The election of Barack Obama

The following is an article I wrote a few weeks ago concerning the “most important election in the history of the universe”.

Something to Remember about the Election

It doesn’t matter who wins.

Oh sure we all have our preference of who want to be in office and we all believe that if our guy doesn’t win the other guy will do damage to the country that could be devastating.

Judges nominated to the Supreme Court.
Taxes increased on everyone. Taxes increased on the rich.
Socialized medicine.
The war on terror.
More spending. Less spending.
Gay marriage.
Women’s right to choose. The right to life.
A secured border.
Gun control.

Just a partial list of the important issues facing us this November.

And

It doesn’t matter who wins.

Now before the Republicans start yelling about the evil socialist programs that Obama will surely implement his first day in office if elected…
And before the Democrats start whining about how a vote for McCain is a vote for four more years of the evil George Bush…

Allow me to explain.

Let every person be loyally subject to the governing (civil) authorities. For there is no authority except from God [by His permission, His sanction], and those that exist do so by God’s appointment.
Romans 13:1 (Amplified Bible)

So again, it doesn’t matter who wins. In this verse it seems clear that whoever is elected this November, be it John McCain or Barack Obama, is in office because that’s the way God designed it. Romans 13:1 says that no authority exists unless God gives it. That those in office aren’t really elected by the popular vote or the electoral college or the hanging chad…those in office are there by God’s appointment! It’s not like God is going to wake up (He doesn’t sleep, but go with me on this one) Nov. 5th and say, “WOW, I didn’t expect him to win!” God knows what’s going on, He knows what He is doing…doesn’t He?

(a little snippet to dwell on…if the Bible is true, and we say it is, and if this verse it true, doesn’t that mean that when the Anti-Christ comes to power that he is given the right to do so because God grants him that appointment?…and NO Barack Obama or John McCain ain’t the Anti-Christ…and if they are we should WANT them to be elected because that is what the Bible says is going to happen…fun huh?)

So watch the debates. Listen to the talking heads tell you what to think about what you just saw. Go out and have political discussions with co-workers. On Nov. 4th proudly wear that ”I Voted” sticker knowing that you did your civic duty by voting…

And know that it doesn’t matter who wins

Because God knows what He is doing.

And one more thing…whoever is elected, on Nov. 5th prayer for that leader should start. Again regardless of party. If you are a democrat and John McCain wins, pray for him.
If you are a republican and Barack Obama wins, pray for him.
Why?
Because the Bible said so…

1 Timothy 2:1-3 (The Message)
The first thing I want you to do is pray. Pray every way you know how, for everyone you know. Pray especially for rulers and their governments to rule well so we can be quietly about our business of living simply, in humble contemplation. This is the way our Savior God wants us to live.

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