Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Can You Be A Christian And A Democrat?
My turn from being a Democrat was the result of a good friend’s question. “Is your being a Democrat consistent with your values as a Christian?” I don’t remember answering the question immediately. The thought fermented in my mind. When you focus on one thing similar things come to your attention. I began to seriously compare what Republicans and Democrats believe. Clinched by a visit to the Reagan museum I made the decision to become a Republican. Looking at the platform for the Democratic National Convention (DNC) this week I can see no way that a clear thinking, bible-believing Christian can be a Democrat.
The newest platform for the Democrats fails to recognize God’s authority over men as the word, “God” has been removed from their document. Abortion is promoted front and center at any time and at taxpayers expense. The thing they do right is to reinstate the wording recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capitol. They obviously do it to make political points not because it’s a principal they actually hold.
God is pro-Israel from Exodus through Revelation. In Psalm 122 we are told to ‘Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.” Though this President is far from being pro-Israel all those who call on the name of the Lord should be.
I know that there are those that call themselves Christ followers that have no qualms with abortion. I can’t logically see how that lines up with God’s heart. Being ‘pro-choice’ is not a coherent or logical position.
So I ask the question of all Christ following Democrats. Is it consistent with your values as a Christian? If you can answer yes then perhaps your commitment to Christ and scriptural truth is weighted with less belief than your belief in the Democratic platform.