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.........................."We must be global Christians with a global vision because our God is a global God." - John Stott

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Would an Obama Presidency bring Civil Unrest?

I'm not trying to be incendiary, this is just a question that has been on my mind...

Let me say first - when I refer to civil unrest, I am NOT trying to incite violence. I have never been involved in violence and don't have intention to be.

That said, I can’t listen to what Senator Obama preaches about without wondering how intends to carry it off.

What exactly does he mean by “Change?” What is he leading half the country to “Hope” for? He hasn’t been specific, other than to say that he would like to spread the wealth around.

He talks about how we “divide one another”, and how we can’t afford to do that. He talks about how we are “all together,” and we have to “believe in each other.” What does he mean by "believing in one another? And what does he mean by saying, “We will change the country and we’ll change the world”?

How is he going to bring about change, (whatever change he is referring to) if half of the country doesn’t believe in him or the direction he intends to go?

But People must understand America. Half of us do not believe Obama. We don’t believe what he says, what he stands for, and who he is.

So unless he can sweet talk the conservative half of America into accepting his vision for our country - which would include universal health, increased funding of entitlement programs, cuts in defense at a time when the world is most dangerous, increased availability of abortion, same-sex marriage, and maybe even relaxed drug laws - how will we ever become One America? It doesn’t seem likely that even he, "The One," can sweet talk half of America into accepting these types of changes.

So how will he bring about this "United" America that he keeps telling crowds we will be? Unless he plans on creating forced “re-education camps,” everything he claims he can change in America will meet strong opposition from the right. His only option will be to simply force it on us - and I don't see how that will give us a united America.

With the Senate and House at his command, it is very possible that many of his bills will be passed. Yet, with half the country not behind the extreme changes he intends to make, some say the likelihood of civil unrest exists.

I guess the point is - despite what he is telling people at his rallies, no matter what he claims, he can’t control half of us. He can’t make us into who he wants us to be.

I don't understand what they are really expecting at these chanting rallies.

Personally, I don't see a united America as a possible reality - outside of God.

Which brings me to another point. I was singing a worship song this morning. It went - 'You are my Hope! Your promise never fails me. And my desire, is to follow you forever. For you are good...for you are good...for you are good to me..."

Well, this song reminded me again of where our only "Hope" comes from. Not from Man.

I can accept a man as our government leader, but as far as who I will follow forever, it will never be a man. My Lord alone is my rock.

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