This Little Evangelical

February 8, 2008

I shared these words after giving stats on Evangelical voter turnout in my Sunday sermon on Feb. 3rd entitled, “What Are The Values You Vote By?”  These final words in the sermon may be worth repeating here.  It is a reworked nursery rime and I entitled it, “This Little Evangelical” and it goes as  follows.

This Little Evangelical

This little Evangelical went to the ballot box.

This little Evangelical stayed home.

This little Evangelical had convictions.

This little Evangelical had none.

And this little unborn baby cried wee, wee, wee, as it died in it’s mother’s womb.

This last line still makes me pause in quietness.  What kind of Evangelical are you?

Your fellow bond-servant in Christ,

Pastor Sherwood


  1. Dr Dobson endorses Huckabee!

    February 8th, 2008 12:56 AM Eastern

    Influential Social Conservative, James Dobson, Endorses Huckabee for President

    Fox News has confirmed that Former AR governor and GOP presidential hopeful, Mike Huckabee, has received the personal endorsement, of influential social conservative, and head of Focus on the Family, Dr.James Dobson. After a telephone conversation where the two discussed Huckabee’s campaign on Thursday, Dobson released a statement” as a private citizen” endorsing Huckabee for president over rival, and Republican frontrunner Senator John McCain (R-AZ).

    Dobson emphasized Huckabee’s ” unwavering positions on the social issues, notably the institution of marriage, the importance of faith and the sanctity of human life,” that resonated “deeply with him”. Dobson’s endorsement comes after he said right before Super Tuesday that he could not support McCain because of his “record on the institution of the family, and other conservative issues.”

    Full Statement:

    Dr. James Dobson issues the following statement tonight, speaking as a private citizen.”I am endorsing Gov. Mike Huckabee for President of the United States today. My decision comes in the wake of my statement on Super Tuesday that I could not vote for Sen. John McCain, even if he goes on to win the Republican nomination. His record on the institution of the family and other conservative issues makes his candidacy a matter of conscience and concern for me. That left two pro-family candidates whom I could support, but I was reluctant to choose between them. However, the decision by Gov. Mitt Romney to put his campaign “on hold” changes the political landscape. The remaining candidate for whom I could vote is Gov. Huckabee. His unwavering positions on the social issues, notably the institution of marriage, the importance of faith and the sanctity of human life, resonate deeply with me and with many others. That is why I will support Gov. Huckabee through the remaining primaries, and will vote for him in the general election if he should get the nomination. Obviously, the governor faces an uphill struggle, given the delegates already committed to Sen. McCain. Nevertheless, I believe he is our best remaining choice for President of the United States.

    (NOTE: Dr. Dobson made these statements as a private citizen. This article is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as a reflection of the opinions of Focus on the Family or Focus on the Family Action.)

    Huckabee will be barnstorming through Kansas on Friday. As his schedule currently reads, he will be making at least 9 campaign stops.Kansas holds their caucuses for Republicans this weekend.

  2. to whom it may concern:

    as a wife, mom, graduate of southwestern baptist theological seminary, i cannot and will never cast a vote for mike huckabee. let’s talk about his character.

    as one who studies and believes God’s word, i find huckabee and some of you who have endorsed, are perhaps in violation of these very words you preach to your congregaton.

    we are not electing a pastor. we are electing a president who is to be over all citizens not just a small group.

    I am a christian and southern baptist, having said that, i do not have the right nor do you to judge another man’s beliefs.

    the Bible clearly says that anyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. Period. I believe that. God also tells us tht we are not to bear false witness and not to covet.

    your preacher man has violated both of these in make erroneous statments of gov. mitt romney. instead of believing everything huckbee has told you, i would like for each one of you to do your own research as I have done.

    God also says that when we come to Him, we become new creatures.

    How do you know what is in Gov. Romney’s heart? have you ever sat down and talked to him? or are you so blinded by the lies from mike huckabee?

    the bible also says judge not lest ye be judged. how would all of you like to be called religious bigots? WHere does it say in the Constitution a person of a different religion than baptist can’t run for the presidency of the united states?

    if you are endorsing huckabee from your pulpits you are in violation of the law, and can lose your tax exemption.

    are you aware that catholics and jews also vote in our country and don’t have the same religious beliefs as you? are you going to condemn them as well?

    it disturbs me greatly that pastors like yourselves would try to push this man down our throats.

    i am against mccain but i am even more against huckabee and his unethical tactics.

    huckabee has not class or integrity. rather than try to become president he should be helping his son who stoned and hung a dog. that is a violation of the law that your man covered up.

    when the dem candidates get a hold of this
    it will be an outrage to people across the country.

