Vote on Election Day 2012
Well, I'm not an expert in politics, but tomorrow will be a big day.
Election Day 2012 is TOMORROW!
Since I haven't been faithful in being informed about the presidential candidates, I have no clue which one would be the best person in the office. But I was recently touched that although I don't have to be pro-this or pro-that, for the Lord's interest, I must be saved from passivity.
In recent years, it has been as if the country is plagued with lawlessness, abnormality, and immorality. I don't feel the need to expound further. You can just grab a newspaper and check out the headlines, you'll know what I'm talking about.
If you consider deeper the current situation of the nation, you'll soon find that relativism is so prevalent. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy defines:
"Relativism is not a single doctrine but a family of views whose common theme is that some central aspect of experience, thought, evaluation, or even reality is somehow relative to something else.
For example standards of justification, moral principles or truth are sometimes said to be relative to language, culture, or biological makeup.
Although relativistic lines of thought often lead to very implausible conclusions, there is something seductive about them, and they have captivated a wide range of thinkers from a wide range of traditions."
So truth relativism would mean that there is no absolute truth, that truth is relative to individuals, their backgrounds, their beliefs, etc. On one hand, this notion attempts to justify that anything can be the truth, it just depends. Ironically, on the flip side, this might as well mean that there is no truth.
Twisted, I'd say. What's really happening is the enemy has gathered forces to launch attacks toward the absolute truth- the word of God.
Yes, we need to exercise the right to vote because whether we physically vote or not vote, the truth is we have voted for a person. If we do not vote, technically we have voted for "the opponent," the person who otherwise not voted for.
However, the chief need right now is TO PRAY, to intercede for the nation.
Isaiah 59:15-16 says,
"And truth is lacking, and he who turns from evil becomes plunder. And Jehovah saw it, and it was evil in His sight that there is no justice.
And He saw that there was no man, and He was appalled that there was no intercessor. Therefore His arm accomplished salvation for Him, and His righteousness sustained Him."
Dear all, let us be not silent. Let us fervently pray that the Lord would put the man of His choice in the office, that He would bless and preserve this country from degradation and desolation, that He would bless us all with a quiet and tranquil life for the gospel, "for all men to be saved and come to the full knowledge of the truth."
1 Timothy 2:1-4 is timely:
"I exhort therefore, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercessions, thanksgivings be made on behalf of all men;
On behalf of kings and all who are in high position, that we may lead a quiet and tranquil life in all godliness and gravity.
This is good and acceptable in the sight of our Savior God,
Who desires all men to be saved and to come to the full knowledge of the truth."