Don’t toot your horns, Republicans. You won’t be there either.
I cringe when I hear my conservative friends lambast Democrats. And I gag when I listen to TV’s talking heads insult and belittle conservative Republicans. Those two political parties, in my opinion, have polarized our country’s voters to irreconcilable extremes.
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“>Jesus was not political. In fact, he took every opportunity to condemn Pharisees and teachers of the law. Jesus says, “They (Pharisees and teachers lf the law) tie up heavy, cumbersome loads and put them on other people’s shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to lift a finger to move them. Everything they do is done for people to see. (From Matthew 23).
Paul helps clarify those we’ll see in heaven:
There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Politics is all about doing good for a select group of voters. Jesus is all about spreading His gospel and loving one another.
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Just days ago I saw a report on a very popular among Christians, extremely professional Fox News reporter who’s wife when talking about their infant son having to have a very serious surgical procedure just days after he was born (he was born with a heart defect), said they decided that he had to be baptized before the procedure took place. In her words, the decision to have him baptized was crucial because they realized that they needed to “get him on God’s scoreboard”. If you haven’t guessed yet they’re Catholic. After hearing that, I just shook my head. And the words of Christ on the cross as He was dying for the sins of the world came to mind “forgive them Father for they know not what they do”.
While I’m not a fan of either party at the moment, it is a fact that true born-again Christians are in the Republican party, whereas I don’t think the same can be said about the Democrat party. Key components of their political platform and their overall ideology are in direct conflict with scripture. Many of these people claim to be Christians, but in reality they are no more Christian than the President is a Christian, which is another subject for another day.
Although I don’t know for certain where the Fox News reporter and his wife are on the political spectrum of life, my guess is that they’re Republicans, which underscores your point Steve. Just because someone is a conservative Republican that alone doesn’t mean they are born-again. Another example of this is another extremely popular among Christians, Fox News personality who is also very funny and is obviously a conservative whom I recently found out just days ago is an atheist, as is Adam Carolla and Penn Jillette, two very popular frequent Fox News guests on the O’Reilly Factor, whom are obviously conservative in their political leanings.
While it is true that Republicans don’t have a corner on the market when it comes to salvation, at least they don’t boo God.
Scott, thank you so much for your genuine, heartfelt response to this post. I appreciate your thoughts and willingness to put them “out there”. You’re a dear friend.