Wednesday, October 15, 2008

What Your Vote Says About You

If you vote for a pro-abortion candidate for personal reasons (like economics) that are not more weighty than justice concerns (the wholesale destruction of children), then you are doing something profoundly un-Christian. If this happens often enough, you are either not a Christian or your Christianity completely fails to inform your political life. One wonders if it informs any other aspect of your life as well, and if it doesn't, then by what right do you call yourself a Christian? ~ Gregory Koukl

((more on this topic))

Something to think about...

Politics is one of those areas that many people choose to avoid. Sort of like religion. Most consider these to be personal, private areas of concern. As a follower of Christ, we should be concerned and we should be taking a stand for what is right. I think Greg makes a very good point in the quote above... If we claim to be a Christian, do our actions align with what God's Word says?

Contrary to the post-modern church of today, Christians are called to be separate from the world; Not blend, look & act like it. We are to be "salt" and "light" (Matthew 5: 13-16) in order to glorify God and reach the unsaved world. How can we call ourselves a Christian if we ignore (or reject) the truth? Abortion should not be one of those 'gray areas' that we avoid, especially in the political arena. The Bible is VERY clear on this subject therefore, should this not be of great importance when selecting who will be President?

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things have passed away; behold, new things have come. ~ II Corinthians 5: 17

What does it say about a person when they are more concerned with "change" than they are with life?

Just my two cents.