13 September 2012

I read this last week ~ and I wondered what you thought about it?

It is a blog post titled: "God and our political platforms..."

Much within resonates very strongly in my spirit.
"Because God is not a flag pin.

God is not a beam in a political platform.

God’s name is not something to use to score political points. It's not something to throw around lightly or to use as a weapon against a political opponent.

As Christians, we need not be threatened by alterations to the wording of a political platform because we don’t measure Kingdom growth by where we find God’s name, but by where we find God’s presence. And no political party has a monopoly on that."
Recently, this blog has become one of my favorite blogs to peruse on a regular basis. I don't always agree with the author's conclusions, and occasionally she uses language I find distasteful, but I'm always challenged by her perspective and I appreciate the respect she shows to those with differing opinions.

This might have been my favorite quote:

"When Jesus was asked about taxes, he didn’t hold up a coin, point to it dramatically, and shout to the crowd, “WHY ISN’T MY NAME ON THIS?! I NEED YOU GUYS TO GET MY NAME AND PICTURE ON THIS THING—STAT!” (...or whatever the Aramaic equivalent of “STAT” would have been). 

No, Jesus, when pressed to use his authority to make a political point said simply, "Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's, and unto God the things that are God's.”

War, division, power, and greed—these things are Caesar’s.

Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control—these things are God’s.

Against such things, there is no law; and for such things, there is no single earthly political platform."

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