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Today’s Christians: No Hope In God’s Way by Chuck Baldwin

Posted by soldierservant on August 21, 2008

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This is another great article from Chuck. He is using the books of the
prophets, the perfect example of this age, proving there is nothing new
under the sun. Like Einstein said that insanity is when you do something
over and over again, expecting different results. Those who are partisan
are lying hypocrites because both parties are the same and is
hypocritical judgment, the only kind of judgment Jesus condemned. Those
who bash Obama cannot say how McCain would be better. In fact Obama has
changed his position on the war like I said he would. Those who think we
are nuts cannot explain that. The dems are war profiteers too. WE TOLD
THEM SO! Mike Evans has said that the next president (of the two party
scam) will continue the treacherous policies against Israel. Notice that
he didn’t say it was just dems. People have got to be lunatics to still
believe in this joke of a system, the way the opposing sides are so
alike but pretend a world of difference. What difference is there?
Taxes? So taxes is more important to a professing christian than
abortion? It sure seems that way. Either side you will get war without
end, endless corruption, abortion, and globalism. One thing I strongly
disagree with Mike Evans is that he acts as though our policies towards
Israel is the only determining factor whether this nation is blessed or
cursed. I agree that it is very important but abortion is just as
important because a nation that sheds innocent blood is cursed. If we
break just one law it is as if we break them all (James 2:10-11). There
is no such thing as half-good or lesser-of-evils. People would know this
if they really love God and read His Word. You are either with God all
the way and obey all His commands or else you are damned. It is obvious
that God will not allow lawbreakers into His kingdom. I will repeat what
I have said many times before that the republicans are more guilty of
supporting aborton because they have increased funds for it through
PLANNED PARENTHOOD by TITLE X of H.R.4818 back in February of 2005,
taking in $300,000,000.00 in taxes a year, which Bush promised that our
taxes would not support, making him a liar. Both parties are guilty of
this ongoing massacre and all will be held to account for voting for
either of these pro-death parties. It would be better for those who
would vote either way to not have been born. All such are participants
in a massacre. Those who truly repent turn from their wicked ways.
People are warned ahead of time now in order to avoid possible judgment.
Those who plan on voting for either of these two parties, knowing all
this, have premeditated their own sin, which is deliberate sin that no
true believer will commit, and is unlikely of repenting because they
hate truth (God is truth). Such are God-haters, no matter how much they
profess to be saved (Matt. 7:21-23).

This column is archived at
http://www.chuckbaldwinlive.com/c2008/cbarchive_20080709.html

I ask the indulgence of my non-churched readers, as this column is
specifically designed to challenge the hearts and minds of professing
believers.

The Old Testament prophet Jeremiah faced a generation that is very similar
to the one we face today, I am afraid. Political and corporate leaders had
given themselves over to corruption and duplicity. The fundamental
underpinnings that founded and supported the nation were being dismantled.
And the spiritual leaders seemed to be powerless to do anything about it.

Accordingly, Jehovah God told Jeremiah to give this message to the people of
Israel:

“At what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a
kingdom, to pluck up, and to pull down, and to destroy it;

“If that nation, against whom I have pronounced, turn from their evil, I
will repent of the evil that I thought to do unto them.

“And at what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a
kingdom, to build and to plant it;

“If it do evil in my sight, that it obey not my voice, then I will repent of
the good, wherewith I said I would benefit them.

“Now therefore go to, speak to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of
Jerusalem, saying, Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I frame evil against you,
and devise a device against you: return ye now every one from his evil way,
and make your ways and your doings good.

“And they said, There is no hope: but we will walk after our own devices,
and we will every one do the imagination of his evil heart.” (Jeremiah
18:7-12 KJV)

When these Hebrews said, “There is no hope,” they were not saying, “It’s all
over. We are all doomed. It is helpless.” No, they were not saying that at
all. What they were saying was, “Doing it God’s way offers no hope. We will
do it our way. We will rely upon our own devices, wisdom, and strength. We
can get ourselves out of this mess.” That is the spirit these people
possessed.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I submit that this is exactly the same spirit that
many professing Christians display today.

Most everyone, including Christian people, realize that our country is in a
mess. They readily agree that a divine healing is needed. They even use the
great stories and examples of the Bible to teach our boys and girls how to
obey and trust God. They extol the examples of Daniel, the three Hebrew
children, Simon Peter and the Apostles, etc. They use these stories to
illustrate the importance of putting obedience to God and God’s principles
above the machinations and demands of men.

When it comes to voting for and supporting candidates who have proven
themselves to be unfaithful to the fundamental principles of liberty and
good government, however, these same Christians suddenly become enamored
with “the lesser of two evils,” and pragmatism. Doing right gives way to
being “practical,” and standing for principle gives way to “not throwing my
vote away.”

Had Daniel been “practical,” he would have stopped praying for a few weeks
and stayed out of the lions’ den. Had the three Hebrew children been
“pragmatic,” they would have given a symbolic bow to the statue of
Nebuchadnezzar. And I can just hear Christians living in the First Century
talking about how they would vote for Nero over Caligula, as he would be
“the lesser of two evils.”

And from our own history, had America’s Founding Fathers heeded the advice
of the “experts” and pundits, they would never have signed the Declaration
of Independence and fought a war for independence. Absolutely no one gave
those brave patriots any chance–any chance–of victory.

Yet, both secular and sacred history are replete with the examples of brave
men and women who were willing to defy the conventional wisdom and
understanding of their times to stand boldly and courageously for the
principles of truth and freedom. In fact, people who dared to defy the
accepted wisdom of their age almost always accomplished the truly great
exploits of history. Christians, among all people, should know this best.

How has it happened, then, that Christians cannot find the courage and
resolve to support principle above political partisanship? How is it that we
have come to embrace “the lesser of two evils” as a legitimate philosophy of
voting? How is it that our spiritual leaders seem to be more concerned about
being politically correct than they are about being Biblically correct?

I believe that God is waiting for His people in America to do what He told
Jeremiah’s generation to do: live and act according to His principles and
trust Him with the result. Instead, many of us seem to be doing exactly what
Jeremiah’s generation did: we want to be pragmatic and wise in our own eyes
and do it our way.

Think what God might do in our land today if every Christian, every
God-fearing man and woman in America, would simply vote their principles
every time they walked into a voting booth, even if the candidate had “no
chance” of winning and whether he or she was told they would be “wasting”
their vote or not. I wonder what God might do? (Besides, when we vote for
evil, what exactly have we “won,” even if they are victorious?)

I am reminded of one of my all-time favorite quotes spoken by John Quincy
Adams. He said, “Duty is ours; results are God’s.”

When people–especially Christian people–start doing their duty and
standing for truth and principle, whether it is considered politically
incorrect, or unpopular, or “naïve,” or anything else; then, and only then,
will God give us the results that will bring healing and restoration of our
land.

So, how many of us will determine to do our duty? Or, how many of us will
say, “There is no hope in doing it God’s way; I will rely upon men’s devices
and do it their way”? The way we answer that question will largely determine
America’s future–for good or for bad.

(c) Chuck Baldwin

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