By Pastor Scott Lively
It’s official, the 2012 presidential election is over and we Americans decided not to downshift into Republican. Instead its now full speed ahead toward the progressive’s Godless Utopian fantasy (aka “the cliff”) with Mr. Obama and the Evil Party.
The good news is that we can all stop pretending that Mitt Romney is a conservative.
The bad news is that the Stupid Party will, of course, interpret their loss as a sign they were too conservative and move further to the left.
The better or worse news (depending on your theology) is that the age of apostasy is more clearly upon us, which means that the return of Christ is drawing near.
These next few months and years will be an exciting time for students of prophesy, and an exceedingly challenging time for all believers as the stand for biblical truth becomes more and more costly.
There will be intense and increasing pressure from all sides, especially in the political realm, to abandon the Bible and embrace an emerging redefinition of Christianity more in line with secular realities. It won’t be long before the chasm between Christ and this world is simply too wide to straddle, and we each will be forced to choose sides.
As the chilling implications of this election begin to sink in among the believers, now is the time to remember Joshua’s famous exhortation:
“Now fear the Lord and serve him with all faithfulness. Throw away the gods your forefathers worshiped beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord. But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” (Joshua 24:14-15.)
How can we serve the Lord in these coming days? I believe this is the time for the remnant to go on the offensive. Let us drop all the clever strategies and tactics of campaign consultants and media pundits. All the polling and pandering. All of the calculations and posturing. Let us reject those things just as David rejected Saul’s armor, and simply march against Goliath in faith and courage, proclaiming the Truth of God without apology or compromise.
Fear the Lord, not man. It is the beginning of wisdom, and the antidote to both Evil and Stupid.