Monday, October 8, 2012

When a Nation Boos at its Creator

Did you see the appalling display recently at the democratic convention?  If you didn’t you should.  There have been several attempts to downplay it… but the reality of the world in which we live was rather vividly exposed.

 If you have any respect for Christianity at all, you need to listen to this. HERE's the link...

In a nutshell the Democratic party leaders have long been embarrassed by many things that Christianity has to say. The scriptures have been downplayed and an atheistic amorality has been slowly taking its place for many years. This time around they tried to eliminate the last mention of God in their platform document.  They tried to do it behind the scenes without anyone knowing.
 
The same convention that tried to “dump” God also sponsored an Islamic Junah…


Why?
 
Somehow they seem to have expected God to just quietly go away.  Unfortunately Christians have been just quietly allowing their influence to slip away for many years.  At the same time the Democratic party has been purposely shoving Christianity aside, the influence of various sinful things and alternative religions have grown.
 
  • Politicians trumpet “abortion rights,” and then Christians vote for them? President Obama did a commercial for Planned Parenthood… said commercial was fact checked.  Click HERE to listen to it and decide for yourself
  • Politicians trumpet Homosexual special rights, and then Christians vote for them? President Obama tries to use scripture to justify civil unions… (before he came out for homosexual marriage)  Click HERE for the video.            
  • Politicians grant special privileges to Muslims, and then Christians vote for them? Did you realize this year the Democrats sponsored an Islamic Junah? HERE's their facebook page, and HERE's an article about it.
  • Politicians belittle Christian standard after Christian standard…  and then Christians vote “for” them? President Obama publicly ridiculing the place of scripture….   Click HERE for the video.         
  • President Obama generally ridicules scripture or distorts in the public arena but then publicly praises the Koran…   Should Christians ignore this? Click HERE for a video
 Did you know that President Obama demands that any Christian references must be removed or covered before he goes somewhere to speak? Click HERE for video

 Well, the culture war “came out of the closet” last month when Christians began making noise… Christians weren’t “supposed” (or expected?) to do that! The democratic leadership thought that “For the good of the party” Christians would just shut up and go along with the latest snub to the God who created this country, planet and universe. The reason they thought that is that Christians have been just ignoring the belittling of their faith for some time. Our president claims to be a Christian and yet stands up for multiple things that God considers an abomination! These are things that scripture condemns in brutal, direct terms!

Sensing a political incident in the wings, the Democratic leadership tried to just “slip God back in” the way they had “slipped Him out.” Since the platform was already published, it would have to be voted on but not to worry…   It only took a voice vote.  They had some Methodist minister make a formal amendment to put God back in the platform.

Now technically it takes a 2/3 majority on a voice vote to pass but that shouldn’t be a problem.  Or should it?  It turned out that more Democrats at the leadership level don’t want to acknowledge God than do!  Basically the Democratic leadership wants to use God when they want Him… but then want to silence Him when they don’t.

Christians should not just blindly follow anyone anywhere!
Matthew 15: “If a blind man guides a blind man, both will fall into a pit."

 To make a long story short… on the first voice vote, God lost!  On the second vote it was too close to call.  On the third vote it also appeared to be a tie… meaning there was clearly not the 2/3 majority required to pass.  The moderator/chair didn’t quite know what to do… they were supposed to put God back in to get the Republicans off their backs, but the Democratic leaders didn’t want Him.
 
What do you do if you are a democratic leader in that situation? . . . Lie!
 
He just declared that the “yeas” had it???  2/3 of them?  Listen to the video and see if I am making any of this up. I am writing this for adults… bypass the press and listen to the video of it yourself! (HERE's the video)

I am not exaggerating this at all… I really wish that I were.  Christianity has been under assault for a long time in this country. It became obvious why… our country divides roughly into two political camps… Republican and Democrat. There are some independent thinkers that jump back and forth.  They are the ones that tend to throw elections one way or the other. There are actually more Democrats than Republicans and the Democrats generally rule.

For the first time in a public forum it was made undeniably obvious that a slight majority of Democrats really are working to eliminate God from any influence whatsoever in this country.

Nations have gone through this before.  God generally destroys them!  Ezekiel was once spirited away (by God) from his home in Babylon and allowed to watch the leadership of his people thumbing their noses at God.  Want to hear God’s reaction to it all?
Ezekiel 8
12.  Then He said to me, "Son of man, do you see what the elders of the house of Israel are committing in the dark, each man in the room of his carved images? For they say, 'The LORD does not see us; the LORD has forsaken the land.' "
13.  And He said to me, "Yet you will see still greater abominations which they are committing."
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 17.  He said to me, "Do you see {this,} son of man? Is it too light a thing for the house of Judah to commit the abominations which they have committed here, that they have filled the land with violence and provoked Me repeatedly? For behold, they are putting the twig to their nose.
 18.  "Therefore, I indeed will deal in wrath. My eye will have no pity nor will I spare; and though they cry in My ears with a loud voice, yet I will not listen to them."

I was sitting there watching that convention and saw it live on TV. Here’s my question… If I was watching…  Do you really think that God wasn’t watching?
Do you really think that God didn’t see them “putting Him in His place?”
When these men in ancient Israel thumbed their noses at God and committed abominations, they too, thought God didn’t care and wasn’t watching. 

But God was watching and the thrust of the book of Ezekiel is to document the death of the ancient nation of Israel. Anyone with even a casual knowledge of the Old Testament realizes that the Far left in our country has a very similar agenda to the one that destroyed ancient Israel.  Modern incident after incident can be paired together with very similar ancient incidents that occurred under the Old Testament as I have just done above.

What does it mean to your kids when they are raised in such an environment of disrespect for any authority?
 
Please watch this video of young people crying out for restraint

The problem is that these incidents invariably are recorded as an explanation as to why God destroyed the nation of Israel. The New Testament comments to this effect directly.
 
I Corinthians 10

8.  Nor let us act immorally, as some of them did, and twenty-three thousand fell in one day.
9.  Nor let us try the Lord, as some of them did, and were destroyed by the serpents.
10.  Nor grumble, as some of them did, and were destroyed by the destroyer.11.  Now these things happened to them as an example, and they were written for our instruction, upon whom the ends of the ages have come.
12.  Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed that he does not fall.

This concerns anyone familiar with scripture greatly for one main reason….

We know that God does see, and when you have the audacity to publicly thumb your nose at Him… Christians know that He will react.
 
II Chronicles 7

12.  Then the LORD appeared to Solomon at night and said to him, "I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for Myself as a house of sacrifice.
13.  "If I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among My people,
14.  and My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
15.  "Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to the prayer {offered} in this place.