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.
Pero I know Jesus says people
who follow Him as Lord and Savior are the good leaven that mixes in everywhere
with everyone about everything to make it all better by bringing His grace,
mercy, and forgiveness wrapped in agape to anyone at anytime anywhere.
People who say Christians should not
get involved in politics or talk about politics in church don’t know the heart
of Jesus and betray their Biblical ignorance.
People who lionize or demonize 44 or
45 like pathetic idolaters that God has chided because no one is pure and
perfect in every way and “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”
and everyone needs Jesus as Lord and Savior by grace through faith to make up
for their frailties, foibles, failures, and fallennessdon’t know
the heart of Jesus and betray their Biblical ignorance.
People who are willing to enable
America to accelerate its distancing from God in government, courtrooms,
classrooms, commerce, entertainment, media, and all of the rest don’t know the
heart of Jesus and betray Biblical ignorance.
Psalm 53 comes to mind.
Bringing Psalms 2 and 14 back to mind,
Psalm 53 repeats the intellectual stupidity of denying the existence of God
and, ergo, not governing life in faith and obedience to God as revealed in the
Hebrew Scriptures and New Testament.
David begins, “Morons say ‘God doesn’t
exist’ and they act like it…They are self-centered, egotistical, narcissistic,
lining their own pockets, and don’t really care for God’s people because they
don’t really care about the God that they deny…Too bad there are so many of
them that make things so bad for everybody else by mixing in to make it worse.”
David reveals the heart of God about
the atheism in mind that generates behaviors without God in mind: “God sticks
His head out of heaven, looks around for someone not stupid but smart enough to
seek Him and finds so many who have turned against Him that His anger grows…God
will not let them get away with it…He will reject them sooner or later…Night more
like a nightmare is coming soon for them.”
Fortunately, reminding us of remnant
theology and the Abrahamic covenant of Genesis 18 confirmed throughout the
Bible, David repeats humanity’s ray of hope: “God turns life around for those
who turn to Him…God restores people who want to be unchained to the world and
free to be His in all things at all times in all places with all people.”
Recently, I was asked après 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 only
survived by the remnant that are 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
God has gone to extremes to reveal His
mind in the Hebrew Scriptures and New Testament.
Our double-mindedness about ethics
born of Biblical 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 areas; pero
not as many as pretended to enable belief and behavior antithetical to
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, weed, 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
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, studying, 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 it another way through the
eyes of someone (moi) living in the ghetto of one part of America’s
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/commitment: “While we may be wrong, this is what we think according to
our understanding of Jesus, Holy Scripture, and common sense.If you can show us how we are wrong by Jesus,
Holy Scripture, and common sense, we will recant, repent, and ask for your
forgiveness. Buuuuuuut if you
cannot expose our error by Jesus, Holy Scripture, and common sense, we’re not
really interested in your opinions unrelated to our Biblical, confessional,
constitutional, historical, traditional, and common sense faith.”
So, yes, I 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.
So I’ve been thinking about suggesting
a Sunday School class for all churches still committed to Jesus by the book to
assess the platforms and “principles” of the Democrats and Republicans and all
of their candidates for all offices juxtaposed to the Bible and seek that
compellingly conclusive clarity before casting votes.
I believe that is the only Christian
thing to do.
Unless convinced otherwise by Jesus,
Holy Scripture, and common sense, I believe that is the only Christian thing
When we act like there is a
sovereign (Father), saving (Jesus), and sustaining (Holy Spirit) God, it shows
we believe there is a God and we are determined devotionally to
embrace, esteem, and herald Him as God.
If enough remnant churches do that,
maybe the republic can be saved.
Moretheless, God will smile on
the faithful and that’s all that matters in the end.
Blessings and Love!
Wake up! Look up! Stand up! Speak up! Act up for Jesus! Shatter the sound of silence! Salt! Shine! Leavenate!