Thursday, April 30, 2009
The Conservative Christian Family
As I was sitting at my desk and thinking on the things of the Lord a great sadness came upon me. I love Jesus Christ with all my heart and I will always follow him because He is the way, the truth, and the light of the world. The sadness came upon me when I thought of how this nation is turning its back on our Savior. The fact that we have a president who in his first 100 days in offices has nearly destroyed all that the Christian Conservatives stand for and have stood for with just a stroke of the pen. He has his liberal agenda but there is also a dark cloud that is consuming the white house and congress. It is evil. There is no other way of putting it. That dark cloud has been there but now it is growing by leaps and bounds. Those of you with spiritual eyes can see it as well as I can. There is a darkness spreading over our land. A evil satanic darkness that must be realized by all people.
Christian conservatives have toiled for more than a generation to make small, step-by-step
breakthroughs in boosting and promoting pro-life and pro-family programs and ideas. They have prayed, spoke out for the cause of protecting human life and its values. In the first 100 days in office, Barack Obama, with the help of strong left wing majorities in Congress, has done more to weaken those advances than any other president or politician during a similar time period. People who promote pro-life and pro-family ways have faced hard times in the past. Now we are called by some members of his cabinet extremist. These radical social policies started under Presidents Jimmy Carter. But there’s something different about Obama’s agenda. Look closely and it’s clear that Obama and his allies want much more than to secure more rights and handouts for their liberal voters. Their goal is they also want to compel all Americans to pay for and accept these policies. We as Christians can not set aside our core values and beliefs. We have to keep on the firing line and fight the good fight against this evil that goes against the word of our God. We must never except these polices.
Consider “homosexual rights.” Obama wants to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, which allows states not to recognize same-sex marriage performed in other states. In other words he is trying to get a law passed that says we have to recognize homosexual life style as a excepted way of life. Obama and his congressional allies also are pushing hard the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. This would punish employers who differentiate against homosexuals in hiring practices. Is this government control or not? Then there are so-called hate crimes laws, which would criminalize “hate speech,” including speech critical of homosexuality. The White House states that Obama “will strengthen federal hate crimes legislation…and increase hate crimes protection…” Congress is now at work on hate crimes legislation that could lead to prosecuting those who speak out against homosexuality. Christian pastors and conservative politicians in Europe and Canada have been fined and jailed under similar laws. Where is our freedom of religion? Has it gone out the door when Obama came in? As Christians our stand should be this: We hate the sin of homosexuality. It is a sin, But we have a love for the homosexual. They have a soul that will spend eternity somewhere. How is that a hate crime? The word of God plainly condemns that sin. I will firmly stand behind what the word of God says about homosexuals, not what the government says is right. I will believe what is Biblically correct, not what is politically correct. I firmly believe with all my heart that any nation that promotes and condones this sin is in its last stages of decay. Obama wants us to condone homosexuals but at the same time says that we are not a Christian nation any more, but we are a nation of citizens. This sounds exactly like the old Roman empire in Jesus' day. Barack Obama’s assaults on the family have been felt most deeply by its most least protected members of our society: the unborn and the elderly. Not many days into his presidency, Obama overturned by executive order, the policy, which said organizations receiving taxpayer funds could not promote or perform abortions overseas. He also said he “looks forward” to giving taxpayer dollars to the United Nations Population Fund which promotes abortion overseas and supports China’s sinful one-child policy. In early March Obama overturned President Bush’s executive order limiting federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research. While Obama’s decision was expected, it was also curious in that it came at a time when effective and moral alternatives are providing treatments and cures to scores of ailments. In a memorandum issued on the day he overturned Bush’s limitations, Obama stated that his move would restore “scientific integrity” to government decision-making. While he is restoring that he is destroying the Christians morals of this country. But, due to the advances of alternative and ethical forms of stem cell research, many leading scientists believe there is no longer a need to have human embryos for research. Obama’s decision showed that without that he does not intend to allow ethical science to get in the way of advancing his radical anti-life agenda. Nor will he allow taxpayers off the hook for paying for it. President Obama’s most blatant assault on the family was his decision to get rid of a regulation that gives the right to doctors and other health workers not to take part in abortion or sterilization, a move that is opposed by the overwhelming majority of Americans, including most doctors. This will mean if you are a Christian it will come down to your profession or your salvation. How sad that this nation has gone that far. I believe with all my heart that we are just a stones throw from the coming of the Lord. Even so come Lord Jesus! On physician-assisted suicide, the Obama administration has quietly taken steps toward forcing all Americans to comply with its liberal view of human life. The stimulus bill included $1 billion for research into creating guidelines to direct doctors' treatment of difficult high cost medical problems. You know what that means and what that will lead to! This created an Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology within the Department of Health and Humans Services. Part of the new office’s duty will be to “reduce health care costs resulting from inefficiency, medical errors, inappropriate care, duplicative care, and incomplete information.” Thanks to the Obama , government employees may soon have more to say about your medical treatment that you receive than you or your doctor. This is wrong and should not be but it is coming. The most extreme elements of President Obama’s agenda involve compelling all Americans to conform with the Left’s radical views on the meaning of sexuality and human life. But there are a host of other actions that Obama has taken that should concern anyone who cares about the family. Few things have been as hard hit by the recession as charitable organizations. But Obama recently reduced in the Fiscal Year 2010 budget the amount that some families can deduct from their income taxes for charitable giving. Never has this been done before! This move disproportionately affects religious organizations and nonprofit organizations , many of whose existence depend on charitable giving. By transferring wealth and power from religious and community-based programs to the government , our community organizer president cuts away vital lifelines for those vulnerable citizens who depend on the community help he at one time endorsed. This is not all the list of Barack Obama’s assaults on human life and family during his first 100 days in power. This is no time for Christian conservatives to stop standing up for what is right. We need to be in must prayer about these things. Millions of Americans who oppose Obama’s radical agenda either failed to vote last November or voted for Obama with the false belief that he would govern as a moderate. We must pray always for God to intervene in these matters. The prayers of a righteous man avails much. We must put our faith 100% in Jesus Christ. He is the answer to these problems. Given the speed and determination of attacks on these issues important to conservatives, not to mention the important battles that are coming, and possible Supreme Court appointments -- pro-family conservatives need to step up efforts to educate Americans on what is happening and on the importance of voting their values and their faith. We must realize the importance of calling on God in prayer. It is beyond me how any professing Christian can vote for and support a man that goes against everything that a Christian should stand for. True Christians do not do that. The love of many will wax cold! The true Christian will stand up for what is right and moral. A question that all Christians can ask their self is this: "WHAT WOULD JESUS DO?" I can tell you this he would be against the polices in this article and if you call yourself a Christian then you must take a stand against the very things that would tear down our country and goes against the teachings of Jesus Christ. No matter what our race, sex, or age is we must stand for the Christian principles that we believe in. We can not hate Obama but we as Christians must hate the ungodly things that he stands for and is promoting. We must pray for this man that he might be saved and turn from the way he is going. With God all things are possible! Only believe!'I have wondered at times about what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress.' - Ronald Reagan