Pastor's Blog: The Christian's Vote
Lord willing, we will be back in Daniel 6 this Sunday, “Daniel’s Deliverance, Part 2.” The response of Daniel to the prideful plot against him is powerful prayer. The onslaught of attacks from the liberal and radical left are increasing. Will we compromise or will we stand for truth? Daniel gives us a tremendous example of the latter. Next week we will consider the Providential Protection of God’s Man (vv. 18-23) and the Predictable Promotion of God’s Majesty (vv. 24-28) as Daniel is protected by God in the lion’s den.
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It is a great blessing to live in a country where you can participate in determining who runs your government. The right to vote is critical and the failure of Christian’s to exercise that right may well be one of the causes of our present troubles in America. Early voting for the upcoming election opened this week. Go to the polls and vote your Christian convictions. Those convictions should certainly include a pro-life mindset. While one party has not necessarily done all that it could to protect life the other party is for the wholesale slaughter of babies in the womb up to the day of birth. A true Christian cannot vote for a candidate from a party that promotes that murder of the most innocent among us.
Within evangelicalism there is a strong movement toward social justice and liberal theology. The Gospel Coalition, is a left leaning, mostly reformed organization of churches and church groups. TGC has increasingly drifted leftward in philosophy and theology. They are dangerous. A recent tweet from them said, “Christians, let’s avoid becoming functional syncretists. The blood of a donkey or an elephant cannot be mixed with the blood of the lamb. To mix them is to create an unholy concoction no believer should consume.” This is nonsense. Encouraging believers to vote with biblical convictions in mind does not in any way suggest that to do so results in one being saved. It does have to do with being obedient to the revealed will of God.
Here's the real problem: TGC is definitely promoting “syncretism,” mixing in a social justice wokeness with a weak, watered-down version of Christianity and calling it the gospel. Be careful who you listen to. Do not allow liberal do-gooders to confuse you. Get the facts.
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As always, I am looking forward to what God will do at Tabernacle this coming Sunday. Please be present with your Bibles in hand as we worship the Lord together!
Blessings, YFJS, Bro. Tom