Friday, October 17, 2008

What Have our Supremes Done?

News sources report that the U.S. Supreme Court refused to force Ohio's Secretary of State to hand over the list of voter registrants with discrepancies in their forms. According to the television media, the most liberal associate justice was the one who was to receive the case. This is terribly frightening. How can they wink at the obvious and insist that the wrong person/entity filed the suit? How can they further erode confidence in the greatest test of honesty in our American system? We are not speaking of a few signatures; we are speaking of 200,000. That's TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND irregular registrations.

My trust in the system wavers just now. But think of this: the next president will have the power to recommend for appointment other justices. Do we want more of the same that we are getting through the Ohio debacle?

I think not.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

We Voted!

Today was voting day for us. We left our house before ten, drove to the U.S. Embassy in our city, and cast our ballots. It was an energizing thing. Perhaps that is because we were concerned about the arrival of our ballots from Mississippi. But they made it on time, thanks to the diligent work of the office staff of our circuit clerk. They made sure we were able to exercise our voting rights.

The recent concern over voter fraud is growing. The media now report that as many as 200,000 registrations in Ohio alone have irregularities. That, along with the other states where voter fraud is capturing the spotlight should concern us. Our election system was built on honor, a Christian virtue. We are demonstrating that we are spiraling downward when it comes to virtue. Dishonesty and deception should not characterize any aspect of American society; but it has become too common.

I hope you exercise your right to vote. But do not do what some have promised in their sick slogan, "Vote early and vote often."

Monday, October 13, 2008

Has Our Savior Returned?

You may think I have lost my mind. But I have not. There are people out there that have placed their hope in Obama as Messiah. You can read it here. You will see that some see Mr. Obama as the hope for mankind. Beware of such a belief!

Only Jesus Christ, born of the virgin Mary, crucified for our sins, raised the third day, ascended to the right hand of God, ever living to make intercession for the saints, and returning in the glory of the Father--only he is the hope for mankind. Only Jesus can save you. Only Jesus can change the heart of mankind. Only Jesus offers lasting peace.

Our hope does not rest with any man or woman on this planet. God is not going to share his glory with Mr. Obama, or Mr. McCain. He is a jealous God who demands our loyalty to him.

Our Savior will return. When he does, every eye will see him. Everyone will know it. There won't be any question as to who he is.

Until then, we need to beware of those that would tell us otherwise, of those who are willing to accept the title of Messiah.

Watch how you vote! You may be sustaining a false god when you do.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Pray for Cuba

Cuba was ravaged by Hurricane Gustav a few weeks ago, along with other Caribbean islands. Now Cuba is suffering from a food shortage. If you have ever gone to the store and found the shelve empty, you understand this. If not, you have no idea about the desperation that can sink into the hearts of parents who wonder if they will be able to feed their children.

Pray for Cuba and other nations that have been so adversely affected by the recent rash of hurricanes in that part of the world. Pray for open doors to both minister to physical needs and meet spiritual needs. This could be one of those tools God uses to open wide the doors to a nation like Cuba.