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Summary: Reveals the Christian’s response to the election.

“Obama Wins!”

November 9th, 2008

1 Peter 2:13-17; Romans 13:1-7

Obama wins! The newspaper shouts out at me Wednesday morning. The news commentators are virtually dancing in glee on TV. The gays in San Francisco are literally dancing in the street. The TV shows the terrorist and our enemies overseas dancing in the street. Their man won! Liberals have won at almost every level. Teens can continue to go get an abortion without their parent’s knowledge or consent.

Only a few conservative values pass. Same sex marriage is defeated – but only narrowly. Hollywood won. The left wing media won. Socialism won. The liberals have a majority in the house and senate. They have the presidency and the United States Supreme Court. I fear our country is in a downward spiral that will quickly result in our destruction as the nation we once knew.

Our forefathers wisely created a government that had a balance of power between the legislative, judicial and the executive powers - and now that balance has shifted away from everything our country was founded on. Now that one party is in power – we may see the change they wanted. The killing of millions of babies probably will continue. Homosexuals and perverts will continue to devour our children as they actively promote their agenda in our public schools. Not only will they educate them in detestable homosexual practices – but they may actively enlist them in their life style. Christians and people of value may continue to diminish and could very like soon become the enemy of the state. As I said last week, we will be called haters and exclusionary because of our belief in the Bible.

But we knew this was going to happen, didn’t we? Those of us who believe we are living in the end times saw this coming. Paul wrote 2000 years ago:

But mark this: there will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them.” 2 Timothy 3:1-5

Paul sums it up in verse 12. He says:

In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, while evil men and imposters will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.”

That doesn’t paint a very bright picture for the Christian, does it? But I have good news for you. God is still on the throne! God is still in control. When the dust has settled and the air is clear – we will emerge victorious with Him. And one day every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus is Lord.

So what are we to do now? How should the Christian react to all this? Well, a lot of Christian were deceived and voted for this change. This couldn’t have happened without the Christian vote. Some voted for Obama simply because he is black – and that is as racists as the one who didn’t vote for him because he is black. Some Christians, with their vote, unwittingly promoted the anti-Christian agenda. The blood of countless infants will be on their hands. The homosexual perversion will be their doing. The anti-home and anti-Christian agenda will be partly their fault. And many good Christian people will be responsible for what is to come in the days ahead.

Aren’t you glad God is forgiving and merciful? He still loves us. He still is for us in spite of unwise choices we make – but we will live with the consequences of those choices. And the bible gives us some clear direction on what to do and how to live. We’ve been in this place before. Christians have always gone against the mainstream. We’ve always been the minority – and always will in this life. Christians have been martyred since the first century. Christians have been persecuted since the time of Christ. We have some experience with this. Let’s take a look at what the bible says we should do.

“Submit yourselves for the Lord Sake to every authority instituted among men: whether to the king, as the supreme authority, or to governors, who are sent to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right.”

That verse is a little confusing to a lot a people. Is it saying that we are to blindly go along with anyone in power? Are we to submit to the authorities – no matter what? Or are those who do right and punish wrong the only ones that have God’s authority – and we are to submit only to them? The others do not have the authority to make you disobey God.

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