True Colors (Christians, Cast Your Vote Carefully!)

We’re days away from Election 2012. As election day approaches, I just can’t get this scene out of my mind from the Democratic National Convention held just a few months ago:

Right away we hear this from Governor Ted Strickland: “I am here to attest and affirm that our faith and belief in God is central to the American story and informs the values we’ve expressed in our party’s platform.” The process of adopting an amendment reflecting this statement as part of the Democratic party’s platform continues. Adoption requires a two-thirds vote. The voice vote proceeds. And it … fails. Well, the chairman “forced” the amendment’s vote to win, but clearly on all three vote attempts at least half of the delegates voted “No,” effectively saying “No, we don’t want God in our party’s platform.”

In 2 Chronicles 7:14 God spoke this promise to Solomon after the Temple’s construction had been completed: “…if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”

I fear that healing for this land will not come easy if we aren’t willing to let God take His rightful place in our lives. And while I know that there are certainly God-fearing members of the Democratic party, if this voice-vote is any indication it does appear that roughly half of the Democratic party feels that they’ll be just fine to not include God in their party.

Christians, remember that on election day as you decide which party will best represent your values.

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