Barack Obama is not the real problem. Really.
Obama is only the Priest, the Bishop, the Pope if you will, of an ancient religion with a new face.
The real problem is this:
The State has become the God of the people.
The State has become the Provider, the Sustainer, the Hope, and the Source for a huge number of our people.
Instead of El Shaddai, it is the State which is Almighty.
Instead of Adonai, it is the State which is Master.
Instead of Jehovah Raah, it is the State which Shepherds us in green pastures.
Instead of Jehovah Jireh, it is the State which is our Provider.
Instead of Jehovah Shalom, it is the State from which we derive our Peace.
Instead of Jehovah Rapha, it is the State which is our Healer.
Whereas the Creator was once almost universally recognized as the source of the blessings of our nation, now He has become so ignored as to be deliberately left out of the platform of the Democrat Party.
We've seen this coming for a long time. But it struck me like never before when I watched the Democratic National Convention a few weeks ago, and was a little surprised to see what fired up the crowd:
1. They BOOED when from the stage it was brought for a vote to put "God" back in the platform (the speaker on stage crammed it into the platform, even against the people, for obvious political purposes)!
2. They CHEERED each time the stealing from "each according to his ability" to give "to each according to his need" was celebrated [for it is indeed stealing, and you may recognize those phrases as from atheist Karl Marx].
2. They CHEERED each time the right to marry "whomever you love" [new code words for homosexual marriage] was advocated.
3. They CHEERED each time the right to murder unborn children was celebrated [see http://goo.gl/CCwxb]!
"BUT, you say, God SHOULD be in the platform, and God FORBIDS stealing, and God HATES the perversion of marriage, and God HATES the killing of unborn children!"
"Ah, but OUR God is the State! And the State doesn't mind. Oh State, we worship you, and the President Priest who represents you!"
By the way, I'm well aware that most will vehemently deny that they have made the State their God. But idols are sometimes sneaky -- and seductive -- and corrupting -- and often accompanied by denial. Ask Solomon.
Election 2012 is a turning point in our nation. It's official. The recipients of the Sacraments of the State largely outnumber those who involuntarily pay for those Sacraments. And those recipients are perfectly happy to vote for the Priests who will loot others to give them what they are "entitled" to, in the name of "equality".
Am I optimistic? Yes and no.
I'm pessimistic about the direction of our nation regarding the State as God, the Holocaust of the Unborn, and the perversion of marriage.
Some say, "We just need a MORE CONSERVATIVE candidate! Or a Libertarian! Or a Christian! Or a Conservative Libertarian Christian!"
But I think they likely miss the point. That's not where the appetite of the State-as-God people is.
What can an opposition Party do? Out-Statist the Statists? Advocate even more "redistribution"? Legalize more abominable sins? Freedom and capitalism isn't connecting with the State-as-God crowd.
However, I'm 100% optimistic about the true Kingdom of Jesus Christ, Who died on the cross for our sins, was buried, and rose again on the third day. Whoever believes in Him will be saved from their sins and have eternal life with God.
As He said, "I will build my church and the gates of hell will not prevail against it."
If you don't know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, I urge you to believe in Him. Read the Gospel of John in the New Testament if you haven't. It's great.
And as the song says, "The things of Earth...grow strangely dim, in the light of His glorious face" when we turn our eyes upon Jesus.
May God have mercy on America.