There’s the story of the man whose house was being flooded by heavy rains. When the water was up to the porch, the sheriff’s office sent by a boat.
“I will not have the government rescue me,” said the owner. “I will wait for God to rescue me.”
When the water covered the first floor of his home, the sheriff’s office sent another boat to him.
“I will not have the government rescue me,” the owner insisted. “I will wait for God to rescue me.”
When the water was up to the roof line, the man clung to his chimney and the sheriff’s office sent a boat to him one last time.
“I am not changing my mind,” said the owner. “I will wait here for God to rescue me.”
The water came up above the chimney and the man drowned. When he arrived in Heaven, he complained that God did not rescue him from his house.
“Sure I did,” said the Lord. “I sent a boat over to you three times. It’s not my fault you were too foolish to get in.”
This illustrates, to me, how foolish some FReepers are that won’t allow an imperfect candidate to rescue them from the greater evil of Obamunism.
Ask yourself this. If God’s plan is to elect Romney so the economy begins to heal and then Romney dies in office making Ryan president, is that not far better than re-electing Obama and having him die in office so Biden becomes president?
After all, with God, all things are possible. Why not trust God to do it His way instead of insisting you know better?
There's a truly terrifying phrase. I had a number of conversations with friends in 08 who were convinced Palin wasn't capable of being president.
To which of course my reply was that I thought she was a great deal more capable and competent than Biden.
I think my position has been well supported over the last 3 years.
Well, obviously, I have no control over anything but my own actions and you yours. The election of Romney may or may not be in God’s will. He leaves us and all voters with our own free will. Vote for evil, you get evil.
There is no greater evil than that which corrupts from within.
Your familiar story simply doesnt apply. For one thing, Romney is far from being the boat that can rescue anyone from raging flood water. For another, even if a flood is coming, nobody knows for sure its severity or real impact. And the apocalyptic flood may not come at all, or it may even be in Gods plan and unavoidable.
>>If Gods plan is to elect Romney
If we truly believe it is Gods plan to elect whoever, we can rest assured that person will be elected no matter what; and we should just let people vote however they want. Do you not trust God can move enough willing people to effect his will?
>>Why not trust God to do it His way instead of insisting you know better?
You seem to be equating trusting God to do it His way with voting for Romney against ones wishes.
And I dont see where the author is insisting he knows better, except voicing his opinion. On the contrary, those who insist everyone should vote Romney regardless are the ones who think they know better, even though most of them admit they are voting out of fear (of the larger evil), and they dont want others to exercise their free will.