Thursday, November 6, 2008

Yet Another Post- Election Comment

As I survey some of the blogs I regularly follow, it seems that all of them have post-elections comments. In order to be taken as a serious blogger (is that an oxymoron?), I will give mine.

One of the darkest posts concerns the pre-election promise of our President-elect to sign the Freedom of Choice Act as his first official act as President. The blogger states that when this happens, overturning Roe v. Wade becomes meaningless. “The legal battle is over and we’ve lost.” He states further, “Many of us have long understood the way to end abortion is not to change the law (though we certainly favor that) but by changing hearts. Well, folks, now that’s all we’ve got.” (The Thirsty Theologian).

Maybe this is a good thing. Could it be that, as Christians, we been engaging the conflict in the wrong arena. We’ve been laboring for moral change in the political arena (don’t misunderstand; moral politics = good politics), forgetting that the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but are powerful to destroy strongholds. (2 Cor. 10:4).

It is time for the church to be the church – the pilgrim church. We are pilgrims, not tourists. Instead of lusting for political clout, recognition, acceptance and approval from the world, we must remember the words of Jesus, “If the world hates you, it hated me…” (Jo. 15:18).

So it’s come down to this: pray, preach, and labor. We’ve relied upon life chains, Supreme Court appointees, voter guides, etc. Apparently the nation as a whole is more interested in punishing corporate executives by distributing some of their cash than in guaranteeing the lives of the unborn babies of nameless and faceless mothers.

The electorate has spoken. Now, it’s time for the church to speak – not to the President or members of the House and Senate, but to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

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