This is a post that helps you the reader to become more acquainted with where I – the author of this site – stand on various topics and theological points. Keep reading to see where I stand on today’s topic.
Keeping Things Simple
I have agonized over this one as there is so much I could say and so much ground I could cover but I have instead opted to keep this as simple and to the point as possible.
Let me be clear about a few things:
- I am not a Democrat (US).
- I am not a Republican (US).
- I believe loyalty to a political party contributes to factionalism and thereby division in the country.
- I agree more and more strongly with George Washington that we should avoid factionalism–especially in light of the divide in the US 2-party dominated system. I also recognize factionalism is inevitable (as did Washington). Therefore, we need more factions represented in order to weaken the dominant 2’s influence. The US does have other factions (parties) but they have been consistently undermined.
- I regularly participate in elections despite what you may think after reading 1 – 3.
I may lean one way or another toward one party or another on an individual issue or another but this can truly be said of anyone.
I do not place any of my ultimate hope or trust in governmental systems as they have so often erred and followed the ways of personal glorification, power, and general worldliness.
My ultimate hope is in Christ and Him alone!
It is through Christ, through studying God’s Word, through being continually transformed to be more and more like the Son that we can be more like the God-reflecting people we ought to be and thereby the sort of citizens we ultimately ought to be. It all starts with our relationship with God! It all starts with Christ!
I could go on and on about a need for limited government or explain how the separation of church and state is supposed to work (such as through discussing what’s called sphere sovereignty) or even where I am at on the current political climate more specifically–but these things are connected to a system that will one day pass away. Our relationship with the one true God does not pass away whether we are in this life, heaven, or the new world with Christ as king.
I choose to focus on the eternal and simply do the best that I can with the rest, the temporal, knowing full well that God is in control and working all things according to His purposes.
Note: I do these posts not because I think I’m somehow superior in my views or anything absurd like that but out of a desire to be up-front and honest with my readers as to where I stand. Otherwise, you’d be left to figure things out by reading between the lines and/or guessing.
Updated – 1.21.2021