It isn’t easy reading the news. It isn’t easy to sit down at a table with a mixed group of people. It isn’t easy to share things on social media. The reason? Because politics seasons all of these. And sometimes, the seasoning is off putting. Have you ever put salt in a dish when sugar was called for? That is how some conversations go these days.
I think it is time to make some declarations about my politics. One, so others can judge me by my own position. Two, so I can look back on this and see development and change. Three, just so I can get a few things off my chest.
I don’t affiliate with a single political party or platform. Republicans and Democrats can’t agree within their own party on what they think is important. The two party system has limited the true freedom of expression and a realistic representation of all people in this nation. We are convinced that these two parties are the only “real” way government can be run. Strangely, the two we have are not the two we have always had as a nation. And what these two represent has changed and morphed even in my lifetime.
I don’t recognize a single platform because that narrows choice to “either or”. When we look at the lives people in this country, “either or” isn’t good enough. We are dealing with complex matters. When we deal with the complexities of abortion, immigration, taxes, business, or conflict, “either or” leaves a rather nasty taste in my mouth. I can’t see an “either or” choice working for a family who is living on the edge. One platform takes, the other platform gives, and neither considers what will work for that family. Republican or Democrat doesn’t allow for a broad understanding of the human dynamic of real life.
I don’t give anyone too much respect when it comes to the truth. Facts have become tools to be pulled out to tweak public opinion. Facts are turned against the opposing side, but not to prove a point. They are turned to destroy a position. Facts are tools and all tools are designed to destroy on some level. The problem is that in our current political climate, facts are not used to destroy in order to build up. They are fully employed to tear down.
I don’t believe that any political entity represents a Godly perspective. I believe that the separation of church and state was a means to keep the two powers in check. The church is not meant to govern. The state is not meant to disrupt the freedom of religious pursuit. One can inform the other. One can learn from the other. Both should be working together to pursue those ends to produce the best for the people. But government officials should not be seen as religious leaders. And government choices should be held accountable to the good ends that they are supposed to achieve.
The last bit will be a bitter pill for some to swallow. But this is my statement of my position.
I don’t owe allegiance to the
United States of America. I owe
allegiance to the . To stand up for
of God United States of America
as a nation under God means to put it in its proper place. The Kingdom of God
is not the nation of America.
The has no national boundary lines. It
has not limit of sovereignty. It has no shared citizenship. Citizens of the Kingdom of God have bowed to one Lord – Jesus Christ.
We are strangers and resident aliens in the nations in which we live. The
welfare of the Kingdom of God rises to the top
of all concern. The nation we live in is a field in which we work. The Kingdom
of God (your life, my life) is the embassy.
When we go about our day to day lives, we are ambassadors to the Kingdom in
which is our true allegiance and the Lord and King who is our only true
authority. temple of God
Any time we begin to put the interest of a politician, political party, party platform, or personal politic before the
’s law, then we have committed
treason. There is a law that every citizen of the Kingdom of God is required to
fulfill to remain patriotic citizens: love God with all that you are and love
others which includes those we are bound to by blood and bond, those who are
like us, those who are different from us, and those who would do harm to us.
This law governs our behavior and motivations. If we seek to diminish this law
in any way, we betray our Lord and Kingdom. If we put the position of a politician,
political party, party platform, or personal politic in place, and it is
contrary in even the slightest degree to the Kingdom of God ,
then we risk the wrath and judgment of the King and Sovereign Lord we submitted
to. Kingdom of God
My allegiance is to Jesus Christ and to him am I accountable through the Holy Spirit. If I speak in contradiction to Jesus Christ, then it is to him I am accountable. If I speak in contradiction to the dominant political climate, then may my words be measured by the message and law of the
. If I am wrong, according to the Kingdom of God , then it is my duty to my King to
repent and seek forgiveness. If I am within the message and law of the Kingdom,
then the question becomes, why is there a problem? Kingdom of God