Did you see the political flip-flop at the Democratic convention? The party’s platform committees had worked for months designing a document that described the vision and values of this major political party, whose current titular head is the President of the United States. What they came up with carefully excluded any reference to God, contrary to all previous party-platforms. This godless party-platform also excluded a clear statement affirming Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
When confronted about these extreme stances by the opposition party and “un-biased” journalists, ripe for any new controversy, the party leadership began to pale and palpitate. Rumor is that President Obama, himself, intervened and “requested” they put those time honored references back into the 176 year-old party’s platform, before it was voted on.
But, when the convention chairman, Los Angeles’ Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, asked for a simple Yes and No voice-vote, to amend the platform document and accomplish this simple task, he was blindsided by a resounding cacophony coming from a significant segment of the delegates. After three attempts for a clear approval, he autocratically stipulated that, in his opinion, two-thirds of the delegates had agreed and the amendment to the platform was approved. This insertion of God and Jerusalem into the party’s platform was greeted by bizarre booing from the naysayers.
The Scriptures are to be “a lamp to our feet and a light to our pathway.” Unfortunately, when a nation abandons the Bible as its moral guide, it has no rudder in the stormy sea of human opinion. So, it is not surprising that this “awkward” platform-fiasco was driven by those who attempted to yell the loudest! This is how this political party has succumbed to those screaming in behalf of abortion and same sex marriage, along with other questionable issues.
No wonder the Bible calls on believers to pray for “all who are in authority.” This would include presidents and political power-brokers. In this way, the scriptures say, we may hope to live quiet and peaceful lives as we worship and honor God, who wants everyone to find faith and to know the whole truth. (1 Timothy 2:2-6)