October 25, 2012 Leave a comment
Some things I believe and have been wanting to say …
(I sent this to my friend Dr. Rob Buchanan for his review … some of this comes up in our weekly get togethers. His comments are included)
- I believe Jesus is the King of Kings and that His kingdom will continue no matter what happens in elections.
- I believe Mormonism is a cult (definition: a religion regarded as unorthodox or spurious; also : its body of adherents) … in other words, I believe it is a religion that has embraced SOME, but strayed in too many ways from the orthodox tenants of Christianity… and that anyone who is, or has been a bishop in Mormonism is deceived about spiritual things.
- I believe that someone who is not a Christian can be president of the U.S. and that God can still accomplish his purposes. (We have surely had MANY men in the white house who were not in a personal relationship with Jesus!)
- I believe that it was wrong for BGEA to remove their list of cults for he sake of politics or “the greater good”.
- I believe that the United States of America is NOT now a “Christian nation” (even though we were clearly founded by men who believed in God and founded our nation on the basis of His word.)
- Thoughts from Rob …re a Christian nation, I think I understand what you mean, we certainly are not a Christian nation, but I think the underpinnings of our Judeo-Christian heritage are still there (I know you agree with this as well) – I think the real concern should be, first of all how the Christians are living for Christ, or not – and how we can share the love of Jesus with those in our nation who don’t know the Lord (again, I think this is what you mean in that point).
- I believe Christians should vote! (As should all U.S. Citizens)
- I believe God is grieved when we (Especially evangelical Christians) put so much energy and concern into politics.
- Suddenly, so many have a prophetic word.
- Suddenly, preachers are preaching “political sermons” and sending them to the IRS?
- Suddenly, everyone is calling prayer gatherings (Our own church is currently in a 21 day prayer period)
- Suddenly, everyone is fasting and declaring THIS IS THE TIME …
- I believe the church gets too worked up during election cycles … as if it is in the elections that we REALLY make a difference.
- Thoughts from Rob on the urgencies of this election:
- 1 – economic, we are truly hurting and headed for disaster, evangelical Christians are voting for a better economic approach (would we vote for a wicken, a satanist if it meant a better economy? maybe not, BUT…
- 2) culturally, ideologically Obama is so far left liberal that it’s scary… (Mormonism is a cult, but it’s one that promotes/teaches good moral ethical behavior. I think one of the real ironies in all of this is that the mormon has better morals than the vast majority of “Christian” politicians out there…the motivation, albeit, may simply be their belief system that is works based, BUT still, good morals…_)
- I believe people are hurting every day of every year and are in need of their savior, Jesus.
- I believe that some genuine Christians will vote for each candidate.
- I believe that God can sort through it all and does not need us to define which vote is truly Christian.
- I believe that God’s story is going to continue to HIS purposes no matter who’s in the White House
- I believe that Christians should ALWAYS be active in the political process.
- I believe that God is able, and I put my eternal hope and trust in Him, in His Son, and in His plan for America, for the Church and for our Families!
God, I pray that in all of this, you will be glorified … that men, women, boys and girls will turn our hearts to You and many will receive you as Lord and Savior!
P.S. IF there are any comments … I probably won’t respond here … I also happen to believe that “conversations” held through blog “comments” are rarely fruitful and I believe it is just fine for you to not hold the same beliefs I have … just needed to get these off my chest.