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Saturday, February 3, 2018

The Fallacy of the Political versus the Spiritual

I don't mean to offend anyone, but I always do, so apologies up front...

I am much more concerned about the spiritual lives of people I know or touch, than anything in the world political.

Politics are important, fascinating, life changing, and significant.

I find them irresistible.

Recently I had a huge debate with a couple of atheists over on Twitter. I can get combative on Twitter. I try to follow my Lord's injunction that I love my enemies. I try to be civil. I try to be loving. I try.

Sometimes I fail.

Thankful for forgiveness from the One that matters.

I try to see things from different perspectives, and this whole President Donald Trump thing is a chance of a lifetime to do that.

Here're the facts: Donald J. Trump is not someone I have ever admired.

He's more a democrat than a Republican. He's brash, sinful, immoral, and has a past. He reminds me of someone I'm close to who I struggle with loving. I project, and I find him very difficult to "love." He grew up under the Masonic tutelage of Norman Vincent Peale.

I'm not in favor of secret societies.

I don't think Trump is a part of a secret society, but what do I know?

I try to be skeptical.

I try to be skeptical of just about everything-----but the God of the Bible. I have to accept Him at face value, things I understand, things I don't understand, things I approve of, things I struggle with.

That's faith.

This whole past week has been revealing of the Swamp, Deep State, Secret Cabal that is Washington D.C. politics.

There are so many to implicate in the forging of the mess there. Both political parties bear blame.

I'm truly skeptical.

I lean conservative. (Duh!)

I approve their pro-life platform, personal liberty, and less government. Those are conservative values.

But I'm skeptical.

This memo that just came out---read all about it!

I've read BOTH sides. I know there are those that would discredit the memo, the "Never Trumpers," the liberal progressive socialists, the Hilary Clinton gang.

Maybe it's true, maybe it isn't. I don't know.

The whole mess drives me to cling to the only truth I know more than ever! All these potentially anxiety inducing crises drive me to the One who KNOWS ALL!

And what peace there is there! Peace that passes understanding.

I'm putting into words what most of my followers are thinking. I'm stating the obvious! But I'm stating it. We need to support each other. We need to affirm each other in our faith! The spiritual far outweighs the political in importance.

I went to a community sing of John Rutter's Requiem. It was lovely, in House of Hope Presbyterian Church. I sat among all the liberals and wondered if they really believe the words about God they sang.

Once I wrote to John Rutter asking him how he could write such beautiful music about Jesus and not believe in Jesus.

He told me it was a private matter.

I think faith has to be public. I think we need to speak it. I understand that those of us with the spiritual gift of evangelism are more outspoken, but we need your support, and we all are commanded to "GO" and preach, and make disciples.

Faith out-trumps politics. Political views come and go. We all need to live with one another, after all. Faith is the solid rock that can drive the politics, make them bearable (as in Communist China or Russia) or spawn good (as in Harriet Beecher Stowe's writing or William Wilberforce). Faith is what really matters.

So we watch the drama of politics unfolding around us...ultimately the Satanic New World Order...and we stand on the rock solid foundation of our faith in the God of the Bible----------WHO NEVER CHANGES!

Praise God!

An invitation to visit Corgi Hollows for hot chocolate, discussion, and a lesson on how to dress appropriately for cold temperatures is extended to all the visitors from out of town for the Super Bowl this weekend. I'll be at the jail for the game, but you are welcome to come before or after!

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