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Robert July 5, 2012 at 10:59 am

Great article Jack,
Sure a lot of good points you brought up. A lot to ponder as an election grows near.

It seems like the people who get elected reflect the sentiment of the nation. If we are concerned with the economy, we vote for the people we think will fix it. If we are concerned with moral issues, we vote for those we think care about what we care about.

This may also be a way in which God judges, or blesses, a nation. As the individuals of a nation move further from God, they elect representatives that are also further from God. These representatives are then naturally going to be motivated by something other than God and His love. Therefore, the nation suffers.

On the other hand, as the individuals of a nation move closer to God and elect godly representatives, these representatives seek God’s will for themselves and the country. The nation is blessed.

Thanks again for a wonderful, thought-provoking article.

Yours in Christ,
Robert

Jack Wellman July 5, 2012 at 4:29 pm

I am so grateful my friend for your gift of edifying, exhorting, and encouraging. That is one of your many strengths. God bless you Robert and I thank God for you my friend.

Derek July 9, 2012 at 4:34 pm

That was a great article Jack. I feel the same way. We as a body of believers must focus on the crucial issues. Any candidate voted into office should be the one displaying the most ethical, God-based values. November is getting closer by the second and we should be in prayer now. God Bless!

Jack Wellman July 9, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Thank you Derek my friend. It is so good to hear from you and I truly appreciate your kind remark sir. I truly look forward to reading your works and I am with you….I am heading to the polls this Nov and also you are spot on…we should be in prayer over this. Great point. I wish I had included this in my article as that’s an awesome point.

Dereck July 15, 2012 at 9:49 pm

Hey Jack,

Thanks for this article. I will begin to pray as the election gets closer. I really do feel like I have to choose between the lesser of two evils. Decisions, decisions.

Peace and Love Brother

Dereck

william September 29, 2012 at 11:41 pm

I like how you lure the people in with your, I used to be a Democrat when I was younger line and now I am a Republican. Nice try but i think that most people will see right through that. The bottom line is Democrats do not all believe in abortion but they believe it is up to the women and God, i do not believe in abortion and I wish they would at least change the law so the abortion could only be done in the earliest moment of conception or not at all. Republicans do put money before people, bottom line. They put political agenda before the safety and lives of our troops. they don’t mind paying 56% of ALL OUR TAXES to the military but scream and complain about spending about 17% on feeding and housing the poor. Jesus would never, ever, ever choose military spending over feeding the children of this world. Jesus would always choose diplomacy over war, every time and don’t try to pull out some old testament line trying to justify aggression because no matter what Jesus came and asked us not to act upon any aggression. The republicans can claim one policy as something that would make god smile and that would be abortion but every other policy or issue would leave God very disappointed. Democrats are not Gay, or at least not all of them and some of us may not believe in gay marriage but we believe all men and women are equal and should all have the same rights regardless of sex, age, race, religion or sexual preference. We as Christians were taught by God that we should not judge others and Republicans spend most of their time putting labels on people and trying to keep them isolated as if they did something wrong…Jesus would be a Democrat if anything but of course he would never stand for abortion but everything else he would approve of or at least be neutral…peace out…God Bless!

Dereck September 30, 2012 at 10:50 am

Hello William,

I believe Jesus would be an independant. Us people have managed to mess up everything. Gay marriage goes directly against what God says, in the old testament, we are told it is an abomination. Now, that sounds very strong against it to me. Do you think Jesus is going to over look that? Now in no way does this mean that gay people should be discriminated against.

Democrat and republican alike all do things wrong. We believe wrong things, and, just because the leader of my party believes one way, if it goes against Gods law, then I cannot get behind it.

It does not mean that I will not vote for them if I think they are the best person for the job.

I think that most candidates running for public office have some kind of issue, and we have to weigh those things when we vote. So, I think that should be the overall factor when we cast a ballot. Are they the best person for the job.

Peace and Love

Dereck

Joe Simpson October 20, 2012 at 9:51 am

I like your article however, I do that offense at one comment….’most Democrats are pro-abortion’. I am Democrat and i do not believe in abortion. Does that mean I should support a candidate simply because he states publically ( in obvious support of party lines) that he does not believe in abortion. The bottom line is that God calls us to set an example of His love. To blindly support an issue with no compassion for the individuals in each unique case is just a simple way to not have to struggle with it. Abortion is a MORAL issue, not a political one and as such will never be stopped by passing a law. When we meet Christ, we all will be judged on OUR OWN actions…not those of others.

