Thursday, October 23, 2008

E-mail

My dad sent me this e-mail and I thought it was very insightful! I have been so stressed and worried about these elections for these reasons exactly! Unfortunately, it sounds like Obama is probably going to win, and this may be the future we have to look forward to. The people of America are shooting themselves in the foot out of blindness and wickedness and the issues of economy and tax cuts have overshadowed the issues that really matter. The issues that should really make us shiver and shake and stand up for what's right. Anyway...here's the article. It turned out kind of weird since I just copied and pasted it from my email and no matter what I do I can't make it look normal...so bear with me. :)


Why I Can't Vote For Obama By Huntley Brown

Dear Friends, A few months ago I was asked for my perspective on Obama, I
sent out an email with a few points. With the election just around the
corner I decided to complete my perspective. Those of you on my e-list
have seen some of this before but it's worth repeating... First I must say
whoever wins the election will have my prayer support. Obama needs to be
commended for his accomplishments but I need to explain why I will not be
voting for him. Many of my friends process their identity through their
blackness. I process my identity through Christ. Being a Christian (a
Christ follower) means He leads I follow. I can't dictate the terms He
does because He is the leader. I can't vote black because I am black; I
have to vote Christian because that's who I am. Christian first, black
second. Neither should anyone from the other ethnic groups vote because
of ethnicity. 200 years from now I won't be asked if I was black or white.
I will be asked if I knew Jesus and accepted Him as Lord and Savior. In an
election there are many issues to consider but when a society gets
abortion, same-sex marriage, embryonic stem-cell research, human cloning
to name a few, wrong economic concerns will soon not matter. We need to
follow
Martin Luther King's words -- don't judge someone by the color of
their skin but by the content of their character. I don't know Obama so
all I can go off is his voting record. His voting record earned him the
title of the most liberal senator in the
US Senate in 2007. NATIONAL
JOURNAL: Obama: Most Liberal Senator in 2007 (01/31/2008) To beat Ted
Kennedy and
Hillary Clinton as the most liberal senator, takes some doing.
Obama accomplished this feat in 2 short years. I wonder what would happen
to America if he had four years to work with. There is a reason Planned
Parenthood gives him a 100% rating. There is a reason the homosexual
community supports him. There is a reason Ahmadinejad, Chavez, Castro,
Hamas etc. love him. There is a reason he said he would nominate liberal
judges to the Supreme Court. There is a reason he voted against the
infanticide bill. There is a reason he voted No on the constitutional ban
of same-sex marriage. There is a reason he voted No on banning partial
birth abortion. There is a reason he voted No on confirming Justices
Roberts and Alito. These two judges are conservatives and they have since
overturned
partial birth abortion. The same practice Obama wanted to
continue.God help him. There is a reason Obama opposed the parental
notification law. Think about this: You can't give a kid an aspirin
without parental notification but that same kid can have an abortion
without parental notification. This is insane. There is a reason he went
to Jeremiah Wright's church for 20 years. Obama tells us he has good
judgment but he sat under
Jeremiah Wright teaching for 20 years. Now he is
condemning Wright's sermons. I wonder why now? Obama said Jeremiah Wright
led him to the Lord and discipled him. A disciple is one in training.
Jesus told us in Matthew 28:19 - 20 'Go and make disciples of all
nations.' This means reproduce yourself. Teach people to think like you,
walk like you; talk like you believe what you believe etc. The question I
have is what did Jeremiah Wright teach him? Would you support a White
President who went to a church which has tenets that said they have a
...1. Commitment to the White Community 2. Commitment to the White Family
3. Adherence to the White Work Ethic 4. Pledge to make the fruits of all
developing and acquired skills available to the White Community. 5. Pledge
to Allocate Regularly, a Portion of Personal Resources for Strengthening
and Supporting White Institutions 6. Pledge allegiance to all White
leadership who espouse and embrace the White Value System 7. Personal
commitment to embracement of the White Value System. Would you support a
President who went to a church like that? Just change the word from white
to black and you have the tenets of Obama's former church. If President
Bush was a member of a church like this, he would be called a racist.
Jessie Jackson and
Al Sharpton would have been marching outside. This kind
of church is a racist church. Obama did not wake up after 20 years and
just discovered he went to a racist church. The church can't be about
race. Jesus did not come for any particular race. He came for the whole
world. A church can't have a value system based on race. The churches
value system has to be based on biblical mandate. It does not matter if it
is a white church or a
black church it's still wrong. Anyone from either
race that attends a church like this would never get my vote. Obama's
former
Pastor Jeremiah Wright is a disciple of liberal theologian James
Cone, author of the 1970 book A Black Theology of Liberation. Cone once
wrote: '
Black theology refuses to accept a God who is not identified
totally with the goals of the black community. If God is not for us and
against white people, then he is a murderer, and we had better kill
him.Cone is the man Obama's mentor looks up to. Does Obama believe this?
So what does all this mean for the nation? In the past when the Lord
brought someone with the beliefs of Obama to lead a nation it meant one
thing - judgment. Read 1 Samuel 8 when
Israel asked for a king. First God
says in 1 Samuel 1:9 'Now listen to them; but warn them solemnly and let
them know what the king who will reign over them will do.' Then God says,
1 Samuel 1:18 ' When that day comes, you will cry out for relief from the
king you have chosen, and the LORD will not answer you in that day.' 19
But the people refused to listen to Samuel. 'No!' they said. 'We want a
king over us. 20 Then we will be like all the other nations, with a king
to lead us and to go out before us and fight our battles.' 21 When Samuel
heard all that the people said, he repeated it before the LORD. 22 The
LORD answered, 'Listen to them and give them a king.' Here is what we know
for sure. God is not schizophrenic. He would not tell one person to vote
for Obama and one to vote for McCain. As the scripture says, a city
divided against itself cannot stand, so obviously many people are not
hearing from God. Maybe I am the one not hearing, but I know God does not
change and Obama contradicts many things I read in scripture so I doubt
it. For all my friends who are voting for Obama, can you really look God
in the face and say: Father, based on your word, I am voting for Obama
even though I know he will continue the genocidal practice of partial
birth abortion. He might have to nominate three or four Supreme Court
justices, and I am sure he will be nominating liberal judges who will be
making laws that are against You. I also know he will continue to push
for homosexual rights, even though You destroyed
Sodom and Gomorrah for
this. I know I can look the other way because of the economy. I could not
see Jesus agreeing with many of Obama's positions. Finally I have two
questions for all my liberal friends. Since we know someone's value system
has to be placed on the nation, 1. Whose value system should be placed on
the nation? 2. Who should determine that this is the right value system
for the nation?

Blessings, Huntley Brown


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1 people leaving some love!:

mandy said...

That was really interesting. I had never thought of it that way. I actually went and voted yesterday, after first reading this. It gave me something to think about, for sure! Thanks.