Friday, November 10, 2006

Ridiculous Rev Rick Ranting Post Election

I was so amazed when I read this yesterday that I wasted an hour of my life responding to Rev. Rick. Then I realized that some people can not be helped. He states near the end that he will continue his battle until either (a) the big Rapture Day Event or (b) his death. It seems rather UNchristian to pray for this crazy Rapture Day considering I am going to supposedly be "Left Out" and all, doesn't it?

Most folks do not have a good understanding of how mean spirited and narrow minded these right win extremist preachers are or how much influence they have in our country. They are not moral, and not the majority. Out them. Expose their hypocracy!


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November 10, 2006

Rick Scarborough Special Report - Decision 2006

After spending all day Wednesday, reflecting on the outcomes of the elections Tuesday, I have decided to devote this edition of the Rick Scarborough Report to sharing what the Lord has spoken to me. Hopefully what I have to say will offer some encouragement as well as provide a stimulus for greater engagement in this battle for the soul of America.

First, let me say, I went to bed early Tuesday night and slept soundly. That may sound odd, but by 9PM it was apparent to me that voters were in a mood to rebuke the Republican Party for her failure to keep her promises, and my assumption was that in the two states where we invested so much time, resources and energy, we likely would fall short on the values issues we had worked for, so I cut the light out and went to bed.

Why? You ask. Because I have learned that the work is ours to do; the results belong to God. I once heard Adrian Rogers say that the reward for unrighteous living is unrighteous leaders, and that is exactly what God seems to be giving us for this time. We must always remember that God is still sovereign, He is still in control and His will cannot be thwarted.

I have no doubt that the Democratically controlled Congress will be more faithful to their Party’s platform and key constituent groups than the Republican Party has been to theirs. There will be no consensus building and outreach efforts when San Francisco Representative, Speaker Pelosi takes control of committee assignments.

When Republicans Act Like Democrats They Lose

When I consider that after 12 years of Republican control of the U.S. House and six years of the Party of Values controlling all three branches of government, that we still have uncontrolled immigration, cannot define marriage as being between a man and woman, allow abortion on demand through the ninth month, and face spiraling deficits while government has grown more than when the Democrats were in office, I get angry inside. As my good friend, Pastor Ken Hutchinson has said, "When Democrats act like Republicans, they win; When Republicans act like Democrats, they lose."

The bottom line is this: Today, both parties have closed their ears to the millions of us Americans who still believe the Bible is relevant and that the Constitution should be upheld. We believe that healthy families produce the best citizens; that children prosper and mature best with a daddy and a mommy in the home who are committed to each other and to their children; that protecting the most innocent and helpless in our midst is the primary role of government; that strong national defense and secure borders are a prerequisite to freedom; and that freedom is a gift of God, not government. And finally, government which governs least governs best.

It is amazingly revealing that in every state except possibly one (Arizona is still in the process of counting votes) where a Defense of Marriage Amendment has been proposed, it has passed with overwhelming popular support from both sides of the political divide. Yet Republican candidates often run from the issue, and the duly elected Representatives of the people cannot muster enough votes for a simple majority on the issue, let alone the necessary majority for a Federal Constitutional Amendment when debating it just before every election cycle. George Allen would be the Senator from Virginia and the Senate would still be controlled by Republicans if he, like the majority of citizens of his state, had come out against gay marriage.

So much for confirming one or two more conservative Supreme Court justices during the Bush Presidency!

Values Voters in America Have Been Betrayed

Values Voters in America have been betrayed and we stand on the precipice of grave judgment if America does not repent. Radical Islam may be the tool that God uses to perfect His judgment upon a nation that began with such hope for the world, but one which has squandered it all in one generation of self indulgence. There is increasing public awareness of how radical Islam is preparing for all out Jihad on American soil.

