“I WAS JUST WONDERING…CAN I BE A CHRISTIAN AND A DEMOCRAT?”
Introduction – Things you should never talk about in public…
I was Just Wondering… Can I Be A Christian And A Democrat?
An opening story
The James of the book of James
James and his Monday Christianity
26 Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless. 27 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.
A deep and enduring social compassion
A deep and enduring moral integrity
An Observation – Democrat & Republican
The Point – As believers we are called to a wide range of concerns, social and moral. These concerns encompass the platforms of various political positions and parties. Because we are called to this wide range of concerns, to both social and moral public righteousness, there is a sense in which we are both Democrat and Republican.
Some Practical Applications
Conclusion – Christianity is not a neutral commitment