That Little Voice

“You know that little voice in your head of right and wrong? I like to tone that out and listen to logic and reason.”

Those were some of the first words that I heard from my English professor at the start of my first day at college.

I’m sure many people have similar stories of crazy liberal professors forcing their “tolerant” beliefs onto their students; and the fact that so many people have similar stories is ridiculous.

I was paying this woman to teach me, not to attempt to brainwash me with her obviously intolerant opinions.

But there is more to it than that. This is our culture. A culture that speaks “logic” over a sense of right and wrong. We used to live in a world where those were the same thing; now, they couldn’t be more drastically different.

“If I ever catch you making fun of or bullying gays or lesbians, I will make sure that you never attend — again.”

I would never bully anyone, especially someone so fragile and in need of a Savior. I have no idea what has happened in their life to make them that broken, that crushed, that they feel that they need “love” from people of their own gender.

My issue with what she said is this: Christianity is a strongly disliked religion; I get made fun of, called names, and sworn at for simply claiming Christ.

So where was her passion and anger in making sure that I was not poked fun at?

It was not there. She had none. She had a desire to protect the sin, but felt no need to protect those who disagreed with the sin.

“If you are a minor, tell your parents that I will not be accepting phone calls from them concerning this class.”

She had the right idea with this one, considering the things my parents wanted to say to her after hearing about the first class.

Society today believes that parents are often times irrelevant; we have made out parenthood to be meaningless.

I am a dual-enrollment student. I am 16 years old. I am homeschooled. This woman wanted my parents to have little to no knowledge of the education I was receiving.

She dismissed my parents role in my life and was attempting to plan their parenthood.

“If you don’t like swearing, well, you’re just going to have to get used to it because you’re in college now and that’s what happens here.” 

It is so ingrained in our society to use foul language that I just have to accept it without questioning?

A dirty mouth does not make you sound smarter or more mature; if anything it does quite the opposite.

“Vulgarity is no substitute for wit.” – Lady Grantham (Downton Abbey)

My English teacher needs to take a hint from Lady Grantham and learn some proper English.

“I have two students who wrote blatant lies about me on the internet, so I tracked them down and am prosecuting them…if you are going to call me a b—-, just say it to my face.”

After hearing this woman talk for just three hours, I would not be surprised to hear if those two students wrote nothing but the truth.

She who will not be named, because I do not want to be sued, let us know at the very beginning of the class, that she is full out prosecuting two students because they wrote a negative review of her online.

This is the world in which we live. Suing someone because you do not like what they said about you. Can you say easily offended?

It is difficult to talk to anyone about what they believe and discuss their opinions, if people feel ridiculed at the slightest question.

So a friendly tip to all my fellow Christians: don’t be easily offended; it may seem painful now, but in the end it will be pleasant. (Hebrews 12:11)

“Most people fail my class, so just drop it now if you don’t think you can make it.”

I hastily followed this instruction with the prompting of my parents. I am not going to pay for a class where I feel a need to defend myself instead of learn; especially considering I am still a junior in high school.

I did not write this article to complain about an awful professor. I wrote this to bring awareness to what is happening in today’s world.

I know there are so many stories that are much more shocking than mine, but I have yet to read one and not just hear it from a friend. I wanted to put mine in black and white.

Christians are being attacked from every angle. Our opinion on anything will seem worthless to so many people.

The Bible tells us that we know we are doing the right thing if we are hated by the world; so I, for one, am completely content being hated.

The List

After the encouragement and kind words I received after my last post on #wifematerial; you can read that here, I decided to do a second post on what a godly woman should look for in a husband. This post is for the ladies; however, if you are a guy trying to be the Prince Charming for someone who is already the princess, you can read this post too. 🙂

Please keep in mind that, while this list contains extremely high standards, I pray that I can match my future husband’s high standards as well. I understand that I cannot expect Prince Charming, if I cannot be a princess worth saving. I need to be a godly woman, in order to expect a godly man.

So here goes.

The majority of girls have “the list.” It can be an informal list in your head, or it can be a real list written down on paper. This is the list that will help define the rest of your life.

This is the list of requirements for your future husband. 

Every girl has some small inkling of an idea of what they want in a husband. Whether it be height, personality, hair color, or religion, most have a list in their heads of things they want in a future hubby.

