Wednesday, July 29, 2009

What are Your Values?

Hello, everyone, what are your values? Have you thought about how your values affect every aspect of your life? If you believe the Bible, cover to cover, it will either become the basis of all of your life, or it won't, simple as that.
Let me explain...The Bible is very clear about certain issues. God is holy, just, and desires honesty in all things. God has made it clear in His Word, that killing is sinful and wrong. He has made it clear that marriage is between one man and one woman for life. God has made it clear that sexual expression is for that union alone. God has made it clear that children are a blessing, not a burden. He has made it clear that those who do not work, should not eat. I could go on and on. If all of this sounds negative, it really isn't. Since God created the world and set its laws in motion, He ought to know how it should be run, right? Oh, and that brings me to another truth in God's Word that is foundational, that being of literal creation of the world by Him in 7 days.
So, what does this all mean in our every day lives? Let's just look at it from the political spectrum. I've been interested in politics on some scale for a long time. But, never, has it been such an interest as it became starting around a year ago. This past election of Obama(BO) as president, the most radical and liberal president ever in our history, and the most liberal and radical congress ever in our history, has made a huge change in the direction of our country. The dire nature of all of this began to be impressed upon me last year as elections were shaping up. How did values play out in the campaign?
As our country has turned away from God, the values of the American people have become more anti-God and humanistic over the last 60 years or so. The values of the American people used to be more along the lines of the Bible. Now, our values are pretty much whatever feels good. Everyone does what is right in their own eyes, with no foundation of the Bible which our laws and country were originally built on. That is how so many otherwise good people, got caught up in the "cult of Obama." Their values were not clearly defined. They either didn't have a firm foundation of the Bible or they didn't know what he really was since our main stream media refused, for the most part, to actually report what he was really all about. So, lost in a drift away from God, many did not know or care or both that he believes there should be no restrictions on the killing of unborn babies, for instance. They didn't know or care or both, that he was really a socialist/marxist. He does not like freedom and the free enterprise system that we have traditionally had in this country, and which has made this country the envy of the world. The did not know or care that he would love to expand our welfare system, so that more people won't have to work for what they eat or have. There is much more to be said here.
A Christian should have the value system that includes a strong belief in God, the belief in life for all, including the unborn. As Christian's we should believe and hold dear a system of truth and justice for all. In the past election, the choice was clear. While McCain was not the perfect candidate, nor my first choice, when you held him up next to BO, there was no choice to be made, it was so obvious. McCain has been very consistently pro-life in his political career. He is a true American patriot and layed down his life for us as a soldier in the military. His running mate clearly had a very Christian worldview and proved her pro-life beliefs in her own personal life, knowingly giving birth to a Down's Syndrome child. For a Christian to vote for the BO, one has to question their value system. Did they not know or understand what BO was? Was their value system not clearly defined? Have they drifted from a clear understanding of what the Bible says? Did they vote as some knee jerk reaction, caught up in a cult-like mentality without clearly thinking about what the consequences were? I would like to hear your thoughts...


Michael Wright said...

Very well put! God's Word teaches that in the last days people will become lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God. I think all of this is related!


Miss Music said...

I agree. Everyone is doing what is right in their own eyes. We are seeing that happen today. Thanks for reading.

Chris said...

I would disagree with your statement about John McCain having been "very consistently pro-life."

McCain said, "I'd love to see a point where [Roe v. Wade] is irrelevant,and could be repealed because abortion is no longer necessary. But certainly in the short term, or even the long term, I would not support repeal of Roe v. Wade."

His actions backed up his statement. In 8 years with a Republican President and 6 years with a Republican Congress, nothing significant was done to reduce the number of abortions. Congressman Ron Paul repeatedly introduced a Sanctity of Life Act, that would have effectively repealed Roe v. Wade, but the Republican Party refused to move forward with it.

Sadly, conservative Christians have placed such faith in the Republican party that they have become blinded to the fact that the GOP primarily offers lip service to social conservative issues and does little actual work to advance the social conservative agenda. I, for one, am still registered as a Republican but have not voted for a Republican presidential candidate for many years.

Miss Music said...

Thanks for your comments, Chris. I apologize if I have misrepresented McCain in any way. He was not my first choice. I agree that our faith should not be in the Republican party. I am a conservative, first. I'm wondering who you did vote for in this past election?

Chris said...

I voted for Chuck Baldwin.