Politics

Why It’s Not Possible To Be A Loyal Democrat and A Christian

by Samuel Brooks

I was reading through news articles online a few weeks ago and came across an article on The Blaze titledWake Up, Christians. There Is No Place For You In the Democrat Partyby conservative blogger, Matt Walsh. As I’m reading this article, Walsh is making strong and interesting points about how being a loyal democrat and a Christian doesn’t mix well. I will list a couple from the article and add my thoughts on the key issues; including a couple not found in the article. I could list and discuss more but, for the sake of time, will cover these few:1) First off, the Democratic Party doesn’t support traditional marriage. The Bible is very particular about marriage being between one man and one woman, and is also against engaging in homosexual relationships / marriage as it’s a sin.

2) The Party supports abortion. As Christians, we believe that life begins at conception and that abortion falls under murder. According to the British Heart Foundation, “the human heart starts beating as early as 16 days after conception”! A popular argument for supporting abortion that I constantly hear is “it’s my body and it’s my choice.” You’re right that it’s your choice because we have free will; however, like every choice, good and bad, there are consequences. According to the American Pregnancy Association, some of the emotional and psychological side effects of having an abortion “can range from mild regret to more serious complications such as depression.” So, why endure the emotional and psychological stress from having an abortion when there are other options? If an unwanted pregnancy occurs, adoption is one of the better options! Not only would the child have a life but has a chance to be placed with couples who may or may not be able to conceive children. Another thing that I would like to point out, even though you have the choice, you do NOT own your body! We were all created by God, and when He came down from heaven as Jesus, He took sin upon himself when He was nailed to the cross. With that said, God owns you and I as 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 ESV says “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.”

3) Along with not supporting traditional marriage, the Democratic Party supports cross-dressing / transvestism. Deuteronomy 22:5 says “A woman must not put on men’s clothing and a man must not wear women’s clothing. Anyone who does this is detestable in the sight of the Lord your God.” Romans 1:24-27 talks about leaving what is natural for the unnatural. Two other verses of Scripture that brings this topic up are 1 Corinthians 11:3-15 and 14:40. The claim is that they were “born that way” and that they “feel like they belonged in another body”. To be clear on this, God does NOT make any mistakes! John Hopkins psychiatrist, Dr. Paul R. McHugh, even states that transgender is a ‘mental disorder’ and that ‘sex changes are biologically impossible’ which you can read more in depth here. Feel free to read more on what the Bible says about this issue here.

4) According to an article posted on July 9th by The Washington Post, the Democratic Party “endorsed a reasoned pathway to future legalization of marijuana and called for the drug to be downgraded in the Controlled Substances Act.” With this being a hot topic right now, it’s a topic that should be discussed with it appearing on the ballot in multiple states. Focus on the Family posted an article detailing the results and effects of marijuana usage after its legalization in Colorado which you can read here. Along with the negative results, “marijuana smoke contains many of the same toxins, irritants and carcinogens as tobacco smoke” according to the American Lung Association. As someone who used to support legalization years ago, I’ve seen the detrimental effects that marijuana, like any other drug or other controlled substances, can cause. I’ve seen it in the people I used to hang around with and within the nature of the industry I’ve been in (entertainment). I’ve also discussed this topic with respiratory therapists and other health professionals. So, how does this topic pertain to Christianity you ask? 1 Peter 5:8 ESV says “Be sober-minded, be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour” and “The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers” in 1 Peter 4:7 ESV. A couple other ones (outside of many) are Proverbs 21:17 and 1 Corinthians 6:10. Even though some verses in Scripture come across mainly on consuming alcohol and drunkenness, it’s discussing intoxication in general; regardless if it’s from alcohol or drugs because you’re putting those things above having a possible relationship with God, which falls under idolatry. So what’s more important to you…a relationship with God or getting your next hit of marijuana?

5) Lastly, according to Rapture Ready, the Democratic Party and liberal media have continued to support liberal federal judges who have pushed to remove God from the American public ranging from the “Ten Commandments”, “In God We Trust” on our currency and “One nation, under God” from our “Pledge of Allegiance” just to name a few which you can read more here. If they were truly, devout Christians, why would they be pushing for these things and to allow for them to happen? Not only has God been attacked but Christian businesses as well! One example is Sweet Cakes by Melissa; which resulted in them being sued and closing down their business because they kindly refused to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding which went against the owners’ Christian faith. Not only is religious liberty at stake but our freedom of speech since they’ll do what they can to “hush you up” if you disagree with them! Would the same outcome happen if the owners’ were Muslim, Buddhist or Hindu? My guess…I doubt it. Days after it was announced that Sweet Cakes would have to pay a fine of $135,000, Jesse Bartholomew, a self-identified gay baker, made a statement “that the gay couple could have gone to another bakery willing to take their business and the action they took against Sweet Cakes by Melissa was simply bullying.” I couldn’t agree with his statement more! You can read more here.

To conclude, this post is not to push you one way or another with the Presidential elections coming up next month. The point behind this post is to show you how the Liberal Democratic agenda is contradictory to the Judeo-Christian faith. I also know, personally, individuals that claim to be Christian and Republican yet are in support of some of these issues. So it doesn’t matter if the party is Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, Communist, Socialist, or “Joe Smoe’s” party; even though these stances are generally associated with the Democratic Party. With that said, this post is geared towards everyone! We all have a choice to make…to either pick up our cross and follow Jesus Christ OR to believe and support the things of this world. Things of man are TEMPORAL. Things of God are ETERNAL. Which one will YOU choose?

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