Godly women should be set apart in what they desire. Your list should not be comprised of just external things, or very close to just external things, but it should be made of what you believe a godly man should be on the inside.

“Godly men are an absolute endangered species.” – Mark Driscoll

So here is a list of things that, not only should you desire, but you should expect.

He has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. This seems obvious to most of you, but I have seen people “settle” because they feel that he is perfect in every other area. Let me tell you something. If there is no personal relationship with Jesus Christ, he will fail in every other area. No questions about it.

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 6:14-16, Matthew 6:33, Hebrews 6:10, Proverbs 8:18-20, Psalm 16:11, 1 Peter 2:21-23

He has integrity. He should want to honor you in his thoughts. He should stand up for your purity as a brother in Christ. A godly man should be honorable of your heart and emotional well-being. He ought to model his relationship with you after the relationship Christ has with the church.

Scripture: Proverbs 5:17, 1 Peter 4:8, Proverbs 5:23

He strives to be faithful and pure.  He should avoid putting himself in tempting situations.  A godly man should defend what is important to God; that includes his own eyes and heart. His time should be focused on his relationship with Christ. He should flee from sin and temptation and instead run to purity of heart and mind. He should remain faithful to you and have eyes only for you.

Scripture: Proverbs 5:18-20, Matthew 5:8, Psalm 119:9, Hebrews 13:4, Ephesians 5:5, Romans 13:14

He should be a gentleman. This goes hand in hand with integrity and purity. A gentleman honors his mom and sisters, opens doors, pulls out the chair, walks on the outer part of the sidewalk, protects you, and provides for you. He should go the extra mile and be chivalrous. He should be someone who you are proud to bring to social and family gatherings.

Scripture: Deuteronomy 18:18, Proverbs 29:23, Matthew 7:16-20

He is a solid leader. This means financially, emotionally, and spiritually providing for you and your future family. He should be a good worker and be responsible. He ought to be the man that people turn to in times of trouble because they trust his judgement. He should be the man who is known for being ambitious to do right, speaking up for those who cannot speak for themselves, and for standing strong through times of turmoil.

Scripture: 2 Samuel 10:7; Ezekiel 22:23-31, Psalm 101, Proverbs 14:23, Jeremiah 5:1, John 10:11-13, Proverbs 6:10-11

He is a servant. While being a good leader is important, it is equally important to be a good servant. He should serve you and your future family. He should be loving, kind, gentle, giving, selfless and sacrificial. He should be an example to his sons on how they should treat their own families someday. He should show the compassion of Jesus Christ in everything he does.

Scripture: Galatians 5:13, Mark 10:45, Matthew 5:21, Proverbs 11:25

He is humble. Your man should be willing to admit when he is wrong. He should seek out other godly men to keep him accountable in his walk with Christ. He should seek counsel in times of trouble. He should not be ashamed to ask for help when needed. The only pride he should have is pride for his family and his faith.

Scripture: Proverbs 16:18, Psalm 141:5, 1 Peter 5:5-7, Proverbs 3:5-6, Isaiah 66:2

“Whenever God means to make a man great, He always breaks him in pieces first.” – Charles Spurgeon

He is calm. He should be slow to anger, slow to speak, and slow to become angry. Any anger he has, should be only righteous anger. He should be quick to put his emotions in order and careful in expressing them. Yes, he should share how he feels, but it should be done carefully and in consideration of the others around him.

Scripture: Galatians 5, Proverbs 3:6, Philippians 4;13, 1 Corinthians 10:13

He should value honesty. Communication is key in any relationship. He must be willing to be transparent about his emotions and what he is going through. Honesty with you should be one of his biggest concerns. He should listen to your feelings and emotions in return, and be willing to discuss your lives freely and openly.

Scripture: Proverbs 12:22, Proverbs 19:1, John 8:32, 2 Corinthians 8:21

He should pursue and romance you. Making you happy and loving you should be the thing that makes him happiest in life. He should take initiative by planning romantic dates, leaving love notes, and sending flowers “just because,” just so he can see your smile; making you smile should make him smile. Love for you should motivate him to do everything he can to the best of his ability.

