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Letters to the Editor

September 16, 2012

Democrats' platform not ‘Christian friendly’

In a letter to the editor titled “Democrats do welcome Christians,” (Sept. 8) the writer strongly asserts the mere mention of several Bible verses by a couple of DNC speakers as adequate evidence that Christianity is both thriving and welcome in the Democratic Party.

However, to believe this assertion you also have to turn a blind eye to much of what the Democratic party has voted in favor of for many years, as well as the very revealing disagreement at their own convention, in trying to push God out of their platform. With more than half the Democratic delegates emphatically voting to do so, it does not take significant spiritual discernment to realize their willingness to shout boo’s toward God is not a Christian-friendly environment.

The Scripture, “By their fruits you will know them” is a convicting indictment on much of the content in the Democratic platform. It’s also a perverse misinterpretation of Scripture for them to misapply a few select passages as pertaining to government while so conveniently ignoring many other passages that don’t condone their liberal positions (abortion, gay marriage, parts of ObamaCare, etc.).

 This kind of Christianity of convenience and personal preference plagues our nation and even many churches. Thus, it manifests itself in people professing Christianity while publicly taking positions that clearly violate scriptural commands. Both Democrats and Republicans share guilt in their succumbing to these unbiblical violations. Those who profess Christianity need to experience a “Divine Revelation,” realizing that loyalty to all biblical teachings/morality must far exceed our loyalties to any given individual or political party. Otherwise, deceived hearts and minds will continue for many of those who don’t embrace God’s word as final authority in every area of life.

Let’s earnestly pray that professing Christians will place biblical truths above political party loyalties.

— Nate Mullet

Goshen


 

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