Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Forgive me if I violate any of the rules of blogger etiquette here, it's my first time.

I basically just wanted to chime in on the election and all that good stuff. First of all I have to give props to Barack Obama for being the first African-American president of the US. I was kind of hoping my son could eventually fill that position, but it's all good anyway.

That being said, I wasn't an Obama supporter. Wasn't much of a Mccain supporter either, but I voted for Mccain. No need for me to get into all the reasons why I was for or against either guy, since the election is over and all.

The main reason I started blogging is because I'm noticing that a lot of Christians are kind of bummed right now. And when I say "Christians", I'm talking about Socially Conservative Christians. I mean, for a while now, Christians have kind of been on a politically motivated high, because in recent years, we've had a stronger voice and we've become more of a force for "liberals" to reckon with. And for most Christians that has seemed like a good thing. I mean, for me it seemed like a good thing. But really I'm not so sure anymore. I'm not so sure that this hasn't been kind of a false security, or a crutch for us. It's like there's a part of our faith that we haven't had to use for a while.

So what do we do, when we don't have that crutch anymore? We have a democrat president, an overwhelming majority democrat house and senate, and probably before the end of the next 4 years, a majority democrat supreme court. That means there's a pretty good chance that democrats could soon have comfortable control of all 3 branches of the US government.

For Socially Conservative Christians, that's downright scary. But the more I think about it, the absolute worst that could happen is that this country will go in a completely opposite direction than we think it should go. Abortion, gay marriage, high taxes, big government, etc.

I love this country, I really do. But the Bible's pretty clear that things won't stay peachey forever. Is now the time that things start to become less peachey? I don't know. I just know the sooner we get rid of all our crutches the sooner we'll be ready when that time comes.


bullets said...

look forward to more of your thoughts on stuff

Denise said...

Great thoughts-I do have to agree about us have a false sense of security. While I will never vote for an unrighteous man, if having a man like this as President is what it takes for the Church to rise up and BE the Church, then I say...bring it on.

WhoBeWhatie said...

Well said.

A fat cow with plenty to eat is not very concerned about his master returning with fodder.
(sound like a fortune cookie?)

I have been concerned for myself and the boday of Christ not 'looking for His return'.

WhoBeWhatie said...

Also...look forward to seeing you this weekend - peace out

New Mom said...

I do agree, but it's still scary. Especially when I think about Elon and our future child. I just don't want them growing up in a society where they are so inundated with pro-homosexuality, abortion, etc. I guess it's my job to make sure that they know that we are to be in and not of this world. It just makes teaching our kids a bit more difficult when society presents all of that as the norm. I guess Christians are about to have to really begin to draw a dividing line between popular culture's view and ours as followers of Christ. Up until this point I think we've just kindof blended in.

Plus, I'm also worried about our future as a nation when it comes to our weakened military. And then too, Matt seems to think Obama intends on allowing gays in the military. You can imagine what kind of problems this might lead to. I'm so glad Matt left Annapolis!