Posts Tagged ‘GOP’

In search of a Christian President

January 23, 2012

This is not easy, but it is worth discussing. Is it possible to select an American politician that will live up to the expectations of the Gospel, or is it a fool’s errand? What do you think?

Political discussion is generally toxic, so there is an expectation here to keep a respectful tone. The United States of America is not biblical Israel and Christians are not sent out to form governments. There is, in fact, a government already in existence to which we owe allegiance. We have a king who has ascended into heaven and, according to Peter’s testimony, is seated on the throne of David.

“Being therefore a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him that he would set one of his descendants on his throne, he foresaw and spoke about the resurrection of the Christ, that he was not abandoned to Hades, nor did his flesh see corruption (Acts 2:30-31 ESV).

Peter observed in his Pentecost sermon, “Let all the house of Israel therefore know for certain that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified” (Acts 2:36). The Nicene Creed reminds us that he “sitteth at the right hand of the Father.” Because Christ came into the world, our status has changed.
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