I tend to vote Republican. I believe that our country is in trouble because we call so many things that are evil, good, and so many things that are good, evil. The Republican Party often supported what I believed the Bible says is good, such as the sanctity of all life from conception to natural death.
However, I have to agree with Senator Mitch McConnell’s statements:
“Let me give you my view of what happened January the 6th. And we all were here. We saw what happened,” McConnell said at a media availability at the US Capitol on Tuesday.
“It was a violent insurrection for the purpose of trying to prevent the peaceful transfer of power after a legitimately certified election, from one administration to the next. That’s what it was,”
Was the election fair? I don’t know. But the kind of behavior seen on January 6 is not democratic and not Godly. Do I like much of what President Biden has signed into being? No, but God is in control. If we truly believe that, and behave like we believe that, we will be lights shining on a hill that cannot be hid and the darkness will have to flee.
I believe that as Christians we should be involved in politics. I spend a lot of time writing kind but pointed letters to my politicians on how I would like them to govern. I spend time praying for them. I work to teach my kids how to live Godly lives, in hopes that they will support politicians who believe in God. I work hard to vote for politicians who call right, right and wrong, wrong, according to God’s word.
Our country was founded as a Christian nation, no matter what contemporary academia says. Our country will fall if it stops following God. But it is our job to build the country up from the grassroots, with God’s truth and love. That is the only way. Only if everyday people are loving and following God will they want leaders who also love and follow God.
Our nation was founded by fighting a war. Our nation stayed in one piece by fighting a war. But both of those wars were started by the other side, the side that said, no, your belief in truth is wrong.
Starting a war because we believe we are right makes no sense. If we are right, then we just need to stand on that and let the other side eventually agree, or start the war. But we should never be the ones to start a war.
We can work to find truth and hold people accountable for wrongs, but remember,
Only God’s love wins.