Senator Rick Santorum Brings God to CPAC

Tuesday, March 3, 2009




The most powerful part of CPAC, if you ask me, was reserved for the last day--and I'm not talking about Rush Limbaugh. I'm talking about former Senator Rick Santorum from Pennsylvania. Listening to this man speak was like going to church. He reminded me of the main reason I became a Republican in the first place. He heralded God, the character of God, and the faithfulness of God.

Ever since I understood a little somethin'-somethin' about politics, I've never been able to fathom how people who profess Christ could ever be Democrats. I don't say that to be mean and ugly; I'm just being honest. The main reason for that is that the Democratic Party defends, tolerates, and promotes things that God's Word clearly and vehemently denounces. Look, everyone has to answer to God for his or her own self, but I personally just can't wrap my brain around Christians who support anything other than a traditional family, who are so-called pro-choice (i.e., pro-abortion), and who will literally fight to remove God from the very fabric of our society. Christians! It blows my mind that any God-fearing, Bible-believing person could ever support such a sick and demented agenda that will be the destruction of our society if we don't repent.

But Rick Santorum was a bright light Saturday morning. While he talked about conservatism in terms of our principles, the bailout as a mistake, and lower taxes as a necessity, he spoke of several other things that stood out for me more, things that are at the heart of social conservatism.

He said that "a nation cannot have smaller government, lower taxes, etc., alongside moral decay." Ain't that the truth?! You can cry out all you want about unsecured borders or threats to capitalism, but apart from morality, it's pointless--and morality comes from God. Some people cry out against higher taxes, a lack of school choice, and weakening our military--and they should. These are worthy of the battle, but lower taxes in a culture that kills its unborn is a death to any people. School choice is vital, for parents have the right to send their children to the best possible institutions of learning, but if those institutions deny or undermine God, where are we?

Santorum quoted John Adams who said, "Our Constitution was made for a moral and religious people." This is the truth. So what happened?

He went on the say that conservative power rests in 2 things: 1) the family and 2) the church. "And that is why the Left wants to destroy us. The Left doesn't want to separate church and state," he said. "The Left wants to replace the church with the state." This is part of their Liberal agenda. Ann Coulter wrote a book called Godless: The Church of Liberalism, and she hit some things right on the head. Liberalism wants to be its own church, and in order to do that, it must annihilate the principles of the true church. The saddest part of that is that so many caught up in its web have no idea, and others simply don't care, so they've prostituted themselves by becoming one with a system bent on destroying what they value most.

Senator Santorum received thunderous applause and a standing ovation when he ended with this: "This is a heady time; we must be people of prayer. If you will be faithful, God will be faithful!"

No one person or movement is perfect. Only God is. But the number one reason I respect the Republican Party is that it has God at its center. The principles are based on the knowledge that God, not the government, is our source. It understands that to remove God from the foundation of our nation is to remove all hope. No one is scared to say "God" at a Republican function. No one is frightened to discuss the sanctity of human life. No one is afraid to say that marriage--as God ordained it--is to be between one woman and one man. And when it's all said and done, no one is afraid to jump up and clap when someone declares, "If you will be faithful, God will be faithful!"

God bless you all.

3 comments:

Pastor Chris March 4, 2009 at 7:52 AM  

God Bless you Adrienne, and God bless men and women who stand up for the convictions of the Word of God like Senator Santorum. In a time in history where circumstances shout: Be miserable, be dismayed, be fearful, I have never been more hopeful or confident that "I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living!" Keep posting, keep writing, keep praying, keep fighting, be strong and of good courage, for the Lord OUR God is with you!

One of your biggest fans,
Pastor Chris

Pastor Chris March 4, 2009 at 8:01 AM  

God Bless you Adrienne, and God Bless men and women who uphold the convictions of the Word of God like Senator Santorum! In a time in history where circumstances say that we should be dismayed, discouraged, and disillusioned, I have never been more hopeful or confident that "I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living!" Keep posting, keep writing, keep fighting for what is right in the eyes of our God. God is well-pleased with your efforts Adrienne, be strong and of good courage for He is with you, and what an incredible truth that truly is!

One of your biggest fans,
Pastor Chris

Anonymous,  March 18, 2009 at 11:38 PM  

Amen. Thanks for sharing Adrienne. Wish I could had been there. God Bless you and please don't stop sharing your thoughts and blogs!

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