(Titus 3:1; Psalms 75:7; 1 Samuel 2:7; Genesis 45:8)
Even though the
election for the next President of the United States is still 22 months
away, based on who the most likely people are to win the highest office in
the land, now would be a very good time for all those who know Christ as
their Savior to get on their knees and start praying in earnest. I have
discussed often in the past how the President is the Commander-in-Chief, not
the Pastor-in-Chief. However, the person in that office has the ability to
steer the spiritual direction of this nation towards God and Biblical
values, or away from God and Biblical values. That is why Christians MUST
be involved in the political process and make our voice heard in trying to
lead this nation back to the Godly principles and values that we once held
and are now so far away from.
The Bible says that it is God who allows men (and women) to rise to power.
No person will occupy 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue unless God allows them to.
In talking about who the next President will be, we have to look
realistically at the system that is currently in place for a person to
ascend to that office. As of today, it is virtually impossible, save a
sovereign move of God, for someone outside of the Republican or Democratic
parties to ever become President. It takes hundreds of millions of dollars
and a "human machine" in all 50 states to have any chance at becoming
President, and our current two-party system has insured that nobody outside
of their parties has a legitimate chance at getting elected President.
Having laid that foundation, let's take a look at who the two parties will
most likely nominate as their candidate for President in 2008. The
Democratic Party really only has 3 people that as of today have a legitimate
chance at winning their parties nomination. You have the Senator from
Illinois, Barak Obama, who has yet to even complete one term in national
office and lacks the experience or qualifications to run the nation.
However, he is a charismatic, engaging, and well-spoken man who has gained
tremendous popularity in recent months. But he does not have the finances
or infrastructure to seriously contend in 2008, and is in the race for the
exposure he will gain to become a real force in 2012. It should be noted
that Obama was raised as a Muslim and only recently started attending a
Christian church. However, the United Church of Christ he is part of is a
very liberal denomination that supports gay rights, abortion, and denies the
Absolute Truth of God's Word. In searching scores of transcripts, never
once has he ever proclaimed that Jesus is His Savior and renounced Islam.
The two most likely people who will end up being the candidate for the
Democratic party are John Kerry and Hillary Clinton. Kerry still commands
lots of clout within the Democratic Party due to his narrow defeat in 2004
and has the ability to raise the money needed and put the machinery in place
for a Presidential run. Clinton is the current front-runner, and due to her
8 years in the White House as First Lady, her years now as a Senator from
the State of New York, she has everything she needs to not only run for
President but actually get elected.
Suffice it to say, on the social and spiritual issues facing our nation,
whoever ends up as the nominee for the Democratic Party will be in favor of
special rights for gays, gay marriage and adoption, support a woman's right
to kill her baby, and will not take a real Biblical stand on the social
issues we face in our nation today. The fact is, no person will ever be
able to get the nomination of the Democratic Party without taking stands in
clear opposition to God and His Word on the key social and spiritual issues
of our day.
In the Republican party, you have three legitimate candidates who currently
have the ability to make a real run for the White House in 2008. You have
Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, Arizona Senator John McCain, and former
New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Both Giuliani and McCain support gay
marriage and abortion. Romney is clearly pro-life and supports God's Holy
Institution of Marriage, however he is an active member of the Mormon cult.
Don't you know that this hideous cult leading millions of souls to eternal
damnation would LOVE to have one of their own occupying the most powerful
office in the world? I shudder to think of what it would be like to have a
visible member of that cult as our next President, even though he would most
likely take a Biblical stand on the key social and spiritual issues of our
Are there others? Certainly. Both parties have scores of people who will
be trying to win their parties nomination. We will also have dozens of
other parties with candidates. Some of those other parties will actually
have men running who will take a real stand for God and His Word on the
spiritual and social issues and be unashamed followers of Jesus Christ, but
due to how our two-party system works today have ZERO chance (short of a
sovereign move of God) of ever getting elected. The cold hard reality is,
others in the Democratic and Republican parties simply can't raise enough
money nor put together the national machine to compete with the leading
candidates I have mentioned, nor can anyone outside of those two parties.
Now maybe you can understand why the first 6 years of the Bush Presidency
were so critical and how devastating it was to the Christians who put him
into office twice, to watch him fail to lead on the key social and spiritual
issues our nation is facing despite his many promises to do so. We already
saw last November how Christians stayed home, disillusioned with being lied
to and used by President Bush. Based on who the most likely choices will be
in 2008, I am afraid we will see Christians staying home again, since
neither party will have a candidate running who is going to even try to lead
this nation back to God and Biblical values, only further away.
So what is the answer? PRAYER! Pray that God will raise up a man or woman
in one of the two parties who won't be afraid to take a stand for Christ,
for faith, and for the spiritual and social issues of the day. I honestly
don't know who that person would be, since again, without the ability to
raise several hundred million dollars and build the human machine in all 50
states needed to run a national campaign, getting the parties nomination,
let alone getting elected, is impossible. But God is able to raise up the
right man for the right time to be President and that needs to be the focus
of our prayers.
I love you and care about you so much. I will be praying for you today as
you begin to do your homework and pray about those running to be our next
President. As Believers, we are responsible for doing our best to elect
those who will help lead this nation back to God, not away from Him. The
fact is, all candidates will use God's name to try and get elected. The key
is, which ones will actually honor God's name and His Word once in office.
Let me encourage you today. No matter who the next President of the United
States is, it is not their job to lead this nation back to God and to
Biblical values, it is the job of those who know Jesus Christ as their
Savior. It is the job of the SPIRITUAL LEADERS, not the political leaders
to inspire the people to righteousness! Why do we expect someone in
Washington, even the President, to do the job God has called us to do?
Personally, I will pray for whoever our next President is like God's Word
commands us to, just like I prayed for Present Clinton every day and
currently pray for President Bush every day. But I am not going to sit back
and wait for even the Present to do the job God has called me to do!
I don't expect any longer our government to take a Biblical stand on the
social and spiritual issues of the day. I wish they would, and will try to
elect people into office who will, but ultimately it is my job to lead the
people back to Biblical values. So no matter who may become the next
President, never forget that if you know Jesus as your Savior, it is YOUR
JOB, not theirs, to bring God's Truth into the place you live each day.
Even though abortion may be legal, get a pregnant woman who is thinking of
killing her baby saved and guess what, she will let that baby live! Get the
man who involved in homosexual relationships saved and guess what, when he
gets married it will be to a WOMAN as God intended!
Getting people saved and keeping the Absolute Truth of God's Word IN THE
MARKETPLACE is the key to seeing this nation come back to God and Biblical
values no matter who the next President is!!!