Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

What is a Christian’s Responsibility in a Democratic-Republic?

July 23rd, 2015 Viewed 272 times, 1 so far today


Things were easier for believers under a king, in some ways.  Romans 13 and a lot of other Scriptures fit right into what a believer’s responsibility is in that type of government– God says that He directs the heart of the king, that our job is to submit to them, and that they reward righteousness.  We’re to pray for them and give them the taxes they put forth.

Setting aside the question of whether the Revolutionary War was just according to the Bible, the system that the founders of this nation set forth for our national government require involvement and regular, bloodless revolutions.

So believers are both the ones that are to submit and the ones to vote for the rulers to submit to, which leaves them in an awkward spot.

The Evangelical Christian and the GOP

June 9th, 2015 Viewed 193 times, 3 so far today

vote-header.jpgIn Gina Loudon’s recent article, 3 simple steps to a conservative in the White House, the author lists items that I have been considering for a while:

The elections in 2016 can be won by the right using three simple tactics:

1) The Christian vote: Only 50 percent of those who warm the church pews actually even vote in the general elections. The numbers for women who attend church and vote are even more abysmal. If every churchgoer who does vote brought one churchgoer who doesn’t vote, the election would be wrapped up for the right. This tactic would have even more impact in a primary.

2) Conservatives rally behind one candidate: Before Iowa, conservatives need to have a coordinated strategy to decide on one candidate, or they will get whomever the D.C. elite decides to hand them.

3) Eliminate voter fraud: After deciding on the candidate, and committing to get churches to vote, conservatives should dedicate the rest of their efforts to eliminating voter fraud and opposing motor voter, same-day registration and voting (California has this), and voting without ID laws in their state.

How Hard Would It Be To Meet the President?

February 22nd, 2010 Viewed 1092 times, 1 so far today


Have you ever wondered how hard it would be to meet a famous person?

This past Sunday I was at a church where Dr. Woodrow Kroll of Back to the Bible was the special speaker, and I figured that it would be relatively easy to go up and shake his hand, and it got me thinking about other people.

I wonder how difficult it would be to actually meet the President of the United States.  I mean, apart from being a part of his staff, how easy or difficult is it to actually shake the man’s hand or get close enough to say ‘”Hi.”

What do you think?  Does it just require determination?

Healthcare and the Power of Personality

September 15th, 2009 Viewed 825 times

Obama Walks

One of the things that has been true for politics in the United States is that it rarely leaves one party in power for too long.  Usually, different sections of government balance each other out.  Consolidated power between the Presidency and the Congress rarely stays that way unless there are moderate voices.

This is one of the reasons that, I believe, the federal government should be more concerned about protecting liberty than amassing power.

Pres. Obama’s Negative Job Approval

June 30th, 2009 Viewed 1134 times

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When a President starts to move through his agenda at a lighting pace and makes more press conferences, you can be certain that something is up—or down.  President Barak Obama is seeing his job approval rating slip just as he tries to take on Iran, Health Care and Climate Change all at a record speed.

Obama Wins Election

January 14th, 2009 Viewed 1628 times, 1 so far today

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Contrary to what you’re lead to believe, the election of a President is not decided on election night by news anchors with big screens contacting election headquarters.  In fact, President-Elect Obama just won the election January 8, 2009.  The vote was 365 to 173 in favor of Pres-Elect Obama over Sen. McCain.

Is He a Natural Born Citizen?

October 12th, 2008 Viewed 1071 times

Barak Obama

We’ve talked at length about the qualifications for President.  We’ve discussed whether a woman could be President.  We’ve talked about the differences between qualifications and qualities.

But what do you think would happen if it were proven that Sen. Obama was not a natural born citizen of the United States of America?

What would happen before the election?

I would think that he would be removed and Sen. Clinton may be asked to run.  And who knows what happens then.

What would happen after he was sworn in if he won?

He would be removed from office and Vice President Biden would become President.  This is probably the least complicated of the options.

What would happen after the election if he won?

Who knows?  Technically the electors vote for President and Vice President—and so it would be up to them to choose who to vote.  But how could they decide with the chief vote-getter being a fraud?

There’s a YouTube video floating around the Internet you have to see, and it comes after the jump…

What Do You Want in a President?

October 3rd, 2008 Viewed 1271 times


If you were to ask anyone what they want in a President—not just the candidates that we have today, but in general—and you’re likely to get answers that match the qualities of the current candidates.  But if you could press further into their thinking, and start to analyze qualities, I bet you’d find this to be true:

I want a candidate that would respond to situations like I would respond to them.

Because, when it boils down to it, I believe that we actually look for people that think and act like us.  Which is why when someone connects with us, and we find them likable, we don’t have a problem seeing them in a position of power, but when we find someone that we dislike or disagree with we cannot see them leading us.

McCain Afraid to Debate?

September 25th, 2008 Viewed 1218 times

mccain2 Unlikely.  At least, that’s the word from former Pres. Bill Clinton:

“We know he didn’t do it because he’s afraid because Sen. McCain wanted more debates,” Clinton said, adding that he was “encouraged” by the joint statement from McCain and Sen. Barack Obama.

“You can put it off a few days the problem is it’s hard to reschedule those things,” Clinton said, “I presume he did that in good faith since I know he wanted — I remember he asked for more debates to go all around the country and so I don’t think we ought to overly parse that.”

Obama the Humorless

August 6th, 2008 Viewed 1383 times

Obama the Humorless

When I was studying History of Civilization back in college one of the things that I noticed was that leaders of times passed had interesting names.  These names were not ones that they claimed (though one could make the argument that Charlemagne could have picked “Charles the Great”) because of the way the names sometimes made fun of the person they were given to.

In this case, I’d like to submit:

Obama the Humorless

for consideration, especially if by some miracle he manages to become President.


Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.