It seems the whole world is on edge, and when I say the whole world, I am not excluding Christians by any means. Even among the brethren there is this sense of unease, and if we happen to disagree on something, no matter how small or tangential that something might be, well, then we’ve been turned, infiltrated, and now work on behalf of the enemy of all that is good and right.
It’s time to take a step back, recalibrate our position, and make sure that it’s still all about Jesus. Yes, it’s easy to get caught up in the malaise, especially when everyone else is doing it, but what we must keep at the forefront of our thoughts is that Jesus is on the throne, and will continue to be on the throne.
As of late I’ve been bombarded with e-mails about the upcoming elections here in America. As is often the case, I am asked to be the impartial third party, and decide the winner of a certain argument, whether the argument centers around one’s vote being mandatory, and the absence thereof akin to treason, or which candidate to vote for and why.
Over the past few years – if any of you have been reading this blog for that long – I have made my feelings on politics and politicians abundantly clear.
Politics is the world’s second oldest profession, closely tethered to the world’s first profession, and the practitioners of both prostitution and politics sell themselves to the highest bidder.
If men calling themselves bishops, pastors, elders, deacons, prophets and apostles no longer aspire to righteousness, holiness, or any semblance of morality, what makes us think even for one second that a politician will?
The notion that righteousness will flow forth from the oval office, if a certain candidate wins the presidency is childish and foolish on its face.
We are as Israel was, no longer satisfied with the leadership and guidance of God, and for many a year now, have taken it upon ourselves to rule and govern ourselves. We got what we wanted, we got what we deserved, and this time around will be no different than the last. We will, once more, get the kind of leadership we deserve…no better, no worse.
What we must not lose sight of is that this rock will keep spinning regardless of who wins the elections in the coming days, and if this rock is still spinning, we the children of God still have a duty and obligation to Him, to preach Christ and Him crucified.
So I will not tell you who to vote for – although if you want to go the lesser of two evils route the choice is obvious – I will not tell you that hell waits with mouth agape if you don’t vote, nor will I tell you that you get a participation ribbon from Jesus if you do.
These things belong in the realm of personal conviction, like not eating meat, wearing a timepiece, or a wedding band, and I will not judge another’s servant.
I am accountable to God for myself. I do what I can to instruct the children of God, to point the way to Jesus, and to implore any who would hear to surrender their all to Him.
If history has taught us anything, it is that politicians disappoint, and try as we might, we will never have a political solution to a spiritual problem.
Make no mistake, America’s problem is a spiritual one, and the only remedy for what ails this nation is repentance; a repentance that must begin within the house of God, and reverberate throughout the land.
With love in Christ,
Michael Boldea Jr.