Monday, November 03, 2008

4 Things Christians Need to Do When Obama Wins the Election

 

1.     Sincerely pray the best for him.  When Obama is elected he will be an authority over us (Rom. 13:1-7).  If you consider him an enemy you should pray all the more.  Prayer will help purge the church of vitriol surrounding the campaign, and  allow us to be a light to the majority of Americans who did vote for the new president.

2.     Remind yourself that your money is God’s money anyway. Most of the readers of this blog will not fall into the $250,000 category that Obama threatens.  It is, though,  highly likely that his increased spending will find its way to our wallet.  But, even if the most dire predictions of economic downturn come true because of his policies, we all need to remember that God has promised to supply our needs.  He made everything and we have no right to worry about what someone takes from us.

3.     Remember that the church is global.  Our first loyalty is to the church, not America.  We need to exhaust the same energies we have put into this election into the health of the global church.

4.     Show compassion to unwed mothers, and ask God daily whether you should adopt.  I can find many reasons to vote for McCain over Obama, but none is bigger than the issue of life.  Obama's history of abortion votes is awful.  I do fear that much of the progress that has been made in this area will be undone.  But this is only in the legal arena.  The battle for hearts and lives demands a much more personal approach.  I hope that those who came to the defense of Palin's daughter will be as quick when it is a girl in their local high school.

9 comments:

RK said...

Wait a second, are you voting for Obama? Because a vote for Obama, is a vote for the death of Israel. I hope you can sleep at night! You know his middle name is Hussein, right?

Chris said...

I don't think RK can read very well. At any rate, you appear to have given up, using "when" instead of "if" in your title. I do (pretty much) agree with your points, though. As far as the finances go--If we made it through 8 years of Bush spending, we can surely make it through 4 years of Obama.

RK said...

Whoah Chris, I can read. Its just that, people need to be clear on the magnitude and significance fo this election. His post leaves alot to be desired. Obama is not to be trusted. Just want eveyone to be informed. Thats all, friend.

Wolf Family said...

thanks for the encouraging words... these really are things we as Christians should remember!!!!

aaronash said...

Rhett it is too bad you came to this conclusion after you voted.

Chris, I would be very interested to hear what you don't agree with. I'm beginning to wonder what it takes to make people argue with me.

RK said...

Okay, no more stupid, dumb, unfunny posts by RK.

In all seriousness, I think your suggestions are quite profound Mr. Ash. Unity over division is always a good thing. Thanks for the reminder.

I thought John McCain's speech last night was in credibly classy, honorable, and even moving. Hopefully, everyone can follow his lead as we move forward from here.

God Bless, and thanks for the post Aaron.

dwain said...

Had more to say than would fit in a comment, so it's at my site.

Chris said...

I don't know that I would say I disagree with you, Aaron, but I'm evolving in my understanding of Romans 13. Your interpretation would condemn the American revolutionaries and Dietrich Bonhoeffer. I am not sure we are correctly hearing the message Paul was trying to convey in that passage.

Ken L said...

I can't get past the life thing either, and it irks me that so many "Christians" can. If every "Christian" would vot pro-life, there wouldn't be a Democratic party that supports abortion.