Since Barack Hussein Obama was declared the winner of Tuesday’s presidential election it seems that every Christian I meet is in a state of shock and dismay. The same feelings have been expressed by millions of Americans from coast to coast.
The day after the election, Christopher Ruddy of Newsmax wrote, “It was the worst of times and the worst of times. With the 2012 election results in, there are no short or even medium-term ‘silver linings’ for Republicans. President Obama has won a decisive victory and the GOP, expecting to gain Senate seats, actually had a net loss of three.”
On the same day, in an article titled, “America Pronounces Judgement On Itself," Joseph Farah of World Net Daily wrote, “For many of us, the unthinkable has happened. America has decisively turned the corner away from the constitutional principles of limited government and self-government with the re-election of Barack Obama. There may be no way home for us. For those of us who fundamentally reject Obama’s policies, things are going to get very rough for the next four years. We have allowed our fellow Americans to pronounce judgement on the nation. That’s what Obama represents to me - God’s judgement on a people who have turned away from Him and His ways and from everything for which our founders sacrificed their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor.”
Millions of Americans sat down Tuesday evening to watch the election returns thinking that they were still in some sense living in Ronald Reagan’s America and that everything was about to be set right, only to learn that a seismic demographic shift had taken place and caught them unawares. The election results demonstrated the shocking fact that Ronald Reagan could not be elected in today’s Amerika.
On the day after the election I was repeatedly asked, “How could this happen? We prayed so hard for the election. Why didn’t God answer our prayers?” Many have had their faith shaken and are in utter despair. Millions of hard-working, God-fearing, patriotic Americans are in post-election shock and dismay.
Why didn’t God answer the prayers of His people? I believe that He did. God will not force people to do the right thing. He has given people the gift of free will. However, God did answer the prayers of His people by making the choice crystal clear on election day, and giving the nation every opportunity to begin to right itself.
The choice between the two establishment candidates and parties was crystal clear. On one side was the most pro-abortion president in American history. On the other was a candidate that was openly pro-life and had been endorsed by the Right to Life movement. On one side was a president that openly embraced homosexual “marriage” and the agenda of the homosexual movement. On the other was a candidate that believed in traditional marriage and family life, and in Biblical morality. One party stated clearly in its platform that it advocated keeping abortion safe and legal, “regardless of ability to pay.” A position that can mean nothing less than taxpayer funded abortion or an eventual HHS Obamacare mandate to require insurance companies to provide free abortions. The other party platform was pro-life. One candidate and party was utterly committed to Obamacare with its unelected fifteen member death panel, while the other candidate and party was committed to its repeal. One party and its candidate supported using the power of government to restrict religious liberty, while the other strongly supported religious liberty.
For those who wanted to vote for parties outside of the beltway, there were four other parties on enough state ballots to potentially win the presidency: the Constitution Party, the Libertarian Party, the Green Party and the Justice Party. As with the two establishment parties, God answered His peoples prayers by making the choices crystal clear. The Libertarian, Green and Justice parties, and their presidential candidates, were strongly on record supporting legalized abortion and same-sex “marriage;" while the Constitution Party and its presidential candidate were strongly pro-life and committed to traditional marriage and family values.
The choices were clear and unmistakable. The recessional hymn sung at our church on Sunday, November 4th, was Hymn #519. The first verse of that thought-provoking hymn reads, “Once to every man and nation comes the moment to decide, In the strife of truth with falsehood, for the good or evil side.” The moment to decide came to the American electorate on Tuesday, November 6th. The choice was crystal clear. The election was free and fair. The electorate freely and overwhelmingly made their choice. This is no longer George Washington’s America. This is no longer Ronald Reagan’s America. How did this happen?
Demographics is destiny. Although the old America overwhelmingly voted for Mitt Romney, it was not enough to win. Until recent years, the percentage of the vote that Mitt Romney won from the American majority would have given him a landslide victory. But no more. There has been a seismic shift in demographics due to mass third-world immigration. Barack Obama received the votes of more than nine out of ten blacks, seven out of ten hispanics, and seven out of ten asians.
The Democratic Party favors mass third-world immigration because these people become Democratic voters. In a February 3, 2010 article titled, “Obama Advisor: Amnesty to Ensure ‘Progressive’ Rule”, World Net Daily columnist Aaron Klein wrote, “Granting citizenship to millions of illegal immigrants would expand the ‘progressive‘ electorate and help ensure a ‘progressive‘ governing coalition for the long term, declared a recent advisor to President Obama whose union group is among the most frequent visitors to the White House. ‘We reform the immigration laws, it puts 12 million people on the path to citizenship and eventually voters,' stated Eliseo Medina, international executive vice-president of Service Employees International Union, or SEIU.” Klein continues, “Medina said that during the presidential election in November 2008, Latinos and immigrants, ‘voted overwhelmingly for progressive candidates... Can you imagine 8 million new voters who care about our issues and will be voting? We will be creating a governing coalition for the long term, not just an election cycle.’”
