Friday, August 10, 2012

Politics in Connecticut

The political race here in CT. is heating up to a frenzy of who did what and didn't do what.  One day I read a tweet explaining the Bible's stance on how we should choose our nation's leaders.  So I asked the question, "How do you know who to vote for seeing as none of them are completely honest?"  The response I got was quoted from the scripture as saying, " A man who has a heart for God....who hates wrong doing."  It was something like that.  So I responded back with,

"But how do you know who has a heart for God and hates wrong doing?  None of the politicians running here has shown or proven themselves to be God fearing and hate evil or wrong doing?"

Needless to say, I got no response or answer to my question.  It seems that my question got dropped like a hot potato.  I challenged and they retreat, to just not saying anything.  So the race continues.  To me this is an example of what it means to give scripture reference to  a situation but offering nothing else to back it up.  

None of the politicians I've seen and listened to exudes any type of reverence or awe for God, therefore, how are we to trust enough to vote?   Do we really think God is okay with the way our government has governed our country and us as a people?

It is very easy for Christians to just quote scripture, but unless you are living it, walking and talking it, you don't have anything to offer me.  And by not responding it lets me know that something is amiss.  

By them not explaining the scripture quoted it tells me that they may not know as much as them claim to know, which goes to show anyone can read the words in the bible and quote them back; but can they explain them?  Can you give explanation of what that quote or word is supposed to look like if walking according to the word of God?  Can they offer you clarity on what God is saying?

Recently I wrote an article titled God chooses a king for His people.  The children of Israel cried for a king and God granted them their desire and answered their prayers.  But was it really the right thing to do?  But nevertheless God granted their request and petition for a king, therefore government was born from God's own choosing.

According to 1 Samuel 12:19, the people realized the mistake they made in asking for a king.  But not only a mistake as we know mistakes today, but a mistake that was, in God's eyes indeed, another sin added to all their other sins they had already committed.

I will be *continuing my Bible Study articles* on this subject of politics, God and the children of Israel.  I will be delving into God's response to a people who were not satisfied with the king they already had; and that King was, God Himself.

Read - 1 Samuel 12:13-19

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Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Should not the answer to your question about how to know who truly has a heart for God be rather obvious? For one with a heart for God would want to be completely honest about even their failures while a superficial Christian would want to hide behind it not being anyone's business but God's.

To be quite honest about it, I do not know who to vote for this time. I voted for Obama last time, which was the first time I had ever voted for a Democrat, but he has proven to be almost worthless as a leader. On the other hand, I do not trust Romney--regardless of which one of his many variations may be presenting himself at a particular time.

Alas, I would be very worried about at least the near future of our country if it was not for being made acutely aware of the absolute truth of the matter truly being that our Heavenly Father will be guiding whoever wins the election in the direction He wants them to go--regardless of whether they know it or not. Please take King Nebuchadnezzar as a good example of that. For it is written: “Remember this, keep it in mind, take it to heart, you rebels. Remember the former things, those of long ago; I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me. I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say, ‘My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.’ From the east I summon a bird of prey; from a far-off land, a man to fulfill my purpose. What I have said, that I will bring about; what I have planned, that I will do. Listen to me, you stubborn-hearted,
you who are now far from my righteousness.
13 I am bringing my righteousness near,
it is not far away; and my salvation will not be delayed. I will grant salvation to Zion,
my splendor to Israel. {Isaiah 46:8-13 NIV}

G.D.Dooley said...

Hi Jerry...

I agree. God will be guiding the things of politics and government everywhere.

As for Obama....I really don't think he did that bad of a job. So far every president we've had in office has screwed up something along the way.

And me and my husband feel he wasn't given a fair shot in the first place because our nation was already in a mess when he took office. It's like people were expecting him to clean up the other presidents messes over night. Not possible.

To us there has always been a good and bad of every political office in America. The one thing we commend Obama for is the fact that he did something. He didn't just talk. Whether for good or bad he went into action. At least you could see that he was trying to do something.

No one is ever going to agree on any one thing,so that's why, like you said we just trust God to guide our country's leaders. But at the same time does it really matter if we are truly living our lives for God and Christ?

I do pray for our leaders and the president because they have a whole nation that they are carrying on their shoulders. God has given them the responsibility of leading a people and to Him they will have to answer when everything is said and done.

Thanks for your comment though. I really do hate politics, only because of the condition and state our country is in today. But I also realize that government was formed by God and as in my article it says that He reserves the right to set up and pull down kings and leaders.

Until next...