SIGNS OF THE TIMES – Christianity & Politics, An Unholy Alliance

The way of truth shall be evil spoken of.

2 Peter 2:2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.

Peacemakers is a Christian blog, so I don’t usually talk about politics, but with so many evangelicals involved in our political world I feel it is appropriate and even necessary to comment at this time.  The focus of this post is Evangelicals in politics, not the endorsement of any presidential candidate.  

Donald Trump, the Republican presidential candidate, has praised Russia’s authoritarian Vladimir Putin saying …

Mr Putin had…

“great control over his country”.

“has been a leader far more than our president [Obama] has been”.

(bbc)

This is a disturbing statement for a U.S. presidential candidate to make.

Even more disturbing is the fact that Michael Pence, Donald Trump’s Evangelical running mate, agreed with him!

This makes Christians look foolish and I believe it hurts the cause of Christ. Many in the world lump us Christians together.  I can just see my unsaved family members rolling their eyes!

Did Michael Pence see the following article at Christianity Today?  

This is something the news media should pick up.

Russia’s Newest Law:  No Evangelizing Outside of Church

Effective July 20, 2016

Read article at … Christianity Today.

And, speaking to Evangelical Christians, Donald Trump said …

“Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump recently told a group of evangelical Christians gathered in Florida that being a good president is ‘the only way I’m going to get to Heaven.'” 
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(Christian Post)

Was he joking as some say, or does his statement reveal that he does not understand the Gospel.

Many years ago I witnessed to my uncle.  I bought him a Bible in Italian and shared the Gospel with him.  My uncle said something very similar to what Donald Trump recently said. My uncle would tell me that he was sending money to his Roman Catholic church in Italy, so that the church there would be able afford  new doors. He said that then maybe God would open heaven’s doors and let him in.  I don’t think he was joking. My uncle did not understand the Gospel. He was a Roman Catholic.  Oh how I loved my family, and still do love them.  By the grace of God, I would tell anyone who would listen about the Jesus of the Bible, the Jesus that I had come to know and love when I was born again.
I wonder if any of the evangelical Christians, who have the opportunity to be around Donald Trump, will put their politics aside and lovingly share the Gospel with him. I wonder. I pray they do.  I pray all of us Christians would, by the grace of God, for the love of God, do more evangelizing wherever and whenever the Lord gives us the opportunity.
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Proverbs 11:30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.

We are ambassadors for Christ

2 Corinthians 5:20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.

We are soldiers for Christ

2 Timothy 2:4 No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.

No man can serve two masters

Matthew 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s

Render unto God the things that are God’s

Matthew 22:21 They say unto him, Caesar’s. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s.

This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour

1 Timothy 2:1-3 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;

About Cathy

My name is Cathy White and I am a born again Christian, saved in 1988 at the age of 38. My mother was born again in her old age, in her 80's. Her name is Giannina which means "God is gracious."
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