Friday, October 19, 2012

This Christian is unable to support a God-less party

The recent news concerning a certain political party’s decision to first remove the name of God from their platform and then reluctantly reinsert it, has raised some issues for me. I am a Christian who believes that my duty here on earth is to honor God above anything else. This means that, if my political party (or any organization with which I might be connected) decides to align itself with Godlessness, I should either disconnect myself from that group, or remain in the group but seek to change their stance on said issue.

First, what individual or group raised an objection to the name of God being part of their political platform in the first place? Was there some recurring underlying conflict going on in which there existed some question as to whether or not this political party wished to be viewed as friendly to God? Why was the issue raised in the first place?

Secondly, the hesitancy with which the decision to remove God’s name was reversed makes me wonder even more about the spiritual state of those who comprise this certain political group. The vote had to be taken three times before it was decided to put the name of God back into the party’s platform. However, the vote was far from unanimous and actually amounted to little more than a ho-hum affirmation with several loud shouts of rejection still ringing in the air afterwards.

The Christian’s allegiance should be to God above anything else. I have personally chosen to vote for the party who is at least less anti-God than the other one. I am not naïve enough to think the other political party is pro-God; they are only less anti-God than the other party. Neither party puts their responsibility to God ahead of political gain or greed. Truly it will be the lesser of two evils.

Assuredly, there must be committed Christians existing within the ranks of both political parties, but when one party goes so far as to remove the name of God from their platform (regardless of whether or not they voted it back in), the committed Christian should reevaluate their commitment to that party.

This article may be viewed as bitter or harsh, but it is simply the unvarnished truth. The act of removing the name of God from a political party’s platform is symbolic of the actual removal of any allegiance to God by that same platform and its adherents. It is only a step away from openly rejecting God in a real and complete manner. This country will fail if it finally and fully turns from God. Politicians, political parties, nor government can keep this nation whole once it rejects the God who gave it life.

"...if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land" (II Chronicles 7:14 ESV).