Therefore, if any one is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, behold, the new has come.
– 2 Corinthians 5:17
|Michele Bachmann speaking at Des Moines First Assembly of God church|
This following article appeared in IowaPolitics.com:
Speaking to more than 500 people at the Des Moines First Assembly of God church, Bachmann shared how she grew up as a Lutheran and lived in Waterloo until the sixth grade, when she was 12.Her Christian testimony is inspirational and well worth listening to:
The Minnesota congresswoman talked about how the issue of human life is the “watershed issue of our time” and how she and her husband have been very active in the anti-abortion movement. The couple ultimately had five biological children and during the ensuing years helped raise 23 foster children in their home.
I've been closely following the coverage of the Bachmann campaign. The way that the media has attempted to smear her is shameful. The reason that she is so hated by the secular media is that she is a faithful follower of Christ.
And don't think that it is just liberal Democrats that are bashing Michele Bachmann; she has been attacked just as viciously by conservative Republicans.
She is clearly not the establishment Republican candidate. This indicates to me that she has not sold out to the powerful economic interests that control American politics.
Michele speaks of her "fear of the Lord", and placing the Lord above everything else. This is the message of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. We need a God-fearing President to set things right in America. If we truly lived in a democracy, then Michele Bachmann could easily be elected the next President of the United States. But the way things are, Michele will have to fight her way through this campaign inch-by-inch and day-by-day.
Bachmann had some very tough words today on the campaign trail for those who want to continue with business as usual:
“I will guarantee you, you will hear wailing and gnashing of teeth and screaming and squealing all the way from Washington, all the way to Iowa,” Bachmann told about 75 people at a campaign event in the backyard of Jim and Linda Fehl’s home. “Because all of the special interests have been used to a lot of perks along the way. We can’t afford it anymore.”Michele may not be familiar with the Biblical character of Judith since the book of the Old Testament that bears her name was considered apocryphal by Martin Luther and removed from Protestant Bibles. But I'm sure that Michele could identify with these words of Judith, "For now is the time to help thy inheritance, and to carry out my undertaking for the destruction of the enemies who have risen up against us." (Judith 13:5)
“It will require some very tough love. It will require sacrificial cuts. But we have to sacrifice now,” she said. “At the federal government level, the music is going to stop. Eventually, we can’t earn enough money for what they can spend. They always spend more money than what we earn. Those days are over.”
"Inheritance" clearly refers to future generations. Similarly, Michele has made a strong appeal to save our children from being buried underneath the debt that the federal government is rapidly accumulating.
In the Bible, Judith comes to the rescue of her town which is under attack by the Assyrians. She lures the Assyrian general Holofernes into her tent and then gives him wine to drink until he falls into a drunken stupor. She then uses the general's own sword to cut off his head.
She went up to the post at the end of the bed, above Holofernes' head, and took down his sword that hung there. She came close to his bed and took hold of the hair of his head, and said, "Give me strength this day, O Lord God of Israel!" And she struck his neck twice with all her might, and severed it from his body. (Judith 13:6-8)Judith then rallies her townspeople to victory by proclaiming, "See, here is the head of Holofernes, the commander of the Assyrian army.... The Lord has struck him down by the hand of a woman." (Judith 13:15)
"By the hand of a woman" with "the will and the courage to see this through".