AMERICAN CHRISTIANS USE SOUND JUDGMENT WHEN THEY VOTE?
PART 1 of 2
By Dr. Carl Parnell,
March 6, 2012
The 2012 General Election will be the most important election in the history of the United States. If the American electorate permits President Barack Hussein Obama to dupe them to reelect him to a second term of office, America will undoubtedly become a nation that completely depends on the federal government for its very existence. But, what can be done to insure that President Obama doesn’t win a second term? Basically, it would take a concentrated front from America’s Christian community to vote as they are led collectively by the Holy Spirit, instead of voting for politicians who promise economic benefits if they are elected.
Unfortunately, though, Christians in America are divided just as much as the Republicans and the Democrats. Some Christians are conservative and promote the absolute truths of the Bible. On the other hand, some Christians are liberal and promote ideas that are contrary to the Bible. For example, most Republicans are against abortion and homosexuality. Whereas, most Democrats favor abortion and homosexuality. Of course, it is extremely difficult to understand how Christians could have two different viewpoints on these two issues and both viewpoints be correct. Ultimately, since God says what He means and means what He said, one group of Christians must change their belief system and, if America is to survive as a godly and free nation, they must use sound judgment (discernment) when they vote in the 2012 General Election. But, what is sound judgment? According to the Free Dictionary, Sound judgment is “the capacity to assess situations or circumstances shrewdly and to draw sound conclusions.” However, if they use bad judgment again, America will become a nation that would be unrecognizable and unacceptable by the Founding Fathers.
Therefore, what can be done to insure that Christians use sound judgment when they vote this year and every year in the future? First, Christians must realize that the absolute truths in the Bible never change Therefore, there cannot be two sides to Biblical issues. As a result, Christians who promote cultural issues that the Bible condemns and vote for men and women who advocate the same issues should realize that they are guilty of rebellion against God and His Holy Word. They should ask the Holy Spirit to lead them back to God and to show them the absolute truths that are contained in His Holy Word. Then, they should take God’s Word at face value and vote as the Holy Spirit leads them. Otherwise, these Christians would not be showing sound judgment.
Second, Christians must realize that the sanctity of life is very important to God the Creator. In fact, it is so important that God emphasized it in the Sixth Commandment, “Thou shalt not murder.” Ultimately, Christians who deny the sanctity of life to an unborn babies by way of abortion are committing first degree murder, which is a direct violation of God’s supreme laws. Therefore, Christians who supported political candidates that promoted abortion in the 2008 General Election did not use sound judgment. As a result, it was Christians who helped catapult Barack Obama into the White House in 2008, even though he supported abortion then and still supports this abomination to God now. But, more importantly now, will Christians use sound judgment when they vote in the 2012 General Election or will they once again elect a man to be President of the United States who openly defies God on a daily basis?
Third, Christians must realize that homosexuality and same-sex marriage is an abomination to God, too, even though currently eight states recognize such a marriage agreement. However, no born again Christian should recognize such a marriage arrangement that God Himself would denounce emphatically. Just read Romans 1: 18-27. But, many Christians do support same-sex marriage and the homosexual lifestyle. As a result, they inevitably support political candidates, such as President Obama, who repeatedly support the homosexual agenda. In fact, it is his administration that has legislated and enacted the law that permits open homosexuality in the military. Of course, that in itself is a blithe on the moral fiber of the United States. Therefore, will Christians go against the dictates of the Lord God Jehovah and vote President Obama back into office in 2012 or will they continue to assist satan in his ongoing efforts to destroy the United States and to eliminate Christianity and those professed Christians who actually read and obey His Holy Word?
Fourth, Christians must realize that candidates who are attempting to transform America into a socialistic nation do not have their best interest at heart. But, in 2008, many Christians swallowed the hook, line, and sinker when then Senator Obama promised a change for the better in the United States. In fact, his slogan was “We Believe in Change.” Well, Christians and non-Christians alike got a change, a change from capitalism to socialism. Socialism is an economic/governmental system that uses high taxation, government regulation, and strict legislation to control the general populace, while making American citizens think that they are in control of their lives.
Also, while the government under socialism controls its populace indirectly, there are several tenets of socialism that are incorporated by the government. According to Answers.Com, the tenets of socialism are:
The abolition of private property and inheritance rights
• The redistribution of wealth through heavy, progressive income taxes
• A central state bank to control all credit
• Government control of all means of communication and transportation
• Government ownership of all means of production (factories, farms, mines)
• The abolition of unemployment through social welfare programs
• The redistribution of the population
• Mandatory state-sponsored and state-supported free education
Of course, it is unimaginable that Christians would vote for a person who is attempting to drive these socialistic tenets down the throat of American citizens, Christians and non-Christians alike. If the current administration has four more years, America will look like a woman who has had plastic surgery from a doctor who brutally mutilated her. As a result, if Christians vote for a reshowing of the current XXX-rated movie playing at the White House, America as a nation that permits freedom of religion and that operates under a free economic system known as capitalism will be no more. In fact, Christians might just find themselves mistreated and persecuted more than they would ever expect. Therefore, Christians must use sound, godly-inspired judgment (discernment) when they vote in the 2012 General Election. In fact, they should not vote for someone who purports a godless system of government, even more so than America already has.
For, as former President Ronald Reagan said, “We’ve been creeping closer to socialism, a system that someone once said works only in heaven, where it isn’t needed, and in hell, where they’ve already got it.” Also, in relation to socialism, Barry Goldwater, former five-term United States Senator from Arizona and the Republican Party's nominee for President in the 1964 General Election, said, “A government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take everything you have.”
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Fifth, Christians must realize that a welfare state, that the current administration is attempting to create in America, would not be God’s way of taking care of His creation, especially those who profess His Holy Name. God’s plan for taking care of His creation is written in Matthew 6:33. It reads, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteous, and all these things shall be added unto you.” However, President Obama believes that wealth should be redistributed in the United States, which, as stated earlier, is a socialistic tenet. In fact, if you do not believe that wealth should be redistributed to help the poor, you are viewed as an insensitive, uncaring, greedy, and ungodly person.
© 2012 Dr. Carl Parnell - All Rights Reserved
Carl Parnell retired from public school teaching in 1999. He taught history and other social science courses for over forty years. He taught middle school, high school, and college level. Carl was a Lead Teacher and Principal of the On-Campus School at Georgia Baptist Children’s Home in central Georgia. Presently, he's teaching at a private, Christian high school.
Carl served in the United States Army from 1968-1971. He also served in the United States Air Force Reserves from 1983-1986, was chosen Teacher of the Year in 1991. Carl was included in the 1993, 1994 and 2007 editions of Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. He was selected Star Teacher at hes present school in 2007 and published his first book, "From Schoolhouse to Courthouse: Exposing America’s New Terror from Within" (ISBN: 1-58736-613-4) in July 2006.
Carl has completed his second book, which is in an eBook format, entitled "A Brewing Pot of Christian Persecution: America's Postmodern Anti-Christian Crusade." My eBook, as well as over 60 of my articles, can be viewed at FaithWriters. Com