Unfortunately, the Wall Street wing of the Republican Party has been no better. They have supported exporting jobs and importing cheap third-world labor to take many of the jobs that cannot be exported. On October 23, 2012 the Washington Times reported, “Two-thirds of jobs go to immigrants during Obama’s four years.” We must be loyal to more than the bottom line. The economy must serve the nation. Even considering more immigration in the face of 23 million unemployed, with millions more under-employed is immoral, and bringing to our shores the best educated from third world countries is equally immoral. This causes in third-world nations what Ralph Nader described as a “brain drain,” preventing these countries from advancing and improving because their best and brightest are recruited by American companies to replace American workers because they will work for less money.
Much of the electorate, especially among the young, have been mesmerized by the oft repeated saying, “Diversity is our strength.” But nothing could be farther from the truth. Diversity is anything but a strength. Homogenous societies are united, stable and safe, while multicultural societies are just the opposite. In the Bible, nations are homogenous societies, while empires are multicultural ones. History demonstrates that multicultural societies are inherently unstable and either deteriorate in ethnic conflict, or are held together by a strong-man using oppression. Long ago, Theodore Roosevelt said, “The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, or preventing all possibility of it's continuing as a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities.” Twelve years ago Pat Buchanan warned, “If America continues on its present course, we could rapidly become a country with no common language, no common culture, and no common identity.”
Political pundits often talk about a “gender gap" between the Democratic and Republican parties, saying that men favor the GOP while women support the Democratic party. This is very misleading. Married women supported Mitt Romney by a twenty point margin over Barack Obama. However, single women supported Barack Obama by a thirty point margin. Why? Let’s look at the demographics.
For the first time in history there are more single than married adults in America. Forty percent of all children in America are born out of wedlock, with more than two out of three black children born out of wedlock. The American divorce rate is about 50%. There are vast numbers of single parent households with women struggling to raise one, two, three or more children on their own. These single women are often mired in poverty and look to government for help.
The American family is under incredible assault. The cultural-Marxists of the Frankfurt School have long been working for the deconstruction of the family, the culture and the traditional institutions of American society. By breaking these down they can make people more and more dependent on government for their sustenance. This makes them safe “progressive” voters.
America has been changing while we have been asleep. The United States has more churches today than ever, but never has Christianity had so little influence. Since the cultural revolution of the 1960s and the liberal-modernist takeover of so many denominations, many churches are doing more harm than good. Soon there will be an attempt to require non-profits not to “discriminate” against sodomy. Like Pavlov’s dog, Americans have been trained to react strongly when confronted with “discrimination” and millions will support persecution and prosecution of churches that refuse to conform. Like the old Soviet Union, the time may soon come when there are thousands of open and seemingly flourishing churches, but they will be little more than Potemkin churches, beautiful on the outside but rotten on the inside.
Since Tuesday’s election, the Republican elites have been proclaiming that the election results demonstrate that the GOP must moderate and move away from the Right if it is to win. Away from the Right? When has the GOP nominated a Rightist since Ronald Reagan? George Bush Sr., Bob Dole, George Bush Jr., John McCain, and Mitt Romney were all establishment candidates. The elites want the Republican Party to embrace third-world immigration and distance the party from social issues such as abortion, traditional marriage and family values. If the American electorate follows the elites it will complete the demographic shift and the destruction of America as a Western, Christian-oriented, Constitutional Republic.
So what are we to do? We must continue to do what we have been doing, and more, much more. At Holy Cross parish we must continue to teach the uncompromised Word of God, and we must continue to fulfill our mission of proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ to those who do not know him and the fullness of the apostolic faith to those who do. We must all become more involved in fulfilling our civic responsibilities than ever before, — and that means political involvement. The Republic needs every one of her sons and daughters.
Christians must get their children out of the public school system regardless of the cost or sacrifice required. They must use solid Christian schools or chose home schooling. Distance learning is now even available at the college level! At the same time, Christians must seek to reform the public school system by serving as teachers or running for school board.
Last Sunday I preached on the National Message of the Bible. Most Christians do not even know that there is a National Message in the Bible. The truth is that about one-third of the Bible contains the National Message. We must preach and teach this message like never before. Christians must learn what the Bible says to the nation, and act upon it.
Two centuries ago there was euphoria in the colonies when the minutemen fired the shot heard around the world and drove the British army back in disarray, just as there was euphoria leading up to Tuesday's election. We thought that we would replace the president, repeal Obamacare and restore the Republic in one blow. Like the Minutemen, we have learned that our foe is much, much stronger than we had thought. George Washington’s Continental Army lost battle after battle, and knew nothing but retreat until they reached the apparent winter safety of Valley Forge. There, with the coldness of that brutal winter, many defeated and demoralized soldiers lost heart and faith, and slunk away. Washington stood to lose his entire army. Yet, he never gave up, and when the coward, the faithless and the sunshine patriot had fled, only a faithful remnant remained. God then used that faithful remnant. Soon Washington took his little army across the river and won a stunning victory at Trenton without losing a man. There were many hardships yet to endure and long years of fighting, but these Christian patriots remained firm in their faith and commitment, and eventually the tide of battle turned and they triumphed over the greatest army in the world. This is our time of testing. May we prove worthy of our Christian-patriot forefathers!
I would like to close this with the last two verses of Hymn #519 from the 1940 Hymnal:
Though the cause of evil prosper
Yet ‘tis truth alone is strong;
Though her portion be the scaffold,
And upon the throne is wrong,
Yet that scaffold sways the future,
And, behind the dim unknown,
Standeth God within the shadow
Keeping watch above his own.