Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Does God Favor Democrats or Republicans?

Kopp Disclosure
(John 3:19-21)


    Recently, I was asked apres a preface, "You have a lot to say about a lot of things.  Do you think God favors Democrats or Republicans?"

    With Will and Ariel Durant's conclusion about the life span of empires in mind not to mention Biblical eschatology along with the Abrahamic covenant and contextual verities of retribution not always obviated by grace through faith in Jesus, it's an important interrogative.

    The interrogative is integral to how people coming from a Judeo-Christian heritage and continuing devotion will vote in 2020.

    Well, I don't believe God is double-minded.

    God has gone to great extremes to reveal His mind in the Hebrew Scriptures and New Testament.

    Our double-mindedness about ethics born of Judeo-Christian theology betrays the darkly depraved instinct to create God in humanity's image; assuming the Bible is not bigger than our favorite parts.

    Anyone who actually reads the Bible knows it is clear, conclusive, and compelling to holy, holy, holy communion on all matters of belief and behavior.

    O.K., there are some gray parts; pero not as many as pretended to enable belief and behavior antithetical to Biblical revelation.

    O.K., the Bible allows for exceptions to the rules; yet exceptions to the rules are called exceptions to the rules because they occur so infrequently that they are exceptions to the rules which means it's prudent to play by the rules while acknowledging exceptions.

    Having said that, while I may be wrong, I believe it will be clear who God favors in 2020.

    Just look at the platforms and "principles" propagandized by the two major political parties in America and compare them to the compellingly conclusive clarity of the Bible when it comes to life, abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment, voting rights for felons, reparations, green deals, family, marriage, borders, Constitution, socialism, taxes, welfare, warfare, and everything else.

    Though no one is pure and perfect in every way which is why Jesus came to save sinners by grace through faith, I am convinced scrutiny of the Democrats and Republicans juxtaposed to the Bible will betray affinities, affections, and allegiances to God by the book or somebody/something else.

    That's why it's so silly for people who say they are part of America's Judeo-Christian heritage to approach issues and challenges before thinking, reflecting, consulting, and praying about them through their Biblical filter.

    Candidly, starting with the Bible before addressing issues and challenges will provide the compellingly conclusive clarity that could save the republic and model Someone better for the rest of the planet and be the antidote for its thanatos libido.

    Let me put this another way through the eyes of someone (moi) living in the ghetto of one part of America's Judeo-Christian heritage.

    When we are faced with an issue or challenge on the corner of Lincoln and Main in Belvidere, Illinois, we have learned to begin deliberations with this simple confessional approach: "While I may be wrong, this is what I think according to my understanding of Jesus, Holy Scripture, and common sense.  If you can show me how I am wrong, by Jesus, Holy Scripture, and common sense, I will recant, repent, and ask for your forgiveness.  Buuuuuuut if you cannot show me how I am wrong by Jesus, Holy Scripture, and common sense, I'm not really interested in your opinions unrelated to our Biblical, confessional, constitutional, historical, traditional and common sense faith."

    So, yes, I do believe it is possible to see, more than less with compellingly conclusive clarity, which political parties are favored by God.

    Of course, once digested, we have to decide if God as revealed through our Judeo-Christian heritage founded upon and filtered through the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament is more persuasive at the polls than our navel-gazing idolatries and auto-suggestions that are often only coincidental to our pretended theology.


Blessings & Love


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Yours In Christ said...

The last time God endorsed a candidate for president was 1984.

Robert said...

Can I summarize your erudite epistle? God likes Republican positions!

Chuck Gray said...

Wasn't it Abraham Lincoln (who stepped straight into the bitterest internal squabble in this country's history) who said it didn't matter if God was on "our" side, but rather whether "we" were on His side? Rather puts things into the correct order of importance.

Chuck Gray said...

The man who stepped into the bitterest squabble in this nation's history, Abraham Lincoln, if memory serves, was asked whose side God was on (referring to parties in the 1861-65 unpleasantness on the question of slavery). His reply, again if memory serves, was that the question was irrelevant, but instead it was most important that the nation was on God's side.