Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The Obligatory Post-Election Post

If you voted for Barack Obama: Congratulations, and thanks for voting!

If you voted for Mitt Romney:  Thanks for voting.  Better luck next time!

If you voted for a third party candidate:  Way to be a rebel and still vote.  Good for you!

If you chose not to vote:  I affirm your right to abstain from voting.

Ok, that's out of the way.

Republicans, Conservatives, Religious Right:  It's ok.  Really.

This election (like any election) was not God vs. Satan.  God (Romney) did not lose to Satan (Obama).  God (the Almighty) is not punishing America by "giving us what we deserve."

God is in control.  He is Love, not some masochistic puppeteer who gleefully punishes His minions for failing some cosmic test.

Barack Obama is not some anti-Christ or anti-patriot.  In fact, John Fea, a history professor at Messiah College in Pennsylvania, wrote,

 "Obama may be the most explicitly Christian president in American history. If we analyze his language in the same way that historians examine the religious language of the Founding Fathers or even George W. Bush, we will find that Obama’s piety, use of the Bible, and references to Christian faith and theology put most other American presidents to shame on this front. I think there may be good reasons why some people will not vote for Obama in November, but his commitment to Christianity is not one of them."

Take the time to compare your beliefs to the President's.  Not what you think he believes (he is not, nor has ever been Muslim), or what you've heard he believes.  Take the time to research what President Obama's faith is.  Read his own words.  The similarities may surprise you.

Furthermore, if you acknowledge God's sovereignty, you must also acknowledge that Barack Obama is God's ordained President of the United States for this period of time.  Pray for him. Do not pray against him (Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Psalm 109:8 comes to mind), but for him.  Pray for his health, his family, his decisions for our country.  Pray blessings on our President, even if you disagree with his politics.

I'm pretty sure there are some Scriptures about that you don't see posted on Facebook.