Wednesday, September 24, 2008

2 Chronicles 7:14

"If my people who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land."

A fellow blogger who shall remain nameless but whom I never the less admire and respect suggests there is no place in politics for religiosity. Well perhaps for him it's unimportant but as for me it isn't about religion its about who I am in Christ. It's a matter of faith. While I am no saint and certainly not where I'd like to be in the sanctification process,I can no more separate my faith from my politics than I can separate the marrow from my bones.

On November 4th God's sovereign will will be done whether I like it or not. But I am called to humble myself, pray, seek His face and turn from my wicked ways then, He will hear and heal our land. If you are reading this and you are an imperfect yet sincere follower of Jesus Christ-- let's do what we are called to do as Christ's ambassadors on earth.

1 comment:

taipan55 said...

I am not privy to the other blogger’s post so I can’t speak to that directly. I can say for myself that my faith is something that is inclusive in all of my daily activities and the voting booth would be no exception.

One should vote (among other things) based on their faith-based conscious. However that’s not the same thing as introducing religion into politics which may be the issue here. In such instances, religion becomes a manipulative tool rather than a guidepost. That was the fear of the forefathers of this great democracy. But that didn’t make them any less Christian. They were just very aware of how slippery that slope can be having come from a monarchy/theocracy themselves.

As long as God is still in charge the Supreme Will is going to be manifest anyway!

I'm just trying to offer an alternative viewpoint but I do understand what you're getting at.

Peace and Blessings!