To my Christian friends.
I don’t know what I like better. The older days when voters generally didn’t tell who they’re voting for, and our voting booths even had curtains on them. Or today when most voters tell everyone who they’re voting for. Nevertheless, whom a person endorses (or supports on social media) tells a lot about their character. And perhaps that’s a good thing to know.
Contextually speaking, in 1 Corinthians 15 Paul was warning about those that did not believe in the resurrection of Christ. However this portion or passage is so suiting for this topic.
“Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.” Wake up from your drunken stupor, as is right, and do not go on sinning. For some have no knowledge of God. I say this to your shame” (1 Cor 15:33-34).
In this passage Paul was quoting Greek philosopher – author Menander (342-292 B.C.). Through this proverb, Paul was rebuking and warning the church then, that these professing believers had their discernment or morals corrupted by the people they associated with. Moreover not only were they influenced by immoral people, but worse they were now corrupting others in their congregation.
Remember that a little leaven leavens the whole lump, so let us purge-out the leaven in our lives.
Last week I spent a lot of time studying the ‘doctrines of Gods providence.’ Brethren, I am not worried about this election, nor am I anxious. I am so excited to see how the Lord will use either candidate. But know this. Biblical history tells us that many times the Lord raised up men to usher in his judgement and wrath. Frankly I believe the Lord ‘might’ use either candidate in that regard (but only the Lord knows).
Lastly to all my friends.
No matter who you vote for, I will love you the same. But as a follower of Christ, I cannot put my name behind either candidate. – Chaplain Bill 🙂
As always – Ye must be born again. Repent – be salt and light – be holy – be sanctified – fear God – pray without ceasing – keep His commandments – walk circumspectly – believe in and trust Jesus – obey the Gospel – share the Gospel – preach the Gospel – contend for the faith, – hate the things that God hates, and love the things that God loves – keep the faith, work-out your salvation, and endure to the end!