Thursday, November 13, 2008
Here is a political insight from a Charismatic/Prophetic perspective by Dutch Sheets. I know it is a little late in posting Sheets’ observations since the election was November 4th and today is November 13; however it is something I agree with for the most part.
The only part that I question is laying total responsibility on the voters. I agree that the voters are responsible for voting their pocket books rather than Christian morality; however voters are often malleable by presentation.
Without statistics to back up this statement I still sense it is true: Ninety percent of the Mainstream Media was overtly supportive of Barack Hussein Obama and extremely hostile to a McCain/Palin Administration. Hence there was a lot of scrutiny of McCain and Palin (especially Palin) of petty issues, while MSM scrutiny of President Elect Obama was nil to dismissive.
Also the McCain Campaign ran a horrible campaign answering economy issues and totally ignoring President Elect Obama’s associations, mentors and extreme Biblical moral deficiencies (e.g. huge moral issues on homosexuality, same-sex marriage and abortion to name a few).
A combination of smooth talking and MSM support for President Elect Obama coupled with a McCain Campaign that refused to stir voters to think about associations and Biblical morality ended with voters only thinking about their bread and butter.
Let’s face it, a majority of Americans think of themselves as Christians however are not all committed to values when circumstantial issues strike at home or threatens the home. Thus the committed values voters were not enough when Christians voted their economic perspectives.
Should this exonerate the Christians that did not get it? Not to sound harsh but the answer is no. The Christians that voted for President Elect Obama voted out of economic fear as brilliantly mapped out by the Obama Campaign. Therefore if there are Values issue setbacks (such as the Supreme Court or a Liberal dominated Congress), it is still the voters that created the situation.
The only thing that can offset a sowing and reaping paradigm is continued prayer, God’s Mercy and future election periods.
Read Dutch Sheets’ perspective: JPEG document.
Audio of Dutch Sheets’ perspective.