Wednesday September 15, 2010
Hartsville News Journal
Page 2C
"The Predicament That We Are In"

Our nation turning away from God is The Predicament That We Are In. Three short paragraphs printed early last year in the LA Times give you a sampling as they share their feelings about the White House cancelling its National Day of Prayer Service:

It was an openly evangelical Christian affair, and was highly inappropriate for an official White House function.

Christians must learn that not everyone subscribes to their silly superstition. Their superstition has no business being privileged or even recognized by the federal government.

While it is regrettable that an intelligent and wise man like President Obama would profess faith in such superstitious non-sense; it is nevertheless comforting to know he will not hold a National Day of Prayer service at the White House.”

Turning away from God, being endorsed by the LA Times, is pure wickedness and concerned about the wicked of his day, Psalm 109 shows David dealing with them through prayer. What goes around comes around as David’s prayer is easily connected to the wicked of our day.

Substituting the leader of our nation for the one David is praying for befits our leader who is positioning us against Christianity.

States defending themselves against illegal entry are not racist, as our leader declares. His written apology to the United Nations for our states doing this, besides being unconstitutional and wrong, promotes him to evil status.

David’s words in Psalm 109:4-5 KJV addresses evil status by labeling those possessing it as adversaries, overlaying The Predicament That We Are In, evil for good:

[4] For my love they are my adversaries: but I give myself unto prayer. [5] And they have rewarded me evil for good, and hatred for my love.

David’s adversaries, as well as ours, reward evil for good. Taking from the working class to give to the ones not willing to work and the ones illegally in our country is rewarding evil with good.

Whether David’s adversary or ours, excluding God makes them evil; Psalm 109:6-7 KJV shows David asking God to set an evil man over his adversary, a request earned by those choosing evil:

[6] Set thou a wicked man over him: and let Satan stand at his right hand. [7] When he shall be judged, let him be condemned: and let his prayer become sin.

Adversary’s prayer becoming sin brings sadness to David and us.

Psalm 109:8 KJV continues with David praying for his adversary’s days to be few, a prayer



befitting Christianity’s adversary, the one leading our nation today:

Let his days be few; and let another take his office.

The Predicament That We Are In is our responsibility and poses questions that we must consider:

Am I participating in shortening the days of our leader and the misguided ones that he associates with?

Preparing for battle, am I registered to vote?


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