Sunday, October 28, 2012

The Election

   It has occurred to me that we have running for president an African-American, whose middle name is Hussein and whose father was a Muslim, running against a Mormon whose father was born in Mexico.  And both of their running mates are Catholic.  All this in a nation that is more Protestant than anything else.   It is proof that we truly live in a pluralistic nation which offers freedom to the point of choosing our leaders based on their abilities rather than their ethnic background or religious affiliation. 

It is wonderful to live in such a country that abounds in diversity and freedom!  We are actually better Christians when we freely choose to be followers of Christ.  All of us should respect what others believe and honor their right to worship or not worship as they please.  But this conviction does not mean that all religions are right.

The Bible is clear that the only way to God is through His Son, Jesus Christ.   There can only be one truth.  If all faiths are true then none of them are true.    Two plus two cannot be five, no matter how sincerely a person may believe that it is.  Our view on the exclusivity of Christ is really inclusive.  He accepts all who come to Him by faith.  It doesn’t matter what religion you are as long as you become a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ.(even Baptists can be saved!)  For when we give Jesus the title, “Lord”, we are saying that He is God(within the Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit).   So any road to God is a road to Jesus. 

Yet it is a road that one must freely take.  No amount of violence, law-making, or coercion can make a person a true believer.  Thank God that we live in a country that values liberty of conscience.  And I encourage you to pray for wisdom in the coming election.    And then pray for  the one we have freely elected to lead us and the free world.  He will certainly need our prayers.

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