The consensus among Republican elites is that this election is about three things: the economy, the economy, and the economy. The latest Fox News poll shows Mitt Romney is building a huge 13-percentage lead over President Barack Obama among the vital independent voters who are likely to decide November’s election. Tea Partyers in some major states have voted for Romney in their primaries.
During the primaries, skeptical evangelical Christians flocked to any other candidate but Romney. Now that the race has narrowed, dubious Christian voters don’t feel they can morally vote for either Romney or Obama. They believe their religious beliefs dictate their political beliefs when it comes to voting. Even though Romney supports the pro-life issues, he is mixed on other important social issues.
We’ve been here before, and sadly, some will not vote. It’s a proven fact that opting out is the same as casting your vote for the candidate you don’t want to win.
There appears to be a softening among some evangelicals “who may be coming to terms with the idea that they can support someone who shares their values—but not necessarily their religious beliefs.”
Even some Christian conservatives who never thought they could vote for a Mormon are relaxing their opposition, as they see the alternative as…. well, a living hell.
“I will support anyone against this president,” said Penny Young Nance, president of the advocacy group, Concerned Women of America, and who was a Rick Santorum supporter.
Mitt Romney will give the commencement address at Liberty University on Saturday, May 12 in Lynchburg, Va. The fact that Liberty University extended their hand to Romney is a clear indication that evangelicals are willing to embrace him. This very well could mark a serious turning point in Romney’s relationship with evangelicals.
Could it be possible that Romney is God’s Cyrus to bring restoration to the nation?
While praying for the 2012 presidential election, we’ve been asking the Lord to bring forth His chosen David. As I pondered Romney’s lead, the Holy Spirit spoke the name Cyrus to me. Could it be God’s plan to use a Cyrus instead of a David?
The Persian king Cyrus was a great military leader, bent on universal conquest. His name means “the sun”. Babylon fell before his army (B.C. 538) on the night of Belshazzar’s feast (Dan. 5:30), and then the ancient dominion of Assyria was also added to his empire (Isaiah 21:2). The Prophet Daniel’s home for a time was at Cyrus’ court. (Daniel 6:28)
Isaiah prophesied about Cyrus 100 years before his time to prove to the Persian king that YHWH was the only true God. Cyrus was chosen to restore Jerusalem and bring the dispersed Israelis home. His mission included rebuilding the temple. (Isaiah 45:1-3) The edict of Cyrus for the rebuilding of the temple was in fact the beginning of Judaism. (2 Chron. 36:22,23; Ezra 1:1-4; 3:7; 4:3; 5:13,17; 6:3)
In these modern times, we need to recall how the LORD has used unique men and women on behalf of His Chosen people; Saul of Tarsus, Ruth the Moabite, and Cyrus the Persian king.
As a nation we are headed into captivity. America certainly needs its national foundation and Christian heritage revived and restored. Let us not reject possible instruments when God judges according to the heart. Peter heard a voice speak to him: “Those things which God has purified you shall not make impure.” (Aramaic Bible in Plain English ©2010)
Post Written by: Rev. Ruth Schofield