Democrats vs Republicans vs Christianity

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Abraham Inetianbor
Patriotism is great so don't get me wrong but God's basic truth should never change based on who is in or out of political office. When did we become so confused that we don't seem to understand the difference between being a patriot and a Christian? Example: A group of people congregate as Christians to worship God on a Sunday morning during something like veterans day, July 4th or memorial day weekend. Then they sing songs like "God Bless America" or "America the Beautiful" to one another with express loyalty and reverence to the flag DURING A WORSHIP SERVICE - not before or after. Some of these churches now have someone walk the flag down the isle and stand in front as these songs are rendered. I know some of you are probably asking what is wrong with those songs if they have spiritual words like "God" in the lyrics. There is a lot of things wrong but I'll only mention three obvious ones so I can move on to the actual topic.

1. How do you go from singing "God bless America, my HOME sweet home" during one Sunday worship to God, and then to singing "This world is NOT my HOME" the next Sunday during worship to the same God? Pick one because worshiping God is universal and heaven bound (Matthew 6:19-21). Worship to God is not recreational so because you can play guitar in your bedroom doesn't mean God wants to hear it during worship.

2. You cannot serve two masters (Matthew 6:24). It is obvious that our worship service has ONE audience and the audience is the almighty God. I'm fully in support of recognizing our veterans who are worshiping among us on those kinds of weekends. I do whatever I can monthly as token of sincere appreciation to say "thank you" for their service. But we cannot be singing to a flag or any country under the sun during a time that is specifically set aside to worship and sing to one true God.

3. If I write a song with the phrase "f--# Jesus" and put it in a song book, does it automatically become "spiritual" because it has the word "Jesus" in the lyrics? The answer is simply NO (Ephesians 5:19). There could even be a fellow Christian visiting from a place like London among us. Are we now going to deprive them of the opportunity to speak to one another in spiritual songs if they are not Americans?

This confusion about who we ought to serve is one example of why we seem lost in politics today. It is clear that the division we have in America right now is mainly from the two major political views. Left, right, far left, far right, liberals, conservatives and whatever else you want to call it. The division is not mainly because of Trump's inability to bring people together or lead, it's primarily because people are sick and tired of the "double-tongued Christians" who continue to look for ways to defend abominable actions; actions that these same Christians have highly condemned when it comes to other political figures that are of other parties.

Abraham InetianborMost republican Christians said Bill Clinton is a liar and a cheat and does not belong in the White House. In contrast, the democratic Christians couldn't careless and praised him for caring for the poor by creating a better economy. Now Donald Trump couldn't be characteristically worse if he tried and the defensive positions switched among these same Christians of both parties. Gorge Bush was called a "murderer" by some democratic church leaders when he went into Iraq and republican church leaders said Barack Obama will rot in hell with all the homosexuals. We are so busy chasing after elephants and donkeys when our primary focus should be on the party of the Lamb that was slain. Basic human decency is defined as "being polite, courteous, civil, thoughtful, and using tact and diplomacy when with others, thus treating them as you wish to be treated." Is this too much to ask of us and especially our leaders? Intent matters as much as our actions. One act of evil does not make anyone an evil person just like one act of kindness does not make anyone a kind person. "Robin Hood" cannot give a portion of what he stole to the poor and be called a "generous man" who changed the definition of stealing.

Most Democrats spend their political career letting people know they are not all about "Church stuff" even though they also claim to believe in God. Some democrats make it loud and clear that they have zero interest in the government favoring any religion over another. They generally agree with laws that proposes punishment for Christians who choose not to obey laws like "gay marriage," which contradicts Christian's belief. They make no secret of these and we know what to generally expect.

Most Republicans spend their political careers preaching morals and "Church stuff." They generally promote extremely high morals to the point where you'll think the oval office is the temple of God. But when they have a candidate that crosses those red lines so many times, some of them start preaching grace and going out of their way to defend evil deeds just to protect their party. Not to protect the truth; protect party loyalty while using grace and the name of the Lord in vain.
  • Notice I said most and not all when referencing the two major parties. I also used words like "generally" so please don't crucify me.
Abraham Inetianbor
Dignity is "the right of a person to be valued and respected for their own sake, and to be treated ethically. It is of significance in morality, ethics, law and politics as an extension of the enlightenment-era concepts of inherent, inalienable rights." Do you still think there is dignity left in our political lives? This is a rhetorical question for us all to dwell on.

Examples of our major political party's fight:
Separating kids from their moms in the womb:
  • Most Democrats = It's a choice
  • Most Republicans = No, it's a sin
  • Me = If you democrats believe Republicans should not "force their religion" on others, why do you force people to do things that violates their religious freedom and/or beliefs?
Separating kids from their parents at the boarder:
  • Most Democrats = It is morally wrong, unconstitutional and heartless
  • Most Republicans = They broke the law and must be punished
  • Me = If God wants us to follow ALL laws set by the government like most Republicans would say especially the current attorney general Jeff Sessions who claimed God puts government officials in office to enforce the law of the land; then how come these same Republicans didn't want to follow "the law of the land" that said Christians must preside over gay marriage when required to?
I thought we were supposed to "obey" the government. Oh, now you know why I keep saying both parties are not only wrong and corrupt but also they do not and will never be a representation of true Christian belief. Jesus clearly stated His kingdom is not of this world and if it was He will call on His angels to fight. For details on this, I encourage you read my piece: Does God Pick Presidents or World Leaders?

Now you understand why we must end this nonsense of using the name of God in vain to defend and fight the wrong battle for our so called political affiliation. As Christians we do our very best to obey God rather than man. We obey the government when it doesn't break God's law. God is God and we cannot play God or force people to believe in Him. Politics is a matter of opinion, not doctrine. We must agree to disagree while honestly looking for common grounds to keep the peace (Ephesians 4:3). We all need to get over our silly self and face reality instead of swimming in falsehood. We are not only setting ourselves up for disappointment but also fighting the wrong battle (John 18:36).

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