My Christian Brothers and Sisters,
This post is addressed to all who call themselves Christians. It is not meant for non-believers, as they are not held to the same level of accountability that we, the men and women of God, are. I’ve already written one post here on WordPress and one on Facebook regarding the election, and I truly intended to let it go after that, and let the chips fall where they may, so to speak, until this evening, when I viewed a YouTube video posted by Kay Arthur of Precept Ministries. While viewing this video, I felt my blood begin to boil and my blood pressure begin to rise, and though I tried to keep silent, I find that I CANNOT, because the Word of the Lord truly does burn in me like a fire shut up in my bones! Just listen to this war cry:
Now, maybe you’re wondering why I’m all worked up about this, because after all, Ms. Arthur is simply urging voters to vote for biblical values. But that is not all that is going on here! Without specifically saying so, because that could cost her ministry their tax exempt status, what Kay Arthur is doing is using her influence as a respected woman of God to scare Evangelical Christians and steer them to vote for the candidate that stands for “Biblical Values.”
Now, of course, everyone knows without question that Barack Obama, while claiming to be a Christian, has legislated for gay rights, abortion rights and has not taken a stand for Israel in the last 4 years – even going so far as encouraging them to divide their land. Therefore, there’s no question in any Christian’s mind that Barack Obama does not stand for “Biblical Values.”
And as a Spirit-filled Bible believing Christian, I’m not going to argue against the truth. The truth is that abortion is the murder of innocent lives, no matter how anyone tries to paint it. The truth is that God does call homosexuality a sin… indeed, He does call it an abomination. And Scripture makes it clear how God feels about Israel and about Israel’s enemies. For thus says the Lord of hosts: “He sent Me after glory, to the nations which plunder you; for he who touches you touches the apple of His eye” (Zechariah 2:8 NKJV). Also, please note, that when the Lord gave the land of Israel to Abram (who later became Abraham), He said, “I am going to give all this land to you and your offspring as a permanent possession” (Genesis 13:15 NLT). So, there we have it. President Obama most definitely has not stood for “Biblical Values” during the last 4 years of his presidency. And yet, many of my African-American brothers and sisters in the Lord will choose to vote for him because they believe that he is the lesser of two evils.
So, that brings us to Mitt Romney, the other candidate for the office of President of the United States of America. And brothers and sisters, you’re about to see why my blood is boiling! Because President Barack Obama so clearly does not stand for “Biblical Values,” Mitt Romney is presented as a man of great faith and “Biblical Values” by many Christian Evangelical leaders, who use their influence to sway ordinary men and women, like you and me to vote for this candidate.
We have such great influential leaders as Rev. Billy Graham, Kay Arthur, Pat Robertson, James Dobson, Gary Bauer and John Hagee to name a few, encourage their followers to vote for “Biblical Values,” then make it clear that the democratic party does not stand on “Biblical Values.” Really? And does the Republican Candidate, who is a high priest in the Mormon religion, stand on “Biblical Values”? Since when did it become biblical to serve any other god besides the true and living God? “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before Me” (Exodus 20:2-3 NKJV).
Did you know that the Billy Graham Association removed Mormons from its list of cults on their website? Did they suddenly decide that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is no longer a cult, but Christian? And how did they determine this? Is winning this election more important than men’s eternal destiny? Is it better to mislead men and women who may not be as versed in Scripture as they are, for the sake of getting the right man in office? Do they… do YOU honestly believe that a politician can save this country from its current downward spiral into moral decadence?
These men and women call themselves men and women of God, but they have become more like Pharisees! They are selling the souls of men and women for political power and clout. They are trying to not only control the political leaders of this country, but you and me as well! Maybe they do have good intentions, but the road to hell is paved with good intentions.
Church, this is what it comes down to. Are you going to believe the Word of God and stand on it? Or are you going to believe the word of men and women who claim to be of God, but speak falsely? I want to be true to the Lord. I want to honor Him, therefore, I want to pose some questions to you, and let you decide for yourself.
Do you believe that God approves of the abortion laws that allow more than 4500 unborn babies to be killed every day? Do you believe that God would rather see millions of souls eternally lost because our Christian leaders endorsed a false religion? Charles Spurgeon, a man of God from another era said it well, and I fully concur with him, “Of two evils, choose neither.”
And look at the division between the black church and the white church! Surely this isn’t of God! We are brothers and sisters in the Lord, and certainly we can all agree that neither candidate is of God. There shouldn’t be any division within the church about this, either among races or age groups.
Brothers and sisters, I’m not suggesting that you don’t vote. In case you aren’t aware of it, we have the right to write in the name of the one we want to lead us. Therefore, if neither of the candidates that are presented to us are worthy of our votes, why should we compromise ourselves and our faith for the sake of winning this election?
I want you to know that I have long admired Kay Arthur for her wise biblical teaching, as well as Dr. James Dobson, and the other Christian leaders listed above. But when I see them taking an unholy stand in the name of Jesus Christ, my blood boils and I have to speak the truth, even at the risk of offending you, because I truly do love the Lord and I love you, His people, my brothers and sisters, and I hate people to take advantage of those that I love.
The only way that this nation can be saved from its current moral decline is to do as the Lord commanded in 2 Chronicles 7:14, “Then if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and heal their land (NLT). If these men and women of God truly believe the Word of God, then these are the instructions they should be giving, because the truth is the USA is becoming more and more wicked, and the election of either one of these political candidates is not enough to stop the decline, nor is it enough to stay God’s hand of judgment on this land. Brothers and sisters, our only hope is if we will humble ourselves and pray as the Lord commands.
In conclusion, I urge you to remember that it is not God’s will for us to choose the lesser of the two evils. Evil is EVIL. Therefore, it is good to end with Charles Spurgeon’s quote once more, “Of two evils, choose neither.”
Cheryl A. Showers