This blog proceeds from the presumption that all politics is completely understandable. When viewed through the proper lense, confusion and doubt become a thing of the past. Holy Writ provides an unparallelled sharpness when viewing the nuances produced by modern politics. The resulting panorama of Truth leaves us in awe at the life intended for His People, aka, The Politics of Heaven!
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Obama's 2nd Term, Politics & Christian Cowards
With the latest Presidential election almost a week behind
me, the responses of religious types, though varied, seem to carry a common
Another 4 Years!
Whether voicing disappointment, anger, frustration or
renewed determination, those professing to be “God’s People” are scared to face
the Truth about many things, in this case, politics.
How many are willing to admit conflicting expectations when
it comes to politics and the Bible?
Can American Christians Serve Two Masters?
For example, why do
Christians expect secular politicians to return America to its “Christian” roots
when, in order to officially hold office, they must first demonstrate their
willingness and ability to disobey a direct command of Christ? They must first
take an oath of office, something Jesus specifically forbids in Matthew 5? What
kind of disconnect must there be when Christians can’t recognize this
disparity. How does disobeying Christ even begin to return to Christian roots?
Jesus forbids His Followers from taking an Oath
And this is just the beginning of the conflict and disconnect.
Where are those who have the spiritual fortitude to
recognize Truth as Truth rather than compromising and sacrificing their
convictions upon the altar of political expediency and pragmatism?
Where are those who have the spiritual guts to speak the
Truth according to the Bible rather than glibly providing Bible verses that
only seem to support certain political actions and beliefs, but can be refuted
by other verses and passages? When will others begin to seriously study those
other verses and passages and allow then to speak on their own?
Until this happens individually and corporately, all I see
is a bunch of cowards using the name of Jesus in vain. God bless those who
desire the Truth, pursue and obtain it!