• Serious Business: Elections Affect Voters … and Their Children

    Surge Summary: The Bible says government has a powerful impact on the society it oversees. In America, voters enjoy the privilege of shaping what kind of government will shape their nation. The difference between the two main political parties on the ballot this November couldn’t are stark. One (Republican) generally supports a more biblical viewpoint; the other (Democrat) does not. The consequences of elections can span generations.

    by Larry Tomczak

    Lord, protect our future generations from the evils of this world. Help us to stand for biblical values.

    “That entire generation passed away, and after them grew up a generation who did not know the Lord or the deeds that He had done for Israel” (Judges 2:10).

    One of our political parties has evolved eerily and rapidly into a leftist-leaning entity, excusing mob violence and anarchist conduct and is unbelievably seducing a less-informed generation. Recently the president of Intercessors for America, who shares with us in the imbedded podcasts, found himself exiting the White House grounds facing “the most terrifying moment” of his life when accosted by so-called “peaceful protestors” with two goals:

    1. Gain political power by any means necessary in concert with a corrupt media and politicians lacking any moral code.
    1. Remove our Judeo-Christian foundations representing a bulwark to their plans to reconstruct America through a “revolutionary”, “progressive” secular vision, embracing a “Green New Deal” and Socialist way of life.

    Not long ago, one of their standard-bearers and likely presidential candidate, Governor Cuomo of New York, said those who are pro-life, pro-traditional marriage and support Second Amendment rights are “extreme conservatives” who have “no place in the state of New York”. And do you recall when their recent party leader, committed to “fundamentally transforming” America, criticized conservatives saying, “They cling to their religion and their guns.”?

    As we look to the future and try to raise our children in today’s confused and contentious society, we’re faced with politicians and positions that unbiblical and dangerous. Are you paying attention? Christians and conservatives are increasingly ostracized and marginalized because of biblical standards we maintain.

    A legitimate question many ask is whether voting for candidates aligning with their party’s platform will eventually affect our offspring. The answer is “Yes!”

    Amsterdam Alert

    I’ve spoken in Amsterdam, the largest city and capital of the Netherlands. I’ve observed how, in a short time, their politicians genuflected to leftist-leaning, “progressive” ideas that resulted in chilling cultural transformation:

    • taxpayer-funded abortion on demand
      • euthanasia
      • infanticide
      • same-sex “marriage”
      • legalized drugs and prostitution
      • age of consent lowered to 12
      • on-street sex shows
    • pervasive pornography
      • taxpayer-funded sex changes
      • public nudity
      • open gay, lesbian, transvestite activity

    Candidates got into positions of influence and fundamentally transformed society in a relatively short period of time. The barbarians are currently at the gates in America!

    The “New Progressive Party”

    Democrat “progressives” are “in bed” with Communists, Marxists and the American Civil Liberties Union because they share mutual goals. They advocate an agenda to overturn traditional America. There spokespeople push a radical Marxist takeover including a “wealth tax” gradually eliminating private property, abolishing gun ownership, stacking the Supreme Court, legalization of drugs, open borders and permissive sex education in schools, to name but a few items.

    The A.C.L.U. works with secularists, socialists and atheists to “liberate” America. Founded in 1920 by Roger Baldwin and Crystal Eastman who had strong communist involvement, the American Civil Liberties Union works relentlessly towards its goal of dismantling and shaping America into its godless image.

    This organization has hundreds of millions in assets and thousands of lawyers on their team. They march in lockstep using legal intimidation and disinformation to declare that religious influences must go!

    Contrasting Platforms 

    A certain political party has supported a platform that barely mentions God while the other party affirms God as central to government, society and family.

    One party goes on record to reshape our families, plus punish dissenters to “political correctness” and their radical social agenda. Their presidential candidate pledged publicly that his first action would be enacting the “Equality Act” giving special rights for “gender identity and sexual orientation.” This would punish masses who don’t embrace this unscriptural agenda.

    The contrast between the two parties is no longer difficult to discern. One party advocates:

    •   Opposing all laws and policies that impede a woman’s access to abortion on demand until the moment of birth; support for taxpayer-funded abortions; and, publicly funding Planned Parenthood
    • Amnesty for all illegal immigrants and children, granting free medical care and access to all entitlements along with an “open borders” policy welcoming all foreign nationals into America
    • Promoting sexual education that encourages children to use contraceptives and explore risky sexual behavior
    •   Advocating sexual “diversity” advanced by the LGBTQ agenda, including transgender bathrooms for children and youth plus ending of all “discrimination” pertaining to homosexual and transgender activity in schools, businesses and society
    •   Celebrate and communicate redefinition of marriage contrary to Scriptural, historical and global religious standards upheld for over 4000 years
    •    Looking to government and “social support services” (not marriage and family) as the foundation of society, in addition to wealth redistribution and socialistic entitlements as essential for societal transformation
    • Supporting “Black Lives Matter” Marxist ideology to dismantle America’s Judeo-Christian heritage, the traditional family, police funding and our Capitalistic free enterprise economy.

    Compare and be Courageous 

    Scripture tells us that “Marriage is to be honored among everyone, and the bed undefiled. But God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterers” (Heb.13:4). Also, God commands us to advocate against the slaughter of the unborn, “Open your mouth for the speechless in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction” (Prv.31:8).

    In contrast to the political party mentioned above, the other party advances very different positions aligned with a biblical worldview and supportive of the nuclear family and traditional marriage. Its adherents believe “every child deserves a married mom and dad” and that “strong families depending upon God and one another… lessen the need for government in their daily lives.”  Regarding the sanctity of marriage, this party communicated disapproval of cohabitation. Support and protection of the traditional view of marriage and family was emphasized.

    Here’s the Deal

    God established government and delegated authority to accomplish His will on earth (Rom. 13:1). Elections afford us the opportunity to determine the future for our nation and our families as we pray and vote for righteous leaders who uphold biblical values as opposed to those who undermine them.

    We must know the platform positions of elected officials and candidates seeking office. Remember God warns us, “My people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6).

    May we align ourselves with those civil servants who most support God’s holy standards. Because elections do determine the future for our sons and daughters, let us boldly declare with Joshua, “Yet as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord!” (Jos. 24:15).

    If not here, where? If not now, when? The time for biblically-informed and spirit-empowered action is now. Please pass this commentary to all you can today!

    Click here for a clear and comprehensive voter guide to help you align with a Biblical worldview on all the key issues regarding you, your family and our nation.

    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge

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    Larry Tomczak is a cultural commentator of 46 yrs, Intercessors for America board member, best-selling author and a public policy advisor with Liberty Counsel. His innovative video/book, BULLSEYE, develops informed influencers in 30 days (see www.bullseyechallenge.com). Hear his weekly podcast here. 

    Larry Tomczak

    Larry Tomczak, with over 45 years of trusted ministry experience, has trained leaders and planted dozens of churches in the U.S. and abroad. He’s the author of 10 books including the 1/4 million bestseller “Clap Your Hands!” and the innovative, video-supplemented “Bullseye Challenge” which develops informed influencers in 30 days. His weekly commentaries reach millions on Charisma News, World Net Daily, Barbwire, The Christian Post, ChurchGrowth.org and Intercessors for America. He’s a speaker for professional sports teams and currently seen on the major Christian TV networks and heard weekly on “InfoAmerica” broadcasts.

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