That should start the war of words and possibly become a boiling cauldron of controversy, but I believe I heard that in my heart as I was praying. You may believe God no longer speaks and that He is not interested in politics, but I do. I believe that God is the Living God and concerned with life, all aspects of it! Hebrews 13:8 informs us that Jesus is unchanging and the same past, present, and future. Therefore, I believe if God did, He does and will continue to do whatever He pleases.
I have been deeply troubled over America and weep over the conditions that exist in America and the Church. On more than one occasion, as I was praying and meditating on the Word and the situation, I had a sense in my heart that God was impressing me with a unique thought. I did not hear an audible voice, but it was an impression upon my heart that spoke into my spiritual hearing. What I heard got my attention and caused me to sense a need to repent for myself and my nation as well as the church.
I believe God is speaking to His Body, the Church, and saying, “This election is up to you.” I sensed in my heart that the LORD is very unhappy with the division in the church today. When the Body of Christ pits itself against each other, the devil and evil win. I believe there are some clear biblical and constitutional guidelines that should be the determining factors for our political decisions as individuals and nations. I want to briefly address that statement in the following paragraphs and hope what I say will resonate with you.
I have a sense that the LORD was directing me to drop the view of him vs him or them vs us and focus on policy, position, agenda, and ideology. I am sensing a deep need to review the party platforms of both major political parties and compare them to the Law of God. When I say the Law of God, I do not mean the Levitical Law, but God’s precepts and principles as detailed in the Bible. I believe that if a political party takes a position that is in direct violation of God’s Word, I need to pay careful attention to that fact.
If we focus on personalities, we will be in danger of missing the important elements of the agenda and may facilitate the rise of an evil that produces a condition far worse than our discomfort with a personality. If we focus on people, we will not see the big picture and be easily swayed by emotion rather than reason and reality. If we allow our political, social, business, and spiritual decisions to be based on emotion we are easy targets for deception. Feelings come and feelings go, but facts are constant, and the truth remains true regardless of how we feel. We should be a seeker of facts and truth and a people who seek to see the Big Picture not the Actors on the Stage.
I will not attempt to walk through all the agenda of the two political parties but one that should be huge for Christians and Constitutionalists is Abortion. There is nothing in the American Constitution that affords the right to an abortion. It could be argued that it is an individual State issue covered by the 10th Amendment but there is no constitutional provision for abortion. Truthfully, there is a constitutional prohibition revealed in the Declaration of Independence that we have the inalienable right to Life. You can deem that life in the womb a blob, a mass of tissue, and a lifeless form until it has been birthed but that is not medically or scientifically defensible.
On a biblical level abortion violates the heart of God. I do not know how any believer could argue that God supports or allow abortion and abortion on demand. When I consider passages such as Isaiah 44:24, “Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, and the One who formed you in the womb, ‘I the LORD, am the maker of all things, stretching out the heavens by Myself, and spreading out the earth all alone…” How can I deny that that being in the womb is not a fetus but a baby, a life, a person, and a human waiting to be birthed?
I also refer to Jeremiah 1:5 where God said to the prophet, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” God knew Jeremiah before he was conceived and determined the purpose of his life before he was born. How then can I deny that that being in the womb is a life and if it is a life then it has the constitutional protection of the Right to Life? To deny that right is to commit murder. That will make some so angry they want me tarred and feathered but I believe it and it is a deep core conviction of my heart.
When it comes to things like same-sex marriages, I won’t list all the biblical directives about gender, sex, lifestyles, and actions but will declare that God calls it an abomination. Yes, sexual preference! Therefore, if a party endorses that lifestyle and argues that those who do not believe nor practice that lifestyle must accommodate, in violation of their faith, those practices I resist. If you consider my statement ‘gay-bashing’ please don’t. Although difficult, I constantly attempt to divest the person from the action and can honestly say, I love them but reject their lifestyle.
Those who argue they are Constitutional Originalists but are pro Biden and the Democrats, I ask how can you take that position? Do you believe that the 2nd Amendment is constitutional and the view of the Original Intent of the Framers? Biden, Harris, and the Democrats do not, so how can you support them and yet insist you are what you claim? Do you believe in the right of personal property? Do you believe the massive entitlements are constitutional? Our framers argued they are not, but the Democrats see them as a vehicle to power. How can you support the Democrats from a Constitutional basis? I could also include Freedom of Speech and Religion!
The Democrats oppose all federal and state laws that prohibit or restrict abortion. They support restoring taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood. They desire to repeal the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits federal funds from being used for abortion services. The Democrats support mandatory testing, treatment, and eventual vaccines for COVID-19 and who knows what next. They want to expand Obamacare and make it mandatory for all citizens. They support the Climate Change Paris Agreement and want to impose the New Green Deal on us and virtually destroy our fossil fuel industry.
The Democrats are in support of defunding the police. They support the revision of American history and the removal of all things related to God and Christianity from the public square. They support the mandatory exercise of political correctness and demand that we endorse the myriad of genders now called valid. They want to expand the education of our children and teach the revised history and science to fit the Leftist Agenda and Ideology. They want to erase American sovereignty as a nation and open our borders to give unlimited ingress and egress for anyone anytime and from anywhere for any purpose.
The Democrats are in favor of mandating to the Churches what is politically acceptable for them to accept or reject and to preach from the pulpits. There is much more, but as a Christian and as one who believes in the Constitutional being interpreted from an Originalist position, I must reject them.
What I sensed from God was that the Church MUST return to Him and unite to fight evil. We MUST return to the Bible and the precepts and principles of God and pray like never before. We must pray as Elijah prayed ‘earnestly’ and ‘fervently’. We must follow the mandate of 2 Chronicles 7:14 and pray for Peace and Restoration.
This cannot be about personalities it must be about principles, policies, agendas, and ideologies. If we are unable to divest the personality from the mix and focus on the agenda and platform, we will continue the division. If we can come together based on God’s Word and the Constitution we can and will determine this election and every future election. IT IS UP TO US!
God bless you and God bless America!