So called Christians endorsing so called conservatives
In his book, The Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis remarked that a method of control used by Satan against Christians, was to get the Christian to think on earthly matters, rather than on heavenly matters. To look at the problems of the world and to think that it might be fun to solve them, or it would be better to solve them, or it is a more positive outcome to solve them rather than leave them alone. Of course, what this does is appeal to the Christian's laziness. He will attempt to solve the problem in the most efficient way possible, without regard to obedience to a moral code or any other restriction. What this does, essentially is force the Christian to think about the tree rather than the forest, and to put man first instead of God.
I think this is a great picture of what is happening in America today, and has been happening in this country since these hucksters began their work of evil. You see, Christians think we have a problem and her name is Hillary. So instead of looking to God for HIS answer to solve the problem, we look to the republican party. Instead of focusing on getting the right thing done, we're getting the practical thing done. As a result instead of God being sovereign in all of our lives, He is only sovereign when it is practical for Him to be sovereign.
Mark Belling had some interesting thoughts on his radio show yesterday. Basically he said that this endorsement demonstrates two points. 1. That at least half of evangelical christians don't care about abortion as much as they used too, either because it's not important, or they don't believe that the President can do anything about it. 2. Some evangelicals think that Islamic radicalism and defending Israel is a bigger problem than abortion. Let me respond to Mark's points.
1. I am shocked and amazed that any evangelical in this country actually thought abortion was a problem. With the consistent endorsement of the do nothing GOP and the lack of any action or compassion for their pre-born neighbor, I was convinced that only a select few really cared about the issue. Oh sure, it always gets thrown around in debates and in politics, but no one actually wants to DO anything. The pre-born in this country have been reduced to political footballs and it is sickening.
2. I'm sure Mark is absolutely right that many evangelicals find Israel and the Islamic bogeyman to be bigger problems that the slaughtering of innocent children in our own cities. Is it really a surprise that evangelicals would put another country ahead of their own because they think they are responsible to see that Biblical prophecy comes true? (The idea is that we have to protect Israel so that it's here when the Anti-Christ comes so that Biblical prophecy comes true. Really, I'm not kidding. Go to some God-forsaken evangelical church, they'll tell you) Does it really surprise you that evangelicals as a whole have such a low view of God and such a low view of Scripture that they actually think they have to protect it here on earth. Isn't interesting that this little viewpoint of theirs tells us about the inner workings of their hearts? Truly sad.
And of course they fear the Islamic bogeyman more than they hate abortion. They don't hate abortion at all. Some of them have baby bones in their closets, some of them are secretly thankful it exists (I mean what if the wife gets pregnant when I'm 43??!! We can't have a THIRD KID, why that would be disaster!!), some of them can't tell you why they think it's wrong (because they don't think it's wrong) The pre-born baby is out of sight, and therefore not important. The Islamic bogeyman, well now he's coming right now to blow up my city with a suitcase bomb, or so I'm told by the propagandists I trust more than scripture.
The fact of the matter is that real Christians in this country are few and far between. Pat Robertson endorses a pro-abort liberal, Bob Jones endorses a god hating moron (err, I mean mormon), Sam Brownback endorses that snake oil salesman, McCain. And little by little the Christians in this country are neutralized and the establishment doesn't have to deal with them.
One last point, pray for God's mercy. The church in this country is nothing but a whore. They sell their birthrights for soup, they give up their rightful place as standard bearers to be made to feel powerful by weak men. They remind me so much of the old testament nation of Israel that chased every false god, every sin imaginable, all to obtain, temporarily, a cheap knock off of what God offered them permanently. God's justice did not sleep on that nation forever, and it will not sleep on ours forever either. What this country needs is it's own prophet Jeremiah. May God send him soon.