(Read Part 1)
As we saw in Part 1, the Democratic Party platform has replaced God with government. They have sought to redefine reality, acting as their own god.
Here are some examples:
Redefiners of origins: You cannot teach about the Creator or creation of life, terms enshrined in our founding documents.
Redefiners of life: You can abort that infant even though it is partially born and his head is out of the womb.
Redefiners of marriage: Same-sex marriage is legal; opposing it is criminal.
Redefiners of death: There is the acceptance of death panels and bureaucrats who would decide who would be worthy of life-saving healthcare and who would not; and slowly an acceptance of a culture of death, specifically accepting the homicidal death culture of the Palestinians as they begin to gradually shrink their support for Israel.
But, in the recent election, most Americans understood the issues and rejected their claims to make government the new deity. Why? Because there is still enough of a residual belief in the Judeo-Christian ethics of our forefathers to make a difference.
Having sold their birthright for the pottage of secularism, Democratic party leadership no longer has the ability to appreciate the religious convictions for which others would give their lives. Thinking religious belief to be nothing more than the opiate of the masses, they arrogantly delude themselves into thinking they could control the devotees of Allah who profoundly believed they were to either convert or kill those who rejected Allah or dissed his prophet. Thus, liberal Democrats are no longer capable of discerning the enemy or their intent. But most Americans know. Their lives are threatened. Open borders have given unhindered access to enemies of their children, their grandchildren and the liberty they cherish. Finally, they have said, “Enough!”
When Hillary Clinton called those who rejected her “a basket of deplorables,” she made herself odious in their eyes. These were hard-working, family-loving individuals who, like their parents and grandparents before them, wanted their children to have a better life than they. They wanted security—national, financial and legal. These Americans still held to a shadow of the Biblical values that had once made America the envy of the world.
When President Obama announced he would “fundamentally restructure America,” many realized this was not the role of the president. His defined role was to defend and enforce the Constitution. Changing the nation into something other than what it was founded to be was not their desire. So these heroic Americans rose up to finally put an end to the death producing, liberal, progressive fantasy.
They are tired of a government which thinks it is the solution to the problem rather than the source of the problem. They are weary of government over-spending and over-taxing, exhausted by endless regulations churned out by a government claiming to have brought economic recovery. They know too many friends and family who are unemployed, underemployed or who have given up and dropped out of the work force. Americans are tired of being forced to buy a health insurance that takes one-third of their paycheck and provides them little real healthcare. They are fed up with educrats who imposed a fraudulent vision of a socialist utopia on their children, angry that their children and dollars went to an expensive education that destroyed the beliefs and values which they had painstakingly instilled in their children. They are disgusted with a media that is no longer objective, and had become an enabler of the government abuser.
America pushed back. The Democratic party was overconfident they would win, that this would be the final death blow to the Constitution. They had substituted themselves for God as the source of values, life, right and wrong. They had done “what was right in (their) own eyes” (Judg. 21:25) and had discovered death. The voters turned from the economic death of socialism, the cultural suicide of multi-culturalism and the death of freedom by surrendering to government too much power. America chose life, not death.
This election was the largest shift in power since 1922. More than half of the states are now controlled by Republicans, where the executive and legislative branches are in the hands of the Republicans. In the last six years, Democrats have lost more than 1,000 seats. This is a massive revolution.
This election was not won by Donald Trump, but by the God of the Bible, the Creator God, the God of the cross, the God of our Founding Fathers. It was not some impersonal force or Allah, but the God of grace who intervened in answer to the prayers of millions of Bible-believing Christians who still believe in the authority of an inerrant Bible and the American Constitution, with all of its flaws. God intervened to give this nation another opportunity.
This election did not and cannot solve the problems created by five decades of spiritual and moral decline. But it might be a beginning. The real solution will be found in a worldview transformation away from godless secularism and socialism. This is a shift that must be grounded in a return to God, the restoration of Biblical truth to its rightful place and people who live out the values and ethics of Scripture. If we do not reverse course in these areas, there will be no permanent change and no real hope.
It is now up to us to continue the fight—to focus on evangelism, personal spiritual growth and a renewed focus on making the Bible and Biblical truth the embodiment of our souls.
The words of God recorded by Jeremiah as he announced the judgment of God on the kingdom of Judah must not leave our consciousness:
Thus says the LORD:
“Cursed is the man who trusts in man
And makes flesh his strength,
Whose heart departs from the LORD.
Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD,
And whose hope is the LORD.” (Jer. 17:5, 7)
The instant I speak concerning a nation and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up, to pull down, and to destroy it, if that nation against whom I have spoken turns from its evil, I will relent of the disaster that I thought to bring upon it. And the instant I speak concerning a nation and concerning a kingdom, to build and to plant it, if it does evil in My sight so that it does not obey My voice, then I will relent concerning the good with which I said I would benefit it. (Jer. 18:7-10)
Dr. Robert Dean is the pastor of West Houston Bible Church in Houston, Tex. He is also the president of Dean Bible Ministries and serves on the governing board of Chafer Theological Seminary. He is the author of numerous articles and has written or contributed to several books. We enthusiastically commend him to you as a contributing author to Dispensational Publishing House.
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