Wednesday, September 29, 2010

PURGE 2010!

Two events occurred today that provide a window into the hearts and minds of those who are presently in power:

First, the President’s Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel was reported to be preparing to leave the White House to enter the Mayoral race in Chicago, a reportedly long-time personal ambition of his.

Secondly, Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, chose to adjourn Congress in order for members to go home early to campaign for re-election in November, instead of remaining in Washington to vote on extending the Bush tax cuts beyond 2010.

These two reports reveal character traits of people who clearly act out of personal ambition over the good of the country. Unfortunately, this character trait has become too common place, and I have found that it speaks even to the definition of a modern liberal.

This next election must not be a contest between Democrats and Republicans, but rather it will be a contest between liberals and conservatives, between those who put personal ambition above the good of the country, and those who are motivated by a higher calling.

Let there be a purge in November. Let those who would rule others motivated by personal ambition and power lust, be replaced by others who will serve their nation because of a sense of calling and an awareness of their accountability to God. Let’s call it “Purge 2010!”

Sunday, September 19, 2010

What the Recent Primaries Reveal

The recent Primary election results illustrate clearly that the mantle is being passed from one generation to another younger, purer generation of leaders still committed to principles of liberty and statesmanship.

Thank God that American liberty is perpetuated, not by the shed blood of revolutionaries, but by the shed egos of corrupted self-serving politicians.

The fact that people like Charlie Christ and Lisa Murkowski choose to run as independents instead of supporting their party’s nominees, reveals the nature of their true character-self-serving ambition. They are intoxicated with power and would rather punish the nation with the election of a Democrat than support a Republican who isn’t them. Their actions simply validate the wisdom of those who went to the polls on Primary Day.

It is clearly a time for a changing of the guard, for retiring the white-haired monuments -of either party-who see themselves as the untouchable ruling class. It’s time for a purge! It’s time to get back to principles of ordered liberty under God as outlined in our Constitution.

We have a unique history of winning against the odds –evidence of God’s favor. Let’s not lose it. Let’s continue to pray that American Christians will turn to God in repentance and prayer, repent from our own self-centered ways, and trust God for a revival that will turn hearts toward Him, and make us once again One Nation Under God. Let’s do it for the next generation.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Of Koran Burning and Mosque Building

I pray that the congregation of Dove Outreach Center in Gainesville Florida will reconsider their decision to publicly burn copies of the Koran, but I will fight for their legal right to do so.

After all, there is a moral equivalency between this situation and the building of a mosque at Ground Zero. They both have the Constitutional right to do what they plan, but they are both unwise decisions, because they both illustrate intolerance and a lack of consideration for those they oppose. As Christians, the golden rule applies: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Neither the World Trade Center Mosque or the Gainesville Koran burning reflect that basic Biblical sentiment. They should both cancel their intended plans.

I wonder. Do you think President Obama will publicly express his support for the legal right to burn the Koran as he did for building of the Mosque?

Wisdom says both ideas should be rejected.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Glenn Beck's Restoring Honor Rally

Glenn Beck’s Restoring Honor Rally in Washington D.C. was a gift to America straight from the Throne Room.

Whether Beck is a Christian or a Mormon is irrelevant to the significance of the event. It’s not about the man; it’s about the message. God has spoken in times past through unlikely vessels. He seems to have a thing for that. Beck was a prophetic voice calling a nation back to God. He recognizes more than some, that this must be the first step to restoring our nation. We must be one nation under God first. Then we can discern His will for our nation and develop our national life and public policy within that paradigm.

That is the message we have been preaching and teaching in our theme, “America Bless God.” God has blessed America for over 200 years. We must turn it around and acknowledge His sovereignty over us if we can expect to continue to enjoy the peace and prosperity we have known.

Now it’s time for preachers to preach it from the pulpits. Don’t be out-done by a news commentator. Shame on us! Our pulpits must be “ablaze with glory” once again.

Glenn Beck talked about the “Black Robed Regiment.” This was the regiment that King George feared the most –the preachers of the colonies. The Black Robed Regiment must once again lead the way to national repentance and public acknowledgement of God’s sovereignty over America. We must look to the stone we’ve been cut, the rock from which we have been hewn, (Isaiah 51:1), and work to restore our spiritual, and moral foundation, or we will no doubt go the way of Sodom and Gomorrah –not too good!

Pray for Glenn Beck, pray for your pastor, pray for our President and all those in authority over us. Pray for our nation to turn back to God for the benefit of generations to come, that they might know the peace and prosperity that we have known. Pray to see “America Bless God!”