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Reason Why Christianity and Politics Typically Do Not Mix - Failure to Follow the Word of the Lord

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Jan 29, 2008 at 14:07

This exchange of trusting a Christian versus a non-Christian assumes a form of a rhetorical diatribe when there is no fundamental position that says a non-Christian cannot become a Christian. The distinction needs to be made as to being a true Christian versus taking the name of Christian to gain a religious affiliation irrespective of the spiritual implications. Too many are called Christian without having a true relationship with Jesus Christ in their hearts.

This is something that needs defining when looking at Barack Obama, or anyone else for that matter. Is calling oneself a Christian done so because of affiliation with a mainstream religious organization or minority association, or is there a true relationship with the Savior that has the true spiritual influences guiding one's life. Is the Word of the Lord being followed and does Christ rule in the contender's life? This is what needs to be answered.

Anyone can flaunt the label of Christian (and a label is all it is without true faith in the Savior), and that is why one hears many stories of a supposed Christian converting to or back to some other religious association. A true believer in Christ has His eternal assurances that once His, always His, and there is no going back to anything less.

Is this a reason to trust a person politically over another? Trusting in anyone other than in Almighty God through Jesus Christ has its problems, for humans are still imperfect in this worldly realm. Trusting in anyone's words other than those of Jesus Christ has its problems as well. We might say that we should listen to the words of a political contender to see if we can develop as sense of his convictions, but actions speak volumes more of character, and that is about as close as one is able to get short of an impossible view of a person's heart.
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