Thursday, October 30, 2008

More on the Election

Good morning...I received the following e-mail from my mentor in the ministry that says it all...If you are a born-again believer in Jesus Christ, I urge you to read the following and then respond in obedience:

Ed Chapman, Murray, KY

To all those who name the name of Christ who plan to willfully disobey Him by voting for Obama, take warning. Not only is our nation in grave danger, according to the Word of God, so are you.

First, the facts on life: On July 17, 2007, Barack Obama spoke to Planned Parenthood and said:

"On this fundamental issue of [abortion rights], I will not yield, and Planned Parenthood will not yield.... The first thing I'll do as president is sign the Freedom of Choice Act; that's the first thing that I'd do..."

And what is the "Freedom of Choice Act"? It would completely federalize the abortion issue and strike down all state laws from parental notification to the Woman's Right to Know Laws to bans on partial-birth abortion, declaring them null and void with the stroke of an Obama pen.

In one week, America will make a choice. And to those who call themselves "Christian" who are planning on voting for Barack Obama, put down the Obama talking points and read God's voter guide before you go to the polls:

I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live (Deuteronomy 30:19).

But you think this issue doesn't matter? God felt so strongly about it that he carved it in stone:

You shall not murder (Exodus 20:13).

Think you can love God and still vote against life? In John 14:15, Jesus said:

If you love Me, keep My commandments.

Yes, and "Thou shall not murder" made the top 10.

Barack Obama and many of his followers claim to be Christian. But Isaiah 29:13 says:

Therefore the Lord said: "Inasmuch as these people draw near with their mouths and honor Me with their lips, But have removed their hearts far from Me, And their fear toward Me is taught by the commandment of men" (Isaiah 29:13).

And Matthew 7:20:

Yes, just as you can identify a tree by its fruit, so you can identify people by their actions. (Matthew 7:20).

Knowing that, here's another command from Proverbs 31:8:

Open your mouth for the speechless, in the cause of all who are appointed to die.

To you who are pretending that you don't know this, Proverbs 24:11 speaks directly to you:

Rescue those who are unjustly sentenced to die;
Save them as they stagger to their death.
Don't excuse yourself by saying, "Look, we didn't know."
For God understands all hearts, and he sees you.
He who guards your soul knows that you knew.
He will repay all people as their actions deserve.

It's not just about "hope" and "change." Proverbs 6:16-22 states that there are some things God HATES:

These six things the LORD hates,
Yes, seven are an abomination to Him:
A proud look,
A lying tongue,
Hands that shed innocent blood,
A heart that devises wicked plans,
Feet that are swift in running to evil,
A false witness who speaks lies,
And one who sows discord among brethren.

Obama - Biden are pro-death. McCain - Palin are pro-life.

Now choose life, that you and your children may live.

On marriage, Mark 10:7 reveals what Jesus had to say about it:

For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife.

Notice, the man doesn't leave his father and mother to be joined to his domestic partner. In his Oct. 22, 2008, WorldNetDaily column, Matt Barber outlined Obama's position on marriage:

In 2004, Obama called DOMA (the Defense of Marriage Act) an "abhorrent law" and said, "The repeal of DOMA is essential.… For the record," he continued, "I opposed DOMA in 1996. It should be repealed, and I will vote for its repeal on the Senate floor. I will also oppose any proposal to amend the U.S. Constitution to ban gays and lesbians from marrying." Obama also came out earlier this year in favor of the May 15 California Supreme Court decision that unilaterally redefined natural marriage in that state to include same-sex duos. "I want to congratulate all of you who have shown your love for each other by getting married these last few weeks," Obama gushed. Despite assurances otherwise, these are not the words or policies of a man who opposes "same-sex marriage."

No, this election is not about race. It's not about the economy. It's about obeying God.

Even Martin Luther King Jr. said it's not about race: "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."

To those who call themselves by the name of Christ, who ignore what God says about life and marriage, and are clinging to a fantasy of economic gain, think again.

Obama will use your tax dollars to kill innocent children, and then he'll take your paycheck and use it to "spread the wealth around." Don't believe me? Don't believe Joe the plumber? Hear Barack Obama for yourself in an 2001 interview about his goal to try what the Soviets proved does not work. <<(Click. This is a hyper link, not an underscored sentence.)

This is not a discussion on whether or not to redistribute the wealth; it's a discussion of HOW Obama wants to do it.

Be forewarned: If you willfully disobey God on life and marriage because of race or false hope for the economy, you will usher in the kind of change that brought the Soviet Union to collapse!

But the warning goes far beyond that. To those who think that God's grace gives them license to willfully disobey Him without consequences – think again:

Not everyone who says to Me, "Lord, Lord," shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, "Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?" And then I will declare to them, "I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!" (Matthew 7:21-23)

That deals with your eternity. Matthew 7:26-27 says that if you don't obey God, prepare for a crash even sooner that that:

"But anyone who hears my teaching and doesn't obey it is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand. When the rains and floods come and the winds beat against that house, it will collapse with a mighty crash." (Matthew 7:26-27)

I just hope you won't take the rest of the nation with you!

If the word of God matters more to you than your perception of personal gain, Joel 2:12 issues a call to repentance that I pray you will heed:

"Now, therefore," says the LORD, "Turn to Me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning" (Joel 2:12). Then obey Him in the voting booth - and out of it. If not, do us all a favor and quit calling yourself a Christian.

Ed Chapman

Calloway Co. High School, Murray, KY

Asst. Coach - Boys Basketball

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