Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Post Election Thoughts & Ramblings

Election 2012 is (mostly) over.  Here is a list of random thoughts the day after:

I would suggest that:

Sooner or later, for better or worse, a country gets the gov't it desires or deserves.

If you want to spend time bashing the president and congress, fine.  However, make sure you spend as much more time praying for those elected officials.

The national debt is going nowhere anytime soon.  At least not down.

Uncertainty will remain in the markets, fuel prices, and with jobs.

War on women?  Seriously?  You've never been to a Muslim country have you?

Rush, Beck, Hannity etc. are about one third right, one third full of BS, and one third ego.

Dick Morris is a professional prognosticator.  How he is taken seriously baffles me.  After all, didn't he write a book called "Condi v Hillary"  

Those who claim to be ready to move to Canada or Switzerland haven't thought thru that statement very well.

If your church didn't preach the Gospel of Jesus but rather preached about the election prior to Tuesday, and preaches apocalypse post election, that's part of the problem.

For a Christian, if you don't hold to the sovereignty of God over all things, including elections, you are undeniably distraught today.  The question though is not why did this happen, but why am I not trusting God?

Mitt Romney is semi-conservative at best.  As long as the Republican party puts forth men who largely appeal to all white and uptight rich guys, don't be surprised at the results.  Church take notice.

America's demographics have changed.  This isn't 1950's America.  Those days are gone.  The Repubs need to take notice.  So does the church.

The sun still rose today.

Significant issues were glossed over or ignored during this campaign such as food production & security and environmental issues.  Meanwhile both parties toe the status quo of needing "more teachers, more cops, more military, more more more..."

All  the while liberties and freedoms continue to be stripped while drones fly over our own soil, cameras watch our every move, and gov't agencies make unconstitutional raids, searches, and seizures.  But hey, who wants to quibble with that when Big Bird is threatened. 

Don't forget, it was Bush who gave us the Patriot Act, No Child Left Behind, and John Roberts.

15 trillion in debt and nuclear bombs doesn't make a country a superpower.  It often makes it a bully that's bad at math.

To think we are the lone superpower on Earth is naive.  

Paraphrasing Doug Wilson: The choices are (were) between Stage 4 and Stage 1 cancer.  Stage 1 cancer is better, but that doesn't mean I'd want to put that sign in my yard.  

Jesus is neither a Dem or a Repub.  To label him in such a way is blasphemy.  God Bless America is not his favorite song.  Too many Republicans for too long have elevated their platform to equal status of Holy Scripture.  As Tullian Tchividjian wrote:  Jesus + Nothing = Everything.  Or said another way, Jesus + Anything ruins everything.

Read more Carl Trueman, Kevin DeYoung, Russell Moore, Jonathan Pennington, Jay Sanders, Marty Duren.

Real hope and true change is found in Christ alone.  Not a political party.  That's a world I'd like to be united around.

What are your suggestions?

"...till you know that the Most High rules the kingdom of men and gives it to whom he will." 
Daniel 4:25

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