I’m Enraged! Are You? (Part 1)

 

For the record, I don’t like the Democratic Party or the Republican Party.

The one party’s members wear blinders when they quote the Bible which makes little difference to its adherents anyway. You see, most members stand up and say, “Amen, ” without ever considering the consequences.

Ah, don’t worry a bit about those dead babies or that gays are taking over our public schools because after all, God understands and just loves everyone anyway, right?

Sadly, the other party is mostly filled with gutless scallywags who have the backbones of worms. Period. And who in the world really wants to vote for candidates who need polls to tell them what their inner convictions are at any given moment? Like hello, Karl Rove! Why do we need these guys?

Most Christian leaders – from Dr. Dobson to the local pastors – will say, “Larry, be realistic. Christians need to vote for the lesser of two evils when they cast their ballots. If it’s a Democrat, vote for him or if it’s a Republican, vote for him. But, hallelujah brother, it’s your Christian duty to vote, don’t you know that?”

Well, let’s take off our Christian rose-colored glasses for a moment. Pretty dreary world out there, right?

So, how has voting for the lesser of two evils advanced morality in America since 1979, the year Moral Majority and rightwing Christian conservatives were first coined?

Has abortion been stopped? No. Has the gay movement been stifled? No. Are America’s borders safer? No. Is America safer from terrorist’s threats? No. Is America more prosperous? No. Are our public schools better and safer for our children? No. 

Probably everyone has a favorite boogie man he’ll point to for America’s problems. President Obama. Democratic Party. Candidate Romney. Republican Party. Senator Reid. Senator McConnell. Secretary of State Clinton. Chairman of the Fed Bernanke. SEC Chairman Shapiro. Or whoever.

But the truth is that these boogie men are not the problems, but instead, we are the problems. And by using the personal pronoun we, I’m mainly speaking to us men.

Joyful are those who obey His laws and search for Him with all their hearts. They do not compromise with evil, and they walk only in His paths. (Psalm 119:2-3)

Apathy, lethargy, and compromise are the three bloodsucking leeches which have neutered us Christian men in America.

So, what can we do to shift our rage into godly action to advance the Kingdom of God in America now?

(Continued in Part 2)

14 Comments

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14 responses to “I’m Enraged! Are You? (Part 1)

  1. chasingtheperfectmoment,

    Thanks. I appreciate that.

  2. Sounds like you are fired up. and i agree.

  3. Caddo Veil

    Wow, brother Lar’s on the rampage! I would so love to get you in my living room with my very political, unbelieving neighbor–now that would be worth buying/selling tickets for. I’ll just stay in the kitchen, where it’s cooler–and fix food for y’all. God bless you–love, sis Caddo

  4. Naphtali,

    Thanks. I seem to be for now.

  5. Caddo,

    Thanks. For the most part, I’m apolitical. I know both parties and see no hope in either one. If an unbeliever wants to present his political ideas, I will do my best to turn it into a discussion about the Lord. It’s fairly easy to do that nowadays.

  6. Amen, Larry … Just like Adam, the men have become feminized … they’ve abdicated their leadership responsibilities in the home, church and in society. They stand for nothing and fall for everything. What a price to pay for such foolishness. Praying.

  7. Wow , Mr. Larry! Thank you for just sharing like this. Praying that more of us will be fired up too . . .enough to act and advance the Kingdom of God. God bless you!

  8. Derrick,

    Thanks. Me, too.

  9. Roger,

    Thanks. No doubt we men have abdicated our Kingdom responsibilities.

  10. Debbie,

    Thanks. You had a partial review the other day.

  11. So true, Larry. Politics and politicians are neither the problems nor the answers. We are the problem; God is the answe.

  12. Judy,

    Thanks. Now if only, we can right the ship soon.

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