okay... I had to repost this. I know I have posted a lot of political post but this is from a blog of a local pastor, Perry Noble. He writes some pretty awesome blogs and I love this one! It will make you think!
Frustrated With Politics & Christians
I’ve just about had enough…and am so glad I left the country yesterday…that way I don’t have to listen to this crap anymore.
And no, I’m not talking about the politicians and their crazy adds on television that are right in line with a middle school “yo mama” fight!
I’m talking about the Christians who have prostituted themselves with the political process and taken their eyes off of Jesus as their Savior and put them on either McCain or Obama as their Savior.
Should we have a political opinion as Christians? HECK YES! Should we vote? ABSOLUTELY! I think a Christian who doesn’t vote is completely missing an opportunity that God has blessed us with as citizens of this country.
BUT…we can’t actually think that the salvation process is tied to who happens to be in the White House!
In reading through the Gospels the other day something HIT ME like a ton of bricks…the Jews missed the fact that Jesus was the Messiah because they were looking for someone to deliver them from the politics of Rome.
Let me say it more clearly–they missed Jesus because of politics!!! (And religion as well…but that’s another post!)For a Christian to claim that the world is going to be doomed to hell because a particular party happens to “control” the White House is a slap in the face of a Sovereign God.
He reigns! Read through Scripture & it is so clear…God has used kings and princes that were sold out to Him…and He’s also used those who had no love for Him at all…all for HIS glory!
So…next Tuesday…go vote! “For who,” you ask…well, here’s an idea…ask Jesus who to vote for…and then do what He says. (Yes, it REALLY is that simple.)
Then…whoever gets elected…PRAY FOR THAT MAN OFTEN! Even if the guy you want to win doesn’t…all the more reason to pray!
One more time…YES, we should have political opinions…and YES, it is OK if they are strong AND we believe in the cause…BUT PLEASE let’s not make the mistake of thinking that God is somehow limited by the policies and philosophies of a particular party!