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We already let the ball drop by allowing a powerful Two-Party system to develop and take over much of the voting process. To a large degree, they control who can seriously run for office, and who can't. They control the rules for getting on the ballot, they control the rules for who gets to participate in debates.

 

So, out of a nation of 300,000,000, each election cycle we are presented with their very limited offering of candidates as our "choice" to represent us.

 

Then, after each election the same two Parties are in control playing the same game they've been playing for decades.

 

McConnell, right after winning the election, caves to OBama as he gives up two key powers of congress by declaring he won't allow a government shut-down or allow the nation to hit the debt ceiling. That automatically hands the balance of budget power into the hands of OBama and the Dems.

 

Boehner talks tough and then gives in. He's been opposed to the Tea Party and those in congress who are aligned with them. He's claimed he could get something done if it wasn't for the Tea Party congressmen which refuse to vote as he wants them to.

 

I would certainly love to be surprised and see some real, positive changes take place, but neither the current political climate nor recent history shows any signs of that happening.

 

In any event, history does show us that no matter the government, Christianity sometimes thrives even under terribly adverse conditions, but even when it doesn't, God always saves a remnant. Followers of Christ made it through the Roman Empire, Catholic hegemony over Europe, Bloody Mary, communism and a host of other wicked oppressions over the past 2,000 years.

Actually, it's always been two party...while there have been third party, fourth, fifth, etc., the electoral college works best with two.  Yes, they control it...but this election has shown that the people can get around it.

 

I agree that Boehner and McConnell are weak. I truly hope that enough people in both houses elect others.  Mike Lee is running for Senate Majority Leader. That would be a very good thing.  Likely, though, both men will be back in.  Only the members, then, will be able to make them toe the line.

 

Yes, there is always a remnant. But even though Christianity would continue to exist, it is no excuse to sit back and allow the gift God has given us in this country to be frittered away as so many have done and are doing.

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Virtually everyone around here considers themselves to be a Christian but have no clue what that even means. They are trusting they are "good enough" to go to heaven, or that they've been baptized, or are a member of some church, or were dedicated as a baby, or some other false means of getting into heaven.

 

They have no interest in hearing the truth.

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It's okay to talk of "god" in a generic sense but speak of the God of the Bible, God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Ghost, and suddenly it's a different story.

 

It's so sad to hear people who call themselves Christians, who think of themselves as "good", who believe they will go to heaven, attack those who try to share the Gospel with them. They are quick to point out their "goodness" or Christian credentials (baptism, church membership, confirmation, said a prayer) and then tell the one trying to share the way of salvation that they are judging them, that they don't know their heart, that God is love and they are being hateful, that it's only what's on the inside that matters...

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