Is it Christian?

In the Book of Romans chapter 12 verses 9 through 21, gives us the guidelines we need to be a True Christian. These are all visible signs that someone is a follower of Jesus Christ.

Yet time again and again why do I see so many individuals and organizations who call themselves Christians or Christ-centered not follow these simple Biblical rules.

Evangelical leaders, Christian schools, Christian political organizations, and even churches. They all fail at the very basics of what it means to be Christian in the first place. And it is so wide spread it pushes people away from the Gospel instead of pulling people to the Light of Christ.

It is truly sad to see in this day and age more Christ-like behavior from the secular world instead of from the body of believers as they claim.

Don’t misunderstand my point here. We are all still human. We all still sin and make mistakes from time to time. That is understandable and forgivable. Help your fellow believer back up and encourage them forward in their Faith.

I am talking about the blatant and continued un-Christian like behavior from those who claim to follow the Gospel.

They are like the scribes and Pharisees of old. Two-faced hypocrites that say one thing yet do another. And they are even worse since they say the follow Christ but show no fruits of the spirit.

They can quote chapter and verse of God’s Word. But it is only knowledge. There is no wisdom to apply it. And if they did. They fear the persecution and loss (of power) it would truly bring.

Do not be fooled by these people and organizations. Do not get caught up in their frenzy. Examine what they do and say. Just as you would for your own words and actions. Ask yourself does this Glorify God or does it glorify man? Then you will know.

Days before the caucus

In the few days leading up to the first-in-the-nation Iowa Caucus. There are 5 candidates that have loyal supporters. And this is to be commended.

Of those 5 candidates, 2 will go on to become nominees for President of the United States in the 2016 election. The other 3 will not make the cut.

The problem arises on how these loyal supporters of Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Hillary Clinton, and Bernie Sanders treat the supporters of their party’s opponents.

I have seen the supporters of Cruz and Paul verbally attack the supporters of Trump. This is not a way to win friends or influence people to join your cause and switch sides to support another candidate.

I have witnessed the majority of Trump supporters ignore the taunts from Cruz/Paul supporters and instead focus on the character, record, and policies of the other candidates.

The same is true with the democrats. The supporters of Hillary do not attack the supporters of Bernie or vice versa, they attack the records and policies presented by the candidates. And this is why they usually end up winning elections. Their party isn’t attacking itself.

The worst offenders of these attacks on supporters come from the so-called Cruz evangelical camp. Their character is anything but Christian. They are the type of people that give Christianity a bad name among unbelievers and provide a poor witness to the glory of Christ.

No matter which candidate of the liberal left wins the nomination, the Democratic party will unite behind that candidate. Be it Hillary or Bernie. No Democrat will stay home because their candidate wasn’t nominated.

But on the Republican side, because the party is so blinded by internal hatred. The evangelicals will stay home and not vote if their idolized candidate is not nominated. And the Rand Paul supporters are already calling for Rand to run as a 3rd party candidate.

The loss of all these voters will give the liberals the White House once again in the general election of 2016. Four more years of failed socialist agenda and progressive polices that are anti-Christian and anti-American.

When I go to my caucus on Monday the 1st of February. I will cast my first vote in the POTUS election cycle. My vote may not be for the candidate who eventually gets the nomination. But it will be for the person I think will do the best job of bringing our country back from the brink in this darkest of hours.

And when the Republican party does finally name the nominee for President, I will put my full support behind that nominee. And it doesn’t matter which one of the candidates is named. Until that point however, I keep an open mind. Convince me by facts and truth with prayer. Not by name calling and insulting me.