I fear that our relationship with the Republican party has become a chain around the neck of the Church. We’ve sacrificed our character and our witness to achieve political power. We’ve traded the gospel for the oracles of Q. And now we’ve learned that salvation is determined by who we vote for.
The parable of Jesus where He separates His flock based on how they’ve treated the poor and the needy is replaced by Jesus pulling up our voting record.
Our neighbor dies in the streets, and we, in response, yell through the locked door of our church, “Your death is necessary to keep us safe”.
Our neighbor dies in a hospital bed, and we, in response, yell over our booming worship music, “Your death is a lie to remove us from power”.
It is no longer the first shall be last and the last shall be first.
It is America First.
It is no longer turn the other cheek.
It is become a bully to defeat a bully.
We’ve come to the place where any and every political defeat means the end to our way of life.
And we don’t ask ourselves, “Is this the way of Christ?”.
We lament the loss of our Christian nation, but if are not practicing the way of Christ. How can we hope to regain it?