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October 3, 2012 / dcwisdom

Eenie-Meenie-Minee-Moe – Which One Are You?

Yesterday, I bought a new Bible, and ON SALE!  Although I have several Bibles in my house along with commentaries and various religious books, for years I have wanted to know the timeline, progression, and connection of the divisions of Bible books – history, law, poetry, major and minor prophets, gospels, letters, and The Revelation.  I bought the new Chronological Study Bible, published by Thomas Nelson in the New King James Version (I am not such a purist that I regard the KJV or the NKJV as the literal translation(s) of the Hebrew and Greek languages; actually, I think there are more accurate translations.), but it’s the only version in which I can find Bible chronology.  I’m excited to dig in!

And also, yesterday I attended a political meeting where I was given the following list of the 2008 Republican/Democrat platforms.  Take a moment and compare them.  Which one are you?

LIBERAL?

  • Larger federal government, government health care
  • Yes to abortion, no protection for the unborn
  • Gun ownership restricted or not allowed
  • Higher taxes for some taxpayers
  • Increase overall spending, increase national debt
  • Government intervention in economy with increased regulations and laws
  • Problems addressed with more laws and regulations
  • Federal government decides what schools teach
  • No ID required to vote or register to vote
  • Amnesty for many illegal aliens
  • Reduce defense spending, no new systems
  • Do not increase missile defense
  • Redistribution of wealth, take property for some people and give to others
  • Federal government decides moral standards for all, Faith out of government
  • Marriage can be same-sex couple
  • No oil drilling, no nuclear energy
  • Global warming is a real threat
  • Yes to special rights for some individuals and some groups

CONSERVATIVE?

  • Small federal government, private medicine
  • No to abortion, protect the unborn right to life
  • Gun ownership is a right
  • Lower taxes for all
  • Reduce overall spending, lower debt
  • Free-market economy with reduced government regulations and laws
  • Parents and local government decide what schools teach
  • Picture ID required to vote and register to vote
  • No amnesty for illegal aliens
  • Maintain or increase defense spending
  • Increase missile defense
  • Protect property rights and equal rights for all, not to provide equal things, keep what you earn
  • Local government decides their area’s moral standards, religious freedom in government
  • Marriage is between a man and a woman
  • Yes to drilling offshore, Alaska, nuclear energy
  • Global warming is not a real threat
  • Everyone is equal under the law; no special rights for anyone or any group

I heard testimonies of people who “have always been” (whatevertheywere) who are now changing party affiliation due to the changing political platforms.  Many aren’t interested in politics enough to delve into the nuts and bolts of party politics to discover and compare common values.  Some, like me, watch, read, and know enough to form opinions on issues, support/work for a favorite candidate, and be vocal.  Some are actually brave enough to pen their names to ballots and weather the good, the bad, and the ugly for the sake of making a difference and/or supporting their values in public office.

So, dear reader, I challenge you to take some time to look beyond what is coming from their mouths (unfortunately, lying seems to be common these days) and look at the person and his/her personal history and political record.  A leopard can’t change his spots, and politicians rarely change their deeply held beliefs.

Then, cast your ballot for the person who more closely resembles your values instead of voting “tradition.”  Too, it might be time to re-evaluate “tradition.”

God bless you.  Peace and love.  Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.  God bless Israel.  God help America.

 

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5 Comments

  1. Vickie / Oct 5 2012 4:54 PM

    Hey – after watching the debate the other night, I’ve decided that I am not voting AGAINST Obama, I’m voting FOR Romney.

    Glad you found you a new Bible that you like. Hayley bought me a very nice study Bible for Christmas last that I really like. I think it’s NAS, but that’s okay. And it’s PINK!

    • Wisdom / Oct 5 2012 10:27 PM

      Chickie, you are such a girl! haha Yes, I, too, am voting for Romney.

  2. jmgoyder / Oct 4 2012 3:55 AM

    I am rather glad I live here!
    Interestingly, Ming and I had a discussion about Australian politics this morning and he said he would vote for the party that he though was the most legitimately sincere instead of being a staunch Liberal. This will be his first year to vote!

    • Wisdom / Oct 4 2012 9:19 AM

      Yes, you Aussies are great! Be thankful that your PM has the courage to stand against the ilk that’s trying to take the world hostage. And, good for Ming! Encourage him also to search for truth.

  3. Deb / Oct 3 2012 7:18 PM

    you said it girl…hopefully some people will stop drinking the Obama koolaid…

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