Fill me up, Lord

"You will seek me, & find me when you seek me w/ all your heart," God says. But that is not the whole story. I'm not just a searcher. I'm also a hider. You too. We have to come face-to-face w/ our tendency to hide, to get lost. ~John Ortberg, Love Beyond Reason

Friday, November 24, 2006


This was from a commenter on a blog that I frequent. Please discuss.

"Democracy was invented by the humanistic Greeks, and it is humanistic at its core. Millions of unregenerate people tossing their misguided opinions in the ballot box to steer the nation doesn’t seem like God’s plan. Almost all the New Testament references to government sport the “king” model, but always keeping a fire wall between the church and the government.
The church has been hoodwinked into thinking that voting advances the kingdom of God and that America rides with a special anointing from God. And in so doing, Christian men, albeit well intentioned, run for office amidst a system which necessitates compromise, bragadocia, speaking evil of opponents, and obscene amounts of money.

And in the end, the MOST that the evangelical world hopes for is a ban on abortion (too late) and a ban on gay marriage (it's coming). And how did America get to this point? Because the church joined hands with the system called democracy rather than through prayer and fasting becoming so different, so loving, so humanitarian, so non-hedonistic, so gentle, so humble, so accessible, that the people who call themselves Americans were mysteriously drawn to these people.

Instead, we will join hands with a pro-lifer who denies that Jesus has come in the flesh. Somewhere the Bible gives that a name."


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