Two state referendums failed on Tuesday which bode ill for the Nation. First, in Missouri, the people voted by the slimmest of margins to ratify a Constitutional Amendment which allows scientists to clone human embryos for the express purpose of extracting stem cells while destroying human life at the earliest stages of development. In effect, Missouri has the first Constitutional amendment in the history of America which mandates an abortion as the Amendment demands that the embryo be destroyed or frozen by the 14th day.

In South Dakota, the citizens overturned the courageous legislation of their legislators who passed a comprehensive abortion ban which surely would have ended up in the Supreme Court, giving us the best chance in 33 years to overturn Roe v. Wade. In both states, the pro-death forces, fully understanding the implications of both referendums, poured almost endless resources touting their side as being compassionate and caring…and the people bought it.

Death Prevails in America

So death prevails in America. The most innocent among us are now in jeopardy, while the Church sleeps on. This is not unusual, it has been going on for more than fifty years…but the stakes are now exponentially higher. Why? Because for the first time, it wasn’t JUDGES MANDATING IT BUT RATHER IT WAS VOTED ON BY THE PEOPLE…AND THE CHURCH STOOD BY AND LET IT HAPPEN!!!!

Pastors are truly the moral leaders of our nation. If they don’t lead their flocks to political involvement, what hope is there for society to benefit from Christian "salt and light?" As we all know, too many Pastors and Christians have been passive and caught in the sins of Sodom "arrogant, overfed and unconcerned."

Yet, there are bright lights and much great work has been done!

We saw Catholic Priests and Baptist pastors fight mightily together in Missouri and we can be heartened by this. Yet, we have a stark reminder that Christians are not "one" issue voters and felt betrayed by the Republicans failure to keep their promises. Perhaps good can come from this as Christians made clear they are loyal to Christian issues and not a party. If neither party supports our issues, how can we support them? While we know the pro-life Democrat is a rare person indeed, we must keep a clear line of who we are serving. Perhaps this is the pain the Republican Party needed to decide if they want to truly keep past promises to evangelicals as we head into 2008. We pray God raises up true Christian candidates for that election.

Where Do We Go From Here?

Back to work. Though I believe the hour is late, I do not believe it is too late. Though I believe the odds are stacked against us, I believe that God by Himself is a majority, and though without Him we can do nothing, with Him we can do all things for Christ gives us our strength. (Philippians 4:13).

It is entirely possible that to have liberal values being pushed on our nation by Congress for the next two years may be the best thing that could happen, although a very hard lesson for us to go through. It will show people a stark difference between conservative values and liberal values, and should motivate values voters to show up in even greater numbers the next time we have the God-given privilege to select our leaders again.

I have to add that even with a loss we won. The coalition that came together in the states we were in was across denominational lines, and unlike anything that has come together before. And it wasn’t a group coming together that was just putting up with each other because of the issue; it was a like-minded, like-hearted group that walked in love with each other. Even though we lost, we won.

We must continue to work while there is still daylight, for the night time is coming when no man can work, and I remind us all that right after the crucifixion of our Lord, while His disciples were cringing in fear, thinking all was lost, He rose from the dead and defeated sin, sickness and the grave!

As long as Jesus is real in one heart, there is hope. "My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness!" Who knows but that God is ready to give our nation a genuine revival if we remain vigilant and faithful. Til Jesus comes or I die, I intend to press on.

God's Word Speaks To Us Today

God spoke to my heart through His infallible Word on Wednesday. I went to the woods, shortly before dawn, with my Bible and my journal. As I watched a gorgeous sunrise over deep East Texas, Psalm 37 jumped off the page. A portion of it reads:

Do not fret because of evil men or be envious of those who do wrong; for they will soon wither and like green plants they will die away.
Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your ways to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this.
He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.
Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him; do not fret when men succeed in their ways and when they carry out their wicked schemes.
Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret—it only leads to evil.
For wicked men will be cut off, but those who hope in the Lord will inherit the land;
Psalm 37:1-9

Thank you, for standing with us.

I am…your friend,

Rick Scarborough

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