Wednesday, September 17, 2008

What Saith the Scriptures?

“And do not be conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your minds that you may prove that which is good, acceptable, perfect will of God” Romans 12:1The current presidential campaigns have caused a great stir amongst the American people in general, and believers in specific, especially since Senator John McCain announced Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate. As the debates began and rapidly picked up speed one main question circulated, should Christians vote for a woman to hold the office of Vice President and with that, possibly President? Along side that inquiry surfaced a problem that has long plagued the professing Christian community: will our answer to this question (and subsequently, our vote) be based on biblical truth or will it be decided by what is culturally accepted?The answer was simple when it came to Senator Clinton, she is an outspoken critic of all we hold dear, there was no way she was going to get votes from born-again believers, or if she did, it would have been a very small minority. However, when Gov. Palin was announced VP for Senator McCain, many professing Christians were caught off guard. Here is a woman who seemingly on the surface embraced many of our own values. She claims to be pro-life, to support the 2nd Amendment, is conservative (at least comparatively speaking) and politically confident and classy. Almost immediately believers began throwing their support behind her. It seems like Sarah Palin is an answer to the prayers of many. But is she? Should we cast our votes for a man whose VP has rejected God’s plan for women (Prov. 31:10-31; Titus 2:4-5; 1 Tim. 5:14; Gen. 2:18 & 22)? Should we cast votes for a VP who is in support of feminism which has wrought such destruction in our land? Can we, with a conscience upright before God, vote for a woman stepping outside her biblical jurisdiction, realizing that scripture bemoans such usurpations of God’s established order (Is. 3:12)? Brothers and sisters, as the redeemed children of God our response to this situation must be determined not by fear, preference or anything outside the truths of God’s eternal, immutable, all sufficient word!I would highly encourage you to read the following articles by Mr. Phillips, Mr. Einwechter, Mr. Nathaniel Darnell, and Miss. Jasmine Baucham; each of these have written more thoroughly and eloquently on the subject and can help get the wheels in your mind turning!
~"Should Christians Support a Woman for the office of Civil Magistrate?"
~"Biblical Standards for Choosing Civil Magistrates."
~ "How Sarah Palin Fails to Meet the Biblical Qualifications for Civil Magistrates "
~ "McCain's Biblically Unqualified VP Pick a "Feminist for Life"
~ "Ten Reasons Why I Don't Want to be VP When I Grow Up"
~ "Why Sarah Palin Inspires Us"

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