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Life

Some Lessons for Conservative Christians

When it comes to politics, I’m a moderate (for more on this, read here and here).  I’ll admit that to anyone.  However, on most issues, I’m conservative, but not an ultra-conservative, fundamental, homeschooling-denim-jump-suit-wearing Christian conservative (unless I get credited with putting the “fun” back in fundamentalism).  Still, I’ve made it clear on this blog that I cannot, nor will not, vote for Obama.  You all know that.

As much as I enjoy conservative values and worldview, a greater joy than being conservative is that I’m a Christian.  I love Jesus.  If I die, Ronald Regan isn’t getting me into heaven.  Jesus is.

This election might not go as I hope.  In fact, it probably will not.  It’s not looking good if you vote red.  I have a friend who works for the Nebraska GOP.  She said, without a doubt, Obama will win this election and there’s nothing McCain can do. I think that, if Obama wins the election, God will teach conservative American Christians three lessons, among many others, in the election and throughout the next four years:

  • A President can’t save you (see 1 Samuel 8).
  • Christians (republican ones) do not always get what they want just because they ask for it — God isn’t a genie.
  • We do not live for this world, but for the one to come (see 1 Cor. 7:31; Jn. 2:17).

I do not think that Obama’s presidency will go well.  I’m not saying McCain’s, if elected, would.  But if you love Jesus and are reading this blog, pray over these things and trust the Lord to learn these lessons.  I will.

Lord willing, those who support Obama (especially Christians), will see learn these lessons well.  If we do not hope in Christ, we are lost.  There has never been, and never will be, a Savior on Capitol Hill.  Praise God for that.

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Life

More on Obama and Abortion

On Justin Taylor’s blog today, he posted on Robert P. George’s analysis of Obama and his stance on abortion.  Obama, George suggests, is “pro-abortion” not simply “pro-choice” and he argues his point very persuasively

I think it would be wise for every voter — Christian or not — to read this blog and George’s article.

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Life

The Green Bible

This could be a joke.  But they are as serious as a train wreck.  Introducing the Green Bible: Understanding the Bible’s powerful message for earth.

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Life

Follow Up Post to Obama Video of Planned Parenthood Speech

John Piper explains how abortion and racism are more closely related than most people think.  In fact, Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the country, was founded by Margaret Sanger, a racist and proponent of eugenics.  It’s interesting, and sad, that Obama speaks so highly of Planned Parenthood considering that Margaret Sanger had instituted The Negro Project, which was her attempt to literally eliminate blacks from America.   

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Theology

Sometimes Hetero Practices Are Just as Bad as Gay Marriage

Abraham Piper, at 22 Words, makes this great point regarding things heterosexuals do that can be as socially damaging as gay marriage. 

Fighting gay marriage like it’s killing civilization seems inconsistent amid cultural curses like adultery, groundless divorce, and pornography—all hetero and legal.