Some have asked where Christians should stand when it comes to political issues. Although it may seem logical that all Christians would hold the same beliefs, that is not necessarily true.
This is why I feel it can be dangerous to try and group all Christians into one mindset, one political party or any one political issue. You know the old saying that there are two things you never discuss with family, politics and religion. Combine the two and you have the potential for a real disaster.
I used to associate myself with one particular party line. However I began to recognize that evil exists on all sides. So I converted to the independent party. I now base my decisions on principles and morals, rather than on one particular party or person.
To be honest, some of the recent issues in the news have been enough to make my head spin. The immigration debate, racial issues, the oil spill, crazy weather and storms, unemployment, healthcare and so much more is on this country’s plate that I don’t think we can take much more.
But then I remember that there is One who holds it all in His hands. And He is the One that I should depend on when I have to make a choice or form an opinion no matter what the issue is about.
Don’t get caught up in the heat of the issue. Don’t spend too much time listening to others thoughts and opinions. Turn to the Word and use that to figure out where you stand and what you believe.
It’s not about Christians taking a particular stand on political issues. It’s about lining up the Word of God with everything that happens and then going by truth. After all, you really can’t argue with truth.