Thursday, July 12, 2007

Following Jesus...or Just Using Him?

The article is entitled "Leveling the Playing Field" and here is a quote:

The Democrats are so fired up, you could call them the new Moral Majority. This time, however, the emphasis is as much on the majority as on the morality as they try to frame a message in terms of broadly shared values that don't alarm members of minority religions or secular voters.

I'm not claiming that every Republican who uses God's name is sincere, but this blatant attempt to make God politically correct so as not to "alarm members of minority religions or secular voters" is nothing like the Jesus I read about in the New Testament who said, "I am THE way, THE truth and THE life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." (John 14:6)

If these kind of people (Democrats or Republicans) want to call themselves "religious", that's fine with me...just so long as they don't try to pass themselves off as Christians (i.e. a followers of Christ).

If your faith does not dictate your actions and if you are more worried about alarming others than you are in doing what is right, you have not right wearing the name of Christ.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Don't all American presidents (or candidates), not matter how strong their faith, balance their personal convictions against what public opinion will permit.

No one questions that George W. Bush is sincerely religious, yet he has said that he has no plans to push for the Republican platform's constitutional amendment banning abortion because the country (presumably made up in part of people of convictions different than his own) isn't ready.