It is time we roll up our sleeves and get involved in offering real options to women (child care, funding, etc.) to help that unwanted child instead of just commanding them not to abort. If we truly believe that a woman should have a child, then we need to take responsibility for our comments and step up to the plate as Chrustians.

Jack Wellman October 20, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Amen Joe. God does call us to set an example of His love and laws are restrictions on morals. Laws are moral issues, thus you can not kill someone, you can not steal, you can not lie in the courts, these are all moral issues that are laws. We can not separate them. Moral issues are held in high regard by politicians and if I had the choice to support a candidate who is pro-life, that moral issue is more important that tax laws or the economy in my opinion. I am glad you are pro-life and many Democrats are but the fact is in a Gallup Poll that is consistent over the last 20 years, Gallup found 68 percent of self-declared Republicans describe their abortion views as pro-life while just 27 percent say they are “pro-abortion.”

Allison October 18, 2013 at 7:24 pm

Most Democrats are “pro abortion”? That’s a complete load of crap. Pro choice DOES NOT mean pro abortion. I don’t think anyone is PRO abortion, some people just believe its not their choice to make. I’d say even people who HAVE abortions are NOT pro abortion.

Jack Wellman October 19, 2013 at 4:40 pm

Thank you Allison for your comment. The word “pro” is simply meaning that they are for or in favor of this option, not that they are campaigning for it necessarily. The Democratic Party’s current position on abortion reflects that of its leader. As a state senator in Illinois, Obama twice opposed legislation to define as “persons” babies who survive botched abortions. A federal version of that legislation passed unanimously in the US Senate and with the support of all but 15 House members. Obama compiled a 100 percent lifetime rating in support of abortion in the U.S. Senate.

Last October, Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services stopped funding of successful Catholic programs that help victims of sex trafficking because the Catholic services refused to refer pregnant victims to abortion facilities.

During the 2011 budget debate, Obama threatened to shut down the federal government over taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood. “Nope, zero,” was the president’s response to House Speaker John Boehner’s request to cut funding for the scandal-plagued abortion business.

ObamaCare requires that insurance plans cover “preventive health services,” including sterilizations, contraception and abortion-inducing drugs. In January, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that the Catholic Church and other organizations that view these practices as gravely immoral would not be exempted. The decision represented an unprecedented violation of the First Amendment guarantee of freedom of religion.

Later it was revealed that the Obama administration had written the mandate policy in concert with pro-abortion groups, including Planned Parenthood and its president, Cecile Richards. I find it hypocritical to call a healthcare plan something that provides abortions, regardless of age of the child.

The Democratic Party is now unequivocally the party of abortion. Almost every top Democrat in America supports (or at least doesn’t oppose) partial-birth abortion, taxpayer funding of abortion, abortions for minors without parental involvement, abortion used as birth control and abortions performed based on the sex of the baby. Polls show all of these instances of abortion are opposed by the vast majority of Americans.

This is a strange time for the Democrats to be stressing their abortion views. In May, a Gallup poll found that a record low 41 percent of Americans identify as “pro-choice,” while a near-high of 50 percent call themselves “pro-life.” The poll also found that more Americans (51 percent) find abortion “morally wrong” than find it “morally acceptable” (38 percent.)

Do you believe in abortion Allison?

Phil April 23, 2015 at 12:08 pm

Jack, I’m having a very hard time loving my Christian family because I have become so distraught over the 20 little children shoot down at Shady Hook and what people are saying about Tim McGraw who made a pledge to a good friend, who’s 6 yr old son was killed, to play at a memorial concert for the families and use the proceeds for gun safety education and find a way to stop that sort of thing from happening again. Right wing conservatist are saying this is an anti gun rally and everyone should ban Tim McGraw and his music. One of his co performers has dropped out saying, it’s to controversial. Tim is a Christian and gun owner and believes in our second amendment. I have already lost so called friends over this because they appear to be hypocrites and I can’t believe that people put politics over the lives of these children and their families. How can I find peace with this and make people understand they are being lied to by the right wing group.

Jack Wellman April 23, 2015 at 12:35 pm

Thank you Phil. I know what you mean but really, there is nothing we can do to persuade people. It is the work of the Holy Spirit to convict and guide people to do what they should. If you are losing friends over this, then are they Christian friends or just unsaved friends? I think we should be involved in politics but not to the extreme that some people go, I agree with you on that. I hate that people are bashing a very godly man, Tim McGraw. Anyway, how can you love them? Pray for them and love them anyway because Christ died for us while we were still His enemies (Rom 5:10) and wicked sinners (Rom 5:8) and died for the ungodly (Rom 5:7) so don’t worry about what you cannot change. Leave it up to God (Prov 21:1) and don’t drive them further away by trying to make them understand. Make sense?

