “These men who have upset the world have come here also…”
Would it be wonderful if we had truly Godly men leading our country? Of course it would. But are we hopeless without such? Are we acting hopeless? I am afraid we are. While political involvement is not wrong for Christians it is a slippery slope that we seem determined to fall on. We can’t seem to keep our hope and focus on God and His power so perhaps He is going to force us to. If so, wouldn’t that be kind of Him?
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