Politicians Get Religion as Election Draws Near
If there was one thing Jesus despised more than anything else it was hypocrisy.
“But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you shut off the kingdom of heaven from people; for you do not enter in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in. Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you devour widows’ houses, and for a pretense you make long prayers; therefore you will receive greater condemnation. Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you travel around on sea and land to make one proselyte; and when he becomes one, you make him twice as much a son of hell as yourselves” (Matt. 23:13–15).
There are lots of politicians out there who will do almost anything for votes. If they are willing to pass laws that take money from some people so they can give it to other people and then claim that they are the ones being benevolent, then why would we be surprised that they would call on God to help them get votes?
These are the same people who support abortion demand and homosexuality, two practices the Bible condemns. Wealth confiscation in the name of social justice is nowhere to found in the Bible. In fact, a ten percent tax is considered to be a sign of political tyranny (1 Sam. 8).
I believe the shock of the national reaction to the majority delegate “no-vote” on putting God back into the Democratic Party platform is beginning to worry some Democrats. In addition, very little is coming out on Romney’s faith. Part of the problem of attacking Romney’s Mormonism is that the leader of the Senate, Harry Reid, is a Mormon.
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The Democrat convention was designed to put lipstick on a pig. It was scripted to keep some of the extreme elements from standing out too brightly. The God thing tripped up the Democrats. Their plan was to parade out the usual religious suspects for voter draw. Here are some comments about what was supposed to happen at the Democrat convention:
As is customary, convention organizers have invited faith leaders to offer invocations and benedictions each night of the convention. . . . But the selection of clergy to offer prayers and the religious voices who will speak may be even more significant this election year. Not only are Democrats vying for voters from key religious demographics, such as evangelicals, but they are also fighting back complaints from Republicans and religious organizations that they have clamped down on religious freedom.
So expect a lot of religious talk from candidates. I’m always suspicious of anyone who wears his religion on his sleeve. I almost always refuse to do business with a company that puts a Jesus fish symbol on a brochure, sign, truck, or website. Show me your Christianity by your good works, not your good words. A tree is known by its fruit (Matt. 7:15–23).