I have decided to take a one day break from expounding on the Five Solas of the Reformation in order to make a few comments on the election. I am living in Oklahoma now, and voted early this morning. However, there are some other interesting things on the ballot around the country that I will be interested to see how it plays out.
First of all, there is a bit of controversy surrounding Texas Governor Rick Perry. I was born and raised in Texas and lived there until moving to Nashville in 2001. Gov. Perry replaced Gov. Bush when Bush was elected President of the United States. This past Lord’s Day, Gov. Perry attended John Hagee’s church in San Antonio, Texas. During the service, Hagee proclaimed that Christ is the only way to Heaven, and that those who place their trust in other gods will spend eternity in Hell. Gov. Perry was asked if he agreed with that message. He said that he did indeed. This set off an explosion of controversy. In this compromising age in which we live, I can understand why this is controversial. Yet, I ask any of you that call yourself a Christian if you would have answered any differently? One of the basic tenants of true Christianity is its exclusiveness.
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Why would anyone be surprised to see that a Christian would answer this question in this particular way? I for one, would be extremely disappointed if Gov. Perry had answered that he did not believe that. For that would have proven that he was not a real Christian at all. I wish I could have cast my vote for Gov. Perry this morning. As it turns out, I’ll have to see if my candidate, Earnest Istook, can unseat Democrat Brad Henry.
The next issue I will be watching closely is the issue in South Dakota. Pro-lifers there have boldly gotten a proposition on the ballot that will ban most abortions. It is high time that someone take the lead on this crucial issue. Since 1973, over 47 million children have been killed through legal abortion. Unbelievably, there are some “pro-life” groups who do not support this ban. It is utterly detestable that any group would take contributions from donors and purport to be “pro-life” and yet stand in opposition to such a watershed proposition. I stand behind Life Dynamics (http://www.lifedynamics.com/) as an organization that is committed to “Pro-Life: Without Compromise, Without Exception, Without Apology.” The pro-life issue is a litmus test to tell who are the “true conservatives.” “Spaghetti-spined” Republicans who claim they are “pro-life with exceptions” are really “pro-abortion with exceptions.” This is an issue for which there can be no exceptions. To see the fallacy in the exception clause, ask yourself this question: If a baby were already born, would there ever be a valid reason to kill him? If not, then there should be no exceptions to the rule before birth. If a mother’s life is at risk, a doctor should do all he can to save both patients. If one life is lost, then it is regrettable, but just a consequence of medical practice. However, in no case should the goal ever be to kill a child. Period.
Lastly, there will be many initiatives across the country whereby voters will vote to define marriage to be between one man and one woman. Unfortunately, I will not be able to vote in the Tennessee election on this issue, as I have now moved out of state. This is not on the ballot in Oklahoma. There is a brutal attack on marriage in this day and age. (See my recent blog entry on this topic.) It is actually a sad commentary on our society when this issue even needs to be on the ballot. How could we, as a country formed on Biblical principles, descend so far down into the cess pool that we are now faced with perverts trying to force our children to recognize their deviant behavior as legitimate? It starts with a turning away from God’s law. There’s no end to the amount of filthiness we face as we have left behind God’s precepts. May God help us to restore this country back to its 18th century greatness.
So, I encourage you to get out and vote. Make a positive difference for this country. You can bet the “bad guys” will be out in force. As Christians, we must not sit back and do nothing.