Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Unity of the Church in spite of politics

I have this problem with "progressive" Christians as much as I do with "conservative" ones. While the right may have Ann Coulter and Michael Savage who blatantly insult people with vitriolic language and childish behavior, the left's overall language towards conservatives is always subtly veiled with innuendo and spite.

The left needs to seriously lay off the straw-man attitudes towards conservatives. Conservative talk show listeners don't do exactly what they're told. They're smart people just like the progressives.

The Church needs to seriously get back together and agree with one another. We're not different, we're just looking at things from different perspectives.

Progressives talk a lot about a "prophetic voice" speaking into the political climate concerning poverty and justice. This is an important issue that has been ignored by the Church over the years, but at the same time we shouldn't be attacking our brothers and sisters in the Lord who are also speaking prophetically concerning the sins of sexual immorality and abortion.

Both sides do need to make sure it is just a prophetic voice and not try to shove any agenda into politics and say "tis thus or naught." Rather we should speak in a unified voice to the nations of the world, "Repent for the Kingdom of God is at hand." Turn from your wicked ways, your idolatry, your sexual perversions. You oppress the righteous and the poor, you ignore the plight of the widow and the alien. The good news has arrived, and it is forgiveness of your sins!

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