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The Christian and the 2020 Presidential Election

By Elizabeth Prata

It feels like God is definitely putting us to the test these days, doesn’t it?! At least it does to me- politically, economically, spiritually…even physically. I feel surrounded!

We want to do the right thing as a citizen of the USA but ultimately we want to do the right thing even more by our Lord & Savior as citizens of heaven.

The first Presidential election in which I ever voted, was in 1980 as an unsaved 19 year old. I was scared of Reagan, disillusioned with Carter (the Iran hostage situation etc.) so I voted for Independent John Anderson. I’ve always liked third party or outsiders-from-Washington, and these days even more so as the two main parties over the decades have gotten less stark in what they stand for.

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Is it raining frogs yet? Thoughts on US Presidential election

Bob Schieffer is a political reporter. Out of the total 58 elections the United States has enacted since the beginning of our elections process, Schieffer has covered 14 of them. His perspective is valuable by virtue of his lengthy experience as knowledgeable observer throughout 56 years. Yesterday he said the following:

I have seen a few [elections], but I’ve run out of ways to say I’ve never seen one like this. It’s as if the nation is enduring some kind of curse,” Schieffer said on the CBS Evening News Monday.”

Even the non-saved person such as Mr Schieffer knows and understands God’s hand upon the earth and on this nation. We have turned our back on God in all the ways possible and as a result, we are under judgment. God’s hand upon us is not one of soft care but hard abandonment. Romans 1:18-32 has the progression- we have had a sexual revolution, we then had a homosexual revolution, and now we have such reprobate minds we can’t even declare for certainty what our own biological gender is. The nation IS under a curse. Obviously the curse is so palpable that even the blinded mind can detect it.

Schieffer went on to say, “What should we expect next – that it will rain frogs? I wouldn’t bet against it.”

His reference of course is to the biblical plagues God sent upon the Egyptian Pharaoh who would not let the Israelite people go. The plague of frogs was the second plague, as we read in Exodus 7:25–8:15. I surmise that Schieffer’s reference here is to the unnatural conditions one finds in the United States, as compared to previous elections and conditions upon which candidates had promised to fix. How interesting that when one comes up against an unnatural condition, one’s mind turns to the Bible and its plagues or other events in which to compare.

Finally, Schieffer said,

“We tend to call every election the most important of our lifetime, but this one might well be. Those of you who are voting for the first time, take it from me – this election is not business as usual,” Schieffer said. “This one is different – and not in a good way.”

It does feel different. Time will show just how different. It says a lot on how far down the judgment path this nation has traveled since 2008 when many, many folks detected an evil supernatural quality to Obama, so much so that lots of folks thought he was the antichrist. And now they are feeling this election with its crop of candidates is worse? That’s saying something.

When God abandons a nation, He gives us the leaders we deserve. In His judgment against Judah and Jerusalem, He gave them mere boys to lead. (Isaiah 3:4). Later in Isaiah 3 we see that sometimes as a judgment He gives them women to rule over them. (Isaiah 3:12.)

In Isaiah 19:11-12 we see that the nation’s wise men had become foolish, their wisdom vaporizing like dew on a warm day. They could not deal with the crises at hand and had become helpless to fix them. This is because they were ignorant that God’s judgment was the cause.

If any of this sounds familiar, it should. These cycles of blessing and judgment have gone on since the Garden and they will until Jesus concludes His redemptive plan. Humans have always been either one of two things, sinful or righteous in God. If they are sinful they do not know God and worship the creation. Their foolish hearts are darkened and their minds cannot think correctly. If the people of a nation are righteous in Christ, they (we) submit to the temporal happenings with grace and good humor.

Despite the hoopla over the US Presidential Election, God’s redemptive schedule is still on track. Nothing is hindering it, nothing is throwing it off balance or behind schedule. Even if frogs rain down on post-election morning, I will still praise my Savior for His grace and works. This nation is enduring a curse. However, His children are never cursed. Our standing in Him is made righteous through Christ, and our citizenship is in New Jerusalem. Presidents come and go, but our Ruler is eternally on His throne.

Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish in the way, for his wrath is quickly kindled. Blessed are all who take refuge in him. (Psalm 2:12).

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Christians losing their minds over the Presidential campaign & election, part 2

Yesterday in part 1 I wrote of how this world is temporary. Pagans put their hopes in a human savior, usually in the form of a President or Prime minister, or some sort of high leader. Others pursue “social justice”, or the “prosperity gospel’, or the “Gnostic mystics.” All those are different gospels. Christians know that our supreme leader is Jesus and our hopes should be on Him. He raises up leaders and ordains their time and even ordains the length of time each nation exists.

Yet, as Christians are painted into a corner regarding our current Presidential choices, hysteria is starting to rise. It seems that many have lost their minds regarding the election. I reminded us that voting is an activity. It’s not a solution. Continue reading “Christians losing their minds over the Presidential campaign & election, part 2”

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Christians losing their minds over the Presidential campaign & election. Part 1

Part 2 here

First, Christine Caine’s social justice foundation mission statement:

Christine and her husband Nick founded A21, an anti-human trafficking organization dedicated to abolishing injustice in the 21st century.

Next, Martyn Lloyd-Jones, on the futility of seeking social justice in this world:

Jesus’ message is not intended to reform the world or improve it or to banish war or to make it better. The exact opposite. Our Lord never said that. He never said He’d banish war. He never said He’d make the world better. Never. Indeed, He said this: Continue reading “Christians losing their minds over the Presidential campaign & election. Part 1”