Thursday, March 26, 2009

Fret Not

After every national election, no mater who wins, some segment of the American populace is disturbed and fearful because of the out come. Many Christians are concerned about our current president and his administration, some are fearful because of the people who now control the Congress as well.

I used to be one of those people who got all worked up about our political leadership. Thankfully that does not happen very much any more. My Christian convictions have not changed. I remain, on theological and social issues, a very conservative Christian and social issue, like abortion, continue to be very important to me.

Still, I have peace about our current President and Congress. I know they plan to push social and economic policies that are diametrically opposite of what I believe to be right or even biblical. When I disagree with those in power, I will express my views and work for what I believe to be correct. If good is done I will rejoice. If evil prevails, then I will trust in the LORD and wait on Him.

I think Christians need to look to the Scriptures and see what the LORD advises when our rulers (Democrat and Republican) wish to promote evil policies.

Fret not yourself because of the wicked, be not envious of wrongdoers!
For they will soon fade like the grass, and wither like the green herb.
Trust in the LORD, and do good; so you will dwell in the land, and enjoy security.
Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will act.
He will bring forth your vindication as the light, and your right as the noonday
. (Ps. 37 1-6)

Our God has things well in hand. There is no reason for us to fear or to fret over what those in power are doing. As Christians we have to speak the truth, but we have to speak the truth with the proper tone. Jumping up and down or getting all worked up over political policy is not the “Christian” response to evil politics.

Issues like abortion are very important. We can not be silent about such issues, but we should not be shrill about them either.

Many years ago, I used to say that, “America’s move away from the Scriptures on issues like abortion and homosexuality will bring us under God’s judgement.” Today, I believe that is an incorrect statement.

These things will not bring us to judgement, they are God’s judgment. The ability to kill your own child is a glaring sign of Spiritual blindness and Spiritual abandonment. For any people to allow and accept the kill millions of unborn children, it is clear that the moral restraint of God’s Spirit on that people have been removed. This has certainly happened to our country and that is one of the more serious forms of judgement from God.

Long ago, God began to let go the reins of sinful restraint that kept our social ills in check. This is no longer the case and we as a nation are racing to see what new form of perversion we can make acceptable to the American people. There was a time when sex outside of marriage was seen as wrong, today it is viewed as normal. Homosexuality is now seen as acceptable lifestyle by a large and growing segment of the American people. These are examples of issues where God has decided to judge our people by loosening the moral restraints that protected our culture from moral collapse.

Seventy years ago this year, Americans were shocked at the movies to hear Rhett Butler use the word “damn” in the last words of Gone With the Wind, today that is very tame stuff even for children’s movies.

Nudity, explicit sex, vulgarity and cursing are all common movies. Music has become an extremely vulgar art form. Popular culture is sinking to the lowest common denominator at every point. This IS JUDGEMENT.

This judgement will lead to further and greater judgement, which will bring our country to repentance or destruction.

God has it all in hand. Fear no man. Fear no administration or Congress, instead, fear God and be a peace.

Be still before the LORD, and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over him who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices!
Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil.
For the wicked shall be cut off; but those who wait for the LORD shall possess the land.
Yet a little while, and the wicked will be no more; though you look well at his place, he will not be there.
But the meek shall possess the land, and delight themselves in abundant prosperity
(Ps. 37 7-11)

Coram Deo,

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