Dereck April 24, 2015 at 7:32 pm

Hello Phil

It is my feeling that we should love everyone. Whether they are believers or not. That is what we are commanded to do by Jesus!

Now, I say to you, if you have lost friends over this issue, I submit to you that they were not truly your friend anyway.

You should be able to have an argument with your true friends and family members, and, when its over, be friends and say, we have to agree to disagree. And that be the end of it.

Peace and Love

Dereck

Jack Wellman April 24, 2015 at 7:34 pm

Good stuff Dereck…now, where’s the “Like” button! 🙂

Dereck April 24, 2015 at 8:16 pm

Good one Jack!!!!

Adam January 6, 2016 at 4:15 pm

Hey Jack,

Just read your article. I seem to recall Father ordering the Israelite nation when in captivity to rise up and smite their rulers.

We are now in a time of captivity. The last captivity. I personally know that Mr. Obama was Sovereign placed for the purpose of bringing WRATH to this nation. He is definitely ordained, but he is the evil one INCARNATE. So, as we are bound to willfully obey our leaders, and they come for us in the night to take us into bondage and prison camps to be separated from your family, your women raped, beaten and eventually destroyed if you didn’t go along with the re-education, do we willfully go? If we do, do we go along with that re-education where we must bow to the Antichrist and take the mark? Christ tells us woe unto those who take the mark. But if the mark is mandated by the government which we are also commanded to obey…because it is ordained, then you must choose to disobey one. You must choose to rebel in some decision.

Was the Founding Fathers in judgment because they rebelled against the ordained government over them at the time, the British?

Maybe that command is for times when obeying doesn’t mean disobeying God’s law. Maybe it wasn’t an all or nothing command. Maybe it was more situational. You really have no idea about our tax code. It doesn’t go to pay politicians, it doesn’t go to pay anything but the INTEREST on the national debt. It doesn’t even pay any of the PRINCIPAL of the national debt. Merely the interest. So your money goes into the pockets of the bankers. Benefiting nobody but themselves. We have no Judges anymore who are under God’s rule. Not that there aren’t some God fearing, Constitutional judges. But we have SHARIAH in the courts now. There is no justice in Shariah. I’d encourage you to look deeper at some of this.

Jack Wellman January 6, 2016 at 6:19 pm

I will look into it Adam. I had heard much of what you said. I know that we are not to break civil laws (Rom 13) where they don’t conflict with the law of God but we must know where that line clearly is my friend.

Ericka July 30, 2016 at 11:14 am

How would you all vote now?? 2016?

Rob September 19, 2016 at 10:00 am

Thanks for a balanced position and discussion. I especially appreciate your position that “pro-choice” is not necessarily campaigning for abortions. I agree that Christians who are pro-life need to help provide alternatives such as child care options, funding, adoptions, etc. While I prefer there were no abortions, if there are any, I prefer they are done in a safe / healthy (?) environment. In the same way, I’d rather there was no pre-marital sex, but if we can’t stop the sex from happening, then at least provide contraceptive options. The challenge to love people where they are and in whatever condition they’re in is more important than condemning and criticizing. I believe we have a charge to win hearts and minds with the Gospel message of love. Those who receive it will follow it. Jesus, as I interpret Scripture, didn’t force His religious views or ideology on others, but invited people to follow Him — rather it was for His teachings, miracles or fish sandwiches. Thanks again!

Jack Wellman September 19, 2016 at 10:27 am

Thank you Rob. As for abortions, there are 16.8 million parents waiting to adopt and with over 65 million babies murdered since Roe v Wade, that means that there would have been at least almost two children for every couple that wanted to adopt, so safe abortions are not safe for the child.

Gken January 27, 2020 at 7:06 pm

You said that ( the majority of Democrats are pro-abortion. )
I beg ti differ with you. I am a life long Democrat, and I sure don’t believe in abortion, Just as I don’t think it should be illegal. It is a personal matter. We believe in choice. The same people who want to keep adultery legal want to are the ones who want to ban abortion.IT JUST doesn’t make sense to me,
God Bless
Glen Pay Attention

Jack Wellman January 27, 2020 at 10:36 pm

Hello Gken. Even the Deomocratic Platform includes the rights for abortion, even late term, and the facts are the facts. Most Repubicans are pro-life while most Democrats are pro-abortion. If only you will open your eyes to the truth or the facts. From 1979 to 2019 only 12% of Republicans supported abortion rights while well over half of the Democrats support abortion rights.





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