Monday, September 10, 2012

Looking for a Knight in Shining Armor?

Americans are looking at the upcoming election with doubt, if not cynicism. They want someone to believe in. Obama’s supporters are trying to recover lost hope. Republican hope for their candidate seems oddly tepid. But all agree they want things to get better, at least better than they were 4 years ago. 

Arguably, it is too late—our economy is headed for collapse no matter who gets elected. In 40 years, the national debt has risen from less than $2 trillion to nearly $16 trillion, without including IOUs to other government programs, like Social Security. That's the equivalent of a household making $50,000 a year (gross) owing $50,000 on their credit card!  The interest payment alone could exceed $1,000 a month!  But we are not alone in this mess.  Worldwide, economies are on the brink of collapse. And no leader with any solutions has emerged! 

The world is ripe for a political savior who who will ride in on a white horse!  It seems unlikely to be either of our present candidates (since he will need to be a very charismatic person of outstanding ability and extraordinary power). Is he out there somewhere! I think the antichrist must be waiting in the wings, all suited up in his shiny armor! (2 Thess. 2:3)

1 comment:

  1. Hi Dr. Greg,
    Messiah's come in many forms. There are some that want a military messiah (much like in the times of Jesus' day), some want a political messiah (like the current experience in the US today), some want messiah's in technology, medicine, education, entertainment, and business. The benefit in that search is the underlying assumption that the seeker feels inadequate to achieve success. The flaw is looking for answers in people or things that cannot truly answer the foundational issue. Feelings of insecurity and insignificance are valid independent of a robust relationship with a creator who is loving, powerful, and good. Patching those feelings over with an inadequate and weak substitute is an invitation to personal ruin.
    Godspeed! Larry Q