Lesser of Two Evils :: By Jeff Patty

With the election literally right around the corner, that seems to be all that’s on people’s minds, at least my mind and those around me. Even though I believe Romney will win Tuesday, I don’t believe it will do much more than buy us some time. Unlike so many Democrats who see Obama as the Messiah and the Savior of mankind, I believe a Romney Presidency will merely delay the inevitable. Unfortunately, in my opinion, it’s just a lesser of two evils.

There are a few Christians who have a problem voting for a Mormon, but for me, I’d rather have a Mormon in the White House as a Muslim. But they just have a problem with Romney not being a Christian, but what they need to realize is, with the possible exception of Reagan, we haven’t had an honest born-again Christian as President in the last fifty years, and quite possibly much longer than that. And with Reagan, with information I’ve read over the years about him, I’m not sure what to conclude, but I’m uncertain he was truly born-again. I pray that he was. But regardless, Romney, if elected, won’t overturn Roe vs. Wade and will probably not do much, if anything, to stem the growth of the homosexual movement. Think about it, all Republican candidates run on a pro-life platform, some more strongly than others, but once in office, they barely mention it if at all. They all know how crucial the evangelical vote is for them, so they have to have the appearance of being pro-life. Abortion is still readily available and I don’t believe it’s going anywhere. The most we can hope for with a Republican President is that the growth and funding of abortion mills like Planned Parenthood decreases to some degree during their term. But overturning Roe vs. Wade is not going to happen.

The same is true, at least to some degree, with Obamacare. Romney says he’ll repeal it first thing in office. We’ll see. Personally I believe the best we’ll see is some of the more terrible things about Obamacare (oh, where to start) may be thrown out, but the gist of it will remain intact. Because I’ve noticed, once something becomes a law or a bill is passed, the chances of it being overturned are almost zero.

Do I believe that the election is important Tuesday? Yes, absolutely. But, I don’t believe that if Romney is elected that he will turn this country around and all will be Unicorns and Leprechauns. I think at best, as I said above, he will just delay the financial collapse of this country. I believe we’ve already mostly had the moral collapse, but the financial will just complete it. But I do believe that we could have enough stability (financial and otherwise) that we may have another four or eight years ahead. Maybe. But if Obama gets re-elected, I will be very surprised if we are still around for another Presidential election. Or if we will even have Presidential elections any longer. The evil we see today in society and in the world of politics is perfectly described in 2 Timothy 3:13 , “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.”

What we see happening on the East Coast in the aftermath of hurricane Sandy is just a preview of what I believe is coming soon to the rest of the country. Quite possibly in my opinion, before the Rapture of the Church. And I believe that it’s possible that it could occur as a result of the election, especially if Romney wins. The hate-filled, deranged Left is just looking for an excuse to riot, and a Romney victory would be just the excuse they’re looking for. The worst thing that could happen is for Obama to get a second term, but right after that, in a much more immediate and pressing way, would be for a repeat of Bush/Gore, with Romney winning by a few hanging chads and an electoral vote or two. I believe the anarchy would be so wide spread, that Obama would declare Martial Law. That would only cause things to escalate. The best thing is for Romney to win comfortably. I pray that people such as Dick Morris, who know how the political system works because of being on the inside for so long, are right and Romney wins with 300 electoral votes or more. I believe it would keep the riots from being much more than a few isolated incidents in a few bigger cities. But the racial discord that Obama has created and fed will continue to grow.

The following scriptures describe perfectly where we are today as a society and as a country. Rampant homosexuality, the worship and demanded worship of nature by the environmental extremists, totally ungodly men and women claiming to be Christians all the while supporting the murder of babies and supporting wicked lifestyles, and just overall wickedness of man in the world today is described in Romans 1:22-32. “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.”

I honestly don’t know how much our votes count. But I do believe we have a responsibility to try to elect the lesser of two evils. It may not be perfect, but it may buy us more time to reach family, friends, and strangers with the Good News of Jesus Christ before it’s too late. Let’s do what we can to try to get that extra time.