Straight Talk, a Sound Mind and Politics :: by Bill Wilson

It is written in 1 Timothy 2:7, “For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” The apostle Peter recorded in 1 Peter 4:7-8, “But the end of all things is at hand: be therefore sober minded, and watch unto prayer. And above all things have fervent love among yourselves: for love shall cover a multitude of sins.”

It is not sound-mindedness when some Christians question the Christianity or salvation of other Christians—because they are expressing their political beliefs. This is wrong-mindedness. This political election cycle has viciously divided many of us who should have God’s love and affection one for another. Sober-mindedness needs to be employed. We need to have unity.

Because of what I have written in The Daily Jot about Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, some claiming to be Christians—have called into question my salvation. They say that I cannot be Christian and support a man like Donald Trump.

Let’s see, Trump has recently gone on record as saying supports the sanctity of life, would appoint pro-life, conservatives to the Supreme Court, work to repeal the rule not allowing pastors of 501C3 churches to speak on politics; he would reverse the policies against Israel; defeat the Islamic State; stop illegal and dangerous immigration; and stand up for Christians being persecuted around the world. He also said he would bring jobs back to the US and reduce taxes.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is ardently pro-abortion and admires Planned Parenthood’s racist founder Margaret Sanger. She has committed to appoint “progressive” (meaning Communist) pro-abortion justices to the Supreme Court.

Hillary Clinton believes pastors should not be protected by the First Amendment. She plans a TRILLION-dollar-plus tax increase. She will continue the U.S. policies against Israel and promote non-vetted Islamic immigration into the US. She will continue the globalist economic policies that keep Americans out of work. Her reckless custody of national security secrets and endless trail of scandals speak volumes. Clinton will continue the unsecure and dangerous US border policy.

Which candidate more aligns with the biblical definition of leadership selection found in Exodus 18:21-able men, respecting God, men of truth, hating covetousness (taking what you have and giving it to themselves or others)?

And people want to question another’s salvation for supporting Trump?

Elections tend to bring out the worst in people because emotions run high. Putting personal offense ahead of common sense is wrong-minded and lacks discernment. Justifying a non-vote or a vote for someone who can’t win based on principle, is nothing short of cowardice. Going to the websites of both candidates, studying up—choosing the one that more closely matches with Christian beliefs is making an informed decision and exercising sound-mindedness.

Respectful discussion demonstrates love.

Have a blessed and powerful day!

Bill Wilson