VOTING—in America— BIBLICALLY !
First published in our NEWSLETTER, Sep 2022
ISSUES...POLITICAL OR BIBLICAL?
The 2022 elections are upon us. America has fallen asleep to its founding principals (Biblical Principals).
Is the American-Remnant (Believers in Jesus Christ) asleep, or awake?
Do not apologize for standing up for what the Bible says about good and evil issues. Long before political parties, today's issues were addressed FIRST by the unchanging Word of God.
If there is no God, then God has not spoken. However, since God has spoken, is it only with a meaning to be determined in the eyes of the reader? Unbelievers think so! That way they can portray themselves as believers, but classify today's "issues", not as good or evil in the eyes of God, but as good or evil in the eyes of the voter (or the political party).
And that is where America is at as the country continues in its political & social meltdown.
But God has spoken literally and plainly! To read the Bible in its straightforward sense regarding today's issues is to remove its meaning from the eyes of the reader, and put the meaning back into the mouth of God. That is why we are instructed by Jesus to "live by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God." (Mat 4:4) In that statement is the implicit presumption that, first, "every word from the mouth of God" can be understood "as written", and second, that good and evil in the eyes of God ECLIPSES good and evil in the eyes of the voter or his political party.
RIGHT: Norman Rockwell self portrait at the Voting Booth.
(Christian graphic enhancements added)
So, do not apologize, for either...
1. your stance on a "political" issue which is first and foremost a Biblical issue,
2. or for fear of offending someone’s "rights"; What about God's Rights?
In our past Prophecy Retreats we have studied what the Bible says about a Christian's responsibility leading up to, and inside, the voting booth. We looked at Deuteronomy's message on
CHOICES AND CONSEQUENCES (Deu 30:19),
which is what casting a vote amounts to. (more HERE)
1. Choices have consequences (Gen 2.17)
2. The Bible gives mankind Freedom Of Choice... with Consequences
(Gen 3 and the Garden of Eden; Deu 30.19) More to right... > > >
3. We are free to Choose...
Good/Evil... Right/Wrong,,, Truth/Error... Light/Darkness... God/Satan
4. God's Word (Bible) gives direction on Choice, and is accessible to all.
5. Free Choice can be "what is right in every man's eyes"
(Jdg 17.6), or...
6. Free Choice can be "what is right in the eye's of the Lord"
(Deu 21:9; 2 Kg 10:30)
7. "The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous... [and] against evildoers" (Ps 34:15);
Therefore, bring His righteousness into the voting booth.
8. Choices have consequences that are spelled out in God's Word (Bible)—
Began in the Garden of Eden
Extends to all Nations (Jer 18.7-10)
9. America has Choices to make.
God’s Word is our Guide.
The Consequences are Clear.
Some of today's "political" issues are listed below. We must remember that far above any political party, God long ago spoke about each of them.
ABOVE: How to achieve “What is right in the eye’s of the Voter”
—Remove the parts of God’s Word (the Scriptures) we don’t like!
ABORTION (more HERE)
Since Jesus is "the resurrection and the life", and the "author of life" (Rom 4:17), then the issue of life is paramount.
You will recall the super-evil of the Nazi death camps of World War 2, serving their satanic purpose in the holocaust-destruction of 6 million human lives who happened to be Jewish. Calling evil by its name, America also has death camps. These “abortion clinics” have “dispensed” with a similar number of human beings, their only “crime” being that they were too tiny to qualify for human rights and too “preemie” to protest against their dismemberment as an inconvenient intrusion into the lives of big people who were supposed to be their parents, protectors and nurturers. Can you imagine these abortions being divinely-affirmed at the resurrection by those millions of miniature human bodies being left UN-resurrected because at the time of their destruction they registered no brain wave activity, or no discernible heartbeat, or because they were deemed “un-viable”? Not according to the God we serve!
And it came about that when Elizabeth [pregnant with John the Baptist] heard Mary's [pregnant with Jesus] greeting, the baby leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. (Luke 1:41)
For Thou didst form my inward parts; Thou didst weave me in my mother's womb. (Psalms 139:13)
Abortion is the destruction of the "Image of God".
And God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
College professors are now required to affirm a commitment to "diversity, equity, and inclusion" to earn tenure at the College. A sample College requirement reads, "Only professors who submit persuasive and inspiring diversity statement" can retain employment security at that College. This, of course, means teaching inclusion of the so-called LGBTQ lifestyle as good and right.
In light of the Bible, if Jesus were to make application to that College, He would be required to submit and sign its WOKE statement of "inclusion, diversity, and equity" and deny Mark 10:6 and Luke 17:28-29, etc.
So, when someone challenges us to become broadminded and "inclusive", let us place our response on the shoulders of Jesus (He can bear it), not on the rationale of our own reasoning or our political party. Let us declare that the Word of God, as written, is our guide—and God's Rights are our first concern.
The key words behind the gay-rights movement are “Liberty & Freedom.” But the underlying social movement is “Liberty and Freedom from the Bible.”
The Bible says that as it was in the days of Lot (gay-rights parades in Sodom), “it will be just the same on the day that the Son of Man is revealed.” (Luke 17:28-30) Romans 1:24-32 and 1 Cor. 6:9-10 condemn homosexuality. Should we apologize for doing the same?
