A different letter from God to a Christian Nation 2012
When Focus on the Family released their dire dirge about the world in 2012 should Obama win, there was another letter written, from the point of the Almighty, right around the same time:
I am aware of the anguished letter you addressed to your predecessors in 2008. In fact, since I exist outside of time, I am aware of it when the Big Bang occurred and the dinosaurs walked the Earth, just as I am seeing those events even now. (“Now” doesn’t mean the same thing to Me that it does to you.) Although you end your letter paying lip service to the idea that I am sovereign in history, you never bother to explore the real implications of what that means. You merely think being sovereign means I will eventually make things come out the way you want them to turn out. You and many of your fellows are like the Jews of Jeremiah’s day, blaming their problems on other people’s sins. They concocted a saying that their fathers had eaten sour grapes and they had toothaches as a result. Some of you say I allowed the events of the last four years to happen to test your fortitude, to strengthen the Church, or to punish America, and you are merely the victims of collateral damage. The reality is I allowed Barack Obama to win in 2008 because I wanted him to win. Your prayers are not being answered because I am not listening to them. I have spat you out of my mouth. You are being punished for your sins and nobody else’s. I am not punishing America, I am punishing you. This is personal.
Recall the state of affairs leading up to the election. Gasoline rose to $4 a gallon and the stock market crashed. It was a perfect storm, if I do say so myself. Then after the election, gasoline prices fell by more than half. Has it even remotely occurred to you that I might have had something to do with all that? If a similar combination of events had swung the election the other way, you would have proclaimed My involvement from the rooftops. Why do you refuse to see My involvement the way things actually happened? (Just as a reminder, all My questions are rhetorical. I already know the answers.)
You live in tumultuous times. Your nation has experienced attacks on its own soil. The first nuclear attack in over half a century has taken place. Russia has reasserted its dominion over Eastern Europe. Yet over half of your letter is about sex and particularly your frustration over not being allowed to police the sexual conduct of others. One would think there are no other more pressing issues facing your world. You lament with particular bitterness the new rights given to homosexuals. Their personal morality is Mine to deal with, not yours. What specifically have any of them ever done to you to justify your hatred of them? You speak as if you have a right to dictate morality to others, like a six year old child who thinks he has the right to discipline his younger sister. You have no right whatsoever, and not even any authority except what I give you, which I haven’t. You certainly have no right to complain if I take it away because you abuse or misuse it.
There are only two links in My chain of command: Me, and you. It is not Me, you, and gays, or non-Christians, or people you disapprove of. You are at the bottom of the chain. There is nobody below you.
Read the whole thing. And when so-called ‘Christians’ start making their pronouncements, think about whether what they’re talking about is really Christian, or the pronouncements of neo-Pharisees.