My friend, Dave Black is spot on:
How can we defend a so-called "Christian" America that is hypocritical, homophobic, anti-immigrant, sexist, and bigoted? We can't. Nor can we invoke a social gospel that ignores the personal gospel of faith in Christ. I believe that Left or Right, there's an awful lot of corruption in politics.
The most important lesson we should learn is that the church must stand against the way politics has become a religion, and religion has become politics. We can hear this idolatrous pull even in the apocalyptic language used by many in this election-- as we have seen in every election in recent years-- that this election is our "last chance." And we can hear it in those who assume that the sort of global upending we see happening in the world-- in Europe, in the Middle East, and now in the United States-- mean a cataclysm before which we should panic.
...such language "is not worthy of a church that is already triumphant in heaven…."
Dave's entire post can be read here.
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