Scripture: Song of Solomon 1:2 & 8:6, Genesis 29:20, Ephesians 5:25, Proverbs 5:18-19, Genesis 2:24, 1 Peter 3:7

He is courageous. He defends the weak and stands up for what he believes in. He should speak justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God. There should be no shame in what he believes. He ought to be willing to live the life of Paul and die as Christ did. He should stand firm through anyone who challenges his faith.

Scripture: Joshua 1:9, Deuteronomy 31:6, 2 Timothy 1:7, 1 Corinthians 16:13, Proverbs 28:1

“A good man is not necessarily a godly man, but a godly man is invariably a good man.”

Nobody is perfect. Women should never expect a perfect man and men should never expect a perfect woman. The goal is to be like Jesus. So while the list above is extremely demanding, please know that no man will ever meet each thing perfectly, but if you marry the right man he will strive to be a man after God’s own heart. And do not expect this man will marry you if you are not keeping up your end of the relationship. To read about what you need to be click here.

I pray that this helps you in some way.

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#wifematerial

“A godly woman will be faithful to her husband, even though she doesn’t have one yet.”

As a little girl I fantasized about getting married someday. It had nothing to do with the guy I married and everything to do with the dress, flowers, venue, etc.

What I saw at that young age was the beauty of a wedding, the joy of the day, and the people who celebrated with you. But I never thought about the following days, weeks, months, and years. I saw the excitement of being a bride and never gave a second thought to the concept of being a wife.

I have slowly come to the realization that before I ever even think about being a bride, I need to learn what it means to be a godly wife. Therefore, this post is not written about experience as a wife, but what the Bible expects out of you.

So that is what this post is going to be about. Being godly #wifematerial.

Today’s culture tells women that being a wife is only skin deep and that it is mainly comprised of cooking, cleaning, and bearing children.

But after looking around at all the godly couples around me, I see that there is sooo much more to being a wife than that. At least there is more to being the kind of wife I want to be.

“To me, a lady is not frilly, flouncy, flippant, frivolous, and fluff-brained, but she is gentle, she is gracious, she is godly, and she is giving. You and I have the gift of femininity…the more womanly we are, the more God is glorified. Be women, be only women, be real women in obedience to God.” – Elisabeth Elliot

The first thing that I really learned about marriage is that men desire respect and women crave love. It’s how God designed us. I believe that God intentionally made it that each gender has to give what is harder for them. I usually find that women have a hard time respecting men. It is a major issue for a lot of women and one of the biggest reasons why marriages fail. Which leads me into a closely related topic. Submission.

“I’d rather be viewed as weak to the world because I’m submissive to my husband…than be weak in the Lord because I submit to the views of the world.” – Candace Cameron Bure

Submission does not mean being a doormat or not having an opinion. It means being the person willing to lay down your own wants for the other person in love. It means being selfless. “Men are the head of the household. As you love and honor him, he will make decisions with you.”

I can hear all the feminists out there murmuring under their breath about equality of the genders and such. To be honest, I think most of that equality stuff is a load of crap, but we’ll save that for another post. For now I want to focus on one thing…God called us to do what we find most difficult. He called us to let go of what we want and instead to do what He has called us to do. It is a matter of give and take. And if you learn to give, the take will seem so much sweeter.

So now if you’re like me you might be thinking, “what if he makes stupid decisions?”

Pray. 

Pray for him. All the time. About each and every little aspect of his life. My goal with this post was to target the young ladies who aren’t married yet and may be nowhere near there. Pray for him even though you don’t know who he is yet. Pray for his family, his health, his work, his school, his relationship with Christ, and the temptations that he will face before he reaches you. Pray for him. I pray for my future husband on a regular basis. I have no idea who he is and what he is going through right now, but I do know that my God has His hand on him and is weaving an incredible love story.

“Marriage is not just a continual choice to love, but a continual choice to forgive.”

Forgive him. You are both imperfect people living in an imperfect world. There are going to be tears, rough days, and challenging times when he is going to fail. Forgive him. You will be on your period and he will do that one little thing that annoys the heck out of you and he knows it. Forgive him. He will make that one bad joke in front of your entire family. Forgive him. Why? Because you’re going to need the same exact thing in return. Forgive him seventy times seven.

So now you might be thinking, “what do I do to attract the right guy?”

