Dr. Fred Eichelman: As Yogi Says, “It Ain’t Over Until It’s Over”
The day after elections had a number of Americans wondering, “What happened to the Red Wave?” What happened to all those bold predictions that Republicans would dominate the United States House of Representative and United States Senate, or that the doings of our Socialist Democrat president and his crew would be checked? I was concerned by Fox News anchors predicting that for months. Mainly because I could see those claims stimulating Democrats to work even harder and to prepare all the dirty tricks possible to prevent it from happening.
Of course even if possible, the dream of quick changes were not valid. For one thing, even if Republicans swamped every office it would be January before they could take over and this writer suspects in the next two months Joe Biden will push a ton of terrible legislation on us.
But as of this writing, the elections are not yet complete. Or in the words of that wise baseball star and manager, Yogi Berra: “It ain’t over until it’s over!”
One has to wonder how elections can be called when there are still a large percentage of votes to be tabulated, including at least one major runoff scheduled to determine a winner. Plus the charges of voting machine breakdowns and other voting irregularities guarantees the possibility of lawsuits.
One concern is that despite hearing about record numbers voting in some parts of the country, it is evident that there were millions who did not vote. Many of them conservative Christians who felt it was not their role as believers to be involved in politics.
I recently posted an excellent message by a pastor on Christian responsibility to vole and was challenged on this by a Christian friend. They tossed this at me from Hebrews 13:7, “Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.”
That was a general statement and did not imply that we were to accept things contrary to God’s law. All the apostles resisted the Roman government in their spreading of the Gospel, resulting in eleven being put to death and one exiled. Paul was beheaded because he would not follow the dictates of Caesar. And they all had the perfect example to follow, Jesus Christ, who was crucified for not going along with religious and other leaders of His day.
The media claims that abortion was a bigger issue than realized which put number of Democrats in office. If that is truly the case, then Christians should have seen this as a call to action and shown up at the polls in millions.