i love the church that i preached at today so please don’t take anything i am about to say as a statement concerning the church. the church body didn’t have anything to do with the “voter guides” that i am about to discuss. one individual decided to pass these things out – he was a nice guy i just disagree with the “voter guides.”
exert a direct and positive influence in government, education, and the family by (1) educating the nation concerning the GODly foundation of our country; (2) providing information to federal, state, and local officials as they develop public policies which reflect biblical values; and (3) encouraging CHRISTians to be involved in the civic arena.
my main probably with the voter guides is that i believe they have much more to do with a certain political persuasion than they do with a “GODly foundation.” I’m not sure that many of the topics that the “voters guide” addresses are in line with what the JESUS of scripture would. more importantly than the issues that it includes are many of the items that it ignores. if you use the “voters guides” as your source you would come to believe that GOD cares nothing for the weakest of our society because the “voters guides” never mentions them. Seriously, do any of us really believe that JESUS is more deeply concerned about the presidential candidates committing to not raise taxes (which is on the guide) than HE is concerned about the candidates committing to fight poverty (which is left off the guide)? or do we honestly think that JESUS is more concerned about a federal marriage amendment (which is on the guide) than HE is about reforming welfare in such away that it encourages marriage rather than penalizing it (which isn’t on the guide)? i doubt seriously that most of the items on the “voters guide” have anything to do with the kingdom of GOD. It seems more like an organization trying get churches to vote there way.
thankfully the church i was at still sees that JESUS is very concerned about the weakest of our society. one lady carried so much about it that she had to say as much in the middle of the sermon i was delivering. i like it when that happens.