Tuesday, November 22, 2016

SMR #175

Smoky Mountain Reflections #175

We like to take sides. My dog is better than your dog, my dad can beat up your dad, my team is better than your team. It is appealing or desire to be on the winning side, have the winning team, that I think in many ways affects how we vote and choose our politicians. Sadly, for most of my adult life when I did my civic duty of voting I as most of us have been very disappointed with the options that were available. But if you compare even our worst leaders, even the current options are tame compared to some of the tyrant rulers in world history.

But to help ease your election hangover let me share a few things with you.
Jesus died for all sinners, of all political persuasions, no matter how they voted.
When you vote you are not saying you approve of any of that candidate’s sins.
Voting is simply saying that the political positions of that candidate are most in line with yours.
The sanctity of human life is a biblical principal so it should be high on your priority list.
Casting a vote for whom ever you think has the best chance of being in that office is important.
So they can protect life,
Protect and promote family’s.
Protect the free exercise of faith and conscience,
Protect and defend our nation and promote peace in the world.
            This in my humble opinion is the most God pleasing way to cast your vote.

But whoever you vote or voted for……The church will pray for President Clinton or President Trump and the world will not end because of this election. Trust in God, He is in charge…..Press on.  

In Christ Pastor Portier


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