Be honest. You need to be real. You are unique and set apart by who you are in Christ. Flaunt that. Don’t pretend to be a different person in order to attract the kind of guy you want. Be you and God will bring you the perfect guy. The guy who falls head over heels in love with you. The guys who makes you feel all warm inside every time he looks at you or says your name. God will bring your Prince Charming, you just have to be you.

Be confident. You were handcrafted by the creator of the heavens and the earth. He designed you to be beautiful. Be comfortable with who you are. Men will be attracted to a woman who is confident in who she is. Know that your value is rooted in nothing else but who you are in Christ.

Be passionate. God created you with a purpose. Embrace it. “Have goals, believe in your dreams, and hold onto your values. Be propelled by justice, mercy, forgiveness, charity, and grace.” I hate the phrase “dating myself.” No. Just no. You should not be getting to know yourself, you should be getting to know God and the incredible plans he has for you. Understand what God has planned for you and be passionate about it. The right guy will meet you there.

Be a servant. Learn to serve others. This should be part of who you are, don’t do it in the hopes that a nice Christian guy will see you and be impressed. Do it because God laid it on your heart. Find an area to serve that you care about and put time and energy into helping others. It will bless you and them.

Be a hard worker. Whatever you do, do it the the glory of God. Show yourself as someone who is willing to do what it takes. Be on the lookout for how you can help and be of assistance. Guys will take notice of a girl who works hard. It shows character. Just make sure your working hard for the right reasons.

Be modest. Sure you might attract male attention by showing some cleavage or wearing those extra tight leggings, but if you’re going to do that, realize that the attention you might get isn’t from the guy that’s going to stick around. Most of the Christian guys I meet, that have the right intentions, appreciate it when you dress modestly. I mean, who wants a present that has already been opened and there are pictures of it posted all over social media. Am I right?

Be humble. No one, let alone a future hubby, is going to want a bragger. Anything good that you do, is only because of the glory of God. Realize that it has nothing to do with you, and everything to do with the one who is using you. Humble yourself and amazing things can happen.

Be a Proverbs 31 woman. We all knew this had to be said. Every woman’s goal, married or unmarried, should be to live out a life like the Proverbs 31 woman. Be wise as a serpent and as harmless as a dove.

“A virtuous woman is hard to find. Live to be the exception.” – Time-Warp Wife

Note: This was written for all the single ladies out there. This post’s goal was to promote the characteristics of a godly wife before you are even a wife. Please comment if you have anything else to add. Also, below I will provide a list of scripture to start you off if you want to make this a personal study of your own.

Scripture: 

Proverbs 31; 21:9; 19:13,14; 12:4; 27:15; 9:13; 7:10, 18-29

1 Timothy 2:9; 3:7

1 Corinthians 6:19-20

2 Timothy 2:24

1 Peter 1:3-7

Titus 2

Matthew 18:21-22

Philippians 2:3,4

Ephesians 5:25-28

After receiving so much love and support from this article, I wrote a follow up post on what to look for in a godly husband. You can read it by clicking here

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Josh Duggar…again?!

I have been super busy, but I thought that this topic needed a moment of my attention.

Joshua Duggar is a total hypocrite.

He has lied, cheated on his wife, viewed pornography, and molested young girls.

The man needs serious help.

But we all do.

In no way am I defending his actions. He has acted despicably and deserves everything he has coming.

Just remember these three things while you are pointing the judgement finger:

  1. He has a wife and children. Don’t tear down his family with him, they aren’t the reason that he did what he did. And at this point his wife has every reason to divorce him; the Bible says that unfaithfulness can be reason for divorce. Support Anna…don’t make a fool of the victim.
  2. We are all hypocrites and have fallen short. You are not better than him. He broke the marriage covenant, which is extremely important to God. You aren’t God though. You are not his judge. You can be disappointed. You can be upset. You can be angry. Just remember that in your anger, you are not to sin.
  3. He is not beyond the blood of Jesus. Jesus didn’t die for everyone except Josh Duggar. He died for everyone. Josh needs to repent. He needs to be truly sorry and do a 180 degree turn from his sin. But he is not beyond forgiveness. There will be consequences because of what he did. Major Consequences. He needs counseling and to get right with God. But what he did will not send him to hell for eternity; no matter how much you want it to.

