LIBERTY and POLITICS


As my husband and I were getting ready to wind down and retire after a long day, he remarked that his stance of Christians’ civic and voting responsibility was causing a stir with certain of his co-workers. Ones responses was,

“Christians should just follow Jesus example. He never told us to be involved in politics.”

Sound familiar? Mark and I both share the same ideologies and deeply revere the foundations that our godly forefathers incepted. The past year, I’ve been feeling the the weight of the disgraces permeating our once glorious nation and that weight has drawn me to the daily discipline of interceding in prayer on behalf of my beloved country. I asked God to show me how He felt about politics, voting and our responsibility as his peculiar, chosen and special people. After many restless nights praying about this, he finally compelled me to dig deeply into His word.

My Bible opened to Deuteronomy 16:18-20

18 “You shall appoint for yourself judges and officers in all your [a]towns which the Lord your God is giving you, according to your tribes, and they shall judge the people with righteous judgment. 19 You shall not distort justice; you shall not [b]be partial, and you shall not take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and perverts the words of the righteous. 20 Justice, and only justice, you shall pursue, that you may live and possess the land which the Lord your God is giving you.

Exodus 23:6-9 (NIV)

6 “Do not deny justice to your poor people in their lawsuits. 7 Have nothing to do with a false charge and do not put an innocent or honest person to death, for I will not acquit the guilty.

8 “Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds those who see and twists the words of the innocent.

9 “Do not oppress a foreigner; you yourselves know how it feels to be foreigners, because you were foreigners in Egypt.

These two sections declare that we are to elect and be involved in all the complex and pressing issues that assail our families, communities and nation! Many Christians use the excuse of “separation of church and state” when there is no such term forbidding us to be a part of the election process of officials. We had better get our information together before we make excuses. If we continue to allow atheists and liberals to edit and re-write or Constitution, we will end up enslaved like the Israelites of the old testament.

Presently, a great debate rages regarding Mitt Romney’s Mormon beliefs. This could divide evangelicals and could bring about the re-election of president Obama.

I’d like to talk a little about the law of religion and the law of grace. The Bible is always our guide whenever we are faced with very difficult decisions, so the following discourse about Jesus should be a guideline on how to vote this November election.

The Pharisees loved to try to trap Jesus in a debate regrading any action that seemed unceremonious or outside the parameters of the law. In a certain occasion:

Matthew 5:17-25

17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished. 19 Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20 For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

Jesus was able to straddle beautifully the boundaries of old testament law with the present cultural and legals issues of His day.

If we are presented with a tragedy and victims are suffering, do we rescue them if it happens on the Sabbath, or do we turn away like the priest and the Levite during their travels when faced with a half-dead robbery victim?. If we are faced with two candidates, both who we deem unsuitable to represent and preside over our nation, which do we vote for? Hopefully, he should abide by the most important commandments and things that are dear to God’s heart. We know God said not to kill. Does the presidential candidate support abortion and the man and woman as a married couple? Last but not least does He bless Israel?

Since the dawn of Adam and Eve have we looked for loopholes to avoid the responsibilities God has assigned us. But God will hold us accountable to every minute thought, action and deed. If we choose not to vote, we have still made a decision to stand for nothing.

“For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass
away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until
all is accomplished.Jesus said in Mat 5:18

I pray Pastors will be like Ezra and Nehemiah, bringing out the law to remind the people of God’s promises and covenant. Jehoshaphat also gathered the assembly and revival was renewed under his kingship. When the law is revived and taught and pastors teach their flock how to balance the law with grace, we will enjoy the blessings of Yahweh. Whenever the Israelites were enslaved and abused by the heathen who dominated them and they cried out to God for deliverance, God sent them a king after his own heart. If Gods’ people, the church continue to allow liberals and atheists to edit our Constitution and Bill of Rights and remove God’s name from our public buildings, God will remove His hedge of protection. We should not be surprised at terrorist attacks when we ask God to remove himself from our democracy!

Last night, I was reminded of America’s fallen legacy as I watched documentaries of the destruction of the World Trade Centers on History Channel. What a tragedy and what a harsh lesson we Americans should have learned. This was a harbinger of what happens to a society that disobeys and rebels against God. Let us come to our senses and know that God’s commandments are for our protection and blessing. Without them, there would be anarchy, chaos, murder and slavery.

People, wake up! Let wisdom and humility towards God rule your lives and the decisions you make for the upcoming elections. Pastors, Rabbis and priests, be bold and uncompromising as you share God’s heart and assist your flock to choose the leaders closest to God’s ideal…and God help America as she struggles to get back on track.

WHAT CAUSED the FALL of of WTC?


The thick, suffocating cloud that exploded from the imploding World Trade Center buildings not only snuffed out the lives of thousands of civilians but also America’s idyllic  dream of peace and protection. A decade later, the survivors of lost loved ones and concerned citizens still question  the cause of one of the most infamous acts of terrorism America has ever experienced.

Who or what caused the destruction of the twin towers?

