… and Gad Abouts.
There are Christians that support B. Obama. There are many reasons for this I am sure, but one I keep hearing again and again is this matter of Social Justice. They want to see a Constantine like government that embraces a Christ centered love for the widow and the orphan. They want a society that reflects the Trinity in sacrifice and community. I get that, I really do.
I think those sentiments are noble and Christ like. I am just not sure B. Obama is the first step in such a direction. In God’s indictment of Israel at the end of the Jeremiah chapter two the Lord says this,
33 “Why do you beautify your way to seek love?
Therefore you have also taught
The wicked women your ways.
34 Also on your skirts is found
The blood of the lives of the poor innocents .
I have not found it by secret search,
But plainly on all these things.
35 Yet you say, ‘Because I am innocent,
Surely His anger shall turn from me.’
Behold, I will plead My case against you,
Because you say, ‘I have not sinned.’
36 Why do you gad about so much to change your way?
Also you shall be ashamed of Egypt as you were ashamed of Assyria.
37 Indeed you will go forth from him
With your hands on your head;
For the LORD has rejected your trusted allies,
And you will not prosper by them.”
We want to gad about and change our ways while our skirts drip with the blood of the innocent. We want to change our monetary policy, while the innocent die. We want to gad about and relieve the debt of the third world, while the smallest of us is ripped apart. We want to beautify our parks and streams, while the fatherless are hated and murdered by their own mothers.
There is not justice in a land that destroys the innocent, no matter how many people are working. There is not justice in a land where skirts drag the bloody ground, no matter how often the people cry out peace, peace.
No vote for B. Obama. Not from me, the gad abouts may do as they please. God help them.