    Now, if I were you pastors, i would stop promoting huckabee in your pulpits and let your parishoners decide on their own who they want to vote for.

    huckabee should have gotten out of the race and should drop out now if he ever hopes of being viable in future campaigns.

    by the way God says we cannot have two masters. If huckabee was called to the ministry why isn’t he still in it? seems he went back on his vow to serve God. Or could it be the church didn’t want him anymore.

    one last point - the cpac coference held this weekend had a straw poll. Gov. Mitt Romney won over Huckabee nearly 3-1. That should tell you who conservatives really believe.

    Just as I you have the right to vote for the candidate ofyour choice. Regrettably mine suspended his campaign because he cared more for his country. Your man huckabee on the other hand cares more about being in the news and going to all these night lates shows and cracking one iners that i find rather offensive.

    it’s a sad day when a southern baptist pastor can get away with the unchrist like things he has done.

    I will not be a part of his campaign smears.

    Carolyn Dixon
    Lynchburg VA 24503

  3. This Website is simply outrageous!
    Evangelicals who contributed should simply be ashamed of yourselves along with Mr. Huckabee! You are using religion to appeal to the hearts of the people. Even more stupid those who follow you!
    I hope Huckabee will be elected -thus you will see that he will become the most ridiculous president this country has ever had. Nations of the world will have great fun mocking the US and its people.

    Before making additional comments on the LDS church, step into an LDS chapel first and find out for yourselves if God really dwells there, you bigots!!

  4. HELLO!!!
    This specific topic has nothing to do with Huckabee!
    It has to do with abortion, which is wrong!!!
    Dont you agree that abortion is wrong???

  5. Hello!!!

    It’s on a pro-Huckabee website, and is given toward the end of implying that (a) Huckabee is the right candidate on abortion; and (b) the flock is somehow not doing its Christian duty if it doesn’t vote for him.

  6. DCG123,
    yes it is on a pro huckabee website… but, this particular blog says nothing about huckabee!

  7. Squid,

    Got me there. (Shakes head). I’ll assume you’re just intentionally acting dense, for some reason.

  8. We can either accept a little sin or accept none.
    We can either accept a lot of abortions or accept none.
    We can either vote for the lessor of two evils or accept neither:


  9. In His Sandals ©2007 louis gander

    I cannot serve two masters. I serve, but only one,
    for if I love some sinfulness, I hate God’s only Son.
    Could I walk in His sandals? Do I really understand?
    Of what would it encompass? Of what would it demand?

    Could I put up with some abuse, and could I humbly be,
    a whipping board of insults, for all to scoff at me?
    Could I withstand a whipping? Tell me, would I know,
    the pain down in my open wounds, torn flesh from every blow?

    Could I, but bear the privilege - to be a king renowned,
    my face stained in bloody streaks from such a thorny crown?
    Would I know the cost of love, and God’s most precious grace,
    or would I simply think of me, and hate the human race?

    Could I endure the anguish, as ropes bind hands and feet,
    knotted up so tightly that, I’d give in to defeat?
    There on my back, could I stare at - a spike set on my skin,
    then watch them take a heavy stone, and slam it deep within?

    Oh, I’d know what’s coming next - I’d clench my other fist!
    Could I endure another nail - or would I just resist?
    When tortured even further, could pain be so complete,
    when to the cross I’m nailed with - another through my feet?

    Slowly ropes raise cross and I. The base slides in the hole.
    Then in ghastly, horrid pain, would that jerk shake my soul?
    So there I’d hang, alone up high - for all to mock and hate.
    Could I endure the anguish then? Can I, to that relate?

    Could I survive for hours, in pain and endless shame?
    Would I ask Gods forgiveness - for those that I could blame?
    Could I die for ALL the world - their sinful sacrifice -
    and know that few would love me? Would that, for me, suffice?

    Would my final miracle call for a heavenly host?
    Or would I yield to Father’s will and then give up the ghost?
    Hate and anger would not end - the sword would pierce my side….
    Oh, would I slip away and hide? Which way would I decide?

    His sandals are too large to fill, His time - so long ago,
    and Heaven - much too far away, while I’m down here below.
    But could I wear His sandals - if I was called upon,
    and are my trials greater that - I’d gladly put His on?

    He demands my little faith. He holds no speck of wrath,
    when He’s a lamp unto my feet - a light unto my path.
    Yes, I do wear His sandals, for I’ve been called upon,
    and faithful every morning I – slip them boldly on.

    This poem may explain it - but who truly understands?
    For every sin that we commit puts nails through Jesus’ hands….
    We cannot serve two masters. We serve, but only one.
    We have to hate all sinfulness, to love God’s only Son.

    ©2007 louis gander / Jan 20, 2007
    gander, 901 watson ave., madison, wi 53713
    All Rights Reserved - Reproduction Without Written Permission Is Prohibited

    Luke 16:10 (NASB) “He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much; and he who is unrighteous in a very little thing is unrighteous also in much.”

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