Archive for September, 2011

To promote a woman to bear rule, superiority, dominion, or empire above any realm, nation, or city, is repugnant to nature, contumelious to God, a thing most contrary to his revealed will and approved ordinance, and finally it is the subversion of good order, and of all equity and justice.

– John Knox

Evangelicals are nothing if not predictable flip-floppers.

It wasn’t so very long ago that Christians rightly denounced feminism as evil. But let a few decades roll by and – wonder of wonders – yesterday’s ideological foe becomes today’s friend. In keeping with their longstanding tradition of conforming to the world, more and more evangelicals have warmed up to the idea of a woman president – at least as long as she has a credible evangelical pedigree, no Hillary Clintons please – while giving little or no thought to what the Bible has to say on the matter.

According to an article posted on the Aquila Report

A source close to Michele Bachmann’s presidential campaign tells The Brody File that the     candidate met with over 200 evangelical pastors, authors, musicians and other figures Friday    afternoon near Nashville Tennessee.

According to those inside the private meeting that was closed to reporters, it lasted nearly two hours and included pastors praying over Michele Bachmann as well as her talking in very spiritual terms about her love for Jesus Christ.

Sources inside the room tell The Brody File that the meeting began with an introduction by Michele Bachmann’s pastoral counselor, Mac Hammond, senior pastor at Living Word  Christian Center in Minnesota. She then talked to evangelicals for about 45 minutes where she shared her Christian testimony and explained her positions on the issues.

After 15 minutes of questions and answers, a handful of pastors gathered around her on stage and prayed for her. According to some pastors in the room, they specifically prayed that God would do a great work in her and this nation. They also prayed that she would be encouraged and strengthened through this presidential primary process.”

Good grief, these guys are pathetic. Where’s John Knox when we need him?
Nowhere in that bunch. Apparently influence peddling and culture war victories are more important to them than teaching and obeying the whole counsel of God regarding the place of women.

The evangelical church is salt that has largely lost its savor. Things are so bad that even Ayn Rand came closer to stating Biblical truth on the subject of women civil magistrates than most conservative ministers manage to do. At least she had the good sense to refuse to vote for a woman president.

All this is enough to make me wonder if on the last day we’ll be treated to the sight of atheists rising up to condemn evangelicals for their lack of faith.    

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If there is calamity in a city, will not the LORD have done it?

– Amos 3:6

God caused 9/11.

God was not caught by surprise, as though the events of that day were something unexpected by him.

God’s intentions were not frustrated, as though he wanted to do one thing but the terrorists forced him to come up with plan B.

God did not permit the destruction in Pennsylvania, Washington D.C and New York, as though he were some cosmic bystander who could have stopped the loss of life but for some reason chose not to.


The sovereign Lord of the universe, the judge of all the earth, caused 9/11.

From all eternity he decreed that awful calamity, for God, “works all things according to the counsel of his will.” (Eph.1:11)

And he deliberately, for his own glory foreordained the destruction of the twin towers.

Nevertheless, he is not responsible for the evil of that sunny September morning.

For to be responsible means to be “liable to give and answer.”

And to whom does God answer?

No one.

For as the Scripture says, “No one can restrain his hand or say to him, ‘What have you done?'” (Dan.4:35)

This is a hard saying. Who can hear it?

God’s people. That’s who.

They praise him for his sovereign mercy and glorify him for his righteous judgment.

This day, may the sovereign Lord of all creation comfort his people who mourn and by his grace call many to repentance.

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