But what about “gay” people. They are still beloved of the Lord. (John 3:16) The Scripture is very simple. Jesus came to save sinners, not the “righteous.” (Mat. 9:13; 1 Tim. 1:15) So, along with gay people, we all fit into the category of “sinners”. (Rom. 3:23) When a gay person tries to get saved by reforming his/her lifestyle, it doesn’t work, for we are saved through faith, not by works. (Eph. 2:8-9) But when they “believe in the Lord Jesus Christ,” (Acts 16:31) then AT THAT MOMENT AND FOREVERMORE they are accepted by the Father, in the righteousness of Christ. (Phi. 3:9)
Let us have compassion on the lost—and show them the abounding GRACE OF JESUS. And then the Holy Spirit will enable them to live for Christ.
LGBTQ GENDER CHOICE,
i.e., “choose your own male, female, or in-between gender”
And God created man in His own image,
in the image of God He created him;
male and female He created them.
Jesus affirmed the above when He said, “From the beginning of Creation, God made them male and female. ”(Mark 10:6).
How to change a Biblical-Moral issue into a Civil Rights issue. Justice Dept.— ”Discriminating against gays in marriage
violates the equal-protection clause.”
BUT WHAT ABOUT THIS CLAUSE... GOD'S RIGHTS?
'You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female;
it is an abomination.” Leviticus 18:22
DID IT CHANGE IN THE New Testament ?
“...the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.” Romans 1:26-27
BORDERS (more HERE)
SUMMARY POINTS of our Prophecy Retreat, Jan 10 2019, followed by the outline of our Dec 15 2018 Prophecy Retreat (below)
1. Their is a specific sequence of events leading to the coming One World Empire (Dan. 7:23-27).
2. That international Antichrist Empire will be borderless
(Rev. 13:4, 7).
3. Nations will retain their identities (Psa. 2; Zec. 12:3; 14:2)--but not their sovereignty (Rev. 16:12-16).
4. The Focus of End Time Events will be on the Bible Lands and Nations (Psa. 83; Isa. 11:11-12:6; Joel 3) —Centered on Israel (Zec. 12:6-10).
5. There are immoral, inhumane, and ungodly Walls--examples being Holocaust Death Camp Walls, Berlin Wall, Walls of Jericho (Joshua 6), etc.
6. There are God-established Walls, past, present, & future--Jerusalem is the prime example.
7. There are God-ordained borders, past, present, & future (Deu. 32:8; Dan. 4:17; Acts 17:26; Eze. 40-47 where "borders"/"boundaries" are mentioned 32 times).
8. At the time of Armageddon, the Antichrist will storm over the God-ordained Walls (Neh. 6:15-16) of Jerusalem, entering illegally into God's Holy City, in an attempt to annihilate God's Chosen People (Joel 2:7-9).
9. When King Jesus returns, His glorious eternal City will be a walled-city (Re 21.12) with 12 ports of legal entry (Re 21.12, 26-27), requiring a citizenship (Ph 3.20) and a passport (John 3:16).
Clearly, Legal Borders, Legal Ports of Entry, & Legal Immigration is Biblical.
Nations without borders is the policy of the Antichrist. The Antichrist rejects Borders (Rev 13:7). But it is God who ordained Borders (Acts 17:26).
[In the Last Days] "lawlessness is increased" (Mat 24:12)
Note from this passage that there will rise up a generation that will reap the results of constant entertainment by dark-side animalistic-violence on TV, in the movies, via video games and reading materials.
LAW and ORDER
Godless-run cities — have a meltdown in anarchy and flames, while police dept's are defunded and immobilized. Victims become guilty, criminals become victims. Indeed, Jesus' prophecy said "lawlessness in increased."
The Bible— nothing short of God's way will restore America
"Therefore submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake, whether to the king as supreme, or to governors, as to those who are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and for the praise of those who do good. For this is the will of God, ... (1 Pet 2.13-15)
THE AMERICAN REMNANT (more HERE)
The United States was founded on the principal that the Centerpiece of our laws was the Bible. Liberty and Freedom operated within the moral context of a Judeo-Christian Moral system.
Today, Liberty and Freedom have been exalted above the Bible as the Centerpiece of our Judicial-Political system. Under the keyword “tolerance,” the belief systems of the world all become co-equal. With no guidance or restraint from the Bible, Liberty and Freedom have become licentious.
Can AMERICA once again be “a shining light on a hill”? (quote by President Ronald Reagan)
Perfect Justice?—“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish justice” (U.S. Constitution Preamble)
1. Has America established “a MORE perfect union" built upon Biblical principals of justice and fairness?
3. "More Perfect" — Yes…
Senator Tim Scott (S. Carolina): "Our family went from Cotton to Congress in one lifetime. We're not fully where we want to be, but I thank God Almighty we're not where we used to be in the 1960s, or the 1890s."(Aug 24, 2020)
Former U.N. Ambassador Niki Haley: "America is not perfect, but the principals we hold dear ARE perfect.
We must inscribe the Word Of God on our hearts & carry it into the Voting Booth ! Indeed, Choices have Consequences.
CLIMATE CHANGE (more HERE)
“Unless drastic measures to reduce greenhouse gases are taken within the next 10 years, the world will reach a point of no return.”
Former Vice President Al Gore, 2006
“The world is going to end in 12 years if we don't address climate change”
US Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 2019
The BIBLE'S CLIMATE CHANGE message...
"... the LORD said to Himself, 'I will never again curse the ground ... While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, And cold and heat, And summer and winter, And day and night Shall not cease.' "
So, again, let’s not apologize for standing up for what the Bible says about good and evil issues. Long before political parties, today's issues were addressed FIRST by the unchanging Word of God. May God grant us the grace to take the Word of God with us into the Voting Booth and
CHOOSE in the NAME OF JESUS!