As a Christian, I must vote for politicians who uphold the sanctity of life snd the marriage covenant, the main reason I didn't vote for Al Gore several years ago or Obama this time. I am being ostracized by my family now, for being "judgmental" and "narrow minded". Too often I hear Christians saying we must "live and let live", be loving and non-judgmental. After all, wasn't Jesus's message one of love?
Even pastors, I hear, don't hold the line on either of these two issues when it comes to voting. I know my pastor voted for Obama. What do we do with that?
WOW, that's tough! We aren't suppose to judge one another. None of us are perfect. In the book of James it says that who so ever keepeth the whole law yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. Jesus said Judge not lest ye be judged. Yet, we can't condone something we believe is wrong. God gave each of us a free will. When can we cay that some one else can't exercise theirs? Maybe when their choice effects another in a negative way?
I voted for the person I believed would be the lesser of two evils. I wasn't comfortable, happy, with any choice. I think all we can do is vote for the person we felt would do the least amount of damage. It is a fine line they walk.
Sounds like the "devil" has a hold of your heart. Politically speaking of course.
Both are private matters and should you decide that is has weight in your argument with regards to who you vote for?
Then, I would suggest you keep to living your life and stay out of other people's affairs.
Seems simple enough to do, after all Christians are best known for their selfish view.
I have never felt that God was prompting me to go out into the world telling everyone that I saw doing wrong TO QUIT IT !!!
But if he did, I would think that he wouldn't want me to go too far from home before I began my task.
Kinda starting at the center and working outwardly.
To do otherwise ... I think that I'd be taking on more than I could handle.
I think, that God will convict a person if he wants them to quit something.
We can't tell some one what their sins are if we aren't perfect our selves. I don't know about you, but neither I or any one I know is perfect. Ya know, the mote and the beam thing.
I'm prety familar with the dirty spot on the back side of your knees c but I don't see one on mine.
In the grand scheme of things, how much do either of those hot potato issues really impact our daily lives as citizens?
If we had to pick things to elect our public officials on, would it not make more sense to consider the bigger picture?
By the way, I just love how George W Bush "upheld the sanctity of life" over in Iraq Yeah, that was really Christian.
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