I believe that all thinking people understand that this election is extremely significant. This is “the battle” for the years ahead. As this election goes, so goes the nation for years to come. The question is, are enough people alert and aware and willing to do what they can to win what is before us in the months ahead. It may be an election only. Or, it may involve other events yet to happen during the potentially tumultuous months ahead.
I received this in a letter, and while it was written to Christians, it really gives food for thought to all who hold conservative values dear, so I am quoting it in part here.
Do you ever ask yourself why you were born?…
The Old Testament story of Esther provided a good illustration:
Do not think in your heart that you will escape in the kings’s palace any more than all the other Jews. For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” Esther 4:13, 14
Point number one: ”For if you remain silent at this time….”
Why is that on so many sides we are losing the cultural war? It’s because of what they say and do, and what we don’t say and do. By our silence, we are the ones who, by default, have brought upon our land a flood of unbelief and wickedness.
If Esther had held her peace, the result would have been what? That all of the Jews would have been killed? No. “[R]elief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place… .” God is sovereign. God’s purposes will be done–and if not by us, then by others.
Now, there are some who will say, “Oh, well, that’s good. I can sit back and forget about it. Well, before you vote yourself out of the game, let me continue–”…but you and your father’s house will perish.”
Let me make one thing clear. Every sin we commit will inevitably involve our suffering loss. …
…every opportunity in this life must be perceived as a call from God. What a great statement this is: ”yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”
Today we are in the midst of a great cultural, spiritual war in which the forces of darkness are attempting to overwhelm the forces of light and virtue, and whoever is the most active and vigilant will be the victor in that battle.
….I don’t know for sure…it may be…that because…of apathy…the situation in America got worse.
The sin of doing nothing at all–that is the great sin…”[W]ho knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” Think about it, and do something!
D. James Kennedy, Ph.D. http://truthinaction.org