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Old 03-01-2016, 07:59 AM
 
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Read the Books Jeremiah and Isaiah to learn what happens to those that turn to men and their man-made governments for their personal protection. The words describing God as a Democrat, Republican, Conservative, Labour, Liberal etc etc etc are not contained in the Bible. God is Jehovah which means, 'He Causes to Become'. My vote is for Him and His appointed King, Jesus. I'll pass on all these other choices, thanks.

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Old 03-01-2016, 08:20 AM
 
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Christians used to wear these bracelets that said WWJD (what would Jesus do?).


What would Jesus do about terrorism? Could you imagine that he would say, let's execute their families? Could you imagine Jesus advocating waterboarding?


What would Jesus do about illegal immigration? Could you imagine Jesus saying round 'em up and send them back to Mexico?


Gay marriage is only the latest advance in gay rights. It wasn't that long ago that gays could be fired, refused housing and even beaten if they dared come out of the closet. Do you think Jesus would have favored that?


Given the things I hear coming from Trump and many other Republicans I find it laughable that they call themselves Christian.
 
Old 03-01-2016, 08:51 AM
 
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One of the ways the Republican Party has such a tight grip on evangelicals is because most of them believe it is a sin to not vote GOP.
Do they? What a dumb idea.
 
Old 03-01-2016, 09:25 AM
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What the heck is mortal sin?
A Catholic doctrine of divvying sins into categories by degree of severity. Why the OP is applying it to evangelicals who don't follow that doctrine, I am not sure.
 
Old 03-01-2016, 09:37 AM
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A Catholic doctrine of divvying sins into categories by degree of severity. Why the OP is applying it to evangelicals who don't follow that doctrine, I am not sure.
Some evangelicals do follow it, but not in the same way as Catholics do. For instance in my church growing up, homosexuality was a mortal sin and the worst one that was forgivable, even worse than murder or heterosexual rape. The only thing worse in God's eyes was blaspheming the Holy Spirit which is unforgivable.
 
Old 03-01-2016, 10:19 AM
 
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One of the ways the Republican Party has such a tight grip on evangelicals is because most of them believe it is a sin to not vote GOP. Even if a Christian agrees with the Democratic candidate on all issues, they cannot vote Democrat because of the party's stance on abortion and same-sex marriage. Therefore, you have a lot of people voting against their own interests because they believe it is a mortal sin if they don't. What better way to assure people will vote for you if your eternal soul is at stake if you do not?

Question is, do you believe this is the case? Personally, I don't believe the issue is that black and white and its spiritual abuse when a pastor or church ties a person's faith to their politics. What are your thoughts?
I think the democrat party stands for enough things that are evil that I could not see myself voting for them.

Having said that, as a pastor I have NEVER addressed the issue from the pulpit, and I never will. It's none of my business who my congregants vote for.
 
Old 03-01-2016, 10:21 AM
 
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Some evangelicals do follow it, but not in the same way as Catholics do. For instance in my church growing up, homosexuality was a mortal sin and the worst one that was forgivable, even worse than murder or heterosexual rape. The only thing worse in God's eyes was blaspheming the Holy Spirit which is unforgivable.
Your church was wrong to do that. I'm sorry that a church would do that.
 
Old 03-01-2016, 12:08 PM
 
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I think the democrat party stands for enough things that are evil that I could not see myself voting for them.

Having said that, as a pastor I have NEVER addressed the issue from the pulpit, and I never will. It's none of my business who my congregants vote for.
And it is ILLEGAL to promote a candidate and I believe a specific party if you have a 501c...
 
Old 03-01-2016, 12:23 PM
 
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