Salt on the Wound

It is always good to start the day by hitting the “delete” key concerning my blog. The naysayer of naysayers has already been by to hoot and holler that his party won back the House of Representatives. We should expect it. They have been out of power for so long, that when they finally retake control, they will not win with any level of class or civility. It only adds salt to the wound that already exists in the disappointment known as the Republican Party. We voted on them to be conservative, and they were not conservative enough. That will do it every time.

But then there is a more sinister problem, that I too, am guilty of. It’s the problem of placing our trust and hope in the Republican party. It is an easy trap to fall into because of our values and the things that we hold dear. The Republicans come the closest to valuing the things we value. The Dem/Libs are so far out there that we would never consider voting for them. They are the party of death, and if we are Christians, we must hold to the party that at its core is fundamentally for life.

Even so, the Republican Party is still a political beast, and not a spiritual beast at all. We tell ourselves that if enough Christians are involved in the process, then we can control the beast and make it a spiritual entity as well. But alas, we are only fooling ourselves. The Kingdom of God is not made up of parties or representatives, but of the things of God. He is the One that is in control of all things. “The Most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomever He chooses” (Daniel 4:25).

O, that He would have kept it in Republicans’ hands. But He did not. For reasons known only to Him, He has passed the torch of control to those who are most opposed to Him, His Word and His people. I don’t know why, but I suspect that at least one of many reasons that He did so is so that we turn back to Him and trust in Him. Whenever the Christian is powerless and dependent upon Him, is when the Christian is most used by Him. No, the world will not notice us. They would be quick to stamp us into the ground, were they given the power to do so. But our greatest moment of opportunity comes when we are the weakest and most dependent upon Him.

No, this is not part of the health and wealth mentality that has taken the church by storm. This is the true Gospel. Only when we are on our knees in prayer, do we fully recognize our situation and level of control in this world. It is nothing. When we have victory, it is because of His hand. When we taste defeat, it is because of His hand. But in the process, He is working all things together for good for those who love Him (Romans 8:28).

God’s word doesn’t say all things are good, but He is capable of working all things together for good. I know for me, the best thing that can happen is that my eyes are taken off the political process and to focus on the Kingdom process. What is more lasting? His Kingdom, or our party? His Kingdom, therefore our work needs to be there. Our efforts need to be for the lost and those who are not yet a part of His Kingdom. This is where our focus needs to be. For when we win in this realm, when we see the lost come to know Him, then we have truly gained victory for that is one more soul that belongs to that which is everlasting. Yes, there will be struggles in this life, but there will also be victories. The victories found at the ballot box are fleeting. They will not last. They will pass away. But the victories found in Christ are eternal. They will last forever and have true meaning.

Let us use the salt on the wound, to drive us back to Christ, the Great Physician so that He may heal us and use us for His Kingdom. It is by far the better choice.


The Graph!

BTW, I did track down the article by the New York Times, via Tug (sorry, didn’t have time to do it on Friday), concering the Times admitting that Saddam was a year away from having nukes. (Thanks Tug). The key paragraph is as follows:

  • Among the dozens of documents in English were Iraqi reports written in the 1990s and in 2002 for United Nations inspectors in charge of making sure Iraq had abandoned its unconventional arms programs after the Persian Gulf war. Experts say that at the time, Mr. Hussein’s scientists were on the verge of building an atom bomb, as little as a year away. (Emphasis added)

So now we have it for sure. Bush didn’t lie, the Dems did. All the more reason to go out and vote Republican today! Also, Rush Limbaugh always says that when the Dems accuse you of something, it is because they are guilty of doing just that. This is another one of those cases where we see this truth bearing itself out. They accuse Bush of lying, yet they are the ones that lie. Vote Republican!

Election Day

I have to admit, that I am excited about this election. There are just too many close races to take a moldly look at what is going on. In our own state of South Carolina, we have a tight race between Governor Mark Sanford and the Dem challenger Tommy Moore. The problem here is that there are a bunch of RINO’s who are voting for Tommy Moore because Sanford is so conservative. Sanford has actually brought the budget back into line with what it should be and killed a lot of pork barrel spending. Therefore, a bunch of RINO’s are campaigning for Moore. The problem with RINO’s is that they should go ahead and become Democrats. They are a frustrating lot.

I wonder if these RINO’s are just as unhappy with Bush, because he certainly hasn’t been conservative when it comes to spending. They should be happy with him. But alas, who can say.

Anyway, this is exciting. I know there are a bunch of races nationally that do matter. I will try to keep up with them through out the day… but who knows what the day will hold.

As for the Republicans losing the house, I hope that doesn’t happen. But if it does, I know that God is still in control of all things. The Republican party, while the best party we have in the nation, is not the Kingdom of God. Christ’s Kingdom still prevails and it is in Him that I will place my trust. Not anyone party. Yet, I’m still going to vote Republican. Go Vote if you haven’t, and vote Republican!

Fall Colors

I had just enough time yesterday to stop and take this picture on the way to work. Enjoy the photo, trust in the LORD, and Vote Republican!

Kerry is the Victim???

I love all this attention on John Kerry over his statements that you have to be educated in America, or you get sent to Iraq. It really shows his disdain for the U.S. military, and has caused me to be grateful that he did not win the presidency. He is anti-America.

Laura Ingraham was joking on her show how John Kerry is now the victim in all of this. He made the statement and the press will make him to be the victim. All he has to do to stop all this is say “I’m sorry.” Two words Liberals/Dems of any stripe cannot say. If they do say them, they always add the disqualifier at the end: “but…”

Little Miss Chatterbox has more of this at her site. She covers it in detail. Please check it out. Also, see Old Soldier. He has a piece about a dear Christian brother, only 14 years old, who died in Iraq at the hand of Muslims. He professed Christ to the end and is now in glory. O that we would stand so faithfully in the faith. And them Mike’s America has two more reasons to vote for Republicans.

Umbilical Cords

I have wanted to post on this but have yet to find the time until today. Timothy Davis pointed me in the right direction. Researchers in the United Kingdom have found that they have been able to reproduce liver cells from the blood found in umbilical cords. Read the article here.

This is great news. Michael J. Fox and his cohorts should be focusing on research here, instead of trying to fund research on a process that kills an embryo. It makes sense. We get life from life, not life from death. Only God can bring life from something that is dead. If we want to develop life from other cells, then let us do so from a process that brings about life. (I think the reason MJF and his cohorts are so opposed to this is because they are mired in the culture of death. They don’t mind taking life if it means a better life for themselves. Except in the case of terrorists. Hardly a Christ-like attitude, given that Christ calls us to lay down our lives for others as He did. But you can’t tell liberals that).

The point is that so much of the hoopla has been misguided in the MJF affair. (Especially since the amendment that he is supporting is actually over cloning, not embryonic stem cell research. See Miss Chatterbox on that one.)

There has also been a lot of success in the research around adult stem cell research. Rush Limbaugh pointed out the other day that this process has shown progress in the treatment of more than 70 diseases, while embryonic stem cell research has shown no progress in any disease. This is why there is more research being done on the adult level. It pays off. If embryonic stem cell research were actually viable, then there would be those willing to support it. But alas, the market has helped in the battle against this type of research, and this is why so many Libs want to make the government pay for it. The private sector will not pay for it because its a boondoggle. That never has stopped a Liberal before.

I just wish that Liberals would actually use science to advance the cause of mankind, and not their political agendas. Therefore, Vote Republican!