I took an extra day to ponder the USA 2022 midterm elections.
I was greatly disappointed by the initial results. An extra twenty-four hours to ponder, listen, read, and pray brought greater perspective and understanding.
When you’re in a cultural civil war (which we are), every election is consequential. Your side either advances or recedes–which means freedom grows and tyranny is restrained, or freedom shrinks and government power expands.
Here are my thoughts on the 2022 midterms.
I’m taking a break at summer end from some writing before zeroing in after Labor Day on the need to restore the American conscience–starting with each one of us. We can’t even vote right in November without an awakened conscience.
This week I ran across a good article on a pagan religion to which we just threw $369 billion dollars–foolishly named the “Inflation Reduction Act.” Let’s call it a “tithe” to what many of our leaders profess to worship.
There are many priorities this decade that demand our attention and prayers. Fulfilling the Great Commission has remained God’s paramount priority for the past 2000 years because it’s the command of Jesus that will bring the greatest good to the planet–now and in eternity.
We could also list issues like abortion–the great sin of shedding innocent blood (Proverbs 6:17). This quiet slaughter of over one billion innocent children worldwide in the past three generations certainly qualifies as paramount in the eyes of God.
But I’m thinking of another problem I never saw coming in the United States and world until just a few years ago. This issue may greatly impact the other two.
The silencing of free speech.