Sometimes I read the news and want to go smite people. Usually the smiting is directed at pastors who do dumb, horrible things or say ridiculous things and put Jesus’ name on their statements. It’s a good thing that I’m not God and don’t have any kind of smiting ability.
I get so frustrated when pastors preach things that are intentionally hate filled. I really doubt that Barak Obama is the anti-Christ and I’m not going to believe that this healthcare reform is leading to Nazi healthcare practices. And even if I’m wrong I’m going to trust Jesus through it all anyway because I read the end of his book and it says Jesus wins.
Pastors you have better things to do with your pulpit than to push a hateful message to the world. It’s distracting you from the gospel of reconcilliation and it’s making the rest of us look like idiots.
I wonder if God’s message against the false prophets in the Old Testamet are applicable to the pastors who are so easily distracted by politics and ‘Merican patriotism. Because the false prophets were used by the enemy to distract the people from the issue of their own sin. Pastors when you preach politics are you distracting your people from their own sin and projecting all sin and all evil on the democrats, liberals, or lefties? Jesus message was that everyone is a sinner and we all need to come to the cross for forgiveness and reconcilliation. Even pastors like you and me, we are the same level of sinner as Barak Obama, we both need the cross.
Jesus did not say that we would have elections for when the kingdom of God would crash into the kingdoms of this world. But he did send us out to proclaim that the Kingdom of God us coming and is even now here among us.
So pastors, please stick to preaching the gospel and not politics. Jesus wasn’t distracted by the politics of his age and neither should we. Please, I’m begging you. I’m tired of apologizing for you and your words. It’s distracting the rest of us.
Vote and vote your conscience and your convictions. But don’t be a jerk! I think that might be what Jesus meant when he said we should love God an love people. Don’t be a jerk. What you are doing is making us all look like jerks. You’re not helping the bigger cause of the gospel.
Thankfully aware of his need for forgiveness of his own sin,