Biblical Admonition

               I read a post on Facebook from the owner of a store Angie and I shop occasionally. He was very opinionated about some political stuff and outspoken in his disdain for people who hold different political viewpoints than his. I happen to be one of those people. He as much has said that he didn’t care if I shopped there or not. I’m going to choose not to…not because he has a different political philosophy than I but because he was rude and judgmental about mine. He just wasn’t nice.
                I try not to get too political with these columns because my calling is not politics…my calling is to preach the gospel. I have to keep reminding myself that I don’t need to drive political wedges between myself and the people I want to reach for Christ. However, there are some issues I dare not keep quiet about because they are spiritual issues before they are political ones. Abortion, for instance, is a deal-breaker in the way I vote. Because I believe that taking the life of a child in the womb is spiritually wrong. I cannot vote for anyone who would legislate differently. I will always preach against abortion. Given the Biblical admonition against homosexuality I have no choice but to preach the sinfulness of such a lifestyle. Therefore, I could never vote for anyone who would promote laws that prevent me or anyone from counseling those with homosexual desires about the wrongness of those feelings. I believe the Bible instructs Christians to abstain from taking part in un-Godly ceremonies and events so I will not vote for any politician that will force Christians to violate their beliefs, even with their businesses.
                For the most part I have become very cynical and pessimistic about our government. I believe Washington to be a cesspool of corruption where backroom deals and vote buying rule the day. I don’t have much confidence that the people who have been in office for so long are going to change that now. But I do know this: God is on His throne and I will…I must…please Him with my words and actions and let the political chips fall where they may.             
Say good things about your savior and your church!

Bro. Tony