New firsts, new president

Like many of you, I watched last night as history was made and Barack Obama was elected the 44th president of the United States, and the first black man to not only secure a party’s nomination for the office, but be elected.  Many of us were hoping for some kind of miracle that God would intervene and turn California, Ohio, and Florida red on that map.  That did not happen, and a big win was declared for the Obama campaign.

Although I was saddened and disgusted by the refusal of Christian Americans to see that this election was about so much more than the economy and the war, I watched in pride knowing that we are in the greatest nation on the planet where opportunity is afforded to all.   We have moved from a nation where people with a different skin color were treated like animals to a nation where anyone of any race can be President.  We all watched as African-Americans across the nation were overwhelmed with joy to see that the limits are off.  I am PROUD to be an American, where Martin Luther King, Jr’s dream is coming true, despite how I feel about Obama’s policies.

If you’ve read my blog much, you know what I disagree with our President-Elect about as well as the democratic party.   Agreed, America needed change.  However, this isn’t change.  It’s a continuation of the same downward spiral we’ve been on for the past 50 or so years.  This is because Obama will select supreme court justices who will continue the slaughter of the unborn.  He will be the mouthpiece that leads this country to continue on the path that believes the sin of homosexuality is the new civil-rights issue.  His party has already said they will enact the “fairness” doctrine; a set of legislation that will unconstitutionally silence free speech in our pulpits and airwaves.  Obama and his party have also stated that they are socialists, and think socialism is the change we need.  

 I’ve seen some say that God will pour out his wrath on this nation for choosing Obama for president.  Please hear me, God isn’t GOING to pour out his wrath.  He already has long ago before this election.  He’s done this by turning our nation over to a reprobate mind, (Rom 1:28) and given us leadership according to our hearts.  Abortion, the homosexual agenda, the debt-riddled economy, war, terrorism and high taxes aren’t the cause, they are the effect.  Abortion is legal because Americans have murder in their hearts.  Homosexuality is welcomed by our government because we refuse to address the perversion in our own lives.  Our nation is bankrupt, taxes are higher, banks are failing, and homes are being lost because of greed and covetousness.   The cause is a backslidden nation, the effect is that God has let us have what we wanted and therefore turned us over to the destruction of our own flesh so our spirit may be saved  (1 Cor 5:5).  

The good news is if there were ever a time for it, now is time for a great awakening.  It’s time we as a nation turn back to God and repent for our exaltation of the false-idols of self and prosperity over Him. You may say God is still blessing America.  I believe we as a nation are still living off His blessings from long ago, and we have REFUSED His blessing by refusing his rule.  May we get back to a place where God is once again blessing America, so our children aren’t reaping the harvest we have sown in recent decades.

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8 thoughts on “New firsts, new president

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  2. Jim says:

    good word dude!

  3. Bev says:

    Your parents are right…you ARE smart. I’ll share your blog with my other preacher friends,-this needs to be preached from our pulpits–thanks.

  4. Pieter Meyer says:

    Hi TJ

    I think Christians world-wide have for too long thought that God will do some sort of “miracle” in their countries and create Christian governments so that we can all happily serve him until Jesus comes again.

    The reality is that the world is becoming more ungodly. Governments are becoming more secular. The saddest thing of all is that these merhants of hope and change – with Obama the leader – really have nothing to offer the world except empty promises.

    Any hope with Jesus Christ is no hope at all. My home country of South Africa is now undergoing some political changes. With the birth of a breakaway political party from the governing ANC party, there is hope that a strong opposition could create – in time – a healthy polarised political system as apposed to the current situation.

    The truth is the same for South Africa as for the US. Hope in political parties is not what changes people or countries. Growth in any political opposition mostly have the hunger for power and selfish ambition at its roots.

    Christians from all countries should unite and pray that God give us true hope. Hope for more salvation for the lost before it is too late.

    The fact that many countries in the world are not ideal places to live for Christians anymore should not shock us, since we are not from this world, but our real identity should be found in heaven, and not in the country of our birth.

  5. Freddie says:

    neither Barrack Obama or his party, ever claimed to be socialist nor did they say “socialism is the change we need”. Though they were accused by the republican party several times. Even the socialist party said he stood for everything they were against, capitalism. Also, for a christian, your not very accepting of different people. I just like to pray and think whatever happens is God’s will. God wanted it to happen. Feel free to email me.

  6. kevin says:

    I agree with you elder on the props to a country which has embraced diversity to the highest level. If only Dr.King could’ve reached the office instead of Barack. That would have been the true accomplishment.

    We may not have succeeded in the presidency during this election, but a huge statement was made about gay marriage. California polls say that 7 out of 10 african Americans voted against gay marriage. I don’t think this was the result that Acorn and other groups expected. Thankfully.

  7. It’s interesting to me that to hear so many people readily agree that “we need change” – When Stalin put up the Berlin wall – that was change. I’m amazed that we were so hungry for change as a nation that we don’t care what we are changing to…

    Disclaimer: I am NOT comparing Obama to Stalin – merely illustrating that change isn’t always a good thing…

  8. Thyra says:

    According to the word of God all Christians are expected to pray for ALL that are in authority.
    The Word of God also states that because God could find no one standing in the gap before Him for the land, He poured out his indignation.
    Is the Church of the USA standing in the gap or is the Church just waiting to see God pour out His indignation.
    The crisis is not President Barrack’s fault; what about years of disobedience, greed, lack of love. Abortion and homosexuality are not new, either.

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