“I thought he was a good man of God,” Meehan said. But while Carter spoke of being personally against abortion when he ran for office, “he did nothing when he got to Washington,” Meehan said. Now, many faith voters are feeling the same way about Biden.
Last month, the organization Pro-life Evangelicals for Biden released an open letter saying they felt “used and betrayed” that the president’s COVID-19 relief package excluded the Hyde Amendment, the bipartisan policy that prevents taxpayer funding for abortion.
— Read on nypost.com/2021/04/03/why-christian-voters-want-more-politicians-like-donald-trump/
Make no mistake — this lawsuit is a direct assault on the religious freedom of conservative Christians who dare to dissent from LGBT orthodoxy and attempt to live out their convictions.
Depart from me, all evildoers,Psalms 6:8-10
for the Lord has heard the sound of my weeping.
9 The Lord has heard my plea for help;
the Lord accepts my prayer.
10 All my enemies will be ashamed and shake with terror;
they will turn back and suddenly be disgraced.
Amen and amen. When I think about all the prospering evil doers in this world and the corresponding persecution and suffering of God’s people, I remind myself that God accepts our prayer. Though it may not be now or even in our lifetime, God’s will will be done and our enemies will be disgraced and brought low.
At present we are on the outside of the world, the wrong side of the door. We discern the freshness and purity of morning, but they do not make us fresh and pure. We cannot mingle with the splendours we see. But all the leaves of the New Testament are rustling with the rumour that it will not always be so. Some day, God willing, we shall get in. When human souls have become as perfect in voluntary obedience as the inanimate creation is in its lifeless obedience, then they will put on its glory, or rather that greater glory of which Nature is only the first sketch.CS Lewis
Tremble, and do not sin;Psalm 4:4
Meditate in your heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah
5 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness,
And trust in the Lord.
The reading today that caught me was the “sacrifices of righteousness.” As I live my daily Christian life, it’s always hard to always do good, to think correctly, to block out bad thoughts and words and actions. Why do I do this? Because I want to become better, to be more holy if you speak spiritually. Because that will allow me to become closer to God and know how he thinks and would be in the situation that I find myself.
And, these acts of daily righteousness are sacrifices because they’re not easy. I think it gets harder and easier because the devil will make it harder, but as I grow it will become easier to resist.
Come to me, all who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble of heart, and you will find rest for your soul. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.Matthew 11:28–30
And this is a reminder from Bonhoeffer’s devotional today: Those who follow Jesus’ commandment entirely, who let Jesus’ yoke rest on them without resistance, will find the burden they must bear to be light. In the gentle pressure of this yoke they will receive the strength to walk the right path without becoming weary.…Where will the call to discipleship lead those who follow it? What decisions and painful separations will it entail? We must take this question to him who alone knows the answer. Only Jesus Christ, who bids us follow him, knows where the path will lead. But we know that it will be a path full of mercy beyond measure. Discipleship is joy.
As I become more like Christ, then the yoke will become easier because I will take up the yoke seeing it from God’s perspective.
Just from a logical perspective, it means absolutely nothing that a person goes to church, whether they’re a Democrat or a Republican. There are plenty of atheists sitting in pews every Sunday. If Kristof’s point is that regular church attendance is significant in some way for a person’s views about morality, social concerns, and so on, that simply doesn’t follow. Atheists who don’t attend church can be just as moral as Christians sitting in church. I couldn’t care less if Biden attends church. The question is, what does he actually believe, and how will that inform his political decision making?
— Read on natashacrain.com/no-the-growth-of-progressive-christian-politicians-is-not-a-good-thing-for-america-a-response-to-the-new-york-times-opinion-piece-by-nicholas-kristof/
I’ve got a new tee shirt from the Elyon Tees collection, which is all about sharing the good news of Jesus. You can buy it here. 🙂
If you look at the different elections going on around the world, the progressive left parties have all been receding and shrinking. But not so in America.
I think a Trump did a great job catalyzing this populist move worldwide, which I believe has encouraged many people of faith in these different countries. But his “loss” here I think will rebound to a win for the conservative cause. Why? Because the nature of America is an either or, so we must collectively get a taste of the “or” option now from the left. And I don’t think it will turn out as they are planning.
And, if this does blow up in their face, then I sense that God will renew us and give us and others around a world a second chance for revival. Just my gut sense now.
I’m speculating, but my gut sense is telling me that the general direction we’re moving in is a global ostracization and mockery of the US as it’s back under a deep state cabal rule. Yes, that includes all the policies and laws now consigning us to banana republic tier status.
I’m guessing Trump set up global frameworks, so other leaders know to work around the US. So, how are we being protected? I think the military has their orders apart from civilian rule. Noko and Russia are clues to me that we are being marginalized now, but there are many more clues.
About the banana republic status for America, I’m fine with it because it has a clarifying purpose.
The TRUTH is what needs to be exposed. The psyop/media propaganda coupled with the wokerati agenda is meeting (for now) quiet internal resistance. Once these elites start eating their own and enforcing groupthink with none excluded, the truth will come out. The useful twitidiots and others on social media? They’ll run off the cliff, and happily too. Cognitive dissonance can’t be helped.
I know many are engaging in politics at a local level, but I’m spending my time back in the spiritual/faith realm. The 2020 election was an opportunity to push for what I believed in, and I did my part. But, in the grander scheme of things as a Christian, I believe the only security we have is in God. Rulers will come and go, but the spiritual matters will last for eternity.
Will I still voice/advocate for what I believe is better in society? Yes, but God will move as he pleases.
If you look in the Bible, God used Babylon, a wicked and violent empire, to bring judgment on Israel. But, Babylon gets its own judgment later as well. So, could China and other evil governments be used by God to mete out justice, even against America? I don’t rule that out, even as I do love this country and support its values. But, if you look at what the deep state has used America for around the world, it’s not always been for good for all.
And that’s why I fought so hard for Trump.
Despite his personal shortcomings and rough business/political tactics, he stands apart from the deep state swamp that has ruled for too long. And even then, I take him as a full package in a rough and tumble secular world, and see that the end result is a world that is better overall for my fellow citizens, and even for the world.
When Christians call me a hypocrite for supporting Trump, all I can say is that we’re fortunate to be able to even vote for a leader. And besides, the alternative is worse in my mind, if you dig deep enough to see the truth.
When you look at the totality of history, dictators and kings and rule by a single person without any choice has been the norm. So, as much as we have been given a small window in the life of this country to be able to have rule of law and a semblance of participation in government, I will take it, warts and all. Because I compare what we have against what has been, instead of what childish utopians view of what could be . If God allowed evil empires to exist, then we aren’t excluded from that.
I’m just thankful that for now, we are able to fight and advocate and vote for our leaders and form of government. But, at the end of the day, I accept what outcome we get because God has given us all free will to choose–to choose to seek the truth, or to choose to be lied to and deceived and live a lie. Sadly, too many well-meaning Christians choose the latter. The other ones who believe in the “good” of this world, well…God did say that many will choose the world and forsake him.