Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Why don't I write something about the election?

Because I don't need to.

Tom Chantry did it for me.

Read him. I'm likely to have more to say, but Chantry's the best I've read, and I'm content with: "What he said."

This also works.


Marla said...

Your lament for America was still very relevant. Tom Chantry was right -- America becomes more wicked all the time.
I am still stunned that a majority of the people still voted for someone who has made a disaster of things, and those [people] don't seem to think there will be any negative consequences coming. "Things will just go on as they've always done."

*sigh* Unfortunately, we humans seem to learn more through suffering and misery than prosperity. I think there is going to be a lot of learning ahead. Part of me wishes I didn't have to go through the learning curve too, but part of me knows hearts will more likely be softened to hear the Word, once the savior of government is shown to be false. Take heart. John 16:33

DJP said...

I know. It's beyond stupid even on a secular level. It's the non-Christian woman who goes back to the husband who regularly beats her to bloody rags and bellows at her to shut up when she cries.

Anonymous said...

I keep looking for the bright side in all of this. Haven't found it yet.

beachbirdie said...

Chantry captured it wonderfully.

Thanks for pointing to it. Don't know why, but I've never gone to his blog to read.

My loss!

Gabby said...

Thank you, Mr. Chantry. As a member of the family of which you spoke, I sincerely appreciate your putting pen to paper and so succinctly recording my night last night as well.

I note that those who oppose you, without fail ignore Romans 1. I can see why. Romans 1 nails it in illuminating detail. Romans 1 explains the consequences of perversion, and the resulting blindness that comes as a result of it. It also ends with a clear warning to those who approve of such atrocities.

There are none so blind as those who will not see.

lee n. field said...

So Dan, are you going to do anything differently now, in light of this turn of events, for the flock you will give account to God for?

Lex Then said...

Thank you Pastor Phillip, for this link. It is hard to accept that President Obama won re-election. I felt the same way the author Tom, but could not express in more articulate way and with the hope that is in Christ.

Just like a sermon by Phil Johnson, he said something to the effect of "we don't need more laws & legislations to make fix the country's problem, we need the gospel of Christ!"

Christ is the King of kings, the Lord of lords. May we learn look up to Him as our fortress, and guide us pilgrims in this barren land in our walk with Him.

And continue to pray for God to grant country's leaders the gift of true repentance and trust in Christ our Lord and Saviour.

Ron (aka RealityCheck) said...

“Why don't I write something about the election?”

"Tom Chantry did it for me."

Well, I haven’t read Chantry… yet, but I have read Paul.

Romans 1:28-32

Take particular notice of “debased mind” and “undiscerning”. I’m not trying to let unbelievers off the hook, I mean seriously, how does Obama make sense even from a secular perspective, but it’s pretty hard to be “discerning” with a “debased mind” when you’re an unbeliever. IOW, we shouldn’t be too surprised that people, who can’t even put an Obama sticker on their car straight, vote for the wrong guy. But what’s the “Christians” excuse? Walking around with the Holy Spirit doesn’t exactly leave a lot of room for a “debased mind”. So I guess they fit into the “undiscerning” category, but for how long? How long can we legitimately say something like, “millions of evangelicals didn’t vote or voted for Obama” before we start questioning whether these people are evangelicals at all (Yes, read that “Christians” at all). Newbie, baby, immature Christians who haven’t built up their discernment muscles yet, ok, we all have to crawl before we walk, although shouldn’t even a baby Christian get the abortion thing right? But, if you’ve been a Christian for a while, and couldn’t figure out “after four years” of this nonsense that Obama is far more “anti-Christ” than the Mormon Romney, I would suggest it’s time for you to examine yourself.

CR said...

What disappoints me is pastors failure to exhort their flock to take action. The silence in the pulpits. Pastors don't have to violate the 501c status to do this, but just to exhort the congregants their obligation.

Much was said about pastors and the church in Nazi Germany for not taking action and doing something about the holocaust. The truth is, probably a lot of rank and file Germans probably didn't know they were being slaughtered, but they did know they were being deported from their neighborhoods. At least your rank and file German maybe had an excuse of ignorance. But your Christian in America does not. Abortions are being done without secret.

I am very disappointed in pastors. I'm thankful that you said something to your congregation and even pastors like John MacArthur came out and said something.