The day after the general elections, the New Orleans Times Picayune ran the headline, “Obama Triumphs – ‘The Best is yet to Come.’” The sinking feeling in this writer’s heart had no place to go; it was already at rock bottom, but the headline managed to create a nauseating pain in my stomach and a deepening sense of foreboding for the nation I love so much.
The etymology of the Creole-derived ‘lagniappe’ (something added) so often used in the New Orleans area is strained by the idea of the ‘best’ being yet to come, as suggested in the Picayune’s headline. About half of the nation is now firmly convinced that Barack Obama’s worst is about to come. It is a case of one man’s hope and naiveté being another man’s perversion.
We may expect the preachers, prophets, and messengers of the nation to read the outcome of the election as a disastrous final sign of doom for the nation. In fact, it is not a final sign, but merely a step in an ever-changing world that is indeed headed toward the prophesied ‘Battle of Armageddon.’ Prophecy is not speculation if it is based on scripture and a reasonable interpretation of eschatology’s more obvious declarations. What it is and always will be to the very last day is pre-written history.
Eight years of publishing articles, like so many seeds, which warn that America will not solve its problems through politics have landed on some good ground; but as the Bible warns, the scattered seed falls mostly on the bad ground, and the cares of this life and the deceitfulness of riches choke it out. (Mt 13: 1-9) Yet, even this is part of prophetic utterance.
The bible speaks of same sex marriage, homosexual pursuits, and abortion as perversities that bring nations into direct conflict (judgment) with God, but it doesn’t stop there. Perverse thinking is an outcome of reprobation, which is also predicted as a serious mind-warping scourge in the last days. (Ro 1: 28)
Need examples? On 9/11, Muslims struck at the financial center of American commerce and brought down the Twin Towers. A short time after 9/11, we elect to our highest office a man with a Muslim background. This is not good judgment gone askew; it is obviously perverse. We ignore his connections to liberals and Marxist ideologues whose ideas are a clear threat to America’s founding principles and every revered document in our archives – this too is perversity. We have witnessed his amateurish fiscal policies create immense debt and joblessness, but we give him carte blanche to go ahead with his failures for another four years; what else could this be called but pure unmitigated and wholesale perversity?
Finally, after introducing several unwanted changes to the very moral fabric of the nation and implementing executive orders that defy Congress, the Constitution, and the Bible, we give him another four years to continue to rock the nation. This too is not just poor judgment; it is high perversity.
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