The U.S. presidential election will be decided tomorrow, though it may take days to count the votes.
This season has been especially hostile, driven largely by wildly varying opinions of incumbent President Donald Trump. Hateful and unkind speech, driven by fear, have become commonplace in many political discussions.
Ron Hutchcraft of Ron Hutchcraft Ministries says Christians can’t blend into this culture of strife and division. “We do that and, I hate to say it, we’re going to give folks another reason to not choose Jesus. In Philippians 3, we have a good reminder that we have dual citizenship. Now, my passport tells me I’m an American citizen. My Bible says our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await the Savior from there.”
Early Christians viewed themselves as living in a colony under local stewards. They awaited the day when Jesus, their true Emperor, would return and reign with them forever. Today, Christians live in the same situation, though believers in the U.S. and other democracies can help pick our stewards.
We are Christ’s ambassadors, says Hutchcraft, and everything we say to people in person or on the internet paints a positive or a negative picture of Jesus.
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller
CALL TO ACTION
- Love others with the radical love of Christ, especially those who have very different political positions.
- Pray for those who win the elections and take positions of leadership.