Wednesday, March 2, 2016

The political process is incidental to our Christian lives

On "Super Tuesday" preceding the long build-up to the November Presidential elections, James R. White of Alpha and Omega Ministries wrote a long political opinion piece on his Facebook page. I was struck by the first paragraphs, which I excerpt here. To read the full opinion essay, go to his Facebook page.

As my friend Patee Jennings said: "As you contemplate your day trust God is in control and still reigning on earth no matter what....."

The political process may be a part of our lives, but it is incidental to our Christian lives. This is evidenced by the fact that even those with minimal discernment can see that America is fading into history. Yet Jesus and His word shall never fade away. (Matthew 24:35)
James R. White, Waddell, AZ, United States 
James R. White bio 
The Disenfranchisement of Sanity 
I have a somewhat unique perspective on the political process in the United States. As a professional speaker and debater with extensive experience around the globe engaging in polemics and debate (and as an Independent, unaligned with either political party), I watch the drama playing out in the US with a mixture of horror, disgust, revulsion, shock, and what would pass for humor if our freedoms, liberty, and future were not at stake. It is not that political debate has been particularly in-depth or appropriate in years past. Real “debates” have always been a rarity, but the 2016 Presidential election has reached new heights in absurdity. And this time, “evangelicals” are smack-dab in the middle, playing a pivotal role in what I am convinced will be their own downfall. 
I write from the perspective of one who believes the great experiment with liberty that was the United States Constitution is breathing its last. That grand document has reached the end of its time of usefulness. It is not that the form of government it created does not remain a perfectly valid and liberty-granting institution. It is that the people it was written for no longer exists. It was not written to govern a self-centered, ignorant, arrogant, sinful, secularist people. It was written for a “moral and religious people,” as John Adams rightly said, "It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” It is hardly surprising that we would see confusion when the words of the Constitution have lost their meaning and their ability to provide guidance.
But there is much more going on in this election year. I see clear and compelling evidence of supernatural activity in our land. Yes, I see the judgment of God upon a people who can see the videos of Planned Parenthood, aka Molech International, and not only refuse to immediately shut them down—out of simple, common humanity—but instead they prosecute those who documented the evil, and rally to the defense of the caretakers of the ovens of Dachau! This is the same nation that has festooned its government buildings with rainbow-colored lights in celebration of the overthrow of the ordinance of marriage by five robed oligarchs.
Yes, judgment is in the air. ...






7 comments :

  1. Excellent article by Mr. White.

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  2. It helps to remember that its not our turn yet. We must endure this present evil time, confident that God is sovereign and rules over the affairs of men, and that God has ordained His predetermined end and all things are working together to accomplish it. Then when Christ returns, we are granted to rule and reign with Him for 1,000 years. The measly few years these evil, proud, arrogant rulers get to claim their place in history (which won't exist) cannot begin to compare with the righteous rule of Christ. We must be patient and wait our turn while God works all things together for our good and to the praise of His glory and His anointed One, Jesus Christ. In the meantime, God is gathering in the "fullness of the Gentiles." When the bride of Christ is complete...RAPTURE!

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  3. Hi Elizabeth, Yesterday a blogger said Ted Cruz had a dominionist belief. Have you ever written on the belief ? Could you someday ?

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    1. Hi Anonymous,

      Thank you for making the suggestion. Sure, I'll research it.

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    2. Hi Anonymous,

      Thank you for making the suggestion. Sure, I'll research it.

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  4. I have some sympathy with James' analysis, and yet, there are some fundamental flaws in his reasoning:
    1: Our liberty is not at stake - our life is hidden in Christ. The US is not the Kingdom.
    2: The constitution is a fine document, but it was never perfect nor perfectly implemented.
    3: The killing of unborn children is abominable, but the killing or driving out of loyalists during and directly after the revolution and the killing of fellow Americans in the Civil war was not all that impressive either.

    All in all, we need to remember that we are citizens of heaven. Let's work for righteousness in our earthly systems, but we should put no trust in them.

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