Pray for him. Pray for his wife. Pray for his children. Pray for his family. They need it no matter how much you dislike them.

Love is Love

This might be a long one so please bear with me.

I am not a homophobe, a hater, a judgmental person, or any other name that has to do with hating the homosexual lifestyle.

I am a Christian.

Which means that I love homosexuals, just as Christ loves them.

I know that I just made every single homosexual supporter clench their teeth and/or throw up in their mouth.

The problem, is that you do not understand what love is.

Merriam Webster defines love as: “a feeling of strong or constant affection for a person.”

This does not mean that you have to agree with someones lifestyle. You can love the sinner and hate the sin.

“Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.” – I Corinthians 6:9-11

God sees every sin the same way; outright disobedience and rebellion towards him. In James, it says that if you have stumbled over one sin, you are guilty of all.

So it is not just the homosexual lifestyle that I have a problem with; I take issue with adulterers, thieves, drunks, drug addicts, and every other sin on this earth.

I am a sinner; a terrible, awful one.

But here is the thing, even if I had only sinned once in my life, at the age of 5 and it was a small lie that I ate my broccoli when I did not, I would be condemned to the same hell that a prostitute would be condemned to.

In God’s eyes, my sin is no better or worse than the next; it is still sin.

I am not condemning homosexuals to hell. That is not my place and never will be.

My place is to be a light for Christ. To become a new person in Him and to show that to the world.

There is hope and redemption in Jesus Christ and that is what I want to show.

“That God so loved the world, that He sent his only begotten son, that whosoever believes in Him might not perish but have everlasting life.”

God loves us. He really does.

But there will be a judgment day and on that day “every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus is Lord.”

Our God is a vengeful God. He will have His way.

“I will execute great vengeance on them with wrathful rebukes. Then they will know that I am the Lord, when I lay my vengeance upon them.” – Ezekiel 25:17

He is loving, but He is also just. 

They have taken a symbol of the promises of God, the rainbow, and turned it into a symbol of rebellion against God.

He will not allow these people to use and abuse what He has given.

“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth.” – Romans 1:18

God entirely destroyed two cities because of what was going on in them.

“For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error. And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done.” – Romans 1:26-28

Christians, we must stop compromising. There is no room for it. You can have God or you can have flesh. You cannot have both. 

The world is attempting to redefine love. Now is not the time to sit idly by hoping for better times to come along. Now is the time to share the love and redemption that God is and brings.

Love is love.

My God is love.

Love wins.

My God wins.

Christians, there is no need to be anxious about tomorrow. This is a war that God has already won. You know the end, you know how this will all go down. Your job is to bring as many souls to Christ as possible.

Save the lost.

Show them what real love is.

“Tear down this flag!”

Forgive the lack of posting…I like procrastinating, and my wonderful love of that is going to show through this blog; along with the rest of my charming personality.

The latest “hot topic” is the Confederate flag.

I could say a lot about this. I really could.

But I am going to attempt to keep this short and to the point.

So here goes.

Would you fly this flag on Harriet Tubman’s grave?

How about Frederick Douglas?

Or even Martin Luther King Jr.?

The Confederate flag is a piece of historic symbolism.

So the only place that it should be is a museum; not proudly flying next to the AMERICAN flag.

The Confederate flag was created to represent the Southerners and their fight to, not only allow, but also to encourage slaves.

When people look at the American flag, what pops into their mind?

Freedom.

Sure, there are a multitude of other things, but even a Muslim terrorist is going to think of freedom when they see our flag.

Because it is what we are known for.

It is not just a flag.

It is a piece of our history. It holds value.

There is a reason that we wave it on Memorial Day and the Fourth of July.

The flag is us.

 “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

The flag represents what we are.

Who we are.

And how we live.

If the American flag symbolizes all of this, what makes you think that the Confederate flag does not resemble anything?

It is a symbol of racial injustice.

That is why I find it so offensive that the Confederate flag is still flown on government property.

It means that our own government, “The government of the people, by the people, for the people,” is the same government that is flying a terrible piece of our past.

They are proud of it.

They do not care about what the Confederate flag symbolizes.

The North won. 

The South lost.

