I’ve heard so much misinformation and disinformation during this election season on the pros and cons of voting for either candidate. I’m glad it’s almost over.
The world of politics, however, will continue. We will see the politics of this world continue to escalate to what the Bible says will culminate into a global system of the Anti-Christ. For those of you who think Christians shouldn’t have anything to do with politics … you are sorely mistaken. Politics controls religious freedom, so if you think by sticking your head in the sand you will avoid all the nastiness of politics … you are wrong. If the ideology of the wrong party gets control in this country, we will lose our religious freedom. Religious freedom is the one obstacle that stands in the way of people who want to fundamentally change America. Check the historical record and you’ll find that most socialistic governments began by getting rid of these two things:
Just to clarify, the Nazi’s were socialistic. The Nazis were left-wing socialists. Yes, the National Socialist Workers Party of Germany, otherwise known as the Nazi Party, was indeed socialist and it had a lot in common with today’s modern left. Hitler preached class warfare, agitating the working class to resist exploitation by capitalists … particularly Jewish capitalists, of course. The Nazi Party called for the nationalization of education, health care, transportation, and other major industries. They instituted and vigorously enforced a strict gun control regimen. They encouraged pornography, illegitimacy, abortion, and they denounced Christians as right-wing fanatics. Yet, a popular myth persists that the Nazis themselves were right-wing extremists. This insidious lie biases the entire political landscape today.
Why is Europe so spiritually dead? Because government has become more important than people, and religion has become irrelevant. Sounds like where America is headed.
I want to address Christian leaders who have written articles about this election season as being complicated. There is nothing complicated in this election or any election for that matter. When Christian leaders get in their pulpits on Sunday morning, they are telling people how to live, how to believe, and how to serve God. Then when it comes to election time, it becomes complicated for them to tell people to vote for Biblical values. How can this be? Aside from the message of salvation, Biblical values define us as Christians. What’s so complicated about this?
Abortion is wrong, gay marriage is wrong, confusion about transsexualism is wrong … all of these are an attempt by evil to make disciples of desire. So, when you vote, you vote against the platform that supports these things. Why is this so complicated? You are not voting for the personality of the candidate … you are voting for the ideologies, the substance of what is believed by the political parties. Why is this so complicated?
For me, Christianity has become so muddy and so confused. We preach the Bible but live in a parallel world of opinions. The Apostle Paul said it best:
Philippians 3:8 Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage, so that I could gain Christ.
It’s not complicated.
It’s time to be clear.
No ambiguity, no compromise, no fear.
Encourage your pastor to commit to these ideals. Nothing is worse than leaders who tell people how to live on Sunday but can’t tell them how to vote because it’s complicated. Pastors, it is not complicated. Jesus told us that we are narrow people, and narrow people have standards that are Biblically based … this is what makes us narrow. It is the broad-minded people whose standards lead to destruction, they are the ones who say, “Well, it’s complicated.” No, it is not complicated. Narrow or broad … you choose.
Joshua 24:15 But if you refuse to serve the LORD, then choose today whom you will serve. Would you prefer the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates? Or will it be the gods of the Amorites in whose land you now live? But as for me and my family, we will serve the LORD.
This should be our cry, we should shout it out loud above the noise of this election, “But as for me and my family, we will serve the Lord.”
Regardless of how this election turns out, the battle will continue.
Challenging the Culture with Truth … Larry Kutzler