Thursday, October 18, 2012

America... between the rock and the hard place.

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As I watch from afar something strikes me as being both amusing as well as disturbing.
The next president will either be the present one, Barak Obama or Mitt Rommey.
Both are not 100% Christian when weighed by the Bible according to Matthew 7:16 "Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?" The present day job description of politician makes this contrary to God's word very often and seems to be counter to biblical practices and directives. Yet many voters are being asked to judge them on biblical principles and vote accordingly. 
So what should a Christian voter do when posed with such a dilemma? Jesus wants us to be the salt of this world by participating not only at church level but at community and national level as well as shown in 1 Peter 2:13-17 , for us South Africans it is somewhat easier as there are political parties that have based their doctrine on biblical guidelines but for the US Christian it is less easy as the two parties have different views on biblical guidance. This is of course compounded as mentioned by the candidate's stance on the issues as well and their perceived relationship with God based on their respective professed faiths.
Only prayer (James 1.5) can give them those answers and I will be praying that God will give the Christians in the USA the discernment to vote not as they wish, but as God wishes. 
We should all remember this in our daily walk when we need to make decisions. 
Psalm 25:12 "The Lord shows his faithful followers the way they should live."

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