Letter from GAGOP Faith-Based Outreach Chairman Terri GreenPosted by chris on Oct 15, 2012
Dear Fellow Georgian,
In less than a month, November 6th, 2012, we will be voting for our next President. My hope and prayer is that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will prevail. I can honestly say this is the most important election of our lifetime. Never before have so many issues been at the forefront as they are now in America today. It has been a battle of principles, issues, ideas and solutions. I have seen Baptists and Protestants standing with the Catholic Church because of the mandates in the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. We have witnessed the largest over reach of the federal government into the religious liberties of our brothers and sisters who are members of the Catholic Church.
Time and again President Obama has signaled a lack of concern, or even somewhat hostility, towards the Nation of Israel. His lackluster support and dismal outward concern for Israel’s security, is troublesome and could be one of the key driving forces in the political consequences of his defeat in November. In [Psalm 121:2-4] it says; My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip-indeed, he who watches over Israel will never slumber or sleep.
The Republican Party’s Platform for the next four years is the strongest it has ever been. Our choice is clear as to what kind of America we want for our children and grandchildren to inherit. Our reliance on God should be our first priority, and prayer is an important part. In [Jeremiah 29:13] it says; You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
As stated in the Declaration of Independence the first right is Life. The protection of the unborn has been front and center in many state legislatures and one of the signature topics that truly separates the two political parties. We are seeing a shift like never before in how the younger generation has taken on the cause of the pro-life movement. The pro-life movement in our Country and State have never given up on education, activism, and outreach and because they have pressed on to the calling which God have given them, they have made a significant difference. The pro-life movement has succeeded in changing hearts and minds on the Life issue. God instructs us to pray that His will be “done on earth as it is in heaven.” Our hope should be that by praying with intention, the conscience of the Church will be awakened to the plight of others: the unborn child, the mother struggling with a crisis pregnancy, the elderly who feel increasingly devalued and the severely disabled who are at the mercy of the decisions of others, and, having been awakened, we will be moved to act on their behalf. We must pray that hearts and minds, including our own, would be turned to embrace the beauty and truth of the fact that each human being is “fearfully and wonderfully made.” In [Psalm 139:13-14] it says; you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
We are a nation that has been blessed by God and therefore we have blessed the world with the mission of each of our callings. Political activism cannot be separated by our politics. They are what drives us to press on to the calling in each of our lives. In 1789 George Washing said the following: “It is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor.”
‘May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace. — Numbers 6:24-26
Faith Based Outreach Chairman of the Georgia Republican Party