I’ve been troubled by a few things for a while now, a long while and now I feel led to write about those things.
If you are vocalizing that you are a Christian and follow Jesus Christ and publicly advocating for the death of someone you disagree with politically, I need you to stop saying you are a Christian. Also publicly saying you are not going to pray for someone you disagree with politically, well, I’m going to need you to stop saying you are a Christian.
I am going to show you why this is so wrong and if you continue to do these things why it will be detrimental to you in the long run.
Matthew 5 43“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. 46For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? 47And if you greet only your brothers,i what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? 48You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
Hmmmm what do you think Jesus was telling us here? What does that say to you?
If someone disagrees with you, do you consider them your enemy? If so, you are required to pray for them, but only if you are a Christian. If you are not, then you don’t have to pray for them, but if you are a Christian and vocalizing you are one, then the things you have been doing are going to be detrimental to your life with Christ. You won’t have one, it is really that simple.
While we are on this vein:
Romans 13 1Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God. 2Therefore whoever resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves. 3For rulers are not a cause of fear for good behavior, but for evil. Do you want to have no fear of authority? Do what is good and you will have praise from the same; 4for it is a minister of God to you for good. But if you do what is evil, be afraid; for it does not bear the sword for nothing; for it is a minister of God, an avenger who brings wrath on the one who practices evil. 5Therefore it is necessary to be in subjection, not only because of wrath, but also for conscience’ sake. 6For because of this you also pay taxes, for rulers are servants of God, devoting themselves to this very thing. 7Render to all what is due them: tax to whom tax is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honor to whom honor.
I think that is pretty clear. While we are in Romans 13:
8 we nothing to anyone except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law. 9For this, “YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY, YOU SHALL NOT MURDER, YOU SHALL NOT STEAL, YOU SHALL NOT COVET,” and if there is any other commandment, it is summed up in this saying, “YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.” 10Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.
It doesn’t say love your neighbor as you love yourself only if they agree with you politically. I am so sick of people saying if you are voting for so and so unfriend me. I can’t believe I have to say this, if you are basing your friendships on political views your world is really small.
I also want to say if you are a Christian and voting in people who advocate abortion, especially abortion up to the point of birth, rethink your Christianity.
What does the Bible say about the unborn? I’m so glad you asked.
Psalm 139:13-16 For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.
God knew us before we were born, he knew us when we were knitting in our mothers wombs.
I’m angry, I’m angry that I know people that are pretending to be Christians. I’m angry that people are choosing to be so callous, so hard, so angry and so blinded by sin they cannot see what they are doing and how they are hurting their immortal souls.
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