Wilson: Repent

From Doug Wilson:

2. Given the wickedness of key elements in Obama’s agenda (abortion, sodomy, thievery through taxation, etc.) we know that whatever the Lord is doing, it is for judgment and not for blessing. And in Scripture, whenever judgment is pending, or has begun, the appropriate response is repentance — not mobilization or organizing our remaining tatters.

Postmillennial optimism does not mean the world gets better without repentance. It means that the gospel is powerful to save, and when the gospel is preached rightly it comes in the form of “repent and believe.” Repent of what? Repent of our sins. Believe what? Believe in Jesus Christ, crucified and risen.

Over the next four years our energies should be focused on getting all Christian kids out of the government schools. If your kids are educated by people who are soft in the head, why would you expect them to grow up and not vote for people who are soft in the head? Students become like their teachers (Luke 6:40). Don’t lament the fact that Obama won if over 90% of your children’s teachers voted for him.

We also need Christians with a thorough-going biblical worldview writing good books, making good movies, and recording good music. As I have argued before, you can’t have a naval war without ships, you can’t have tank warfare without tanks, and you can’t fight a culture war without a culture. And by Christian culture, incidentally, I do not mean pious schlock and I do not mean hipster poses with extra mousse in your hair to make it stick up.

1 thought on “Wilson: Repent”

  1. I am a social conservative. A very conservative social conservative. But this emotionalism I think is being misplaced. First of all, these horrific sins that you mention all existed under the previous president, George W. Bush. We had “don’t ask, don’t tell,” under him; we had gay marriages taking place under him; we had bail outs to the banks under him; we had raising the debt ceiling because of the money needed for the two wars he started; we had Planned Parenthood under him; we had the terrorist attack of 911 under him; we had not one but something like eight attacks on embassies with many more than four personnel killed under him.

    All Obama has done is, wrongheadedly and wrong-heartedly, openly condoned gay marriage. Everything was already in place for him.

    And if Mitt Romney is being considered as a savior to Obama, don’t forget, the only time he held public office he openly supported abortion (and even in his third debate with Obama he declared that when he is president he would never let a bureaucrat come between a woman and her body), and gay adoption was allowed in Massachusetts. He increased taxes over 1,000 times, and he made Massachusetts the fourth lowest state in the nation for job growth and drove over 200,000 people out of the state to look for jobs.

    If he had been a realistic alternative to Obama, I would have voted for him. I voted for Bush, and he did nothing, absolutely nothing, about abortion, in spite of his promises.

    So my suggestion is to limit all this self-indulgent drama, roll up your sleeves, pick which issue means the most to you, and get out there and do something constructive about it, with respect, and courtesy, and gratitude. You know, the ways Jesus taught you to behave.

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