Faith
Wednesday September 19, 2012
Hartsville News Journal
Page 2C
FAITH COMMENTARY
"A Platform without God"

A PLATFORM WITHOUT God begins with us going to Deuteronomy 31:29 (KJV) where prophecy addresses the latter days and we are shown with corruption in our hearts turning away from God:

For I know that after my death ye will utterly corrupt yourselves, and turn aside from the way which I have commanded you; and evil will befall you in the latter days; because ye will do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger through the work of your hands.

Talking about evil befalling us in these latter days, America’s most recent Nominating Convention began with their party provoking God; they brought forth a platform that failed to mention Him.
Excluding God is considered evil doings and this is precisely what gave our National Democratic Party a headache at their convention.
It is evil doings because that for the first time, one of America’s Nominating Conventions began its convention with a party presenting itself to America with a platform that excluded God and failed to recognize America’s allegiance to Israel.
And when party leaders got wind that the news media was leaking this to the public, they took immediate steps to amend their platform.
Bringing God and Israel back into their platform necessitated a voice call vote at which time approving their amendment required a 2/3’s approval of those in attendance to amend their platform.
But amending their platform was not easy. Their first voice call attempt had no's and boo’s that far exceeded the ones voicing approval. Leaving the moderator in disbelief, two more voice call votes were taken but again, no’s and boos won out. The embraced moderator, looking for guidance received it. Someone simply instructed him to declare 2/3 requirement met.
Excluding God from their party platform is disrespect of the highest kind for it disrespects God and our Founding Fathers who, when writing our Constitution, wrote God into it.
Can we support a party that possesses a desire to exclude God and Israel? Excluding Israel, our only friend in the Middle East who supports our views of what support means is respecting those who do not respect us.
Additionally, support for Democrats, Republicans and Independents requires that we lead them to a position of supporting both God and Israel, that is, if we have a desire to gain their support.
Mark 13:13 (KJV) addresses those of us who support God by showing our desire to protect His Names Sake:

13 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

Enduring to the end includes enduring now and being hated for His Names Sake is our first step to being rewarded.
It is time to look ahead at what God has in store for those with a desire to exclude Israel; Ezekiel 38:16 (KJV) takes them to the

 

 

 


 

end times where, right before their eyes and with the help of Israel’s people, God makes sure that they know who He is:

And thou shalt come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring thee against my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes.

God knows how to gain a party’s attention, especially one that chooses to have A PLATFORM WITHOUT HIM as well as ignoring Israel, His chosen nation. Bringing them against His land is God shoving Israel in their faces.

2 Peter 2:22 (KJV) concludes by using a proverb that shows the heathen and what ignoring God brings them:

But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.

Not a pretty picture and with the presidential elections nearing, is it now time to reach out to those whom we have been addressing, those choosing A PLATFORM WITHOUT GOD?

 

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Pastor Billy Johnson can be reached by email at billy@lakeshorebible.info or viewed online at www.lakeshorebible.com