Keeping Score?

By Angela Wittman

"If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love." (John 15:10 ESV)

Dear Friends,

Scripture tells us that if we keep God's commandments, we will abide in His love. I think this truth not only applies to individual Christians, but to nations and their leaders as well. It is the intent of this essay to prompt the reader to examine not only their personal walk with the LORD, but to also examine our newly elected president's walk with the LORD (or lack of a walk with Him.)

In this essay, I want to take a look at the Scriptural qualifications we are to use when choosing a civil leader. We can then see if we have chosen a man to lead our country with spiritual qualifications that are in accordance with God's Word:

Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens... (Exodus 18:21 KJV)

Take you wise men, and understanding, and known among your tribes, and I will make them rulers over you. (Deuteronomy 1:13 KJV)

Please remember that according to Scripture, a wise man is one who fears God and keeps his commandments. It is safe to say that a man is not wise and does not fear God when he does not defend innocent life, or when he gives approval to homosexuality and approves programs and/or legislation that will destroy families.

A friend recently sent me a political scorecard, which he is compiling for President Bush during his second term in the Whitehouse. This "scorecard" clearly shows that President Bush is on a steady course of destruction of all we hold dear of our "God, Family and Republic." Yet, I have read where mainstream evangelicals are calling the president's re-election a "revival."

Please read this compilation of facts and judge for yourself if we are in a national revival or the death throes of our republic:

1. Arlen Specter announces he will oppose any pro-life nominees for US Supreme Court. President Bush helped Specter get re-elected in Spring 2004 when Specter was in trouble in a Republican Primary race against reported pro-life conservative Pat Toomey. Pro-abort Specter beat pro-life Toomey, with Bush's help:(

2. Illegal Alien push: (

3. Yasser Arafat is going to heaven. (

4. Pro-abort Alberto Gonzales chosen by President Bush to succeed Attorney General John Ashcroft. Alberto Gonzalez ruled against parental notification in an abortion case while a judge on the Texas Supreme Court, to which Gov. Bush had appointed Gonzalez on Jan. 11, 1999, before picking him for White House legal counsel in 2000.(

5. We could include the leak that war with Iran is coming soon.

(Scorecard compilation is a combination of information courtesy of Steve Lefemine, director of Columbia Christians for Life and Teno Groppi of the Constitution Party of Wisconsin.)

Here's another touchdown for the destruction of the American family: the "New Freedom Commission on Mental Health" which President Bush created in April 2002. The appropriations bill to fund this attack upon American families via federal grants is expected to shortly be before the Senate for approval. reports:

The bill would fund initiatives of the "New Freedom Commission on Mental Health," including a program designed to subject every school age child in the country to psychological testing and recommendations for treatment. The House has already voted to appropriate $20 million for the plan, and the Senate will be considering whether to bump it up to $44 million. (Taken from: Doctors Group Opposes Mandatory Mental Health Tests for Kids by Dave Eberhart,

Some of you may remember the federal education program Goals 2000. I was elected to our local government school board during the time of the conservative Christian outcry against this hellish program in 1995. I remember many sleepless nights that were spent in anguish as I repeatedly warned my colleagues on the school board of the dangers of affective education, (also known as "Outcome Based Education"). I wept as the Christian leaders in the school district embraced social programs and discarded academics for "self esteem" classes. I believed it would lead to mental health evaluation, psychological counseling, and drug therapy for children in the government schools. I am not surprised to see that we have reached this point with mental health obsession...but I am surprised there is not more of an outcry from the Christian community.

I must ask those Christians who are glorying in the re-election of George W. Bush and proclaiming it as a moral victory:

Aren't you keeping score? We're losing.

Published 2004.


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