“I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. This is good and pleases God our Savior, who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth.” 1 Timothy 2:1-4 New Living Translation
I’m not very politically minded or active. I vote when the opportunity presents itself, but I do not vote a particular political party line. I choose to vote for the person I believe will be best for the position and what I believe rather than any political agenda.
What bothers me most is the rhetoric that comes from the Christian Community during the seasons when we have the privilege of choosing those who represent us in the halls of government. We have a responsibility to exercise our right to vote, however that doesn’t include the use of words which are extremely inappropriate coming from those who claim to be Disciples of Jesus Christ!
This article, 5 Political Season Reminders for Christians by Jason D. Bradley, provides some very good insights and guidelines for the Christian Community to consider as we approach the coming elections in 2016. I’d like to know what you think of the article. Click the link here.
“May grace be granted to you all, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” Philemon 1:3 Weymouth New Testament