I have trouble deciphering the importance of politics in the scope of my faith. On one hand, I ultimately answer to God on everything. His word is final, and that’s where I need to gage my action – not by the law of man. However, I also understand that Jesus said he was going to set up leadership for us. His instructions were that we should:
1. Pay our taxes
2. Submit to their leadership, behind that of Him
3. Pray for them. A lot.
I struggle with how involved we should be. What I settled on is this: I should fight for the candidate that BEST supports the truth in the Bible. Jesus is a part of everything – including our government. We will be governed by man, but we are not to value their law above His. To minimize that conflict, it is our responsibility to do what we can to limit the contrasting government.
In short, the more government leaves us alone and makes us accountable to ourselves and God the better.
Sticking with today’s Reagan theme, “Government is not the solution to our problem, government IS the problem”.
Now, with that theme, let’s look at I Samuel.
“So all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah. They said to him, “You are old, and your sons do not walk in your ways; now appoint a king to lead us, such as all the other nations have” But when they said, “Give us a king to lead us,” this displeased Samuel; so he prayed to the LORD. And the LORD told him: Listen to all that the people are saying to you; it is not you they have rejected, but they have rejected me as their king, As they have done from the day I brought them up out of Egypt until this day, forsaking me and serving other gods, so they are doing to you. Now listen to them; but warn them solemnly and let them know what the king who will reign over them will do.” (I Samuel 8:4-9).
Obama is that king that the left has been begging for. Hear me out.
Clearly, the theme of the left is big government, more regulation, and lots of promises. Their rampant idealism has infiltrated our society and left us lazy and entitled… now we have an entire nation begging for government to provide for them (hence welfare, WIC, and all the other socially liberal government programs that take away individual responsiblity).
This is why a conservative movement is absolutely critical. People need to be accountable. The government is not responsible for your well being – they are there simply to protect us from each other. Period. God gives us a pretty clear warning of what happens when we reject Him as king:
“Now listen to them, but warn them solemnly and let them know what the king who will reign over them will do.” (I Samuel 8:9).
In the words of Michelle Malkin, we’re screwed ’08.