The fact that Barack Obama was elected as the President of the United States is a reflection of our society. The fact that after four years he still has a significant amount of support is also a reflection of our society. Your perspective on what is right and what is wrong could determine what you think of that. From my perspective the recent events in Libya illustrate at a minimum gross incompetency on the foreign front. A 5 trillion addition to the national debt and the most sluggish recovery since the Great Depression illustrate incompetency on the domestic front. Yet polls show he still has significant support. Comments on news articles still show a lemming like support. From my perspective, when you put it all together it is quite a frightening situation we find ourselves in. Frightening that this leader is indeed a reflection of our society. Within all of this, I still believe that there is hope. I was recently sent a two part video of a speech made by the ACORN whistleblower. (Part 1, Part 2). In the speech she reveals the significant integrity issues as well as the socialist agenda of the progressive movement. But it also shows that there can be intellectual reversal in the country. That the conservative founding principles can be believed in again…even by a young black idealistic lawyer who was raised with the belief that all conservatives are somehow evil. Yet the intellectual place our society finds itself in is not what truly frightens me. It is the fact that we call ourselves a Christian Nation, yet no one seems to be looking to the Bible for guidance. In fact, when the Bible is brought into the equation, the likely response is ridicule. There is no doubt that our country was founded upon Christian principles or that the founding fathers believed the Bible should guide our government. These principles are embedded into the very institutions of our country. But I am concerned that these principles are being lost. Either because those who call ourselves Christians are not actually Christians, or we have forgotten that the Bible is not just our guide to Sunday morning, but the guide for every aspect of our lives. That is the reason I decided to write this series of posts before the election. Each post covers an issue from a Biblical perspective and then looks at the Obama Administration’s record. Based upon the title of the series, obviously the two do not align. Up front I would like to clarify that these posts are directed towards Christians. If you do not believe in the Bible, then you would not base your positions on issues from its teaching. You are certainly still welcome to read them though. My hope would be that it would spring an interest in God and an openness to come into a relationship with him. As with anytime I write about politics, I always have concerns. Concern that people will prioritize politics over the gospel…or that I am. Concern that people will somehow get the idea that voting the right way somehow will make them right with God. These concerns have been overridden in my mind by the hope that these posts will be applicable long after this election passes and will transform the way Christians think about politics. That when political topics come up, the first thought that comes to mind is… “what does the Bible say about this”? That when we do hold a Biblical view on an issue, we express that view in a Christ-like manner. I have been writing this series over the past weeks, but I figured it would be a good idea to put them all in one post for reference. I obviously did not get to all of the topics that I would have liked to, but I think I managed to get most of the major ones. I hope you find them beneficial.
The Case Against Barack Obama and the Progressive Policies of the Democratic Party
October 27, 2012