And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.—Romans 12:2How does one reconcile views held by the world and views held by people of faith and values? Or is that even possible or should that even be desired?
The presidential campaign took a brief turn to court Evangelicals this weekend and Sen. Obama and McCain both must feel that they need this vote.
First for definition sake the world or worldly views are views that are semi to anti-religious views. Views that attempt to bring faith and values into compromise with what is acceptable today or views that would totally eradicate faith and values completely if possible.
Faith for purposes of definition is belief that God’s word is represented by uncompromised biblical teaching and righteous living based on the principles of those biblical teachings and values.
Which brings us to Pastor Rich Warren who undertook the task this weekend of bring Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain before the Christian community at his Saddleback Church to assess which worldview most govern either of these men.
What is important to note is that Democrats decided to invent the perfect candidate after losing the 2004 Presidential elections. What was decided is that Democrats needed to appeal to people of faith since they believed that they were perceived as a godless Party representing abortion, homosexuality and other anti-traditional family values. I blogged about this phenomenon back in 2006.
Naw get serious! To strategize silly, [Democrat] party leaders believe that they lost the value vote and if they are going to win the Congress back in 2006 and the White House back in 2008 they had better learn how to make Jesus do what they want him to. You know, they need to talk like they have the same values as Conservatives when in fact they really deplore Conservative values.Even though Sen. Obama is the Democrats answer to the faith and values problem, in a San Francisco meeting where he was pandering to the irreligious he spoke candidly about what he considered to be small town religious America he said, “You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing's replaced them...And they fell through the Clinton administration, and the Bush administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not.
This is pure Orwellian- Machiavellian fascist politics at it’s ultimate, let’s see how it works.
The Democrats now realize that they can't win by narrowing their appeal to their base they realize that they must reach out to those that they have up to now demonized and belittled, Christians.
So they have paid people to listen to Rush, to learn not only what Christians care about but also what Christians were being told.
What they found is that there was a growing God-gap between them and the voters, particularly “middle to [lower-class] economic white voters,” who see the Democrats as Godless and hostile to traditional values and “anti-religious”; they’ve also found that married women, who are increasingly voting Republican, place moral values at the top of their list of concerns; and that Bush had managed to win 64 percent of non-college, nonunion white voters in 2004, 41 percent of whom attend church at least once a week.
The most significant finding was that voters were making choices based more on their faith than on their physical needs, said House Democratic Caucus Chairman James Clyburn (D-S.C.).
So what’s the fix? How are Democrats going to win in 2006 and 2008 they believe that all that they must do is change the way that they speak about religion.--Alaphiah
And it's not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”
Its interesting isn’t it how Sen. Obama expresses disdain for people who exercise their Constitutional 1st and 2nd amendment rights as well as a desire to protect this nation’s borders, culture and language.
Yet with Pastor Warren and the Saddleback Church Sen. Obama attempted to put his best foot forward the only thing is the Senator’s best foot forward was an obvious fraud and true people of faith and values could tell it.
Obama’s performance was a dismal failure; no person of faith and values believes that Sen. Obama’s version of faith and values is remotely akin to traditional American values.
Bryon York of National Review Online viewed the Saddleback Forum as a clear win for Sen. McCain (see here)
Sen. Obama’s brokeback Democrat values did not fool the congregants at Saddleback Church and they should not fool any true believer because Democrat’s faith, is premeditated, phony and faked.
Why do I say that? Because Democrats as I point out above made up their emphasis on faith in 2006 only to win the 2006 Congressional elections and the 2008 Presidential elections that was Democrat strategy and Sen. Obama is simply the manifestion of that plan.