Though great debates rage around the world by top strategists, government official and religious leaders, the answer stares right at our faces, but much of America has become numb and deluded into disbelieving truth

It all began with the inception of our country by the God-fearing founding fathers.They knew of the power and protection of abiding under the shelter of God almighty and His promise to bless His people if they lived within the constraints of His commands. We’ve come a long way from that  vision’s birthing.

So why was the World Trade Center attacked?  Choice.  Choice, you ask?! God gave us the choice to make decisions whether for bad or good. The terrorists chose to not forgive their enemies and to retaliate with the intent to maim and kill. The American people chose not to vote into office  leaders with integrity and the best interests of their country men.  We, the voters also chose not to vote or to haphazardly believe the hype and eloquent speeches of candidates without researching their values or what they stood for.  We forsook our responsibility at the voting booth because we were lazy, didn’t care and/or didn’t believe in the candidate. and… worse of all, we allowed senseless, immoral and ignorant bigots to take away our freedoms, prayer in schools and government and protection for the lives of the innocent unborn on the pretense of inconvenience.

Who can we blame?

We have ignored the free gift of wisdom God has given us. God’s law was given through Moses to govern His people, The Jews.  God ordained the appointment of judges to govern the people so that justice would not be perverted, (Duet. 16:18).

The great leaders, judges and godly kings like King David, also had a heart after God. King David and Nehemiah, the King’s cup-bearer, who when surveying the wall of Jerusalem wept and prayed for God’s restoration of not only the physical walls, but also the spiritual walls (the hearts) of the people. So, where are repentant and humble leaders today?

God also made provision that the poor, the orphans and  widows to be provided for. Have we made provision for them? America, being such a great nation of affluence, technology and influence, the numbers of our poor have greatly increased and are no longer a small minority. Great folly has permeated this once great nation.

God is watching.

He is allowing evil to weaken the once tightly woven tapestry, the melting pot of the world, America, and to topple the former majesty of our godly foundation. A nation cannot stand when contamination of deceiving half-truths, compromise and immorality are the rule. We are paying a heavy price for trying to edit God out of our constitution.

We cannot blame God for the evil that has transpired over Manhattan, The Alfred Murrah Building in Oklahoma and our Christian missionaries abroad.  Our choices to ignore, to condone and conceal evil and our choice to pervert justice will continue to bring forth dire consequences. God won’t stop us. He lets us do whatever we want and He will continue to grieve knowing well the wonderful path we could have chosen if we obeyed His laws and wisdom.

Our country will continue to languish in debt,  division and uncertainty as well as impending judgment if we continue to foolishly vote for incompetent and greedy leaders and CEOs who care nothing about the rising debt, mass starvation, poverty and the abolishing of the working poor and middle class. God does care about the sickly, disabled widows, the precious babies and the suffering destitute. He weeps for molested little girls and the battered wives  murdered by their own husbands. God weeps to see people defrauded and crushed under the weight of high taxes because of the wasteful spending of greedy government leaders, and unnecessary school administrators who live in opulent, leisurely splendor.

God is watching.

So, why my loyalty to this unseen, cruel God who allowed the WTC to crumble into a heap of ashes at the cost of the lives of courageous emergency personnel, firefighters and police officers?  I’m a humble recipient of countless helps and miracles during the great storms of my life. Even after abuse and attacks, the tender-hearted God of the  orphan and widows came to my aid and made something wonderful out of misery! Rather than me becoming bitter and seeking revenge, He has tamed my fearful, battered heart into one of courage and great compassion for the wounded I’ve met during my travels.

God is always watching.

Men and women of leadership, God is scrutinizing your lifestyles, ideologies and visions. Are they in line with what God has ordained, justice for all, provision, humility and prosperity as a reward for honest, hard work? The penalty in the old testament for sacrificing innocent infants was death, yet millions upon millions of precious voiceless victims are murdered in their own mother’s wombs. We allow perverts and pedophiles more justice than the victims themselves! We wonder in amazement why terrorism has  reduced this once proud and prosperous nation  to the infamous depths of reckless irresponsibility, perversion and  apathy.

Even the minds of our greatest intellectuals have become dull and foolish, devoid of wisdom.

God is watching.

Imagine a people glorifying and then voting for a candidate because he is Black, a beautifully voluptuous woman or a very popular  action hero-movie star  without having any idea of his character, integrity or ideology? America is reaping what we’ve sown and if we continue living beyond our financial means, killing unborn babies and editing His great and Holy name from our constitution, we will enter a Martial, Sharia law or communism.  We are headed for a great cavernous abyss which we will not being able to escape free-falling into.

Now is the time to seriously ponder our past mistakes and turn around in the opposite, (God) direction.  We are still We the People and God will re-adopt us into our rightful heritage if we repent and change the attitudes and motives for our poor choices. The old testament depicts the countless times and judges who have saved the Jews from sin and captivity. We ought to learn a lesson and read the Bible. There is much wisdom to be learned from the mistakes from others!

So….captivity or freedom, anarchy or peace, widespread poverty or prosperity and finally… the annihilation of America as we know it or America the free?

God’s  plan for us is good…and very simple… “Follow that which is just so that you may live and inherit the land, ” (Duet 6:18).

America…will you live or die?