Sunday, October 29, 2006

Claiming the Name of Christ Ought to Mean Something

I notice that candidates from across the political spectrum are appropriating then name of Jesus Christ in order to get the voters of our Bible-belt state to feel comfortable with them. That includes the Lt. Governor's race where pro-abortion Democrat Bill Halter says that Jesus is his most admired person. In the Attorney General's race, pro-abortion and pro-homosexual civil union Democrat Dustin McDaniel also lists Christ as his most admired person. They didn't ask in the other two races.

What is shocking is that candidates who use The Name seem to feel no obligation whatsoever to align their position's on issues to what their self-described "most admired person" would Himself advocate. For instance, how do they square their position on abortion with Our Lord's statement "Let the little children come unto Me", and "It is better that one have a millstone hung around their neck and be cast into the depth of the sea than to cause one of these little one's who believe in me to stumble"? CLearly, Jesus loved little childern. My guess is that Jesus would give abortion advocates the same treatment the moneychangers in the Temple got from Him.

We live in a post-modern age where some believe that there is no truth, that one is free to construct a Jesus to their own whims. If they are wrong, have pity on their souls. What they are doing may work as far as winning an election, but death comes to us all. On the day when all of us, small and great, have to stand before the actual Christ it is not going to matter whether or not they won elections. It will only matter how honest they were in their faith.

9 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, it will matter if they've won elections. The more authority one is given, the more he is held to account. Even more so for the ones who get into positions of authority by flippantly using the name of Christ.

12:33 PM, October 29, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe they are just mistaken on their position. The verses you quoted don't say anything about abortion. Those who are pro-choice predominantly believe that an unborn child is not a life.

It is greatly a matter of opinion, and one where I agree with you on, but this post's argument is misdirected.

12:44 PM, October 29, 2006  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

If they believe that then they choose to remain ignorant of both science and scripture. If they believe that then there are other scriptures which can enlighten them - "From my mother's womb You knew me" and more.

Of course they can simply be mistaken. If they would be willing to reconsider their position based on scripture then I'd be more sympathetic. My sense is they just want to claim the name of Jesus when it can provide them with some political cover, and then do whatever they want to do. He is either Lord or He is not.

2:18 PM, October 29, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, killing babies is a matter of personal opinion and private scriptural interpretation.

2:18 PM, October 29, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Then, of course, there is the commandment that states very clearly, "Thou shalt not kill." While the Bible specifically never mentions abortion, those who call themselves Christians and still think that killing another human life is a matter of "choice", are just fooling themselves and trying to make the Bible fit their own personal beliefs instead of letting the Bible transform their heart and mind.

3:33 PM, October 29, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How is it that a Constitution Party blog has been hijacked by the Republican Evangelicals? Who wasn't watching the party close enough to see the coup?

4:07 PM, October 29, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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4:11 PM, October 29, 2006  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

Dude, don't clog the thread with the whole CP platform.

4:27 PM, October 29, 2006  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

The blog is for everyone, and the moderators on this blog have disaffiliated from the national CP.

5:14 PM, October 29, 2006  

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