Thursday, November 09, 2006

Post-Election Post

This was supposed to have gone up yesterday, but was feeling snarky, I guess, and wouldn't let me post.

Feeling a bit disappointed with this year's election results? Take a look at this. Some time in the future, this link will probably be dead. I'm sorry. There's some nice punnery. And it does lend some "big picture" perspective to the issue of elected leadership.

Every time there's an election, I am reminded that God repeatedly asserts that he causes nations and leaders to rise and fall. Sennacherib, Nebuchadnezzar, and Herod (to just name three) are all punished for failing to acknowledge God's role in their position. Jesus tells Pilate, "You would have no authority over me, unless it had been given you from on high."
Are these things always true, across the board? Does this mean that whoever gets into office is there because God wanted them there?

Oh, and in case some utterly-evil, God-ignoring, Christian-hating individual gets into office, consider this: The church has historically bloomed and prospered under persecution, and Romans 13 says that they have been given their power by the Lord, so give them the respect due their office, out of honor for God!

1 comment:

Gregory said...

Amen, brother!

I keep hearing other Christians saying how disturbed they are that they (Democrats) won the House and the Senate.

I think they're failing to put everything into the proper perspective, rather, the perspective you've just put on it. God wants those people there. How often do we forget that nothing escapes His will?

I think they're also forgetting that you don't have to be a Republican to be a Christian.