President-Elect Obama

Well, we wake up this morning with a new president-elect. A young man who is handsome, bright, articulate, and charismatic. A man with a beautiful family who will grace the Rose Garden for four years. It will bring joy to America to have small children in the White House again. On the surface, Barack Obama is a man we can/should be proud of as the figurehead of our nation.

It is also a very positive development for America that a man with black skin will now hold the highest office in our land. Those of us who are not black perhaps cannot understand the significance of Obama's election to those who are. But we saw it in the tears of Juan Williams on Fox News and, yes, Jesse Jackson (caught on camera amidst the throngs at Grant Park, weeping).

Unfortunately, for all of Obama's positive traits, there is much to fear. The sheer size of the crowds he draws (both at home and abroad), and the emotion he evokes, is supernatural in an eerie way. His economic beliefs are (let there be no doubt) Marxist. His associates and alliances are comprised of open haters of the United States and Israel. His plan for Iraq is potentially disastrous, and his approach to diplomacy is naive at best and treasonous at worst. He views the Constitution as a flawed document. In Obama's world, unplanned babies are "punishment" to their mothers, and homosexuality is something to be celebrated. And what will come of us, in an Obama administration, who "cling to our guns and religion?"

Of all times, now is the time for Christians to heed the words of 2 Timothy...

"Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, [and] giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence."