Hey y’all, Ginger here with a post that I have been pondering for some time……bad mouthing our President.
I want to start by saying I am not very political. I don’t know all the issues, especially economics or any policies. I didn’t vote for Obama because he is okay with things that God says is wrong. It’s that simple for me.
I am not writing this to try to start any type of argument over politics, this is just what I feel is right from what I read in the Bible. I am a Christian. Which means I am trying to live my life in accordance with God and what He says is right and wrong.
But the bible is very clear that we are to respect those in authority over us, and that no-one would have that authority if not given to them by Him.
Romans 13:1 NKJV:
Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God.
I think we should vote in accordance with what He teaches, but all we can do is cast our vote, and pray. If an election doesn’t turn out the way we want, there is nothing we can do, but pray that those in leadership will come to know God and then change to live according to God. I was sad when he was re-elected for a second term, but I have to accept that God is in control and he knows what he is doing.
I have to accept that the Bible teaches us to respect those in authority. I think that when we as Christians choose to use social media, our conversations, and other methods to share negative things about those in authority (that they would not have if not given to them by God) we are going against what the Bible teaches. I will never share something via my blog or Facebook or any other means to make our nation’s president look bad. He makes his decisions, he will have to answer for them on the day of judgement. I pray continually for those in control of our country, I pray that someone will be able to show them what the Bible teaches, and that they will come to know God, and then change to live in accordance with Him.
I can share post that are written in love about topics that hopefully will be uplifting to others, things that will show others I love them and I am concerned about their salvation, and I can pray for them. If I share things via social media that portray anything other than a love of God and a want for others to see Him in me, and a want to lead others to him….I think I am failing God. I may not agree with who He puts in charge, but I am still to respect those people and sharing all those horrible cartoons and slanderous things about those in authority…..that doesn’t portray the love I think Jesus speaks of in the new testament, and I worry about what that will portray to others that may not know God, what am I portraying to others that I possibly have a chance of leading to Christ?…..am I being a light for the world if I was to do those things?
Please don’t think I am saying we don’t stand up for what God says is right. We are to submit to our government as long as they are acting according to God and His word. We should stand up for God any chance we have, but it has to be done out of love. We can vote, we can discuss issues, we can pass out info, we can sign petitions and pass them around, we have opportunities everyday to stand up for God, but we have to remember to do it out of love. We are to be a light and to seek and save the lost, so sometimes we will have to stand up…..but we have to be careful in our presentation and our words.
Well, those are my beliefs, backed by my study of scriptures.
Don’t forget to do something to make someone smile today, like loving your neighbor as yourself.
Until next time