Monday, October 24, 2016

SHOULD A CHRISTIAN VOTE FOR TRUMP OR CLINTON OR NEITHER?


I keep seeing people writing about how Christians should vote based on how good of a Christian they perceive Trump or Clinton to be.  The writers express strong opinions about whether or not the candidates meet the criteria of being a Christian.  I guess these writers and people who talk about this have forgotten the following scripture.

John 8:1-11 English Standard Version (ESV)
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1 but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. 2 Early in the morning he came again to the temple. All the people came to him, and he sat down and taught them. 3 The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery, and placing her in the midst 4 they said to him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of adultery. 5 Now in the Law, Moses commanded us to stone such women. So what do you say?” 6 This they said to test him, that they might have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground. 7 And as they continued to ask him, he stood up and said to them, “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.” 8 And once more he bent down and wrote on the ground. 9 But when they heard it, they went away one by one, beginning with the older ones, and Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him. 10 Jesus stood up and said to her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” 11 She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you; go, and from now on sin no more.”

A Christian should not try to judge how much of a Christian another person is.  I suggest you pick your candidate by another criteria.  The above scripture says to me that Jesus would not be pleased with His people doing all this judging.

© Ed Cooper, 10/24/2016, Stoney Creek, TN, Appalachia

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