The winning country gets to fly their flag.

That is just how it works.

I want to clarify on a few things before I end.

1. The people of the United States have the freedom to fly the Confederate flag. It is their personal right to choose what flag they fly. That is what is so wonderful about these United States; freedom. My problem is that it is being flown on government soil. I do not agree that anyone should the Confederate flag, but it should be illegal for our government to fly it.

2. I believe that the Confederate flag should be in a museum. It is an important reminder of what our country has done and been through. It is a piece of American history that we should forgive, but never forget.

3. The Confederate flag is not a symbol of “Southern pride.” That was never its purpose until people realized that they needed an excuse to fly it. It is a symbol of slavery and hate whether you like it or not.

Thanks for reading!

p.s. I love a good discussion but if you are going to leave a comment, please put aside personal insults and name calling; or else your comment will be deleted.

Joshua Duggar

Joshua Duggar.

Many of you may know that I love 19 Kids and Counting, so the allegations shocked me, but what shocked me more was the response.

Josh Duggar admitted to molesting five girls as a teenager.

I was so surprised to hear of something so terrible done by someone in a family who I admire because of how they speak up for their faith.

Especially Josh.

I honestly felt like what he did just gave Liberals that flaming arrow that they have been dying to shoot at us for years.

A Conservative, Christian, homeschooler just admitted to the entire world that he did something wrong.

But then I thought of a few things that made me come to the realization that I have no justification for being mad at him.

1. I don’t know him.

We may feel that we know him because we have watched him grow up on television. You think you know his life and you see his amazing parents and feel like you can tell him how horrible of a person he really is. He managed to have a major mistake even with such an awesome family. But in reality, a lot of us Christian’s have great parents and then proceed to sin over and over and over. So how is he different? Because he is in the national spotlight? That’s a lot of pressure to have had as a 14 year old.

2. He made the problem right.

Yes, what he did was wrong. Terribly wrong. But he made it right. In his statement he said that his parents went to the authorities, he admitted what he had done wrong, he apologized for his actions to the people he hurt, he and the girls he hurt all received counseling, and he repented. People will still have memories and that hurt might never fully go away. That’s what happens when sin enters our lives, it ruins us and the people around us. Josh hurt a lot of people. He disappointed a lot of people. But after he realized what he had really done, he did all he could to make it right.

3. He is redeemed by the blood. 

I believe in accountability. I believe that if the allegations had come out and he admitted to it, but said that he was not wrong in what he did, it would have been completely acceptable for Christians to call him to accountability. But here’s the thing. He has repented and God has forgiven him. That is the most important thing. God has forgotten his sin. Jesus paid the price for people like Josh Duggar. People who have “sinned the worst sins.” And it is not my job to decide whether or not Josh is forgiven.

4. I have sinned.

We have all fallen short of the glory of God. God even said in His word that if you have stumbled over one law, you are guilty of all. So even if your “worst sin” was one lie to your parents about eating your broccoli when you were 5, you are guilty of molesting 5 girls too. God does not see “levels of sin.” He sees disobedience and rebellion. “And as they continued to ask him, he stood up and said to them, “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her,” John 8:7.

So, yes, I will continue to watch 19 Kids and Counting. Josh is forgiven, which means that I need to forget.

And, in the nicest way possible, you all need to get over yourselves.

Is God in politics??

Okay.

So this will be the first of many rants that you hear from me.

Read it and let me know what you think.

 People don’t like politics.

Plain and simple.

It seems like that unless you are a politician you don’t care.

And why should you? It doesn’t affect you right?

Wrong.

It affects you in every way of life.

I’m not kidding.

It affects what you eat, who you talk to, your religion, your friends, and your basic way of life.

Christians are really guilty of this because they know that God is in control.

I agree. God is in control.

Yet, Christians are mad when there are “people living in poverty and children are sold into slavery.” (to borrow the words to one of my favorite songs)

But they say God is in control and that He will take care of it when He is ready.

I agree.

But did you ever think that maybe, just maybe, you are the “tool” he wants to use to change it.

God is powerful but all through scripture He used sinful men to do His work.

He uses mankind.

You cannot sit idly by, watching the world get crazier and talking about how horrible it is, when you are doing nothing.

