Martyred for the Gospel

Martyred for the Gospel
The burning of Tharchbishop of Cant. D. Tho. Cranmer in the town dich at Oxford, with his hand first thrust into the fyre, wherwith he subscribed before. [Click on the picture to see Cranmer's last words.]

Collect of the Day

The Second Sunday in Lent.

The Collect

ALMIGHTY God, who seest that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves; Keep us both outwardly in our bodies, and inwardly in our souls; that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Collect from the First Day of Lent is to be read every day in Lent after the Collect appointed for the Day.

Daily Bible Verse

Friday, September 26, 2008

Why I Am Supporting John McCain and Sarah Palin

This election year is proving to be as controversial as the last two elections were. However, if you're a conservative Christian and you are concerned about Christian family values, the freedom of religion, and the freedom of speech, you should be voting for John McCain. The Democrats still have the pro-choice (read infanticide) plank in their party platform. The Democrats are still radically opposed to biblical teaching like the prohibitions against fornication, adultery and homosexuality.

While I admire the Democrats for their concern for social justice issues, they still don't get it. Christians are not going to allow them to run over the Bible and spit all over the place without a fight. I'm continually amazed by the hatred leveled against Christians who dare to say that the Bible is true and that sin is still sin. Everywhere we look the media is on the attack against Christianity. In sitcoms, TV movies, dramas, evening news and just about every talk show you see there is some positive image of sexual immorality being promoted as if it were not a stench before a holy God. We commonly see people living together, depictions of male homosexuals and lesbians as happy and well adjusted "families," while Christians are depicted as wackos who bomb abortion clinics and shoot abortion doctors and post pictures of aborted babies in the bedrooms of their girl friends and wives who murdered their unborn child. Yes, that was on a recent rerun of the Law and Order police drama from NBC.

The last time I checked the Bill of Rights still guarantees that I have the freedom of speech and the freedom of religion. When it becomes a crime to preach against sinful behaviors like homosexuality, then I will gladly go to jail in defense of the Gospel. They put Paul and Silas in jail for preaching the Gospel as well. I see in the future a totalitarian intolerance against Christianity rising up. It is partly the fault of biblically illiterate "evangelicals" who don't have a clue what the Bible really says about anything.

If the tide is to be turned, then good Christians must become more involved in the political process. I do not believe in civil religion nor should there be a state church. However, at the moment the liberals want to preempt the discussion and make liberal "christianity" and relativism the state religion. Atheism and every other opponent of religious freedom is on an aggressive march against Christianity and all that we stand for. If there are any who still care, this can be prevented if every Bible believing Christian will get out and vote for what is right.

I have no idea if John McCain is a genuine Christian or not. But the one thing I do know is that even if I don't agree with all of his political philosophy, I do agree with his views on the socially conservative values of the traditional Christian worldview. I don't like the pentecostal/charismatic thing either. However, at least Sarah Palin is a social conservative and opposes abortion on demand. Until the Democrats get the message that the culture war is not going to end nor will Christians agree to a false truce, we must continue to take the fight to them by voting for social conservatives wherever they can be found. If they happen to be mostly Republican, what can I say? I would gladly vote for a Democrat who is truly a social conservative and friendly to the traditional Judeo-Christian values upon which this nation was founded. I do not know of any. If you do, please post a comment and let me know?

My endorsement goes to John McCain because of the social issues. He will appoint conservative justices to the Supreme Court who will protect the rights of every religious minority, INCLUDING Evangelical Christians!


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