A Biblical Response to Current Events – 8-20-20
What Really Matters
What’s Happening: “The closer it gets to election day (Novemer 3), the louder the brouhaha over mail-in voting becomes. With only 75 days to go, the Democrats are pushing early and mail-in voting while the Republicans are stoking fears of voter fraud. The Democrats are trying to overcome the apparent enthusiasm lead of the Trump Camp…the Republicans are threatening their opposition’s efforts at increasing emergency funding for the Postal Service. If Democrats get their way, we may not know the election results for weeks or months after the election – a bill is being contemplated that will make the postmark, not the day a ballot is received, the determining factor as to whether a vote gets counted (https://www.yahoo.com/news/could-the-fight-over-mailin-voting-decide-the-election-215232239.html). Quoting from the Yahoo News 360 article of the 18th: ‘“Democrats call it voter suppression; we can all agree to call it disturbing. For Republicans trying to stave off a Democratic takeover of the Senate and the White House, owning this outrage is mind-bogglingly dumb.” — A.B. Stoddard, RealClearPolitics.”
Knee-Jerk Response: “So, use the mail, or don’t use the mail?”
Biblical Response: “It is a little confusing…I guess it depends on to whom you are talking. The funny thing is, it’s not the real issue. What scares me is that the ‘Grand Experiment’ that is America – a people voting for others to lead them – is antithetical for anybody but a Christian electorate. We used to have a Christian consensus…but not anymore. Generations of atheistic teaching in our institutions of higher education and the removal of prayer and the Bible from public schools has had their cumulative secularizing effect. As long as the American electorate could be counted on to hear from God, we would only elect those leaders that He wanted. What really matters – whether the electorate can still hear from God – is conditional on the majority asking for His guidance. They no longer do, so He no longer guides them The result is rule by a secular majority…and, as Ben Franklin was quoting Scripture, that has never worked out well (Ps. 127:1).”
“Christians? Now is the time to fast and pray:
‘…and My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land.’ (2 Chron. 7:14 NASU)”
Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray: “Heavenly Father, we need Divine intervention…just as You orchestrated our founding, we ask You to be heavily involved in this election; in Jesus’ Name, amen.
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