I’m sitting here on my couch, my kid in bed, my wife out shopping and I find myself wrestling with tonight’s electoral outcome. Mitt Romney has lost. We have four more years of Barack Obama as our president. He will likely have two, maybe three Supreme Court appointments. He will continue his assault on religious liberty. There will be no repeal of Obamacare. We will continue to spend with abandon and drive ourselves into the debt hole. We now get to see what “more flexibility” means with regard to Russia. There will be no justice for the dead in Benghazi.
I ponder these things and ask myself, how can that many of my fellow Americans vote for a man who embraces abortion? How can they vote for someone who has no regard for freedom of conscience? Are there really that many people who think that socialism is the right path for America? After tonight, I have to say yes.
Sure, there was a chance that Mitt Romney could have won and started to fight against the tide of secular humanism in government, the piling debt that we will never be able to pay off, and the assault on our liberties. However, even if the Republicans had won every single one of the victories we had hoped to win, there would still be 50 percent of Americans who embrace the policies that Barack Obama and the Democratic party stand for, who don’t have a problem with redefining what a family is, who don’t have a problem with an ever growing and oppressing State, and think that the answer to our financial problems in America is to punish the successful and reward the unsuccessful.
More than anything, I believe that this indicates the very core of the problem with America. We have replaced “In God We Trust” with “In the Federal Government We Trust”. People have turned away from putting their hope in an all knowing and an all loving God and put it in themselves and in other men.
Even so many conservatives I’ve spoken with and followed on Twitter are angry, disappointed and their first response is to be angry with the media, the candidates, or the circumstances in general. To them and to you I say that Mitt Romney is not the answer to our problems and he never was. The only way I see out of this mess of politics and humanist ideas that plague our nation is for people to turn to Jesus. He is the one in Whom our hope should be. He is the only one who can affect real change, real improvement in our lives and our government.
We can make the moral arguments and the rational arguments to our fellow Americans in every debate and every conversation for the next one hundred years, but without the power of Christ in their lives, they will always believe in themselves and in men first to solve our problems. It makes sense. The Apostle Paul states plainly the natural end to human nature without God in Romans 1:
21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.
24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25 They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.
26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. 27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.
28 Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. 29 They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, 30 slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; 31 they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy. 32 Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.
So, when you hear the pundits and the people on both sides arguing and gloating and running through “what ifs” and “next times”, I encourage you to stay above it. Each of us must turn and put our faith in Jesus and in His ability to transform our lives and our nation. We must work first and foremost to share the gospel with the lost that they may turn from their sin and their approval of others’ sin to a saving knowledge of Jesus. Only He has the power to change hearts. Only He can save us.