10.20.2008

Can a Christian vote for Barack Obama?


An open letter to self-professing Christians and Catholics who also support Obama for President.


Dear Christian,

Let me iterate at the beginning that I am NOT seeking contention with you. However, I do not think it strange or out of line for someone (such as myself) to question a fellow Christian’s decision about something, particularly when that decision contradicts our Lord's teachings. Rather, in fact, I believe it to be obedience to Christ, for a follower of His (such as myself) to admonish other brothers and sisters in the faith when they are in error on any moral matter. I do not attempt this lightheartedly but with humility and sincerity. Furthermore, I realize that tones and feelings can often be misunderstood through written communication, so I assure you from the onset that the following letter is written out of genuine benevolence and concern.


Few would dispute that one of the greatest needs in our world today is good leaders. The successes of our businesses, churches, schools, governments, etc. all hang upon solid leadership, because no organization or institution will rise above the deficiencies in its leadership. This is true in every facet of society. So too, THE MORALITY OF A NATION WILL NOT RISE ABOVE THE MORALITY OF ITS LEADERSHIP.

If our nation and its leaders seem confused about some of the very basic issues of life and morality, it is because, sadly, the Church herself is confused about these very same issues. Nowhere is this more evident than in our current election. Issues that Christians, without hesitation, were once united on, have now become issues of contention and great confusion.

How can this be?

A Christian, by definition, is a person who follows Christ and His teachings (i.e., His Word). So it only goes to follow that when we (Christ-followers) make ANY decision—-even the choosing of a political candidate—-we should do so IN THE LIGHT OF GOD’S WORD. To lean instead upon our own intellect or reason, no matter how convincing or logical it may seem, is both disobedient to Christ and foolish, particularly when our reason is in contradiction to God’s Word.

Take the issue of life for instance. Numerous passages in God’s Word make it emphatically clear that God is the Author of life; and it also readily affirms that murder is wrong and forbidden. This is very elementary.

In spite of this, Barack Obama ardently supports the most liberal and indefensible positions on abortion, including the vilest form of all, partial-birth abortion. Even the American Medical Association has determined that this barbaric procedure, which is nothing short of infanticide, is never necessary under any circumstances. And though Obama’s support of this horrific practice makes his stance on abortion radical enough, his strong opposition to the Born Alive Infant Protection Act (BAIPA) places him on the furthest fringe of pro-abortion extremes. [In case you are unaware, the BAIPA simply requires that when a baby survives an attempted abortion (i.e., she is “born alive”), any further attempts to kill her must immediately stop, and medical treatment and nutrition must be administered to ensure her health.]

The single fact that Obama passionately endorses the murder of pre-born & even newborn infants, is reason alone for a Christ-follower to NOT support him!! To give Obama your support is to blatantly disregard our Lord Jesus and His clear teachings on this very fundamental issue.

Take a look at another foundational issue in God’s Word: marriage. Though our society has become confused about this institution, thankfully our Lord Jesus does not leave us in the dark. He makes it unmistakably clear in His Word that marriage is a covenant between one man and one woman, for life. Divorce, polygamy, and homosexuality are all unnatural and forbidden.

Where does Barack Obama stand on the issue of marriage? He, along with the entire Democratic Party, proudly stands with the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) community; and Obama has promised to place the weight of his administration behind the LGBT agenda.

Christian, do you realize what this means?? High on the LGBT agenda is the effort to pass federal hate-speech laws which would criminalize pastors (and anyone else for that matter) for speaking in accordance with the Bible that homosexuality is sin! Moreover, the noble-sounding “fully inclusive” Employment Non-Discrimination Act, if passed, will force employers (including churches!) to hire homosexuals. Here’s another appalling tidbit: Obama approves of pro-homosexual curriculum being introduced in public schools as early as the second grade!

Christian, WAKE! UP! You can NOT support Jesus’ teachings about life and marriage AND also support Obama for President. It’s impossible!

Perhaps you object, “Oh, I’m not disregarding Jesus’ teachings—-I believe abortion and homosexuality are wrong, but I support Obama on other issues.”

Christian, maybe you do not understand what happens through the voting process. When you vote for a particular candidate, you are not casting a casual opinion or expressing support on just a couple of issues. Rather, when you vote, you are actively promoting a particular form and morality of government, because government will take on and carry out its leader’s views.

In other words, a vote for Obama is the active promotion of a government that will murder its citizenry and profane the marriage union. No one can follow Jesus and follow Obama. It is an obvious contradiction.

Christian, may I submit to you that ABORTION AND HOMOSEXUALITY ARE NOT JUST POLITICAL ISSUES?! They are MORAL FAILURES!—-and while moral failures can certainly be forgiven on an individual level (for God in His grace forgives the repentant heart), moral failures must be judged on a national level. If America elects a leader like Obama, who embraces and encourages these evils (no matter his positions on other issues), America will not prosper or be "united" as many are hoping, but rather, She will be destroyed! God’s Word sternly warns us:

Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness;

Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes,
and prudent in their own sight!
...
Therefore, as the fire devours the stubble,
and the flame consumes the chaff,
so their root will be as rottenness,
and their blossom will ascend like dust;
Because they have rejected the law of the LORD of hosts,
and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.
...
He will lift up a banner to the nations from afar,
and will whistle to them from the end of the earth;
Surely they will come with speed, swiftly.
...
Their roaring will be like a lion, They will roar like young lions;
Yes, they will roar and lay hold of the prey;
They will carry it away safely, and no one will deliver.
(Isaiah 5:20-30)


May we all heed the warning!

Christian, I am praying for you...that you will humble yourself before God and listen to His Word. If you will, I am confident that He will open your eyes and heart to the Truth.

"Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the LORD and depart from evil. It will be health to your flesh, and strength to your bones." (Proverbs 3:5-8)

Sincerely,
A sister in Christ


Sources and other links:
1) Obamacide (Obama's radical stance on abortion)
2) Obama More Pro-Choice Than NARAL
3) Why Jesus would not vote for Barack Obama
4) Democrats Issue 2008 PRIDE Proclamation
5) Leading Democratic Contenders Approve Homosexual Fairy Tale for 7-Year-olds
6) Barack Obama's Open Letter to the LGBT Community
7) Obama: Most Liberal Senator in 2007
8) Gay Rights: A Summary of the Debate
9) God's Word on life and murder: Genesis 1:26-27; Genesis 2:7; Genesis 30:2; Genesis 30:22; Deuteronomy 32:39; Psalm 139:13-15; Exodus 20:13; and many other passages.
10) God's Word on marriage and homosexuality: Matthew 19:1-10; Romans 1:24-28; and many other passages.

2 comments:

Laura Black said...

Thank you, Gina, for taking a stand for God's Word and His commands! I will be praying along with you that God may open the eyes of Christians to see the deception that they have been fed! May God have mercy on our country and may He richly bless you and your family for your faith in speaking the Truth! Love you Sister, Laura

GUNNY said...

Some good thoughts, Gina. I added it as a late addition to my "Mondays" post on my blog, SEMPER REFORMANDA.

Lots of love to you and my dear brother.