Since so many people still seem to be undecided, I thought I’d post a blog on what has made my mind up. If I were a governor or in the senate, I’d have to ask myself if I were going to run for president some day or how far I’d take my career. When I think about that I am curious about what would change or what kind of choices I’d make leading up to running for such an important position in the world. Would I believe certain things just because it would get the most votes, or would my decisions be the same no matter what the result would be?
The reason abortion is such a key issue to me is that it is a foundation belief of a faith in God. It’s extremely clear that a belief in God would suggest that you agree He created the first humans, Adam and Eve, and those creations were given sexual organs to continue this creating work on their own (Cain and Abel’s birth following). There are quite a few scientists these days who are trying to clone or mess with the creation of a human being. My point with the abortion issue is that if you asked every woman who has ever decided to abort a child (early or late term) they would have to admit that the child started with intercourse / the union of both sperm and egg. The same God that allows that created the means for that to take place (our bodies) has commanded that we are not to murder. That makes abortion an extremely clear rejection of God’s plan.
I had an interesting discussion last night just following the VP debate with a respected Christian friend of mine who is voting for Obama. He was questioning when life itself begins, or if miscarriages and children born with down syndrome have something that goes wrong that God would maybe feel sorry about. From my understanding of his point, he was obviously trying to persuade himself to vote for Obama. The man who is trying to make us believe that we can have a belief in God, but still be alright with abortion. He’s publicly said he is not “pro-abortion” but is “pro-choice”. Most abortions are simply attempts to get someone out of an unfortunate situation (because of the mother’s age, financial status, rape, etc.). All pretty bad positions to be in, but I am living proof that the God I serve can carry a mother through a situation and has better things planned for her.
I’ll be honest about why I am blogging about this. I hear Biden last night try to say that Obama didn’t say he’d sit down with terrorist leaders at a table for discussion, when a week ago Obama publicly said he would (and I can grab some footage for you in seconds that proves it). I sense a lying pattern in that camp that I didn’t enjoy seeing in the most previous democratic president. We all have lied, but it’s another thing to be in the most prominent position in the world and not be trusted like this.
I honestly believe that Obama has turned so many corners, like I mentioned in the beginning, in his effort to go from community organizer to senate to president. Ditching his church after spending 20 years there JUST TO GET VOTES. Being “pro-choice” and not “pro-abortion” to try to sway even Christians JUST TO GET THEIR VOTES. The one reason I could not vote for Obama is that his faith apparently isn’t more important to him than being our president. When he tells us he just wants to lower the amount of abortions, that is not enough. It’s my prayer that you are able to vote for a man that has always been true to his country. No matter how you vote, this isn’t just an issue of politics. This is a clear example of the false teachers God has told us would come. In my opinion, this election will come back to bite Obama after it is all said and done. I won’t be answering for decisions like that, and neither will my actions with my vote.
EDIT – A friend just passed this book along. Looks like it might do a much better of a job at defining our response to God within government. http://www.xmission.com/~nccs/ftyl.html