"If McCain loses, [President] Bush will be
responsible... What do we do about 2012?"
President Bush would be responsible to an extent. Had President Bush better
managed the economy, Katrina, the war in Afghanistan, and
not invaded Iraq under a false pretense, the voters today would be more
favorably disposed to a Republican candidate.
John McCain of course would be responsible
as well, including for his erratic campaigning and lackluster debates against
Barack Obama. And
Sarah Palin would be responsible also for faltering repeatedly after her stellar initial speech at the Republican National Convention.
But the bulk of the responsibility for the setback of Christian causes rests
with us Christians, including those in government, pastorate
and in the pews.
Starting with Christians in government, the nomination of John McCain, who
equates religiosity with Christianity and Sarah Palin, an inexperienced female
candidate, highlights the lack of male Christian leaders in government.
Earlier this year, we invited all self-declared incumbent Christian Governors, Senators
and Representatives up for re-election to share their Christian
testimonies. Only two replied:
Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi thanked us for the invitation, asked for
more time, and hasn't been heard from since, while Congressman Jeb Hensarling of Texas
declined, citing support for “religious liberties.” Every self-declared Christian in
government up for re-election prioritized not alienating
non-Christian voters over standing up for and entrusting their re-election
Many prominent Christians in the pastorate showed even less courage, let alone
spiritual discernment. Some advocated voting for someone they identified as "Satanic"
(see Prominent Christian Leaders). Others, when recently
a letter from
138 of the world’s
leading Muslim clerics, issued a
blasphemous apology that
bowed to the Muslims and sought their
forgiveness, although some later recanted after our response to the Muslims (see
Christian God vs Allah) was
Christians in the pews haven’t fared any better. Some prospective Christian
Governors, Senators and Congressmen did share their and in many cases inspiring
testimonies as invited, but most
received insufficient support
from their Christian constituents and either lost in the primaries or are likely
to lose in the general election. And the lone major party Presidential candidate
who shared his Christian testimony was all but ignored,
including by Christians.
What needs to happen for 2012?
We need Christian candidates who prioritize Christ over polls, who will
courageously stand up for Christ and trust the outcome of their
election campaigns entirely to Him. We also need to be wary of the candidacies
of Mitt Romney and
Mike Huckabee. The former is a Presiding
High Priest in
the Satanic Mormon cult, to which the
latter has already bowed for political expediency (see
As for the pastorate, it needs to be cleansed of those who rely on eloquence,
smiles and educational titles, and replenished with men who truly adhere to and
preach the Bible.
And all Christians, including those in the pews, must repent and
Turn Back to
God and His Word. God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah not because of its evil
citizens, but because of its lack of Godly citizens. Every Christian must renew
and take ownership of their relationship with Christ.
This Sermon and this Bible
Study should help to get started.