Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Christian Democrats?

As we enter into the election cycle this fall that will determine the party that controls the US Congress for at least the next two years, there is a lot of talk currently about whether the Republican Party is more closely aligned with true Christian values, or whether in fact it is incompatible to be a Christian and be a Democrat at the same time.

While I truly believe neither of the two primary US political parties represent true Christian values in their governing philosophies, writer Jack Kinsella writes a very persuasive article on the subject of the natural tendencies of many in the Democratic party.

As the Bible says: "I tell you the truth, the man who does not enter the sheep pen by the gate, but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber. The man who enters by the gate is the shepherd of his sheep. The watchman opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger's voice." Jesus used this figure of speech, but they did not understand what he was telling them. (John 10:1-6, NIV) ; Nevertheless, God's solid foundation stands firm, sealed with this inscription: "The Lord knows those who are his," and, "Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness." (2 Timothy 2:19 NIV)

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