God and Politics…

I’m not immune to being sucked into these delightful conversations, so don’t expect a tirade here.  Yet it is the human itch to race towards judgment and debate built on foundations of very loose footing that continually feeds this political propaganda machine.  The sad attempt to emulsify the oil of the divine within the very shallow waters of political agendas is a win in the insanity column.  Yes, I believe God has given some people a gift of leadership and governing that is more than likely hampered by their free will to function for our betterment in their vocations.  Here’s a surprise…God is not a republican, a democrat, an independent, or represented by the Tea Party.  God is neither defined by the abortion or welfare issues polarizing our contentious two party system.  God is patient and praying we can compromise our selfish inspirations and simply choose to maintain the dignity He breathed within each of us.  God has written His laws of love on each heart yet we seem to prefer a personal space that makes reading the love of our neighbor intentionally out of focus.  Maybe it’s just me but I never understood the party atmosphere of the RNC or DNC. Why America strives to turn everything into Super Bowl Sunday that vapidly honors God and our hopes with rhetoric is embarrassing.  Are we really that gullible?  We the people deserve better than this.  God certainly deserves better than this.   Our children are following our farsightedness that blurs the line between licensure and freedom.  Our nation is hell-bent on determining what is fair at the cost of abandoning God. If we are courageous we would challenge ourselves to act first in a way that honors God.  We would dare to love God through our neighbor.  We would put the horse before the cart, and allow love’s true sacrificial intention to drive both religion and politics.  Religion and politics must admit what it already knows – without love it has nothing. United States needs to grow up from its regressed adolescence and realize that liberty is attained in gratitude of the freedoms that draw us closer to the breath that first gave us life.

Peace,

Chris

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6 thoughts on “God and Politics…

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  2. Chris,

    I think you nailed it when you said that God is neither a Republican, Democrat, Independent, or Tea Partier…and thank God for that! Although I consider myself a conservative, I don’t classify myself as a Republican, because I don’t think they are as conservative as they should be. I am Christian first, & an American second. However, I do believe that as Christians, we SHOULD vote. My heart is troubled, because neither candidate is a ‘true’ Christian. Romney is a Mormon & Obama attended a black liberal extremist church for over 20 years & was quoted as saying “while Jesus Christ is ‘my’ personal Savior, I don’t believe He is necessarily for everyone else,” which is the opposite of what Jesus said (John 14:6). So, my heart is heavy on how to vote, but I know I won’t vote for President Obama. On Inauguration Day, the President swore to protect the Constitution of the United States, which includes the 1st Amendment. He does not protect religious expression, & his own party’s convention BOOED keeping God in & recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in their party’s platform. He is also pro-abortion, so I disagree that God is ” not defined by the abortion issue,” since both the Bible & science tells us that abortion is murder of the most innocent & defenseless of human life. Jesus said, “It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea, than that he would cause one of these little ones to stumble.” (Luke 17:2). Although unborn babies can’t ‘stumble’ or believe yet, Jesus makes it clear that he is ‘pro-children,’ & babies in the womb are definitely children as well as human. Jesus is also pro-traditional marriage by quoting Moses in Genesis 1:27 – “Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning MADE THEM MALE AND FEMALE?” (Matthew 19:4), while our current President supports same-sex marriage. So, what is a Christian to do. So, since I am a Christian first & an American second, I can’t support a President who is pro-abortion & pro-same-sex marriage. First, whoever gets in, we must remember that God is control. He brings up & takes down leaders. However, He has also sent prophets to warn kings & the people, such as Samuel, Nathan, Isaiah, Daniel, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, to warn them what God will do to their country if they refuse to listen to Him. Perhaps this election is a test to see if we are going to trust Him & listen to Him. Personally, I haven’t made my decision yet on who to vote for – Romney or an Independent who is closer to God’s Holy Word & our Constitution. I’ll be spending the next 2 months in ‘desperate worship’ & prayer. For those who don’t want to vote for either candidate, there are a couple of candidates out there, who although don’t have a chance of winning, they at least are Christians. Although a vote for them, means that President Obama may get reelected, since that vote would be taken away from Romney. Here is one candidate:

    Virgil Goode:
    http://2012election.procon.org/view.source.election.php?sourceID=11612

    I can personally understand why people would not want to vote in this election, but please vote out of respect for those who died to give us the freedom TO vote, no matter who you vote for. But if you do vote, vote for God.

    May God bless America & remind her that He is in control, & that His Son is coming soon.

    In Christ,
    Steve.

  3. Great thoughts and I agree with each one of them. To be clear, I abhor abortion. When I wrote God is not defined by abortion, it is that He is bigger than any definition. What I am having difficulty in expressing and may possibly seem confusing, is that we cannot and actually dare not define God. For those realizing their forgiveness, their overwhelming gratitude should demonstrate an action and particularly, a voice, that speaks up for the unborn as well as those underprivileged in need of protection and/or assistance. I am angry that our two party system rather fight each other to protect their facades then work for the common good that made this country great. I am truly thunderstruck that compassion for the defenseless, especially the unborn, is trodden underfoot for the misunderstood concept of personal rights. I join you in prayer my friend in hopes that the leaders given the reigns of this great nation humble their decisions before God and neighbor instead of personal gain.
    Thanks again Steve for your comments!
    His,
    Chris

      • Don’t know why this YouTube video came up. Type in “Reversing Roe: The Norma McCorvey Story” in the YouTube search engine – it’s the first link. Sorry about that.

      • Thanks for the info – I actually saw a documentary on Norma McCorvey a few years back which led me to research more into the sordid history of abortion, the 700% perversion of reporting backyard abortions, the clear link to incorporation of eugenics upon the underprivileged headed by none other than Margaret Sanger. If I get a chance I’ll watch the video. Thanks for thinking of me bro. Peace, C

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