So many people are asking what Republicans could have done different to win the election. Was Mitt Romney the right person to run against Barack Obama? Should Romney have been more aggressive in his attacks of Obama’s record and character?
To be honest, I don’t know of any Republican that could have won the election!
Why? Because God gave us the leader we deserve as a nation for turning away from His ways for unnatural ways. I truly believe that the 2012 election was a Romans 1 election. Read what Scripture says in verses 18-31:
“18For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. 19For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. 20For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. 21For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools, 23and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.”
“24Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, 25because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.”
“26For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; 27and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.”
“28And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. 29They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, 30slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, 31foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. 32Though they know God’s decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.”
Does this not describe America today? Homosexuality has come out of the closet and taken center stage. Businesses have been extending benefits to homosexual partners. Laws have been passed to prevent anyone from discriminating against homosexuals because of their lifestyle. Same-sex marriages and unions are being legalized in more and more places. And preaching what the Bible says about homosexuality is now being labeled as a hate crime.
Romans 1 tells us that because our society has embraced these things, God is turning us over to unnatural lusts. He is giving us, as a nation, after our own desires. That means God has also given us the leaders we deserve and at the moment, America doesn’t deserve anything better than Barack Obama.
Jeremiah 5:29 tells us:
“Shall I not punish them for these things, declares the LORD, and shall I not avenge myself on a nation such as this?”
So where does that leave us as a nation now that Obama has been re-elected and America turns its face further away from God than ever before? Isaiah 60:12 holds the answer:
“For the nation and kingdom that will not serve you shall perish; those nations shall be utterly laid waste.”
Yes, this was a Romans 1 election and America is looking at an Isaiah 60:12 future and it pains me to think of what our children and grandchildren will be facing when God’s wrath is directed at a nation that has turned its back on Him and His Word. God help us all!