It’s All About The Gospel
I get a lot of pushback here when we post articles about Christian involvement in politics.
I don’t answer most of it and I fully understand that our constant speaking against the marriage of partisan politics to Christianity has caused a major exodus of readers from the site.
When I started this site I did so as a matter of conscience and biblical mandates against the defilement of the church through various sorts of spiritual abuse.
Most of the (often torrid) opposition to the site was from professing Christians.
Today, I’m still following my conscience and biblical mandates to the best of my ability.
Most of the opposition to what we post now is also from professing Christians.
I’ll write this out one time and be done with it, knowing that most who are upset won’t hear me anyway.
It’s not about politics.
it’s not about being conservative or liberal.
It’s all about the faith once delivered.
I am keenly aware that there is much that is broken in the world at the present time. I understand the distrust of institutions. I understand that it is very difficult to discern truth from false information. Lies are the currency we pay for free speech and chosen divisions. I worry about crime and inflation that hits those of us on fixed incomes hard. I shake my head…alternately in disgust and confusion… at the broken and perverted sexuality that is accepted and promoted everywhere.
I even understand how hard it is for the small and medium business owner to deal with burdensome regulations and taxes.
I have no time to speak to the degradation of our cities and the drug addiction and homelessness that seems to have no solution.
I reject the progressive left as much as I fear the radical right.
I desire to be safe, comfortable, and free as much as you do.
All those things concern me, but nothing concerns me more than keeping the Christian faith and the Gospel of Jesus Christ free from the pollution of popular and political beliefs of the times.
I oppose anything that compromises or defiles Christian ethics and behaviors in front of a lost world.
I am blessed to have been born in America, but I live as an exile here, waiting for and working for only the Kingdom of God.
The United States Constitution is the greatest political document ever produced, but it is superseded by the Sermon on the Mount.
It is my pastoral convictionthat the current melding of church and state has resulted in idolatry that has not only defiled the faith but defiled the faithful…there has been a rejection of the power and the fruit of the Spirit in favor of the pursuit of power at any cost.
The cost uncounted has been the harm to the spiritual health of Christians and our witness in the world.
There are no political saviors…we have One and His kingdom is not of this world.
We will continue to speak to these issues…hopefully in Christian love and tolerance.
We won’t always get it right and we have to be quick to acknowledge that and repent.
My heart has always been for the church and the people in it…and it will continue to be, by the grace of God.
Everyone that writes here has the same heart and the same objectives…I thank God for Dr. Duane Arnold, Kevin H and others who might grace us with their thoughts…and for the current group of commenters that help us think more clearly about these matters.
We soldier on…for and with the hope of the Gospel.