Skip to comments.The "Christian Right" Coming Out Party
Posted on 11/03/2004 7:36:29 AM PST by eternalperspective
I just wanted to go on record. I've seen the inevitable growth of the "Christian Right" since the presidency of Ronald Reagan. I remember most of us were very happy with Reagan because he didn't belittle our religion even while his wife was consulting the stars. Bill Clinton had no trouble being elected to a second term because he spoke the language of Southern Baptists. The fact that he got a BJ in the oval office was consistent with 2 Timothy 3:4-5..."lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away." But only a portion of the "moral majority" saw him as a tare and turned away. Public morality with private immorality is the hallmark of "religious" societies. But the ascendency of secular humanism in America had denigrated religion, even mocked it, creating a division that was recognized (for the first time) as the major reason why most people voted for George Bush on November 2nd. I watched the election results on ABC Television. Cokie Roberts first cited the exit poll reason why Bush won.....moral issues. Then the ABC international reporter explained how Western Europe couldn't understand this American obsession with religion and objective morality. They fear it almost as much as Islamic Fundamentalism. Now the Democrats must listen to Barack Obama's admonition that they must recognize "traditional" values in order to get elected. I am happy that George Bush was re-elected. It means the conservative agenda will be advanced. But it also means that the "Christian Right" will inevitably become less Christian, and ultimately diminish the exclusive message of the the blood of Jesus. I am reminded that during the Reagan presidency, Christians didn't advance the message of the blood of Jesus, but tried to make the country more "moral." If we are Americans first and Christians second, ultimately we will compromise the message of the blood of Christ in order to "gain power." It is possible to "render unto Caesar," but we must walk a fine line if we don't want to be spewed out of His mouth.
Don't count on it. Otherwise, good post.
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