Is It Okay To Be Angry?
Is it okay to be angry at the way the election turned out? I think so.
How Did We React?
Only the most naive do not believe God gets angry with bad conduct. Only those who refuse to believe that God is just do not believe in Hell. Therefore, when I consider how Republicans responded to the outcome of the 2012 election, I suspect our Lord will for the most part not find fault.
Some Pointed To The Continuing Threat To Our Rights
In Expecting Different Results, Keith DeHavelle observed something unique about President Barack Obama.
Obama is different — a break with the past in many respects. Legislation has failed to pass on a number of occasions, from Cap and Trade to the Dream Act to new EPA laws on carbon dioxide and energy to federal laws protecting our borders to welfare laws. In many cases, even Democrats would not support these changes in sufficient numbers.
Obama simply ignores the checks and balances of our Constitutional republic, and implements what he wants to do by fiat. He does not have the authority to do this; he is charged with upholding the law and is barred from circumventing it. (from here)
Some Observed The Affects On Our Military Personnel
nooneofanyimport spoke as a military spouse.
I am Milspouse. The president is my husband’s boss.
This election, and every election, effects us all, yes. Very yes. The military is exhibit numero uno, and I’m not even talking about the budgetary effects (hello sequestration). I’m talking about the effect on morale.
The effect is huge–beyond description, which is saying a lot for a gal who loves describing things. I’ve seen it firsthand, the way morale swings on a dime–well, really on a change-of-command ceremony.
This effect on morale translates into a very immediate change for the NoOne family. Today, we go from “maybe you can stay in for the long haul and shoot for that extra promotion” to “maybe you can get to the bare minimum and punch out.”
Maybe Hubs can get to the bare minimum–if his conscience, political correctness, and budget cuts don’t interfere.
Maybe. (from here)
Many Determinedly Dug In For The Fight
Some pointed to the president’s rabidly pro-abortion position. Lyn Leahz posted ‘Surrender is not an option’: pro-life leaders react to Obama re-election.
and her husband, Kevin Rice, provided a series.
James Atticus Bowden reacted first with bafflement and then with a bit of Scottish fortitude.
Others Seized Upon What Good News There Was
United Conservatives of Virginia reposted Michelle Malkin » 20 things that went right on Election Day.
The “Wise” Analyzed The Polls
Lovettsville Lady graciously includes herself in Why Republicans Never Saw it Coming.
D.J. McGuire wondered Is it time to end the Republican Party?
While Others Spoke In Outrage And Disgust
In America Voted To Kill The American Dream and It’s Not Going to Be Status Quo. It’s Going to Get Worse. Prepare Now, Freedom, by the way makes it clear how those who voted for Obama will pay for their freebies.
And Some Blamed Other Republicans
At Bearing Drift, Alton Foley jests that Rick Santorum Lost This Election For Us.
With precious few words, Riley weeps. An Echo Of Reagan’s Words and Obama Wins; America Sets Course For A Lost Decade provide brief solemn reads.
What Does The Bible Say?
Because they have only a partial knowledge of he Old Testament, many picture the God of the Old Testament as a wrathful Being. Because Jesus died for our sins, they think the God of the New Testament is different. Not true. God does not change.
These miss the point made by the Old Testament. Because God hates sin so much — because He requires justice — if Jesus wanted to save us from ourselves, he had to die for our sins.
If we study the Old Testament a bit, what do we learn? We learn this. The Jews could not on their own make themselves worthy of salvation. Even though they had God’s Law, they could not escape the slavery of sin. Unless they repented, asked for God’s mercy, and put their faith in Him, they would slip into sin.
Ephesians 2:4-10 Good News Translation (GNT)
4 But God’s mercy is so abundant, and his love for us is so great, 5 that while we were spiritually dead in our disobedience he brought us to life with Christ. It is by God’s grace that you have been saved. 6 In our union with Christ Jesus he raised us up with him to rule with him in the heavenly world. 7 He did this to demonstrate for all time to come the extraordinary greatness of his grace in the love he showed us in Christ Jesus. 8-9 For it is by God’s grace that you have been saved through faith. It is not the result of your own efforts, but God’s gift, so that no one can boast about it. 10 God has made us what we are, and in our union with Christ Jesus he has created us for a life of good deeds, which he has already prepared for us to do.
There is nothing wrong with hating sin. God hates sin. Just as a parent punishes their child for doing something dangerous, God punishes us when we sin.
In this last election, most of those who voted voted sinfully. They voted for a government that deliberately violates The Ten Commandments.
- They voted to make Government our God. They voted to make our Government the arbiter of what is right and what is wrong.
- They voted to make idols of isms such racism, multiculturalism, and environmentalism.
- As though it were a curse, they voted to ban the name of God from public discourse.
- They voted wrongly because they spend Sunday, Monday, Tuesday,… watching what passes for sports and entertainment on TV.
- They voted to let government usurp the power of parents to pass on to their children their religious heritage.
- They voted for a government that pays for abortions and encourages the old and the sick to kill themselves.
- They voted for a government that demands more respect for same-sex unions than it does for traditional marriage.
- They voted for a government that steals from its opponents what it needs to buy the support of special constituencies. They voted for a government that steals from the young to buy the votes of the old.
- They voted for politicians who have repeatedly violated their oath of office.
- They voted the way they voted because they covet what others earn.
Should we be angry with people who vote that way? If the people who founded this nation knew what we had done, don’t you think they would be angry?
This is the second post in a series.