Prayer And Politics - And Response (2)

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

To all those who believe in prayer, I have a sincere question for you.  Did Obama win because more people prayed for him than for Romney?   Or was it simply God’s will for Obama to win, in spite of all the prayers from Romney supporters?  As someone who does pray, how God answers those prayers has always perplexed me. 

There are a lot of people waking up this morning with unanswered prayers.  I’d like to know why they think their prayer went unanswered.  Was it God’s will and he has a plan that is too big for us to see?  Or did he want Romney to win but changed his mind due to the overwhelming power of prayers for Obama?  Or does God just stay out of politics?

Hayley Roberson  

* * *

I noticed this morning that my Bible doesn’t read:

Immediately I was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne set in heaven, and the One who sat on the throne was suddenly toppled over in shock and despair by the unexpected re-election of Barack Obama to the American presidency.

But that it does still say:

“Why do the nations rage,
And the people plot a vain thing?
The kings of the earth set themselves,
And the rulers take counsel together,
Against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying,
“Let us break Their bonds in pieces
And cast away Their cords from us.”

He who sits in the heavens shall laugh;
The Lord shall hold them in derision.
Then He shall speak to them in His wrath,
And distress them in His deep displeasure:
“Yet I have set My King
On My holy hill of Zion.” (Psalm 2:1-6, NKJV)

Furthermore, God also says:

“If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14 NKJV)

Fellow Christians, in case we haven’t noticed, this promise requires that CHRISTIANS meet the conditions of humbling themselves, and praying, and seeking God’s face, and turning from their wicked ways. When that happens, God will heal our land.

God is still on His throne. But, He does require us to do our part to see this nation healed. Am I meeting the conditions? Are you?

Jamie Rohrbaugh
Chattanooga

* * *

Gag, Jamie,
 
I think what Hayley said is thought provoking and your Biblical quotes are nice and correct.  But its comments like your: "Fellow Christians, in case we haven’t noticed, this promise requires that CHRISTIANS" are what drive religiously inspired moderates into the arms of the secular Hollywood liberals.  Thus Obama wins.  God does not exist just for the evangelical Christians.  And until the freakish ultra right recognize that they are not the only ones that get to go to heaven, then the Dems will control the White House from here on out.  
 
Chris Glascock
 
Chattanooga, TN


David Carroll: Touched By Alzheimer’s, A Thanksgiving Love Story

I want to share a Thanksgiving love story. Those smiles belong to Jim and Andi Erwin of Collegedale, now married 45 years. Jim is 68, Andi is 63.  I met them last summer, and fell in love immediately. Andi is a talker. Full of life, with energy to spare. Jim used to be a talker, an award-winning one. In his youth he was a teacher and pastor, very well-educated. Simply put, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: ‘Pretty’ Seeking ‘Rich’

The story has been around for a while, long enough for the fact-checking Snopes.com to classify it as a “legend,” which means “great story but lacks validity,” so as we hope Tennessee’s football team can somehow beat 19 th -ranked Missouri in a rough-and-tumble game at Neyland Stadium tonight, allow me to share this because it is delightful just the same. The following is what ... (click for more)

Lookout Mountain, Ga., Raises Sewer Rates; Joins In Kudzu Fight

The Lookout Mountain, Ga., City Council on Thursday night approved an increase in sewer charges. The council approved ordinance 281 increasing sewer rates to $6 per 100 cubic feet of water from the previous rate of $4.77.  The new increase will be in effect in January 2015.    City Manager Brad Haven said the town will be replacing the flow meter for ... (click for more)

Police Investigating An Armed Robbery On Friday Night At UTC

UTC Police are investigating with the Chattanooga City Police an armed robbery in Lot 4 near Boling Apartments on Friday night. The suspects are described as two black men.  One was six feet tall, wearing a navy jacket, with medium skin tone and short hair.  The other suspect was reported to be 5’ 7”, wearing blue jeans and a long white T-shirt. The second suspect ... (click for more)

Missouri Hangs On, Turns Back Tennessee, 29-21

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Missouri pin-pricked Joshua Dobbs’ bubble of invincibility Saturday night at Neyland Stadium. The nationally ranked Tigers drove a stake in Tennessee’s heart with Maty Mauk’s 73-yard touchdown pass to Jimmie Hunt in the fourth quarter, held Dobbs in check most of the game and beat the Vols, 29-21, before 95,821 fans on a chilly night on the banks of the Tennessee ... (click for more)

Mocs Win Big Over Furman, Undefeated In Conference Play

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team put a cherry on top of its 2014 regular season with Saturday’s 45-19 win at Furman (3-9, 2-5 SoCon).  The victory gives the No. 9 Mocs (9-3, 7-0 SoCon) its first ever undefeated Southern Conference slate and its first nine-win season since 1979. Junior quarterback Jacob Huesman led the way with 257 passing yards ... (click for more)