By: Susan Bea Good
“But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong…” (1 Corinthians 1:27/ESV)
This election has me deeply questioning who I can trust. Since I was a teen in the 1970s one of the most important causes on my heart has been that of abortion. Forty years later I have two adopted daughters who themselves were threatened with the heinous alternative to live birth. I am thankful that it was God’s will to spare their lives and allow me to be their mother.
I hear almost daily that one reason to vote dishonorably in this election is the cause of abortion. I’m told that I can trust Donald J. Trump to end the practice. Because of this and other preposterous Trump-arguments I am finally questioning Republican leadership, and I’ve been taking more time for biblical thinking…something I highly recommend to all who desire to faithfully follow Jesus Christ.
Biblical thinking requires an honest heart. God’s Word is clear that a dishonest heart has been inherited by every man and woman on this earth today. Because of this, lying to ourselves and to others is a natural instinct that must be fought. It seems that few take this fight seriously.
When it comes to the battle for unborn lives in America I believe that today’s Republican Party does not deserve their status of “Pro-life.” People like me have given them decades of our time and trust while most of them have proven they are liars and will not actually go to battle for this cause…our Representatives love their personal political positions too much to jeopardize that power with such a fight!
To summarize my thoughts on this matter I’d like to conclude with a friend’s rant. He’s a godly husband, father, Marine, and a primary ballot choice this year for Representative in his Michigan district. Jason Briscoe offers this:
“Where the HELL have all these zealous pro-lifers been for 43 years? Suddenly abortion is the most important thing?…and I am told I must vote for a man who may well destroy our country and shred the Constitution because we ‘might’ get pro-life judges?! Now, millions of dead babies later, is when you people show-up? You’re not interested in fighting for life. If you were you would have been fighting this hard all along and passed a Constitutional Amendment to solve this. Trump is your fire-and-forget missile so you don’t have to work past an election. You’re not committed, you’re LAZY! FORTY THREE YEARS and 60,000,000 DEAD and you pathetic self-righteous bootlickers act like you have the moral high-ground as you attempt to shame the rest of us into capitulation. You were WORTHLESS to the cause before Trump, and you’ll be WORTHLESS to the cause as soon as he is elected! I’ll see you at the next election when you feel like getting off your asses again.”
Thank you Jason!
“This blogger’s hope is to be an encouragement to faithful Christ-followers as they recognize God’s Big Picture and purpose to participate in it. Adonai Eloheinu!”