KDs are designed/developed/inspired/mused/auto-suggested/indigested to make folks think; an especially uncommon experience among Democrats, Republicans, and jingoistic mainline denominationalists who continue to discourage dissent with their ever-threatening thought police.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
Wake up! Look up! Stand up! Speak up! Act up for Jesus! Shatter the sound of silence! Salt! Shine! Leavenate!