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 My Thoughts on This Year's Election

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PostSubject: My Thoughts on This Year's Election   Tue Oct 07, 2008 12:33 pm

This morning I received an email from a friend of mine asking my thoughts on an article/video that claims that Barack Obama is not a Christian. Now, I'm not one to talk about politics, as it's one of those things I loathe. Considering the spiritual implications of things concerning this year's election, I felt it was necessary to give a response to my friend, and to do so without even talking about politics. I took things from a purely biblical and spiritual standpoint, without picking sides, given that I'm not fond of either candidate, at least personally (but who cares what I think). Anyway, this is what I sent my friend...

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I never really considered him to be a "Christian" candidate anyway... and I'm not one to judge anyone's salvation, but there are lots of red flags & doubts that are raised especially when he doesn't believe that Jesus Christ is the ONLY way to heaven; he just believes that it's his way there... Any Christian that believes that isn't really a Christian cuz John 14:6 makes it perfectly clear.

One way or the other, I'm not particularly pleased with either candidate. I'll likely write in my presidential vote because I can't vote for either one of them in my right mind.

I'll close with this though, from 1 Timothy... this should be the prayer of all believers concerning this election, as well as any other governmental affairs...

1 Timothy 2:1-2 - 1 First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, 2 for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. (emphasis added, my own)

We should be praying for those in authority over us; not that they would be Christians (although we are to pray for their salvation), but that we can continue to live our own lives in a godly manner and worship our Lord freely.

Why am I sharing this? Simply, I want believers to keep divine viewpoint in mind and remain people of prayer. God bless!

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PostSubject: Re: My Thoughts on This Year's Election   Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:59 pm

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PostSubject: Re: My Thoughts on This Year's Election   Mon Oct 13, 2008 4:07 pm

I agree as well.
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