You cannot ask God “why” and question how God could let these things happen when you have not even surrendered yourself to His purpose.

Do not question God. Instead ask Him, “what should I do?”

Although I’m not a huge fan of JFK, I’m going to borrow his words for a moment.

“Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.”

We are going to apply those words to our faith.

“Ask not what God can do for you, but what you can do for God.”

Profound right? Just kidding. But, let that sink in.

Do not sit around hoping that God will change the world and the society that we live in, when you do not even have the courage to stand up and tell someone what God says.

I know I may be a bit “harsh.” But this has to be said.

God’s Word has to be said.

Merriam Webster defines politics as – “activities that relate to influencing the actions and policies of a government or getting and keeping power in a government.”

I am going to attempt to make a connection for you real quick.

Daniel 2:21 says, “He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding…”

I’m going to take a leap here and say that God is in politics.

Yes, you read that right.

If politics is “influencing the actions and policies of a government” and God “removes kings and sets up kings” then God is in politics.

Daniel 4:17 says, “The sentence is by the decree of the watchers, the decision by the word of the holy ones, to the end that the living may know that the Most High rules the kingdom of men and gives it to whom he will and sets over it the lowliest of men.’

I want to highlight a specific part of this.

“…the Most High rules the kingdom of men…”

God is in control.

He’s got it.

But He wants people to give of themselves, so He can use them, to further His kingdom.

The problem I find most of the time is the “I don’t like politics” saying is most commonly used when a person needs either an excuse for not defending or standing up for someone else or it is used when they feel stupid about not knowing something they probably should have known.

I actually met two people a few days ago who did not know the name of our Vice President.

(It’s Joe Biden by the way)

They then said, “I don’t like politics so it doesn’t matter if I don’t know his name.”

Really?!

Because the way I see it, if someone is making laws and dictating how you live (and in some cases, if you live) you should make the effort to at least know their name.

I believe a large issue is that many people feel like politics is boring and not worth their time or they believe that they cannot make a difference.

I am heavily involved in the pro-life movement so this will be my example.

I have talked to countless numbers of Christians who see an issue with abortion but they refuse to say anything.

“They don’t like politics.”

But with Christians you have to understand something.

Abortion is not a political issue. It is a moral one.

There are so many problems that face Christians and their reasoning is that they don’t like politics.

But you cannot and you should not turn a blind eye to issues that are uncomfortable.

That is an extremely selfish action to take.

Lives actually depend on your voice.

Christians need to stand up and say, “This is wrong. We need to change this.”

Even if you do not like all the things that come along with politics, most people do not by the way, you still need to use your voice.

Men and women have died for your right to have a say. Your right to vote, your freedom of speech, and your religious freedom all came at an extremely high cost.

It is an entirely selfish action to take when someone actually died for you to be able to do something and then out of personal comfort you choose not to do it.

On top of all of these reasons why you should be involved in politics there is this.

People complain about the leadership of their country even though they did not vote.

What they do not realize is that by their not voting, they gave someone who they might disagree with, double the power.

By not voting they gave away their rights.

Ronald Reagan was talking about the Soviet Union when he said this but it still applies to today.

“…(do not) remove yourself from the struggle between right and wrong and good and evil.”

He was actually talking to a group of Christians when he said this. He knew that we are so likely to give up. We get comfortable with the way things are and forget that the fight for freedom never ends. It is a continuous battle that must be re-won every single generation.

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” – Ronald Reagan

In the end what I want you to take away is this:

Vote, stand up for your rights, and love God.

“I think the greatest sin in the world is bringing children into the world”

This video is a must watch for everyone!

This video reveals the truth of what Margaret Sanger believed and what her goals were.

I went on LifeNews and found some of Margaret Sanger’s most shocking statements.

1) “We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population.”

2) “I accepted an invitation to talk to the women’s branch of the Ku Klux Klan.”

3) “They are…human weeds,’ ‘reckless breeders,’ ’spawning… human beings who never should have been born.”

4) “Birth control is nothing more or less than…weeding out the unfit.”

5) “Human beings who never should have been born at all.”

6) “I think the greatest sin in the world is bringing children into the world.”

7) “But for my view, I believe that there should be no more babies.”

8) “The most merciful thing that the large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.”

Sources of Quotes:

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