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theophilus166 Wrote: Oct 05, 2012 9:39 PM
You've got the Democrats on the left, Republicans on the right, and Jesus is an entirely different direction. The problem I have with a pastor endorsing a candidate is that BOTH candidates have ideas and policies that are contrary to the Kingdom of God. You've got the Democrats with abortion and gay rights, you've got the Republicans with their use of violence. Jesus commanded his followers to love their enemies, and to do good to those who hate them - yet we prefer preemptive strikes. I don't think Jesus would ever have lent his name to a political candidate - instead, he would have challenged them to follow God. When we align ourselves with a political party, we cease to be the voice calling out on behalf of God.
1847 Wrote: Oct 05, 2012 10:30 PM
What use of force are you referring to? Both parties are very good about doing that. One of these men will become our president which one will you vote for. I do know that he would never support the democratic party don't you.
aaletheia Wrote: Oct 05, 2012 10:10 PM
You live in a free market society. If you do not want a pastor endorsing candidates then you can vote with your feet and find another church that best suits your spiritual and political beliefs.
However, I think that it is mostly politically liberal people that "don't want their pastor in politics." Reason I think this is because those who vote liberal do not want to be reminded that whatever they supported politically has a consequence upon their spiritual life and destiny.
If you vote to support abortion, you are accountable for every abortion you made possible.
If you vote for gay marriage, you are responsible for every gay marriage you made possible.
Every sin you support politically will be held against you as if you did it.
aaletheia Wrote: Oct 05, 2012 10:10 PM
You live in a free market society. If you do not want a pastor endorsing candidates then you can vote with your feet and find another church that best suits your spiritual and political beliefs.
However, I think that it is mostly politically liberal people that "don't want their pastor in politics." Reason I think this is because those who vote liberal do not want to be reminded that whatever they supported politically has a consequence upon their spiritual life and destiny.
If you vote to support abortion, you are accountable for every abortion you made possible.
If you vote for gay marriage, you are responsible for every gay marriage you made possible.
Every sin you support politically will be held against you as if you did it.

How did we get to where we are in our culture and our politics today?  I have wondered this since Obama took office and started exacting his socialist agenda on our great country.  There is plenty of blame to go around—complacency, greed, laziness, apathy.  I submit that churches may not have caused the problems we have today, but certainly could have curtailed the advancement of tyranny.  In my work (my book and The Dr. Gina Show), I have laid out the way that some cowardly pastors have tolerated their flocks’ apathy, greed, complacency and laziness, and that only the...

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