Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Christians and the election
It amazes me how so many Christians think that their political views are "the" Christian views. Now, don't get me wrong, all of us vote according to the way we think our beliefs should be lived out in the political sphere. But there is a big difference in voting you conscience and thinking that your way is the only right way. When you think about this presidential election, Christians have a choice between two candidates who both claim to be Christians. Like the rest of the church, they don't agree on every issue, but they have in common a commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. At the very least, we to ought admit and acknowledge that truth. And yet, people on both sides are accusing the other candidate of not being a very good Christian - again it all comes down to disagreeing on certain issues. Personally, I think both candidates are Christians, and honest men who are trying to do what they think is right. I think one is more right than the other, but I would be OK with either candidate being elected from the perspective of the Christian faith. They are my brothers in Christ, and I am going to pray for both of them and for our country.