I think there are some misconceptions about why Cindy and I are Republicans. Firstly, I would like to point out that both of us were raised or expected to be Democrats. I actually liked Clinton when he first was running for President. Cindy was against him. She was a Republican before I was. As I started looking at what the candidates actually did, not just what they said, I realized that the Democrats often took positions and supported things that I just couldn’t get behind.
There are several key issues like abortion and Gun control that we absolutely will never budge on. We will not vote for ANY candidate who supports abortion or gun control. We don’t really understand how Christians today can vote for a person or a party that supports gay marriage and abortion and pretty much any evil imaginable. Cindy says (and I agree) that we are Conservatives! We are only Registered Republicans because you have to pick one party or other. Is it our fault that Republicans tend to be against Abortion, Gun Control, Illegal Immigration, gay Marriage and the like?
Politics should be like ANY other topic or issue, informed, shaped and ultimately subjected to our Christian worldview. WWJD isn’t just a marketing campaign. It is a legitimate question. WOULD Jesus support abortion? If not, why do you? You may say you don’t but if you are voting for people who support it YOU are supporting it.
2 Corinthians 10:5Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; So, if we are supposed to take our very thoughts captive to and for Christ, how does that mesh with voting for abortion or gun control or income redistribution? Make no mistake, if you vote for a person who supports these things; you are voting for them. How could it be otherwise? Some may say, well you are never going to agree with EVERYTHING a person stands for. That May be so, but there are some things that matter more than others. Abortion is murder. Gun control deprives innocent people of the means of defending themselves and sets them up to have ALL freedoms revoked. An armed man is a citizen, an unarmed man is a subject (slave).
I am willing to drag EVERY thought and position that I hold into the light. Kicking and screaming if necessary to see if it lines up with my beliefs as a Christian and reality. You should be willing to do the same.
Here is a challenge. The Bible says in 1 Peter 3:15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: The Greek for answer here is apologia which is the root of apologetics. Apologetics is the art of explaining and defending the Christian faith. And apologia means to give a defense of as in a court of law. Just as we need to be able to explain to others why we are Christian, I encourage all people to be able to explain why they are anything. IF for example you are an NRA member but you think that guns should only be owned by government, one might logically ask; well why the heck did you join the NRA? IF you are a Christian who is against abortion and gun control….WHY did you join the Democrat party? If you say, I was always a D or raised to be a D…Why are you STILL a Democrat?
In closing I welcome, invite and challenge you to give me a list of just 5 reasons why you are a Democrat and then to weigh those reasons against things like baby killing and gun control. Please share your reasons for being a D I honestly can’t wait to see and read them.