Thursday, November 23, 2006

What We Claim Vs. What We Do

It turns out that Michael Richards, "Kramer" of Seinfeld fame, is said to have made anti-Jewish remarks earlier this year during yet another attempt at stand-up comedy. This would be the second time that this guy has been known to make racists remarks.

Yet he says he's not a racist. Just as Mel Gibson claimed.

My question has been: What makes you not a racist? Because you say you aren't? One can claim to not be racist till they're blue in the face, but if what keeps flowing out of their mouths is racist, we've got to go with their behavior, not their claim.

I've also observed this in the professing Christian community. People who profess to be conservative, biblical Christians are behaving as if God isn't in control of this country's elections and leaders. Rather, they vote liberally (pro-abortion, pro-homosexual rights), hoping that the lesser of the two evils will be "good enough" or perhaps "not quite as bad".


Are you a conservative Christian because you say you are? Or are you one because your behavior bears that out?

Its as if professing Christians are scared to death that a very liberal person will win the elections, so they hope their vote for the less liberal man will make a difference. By doing so they reject biblical principles on a few different levels:

1. They show unbelief in a totally Sovereign God.

2. They fear man rather than God.

3. They don't live by biblical principles when it matters on a large scale.

4. They are hypocrits.

That last one hurts to even say, because I know some personally. But I can't compromise on truth, no matter who holds to error. I must answer to God. And I do realize we all are inconsistant at certain times. No one is sinless, least of all me. Just ask my family. But I'm finding the way professing Christians are behaving in light of their claims to be glaringly inconsistant. And these are folks under solid biblical teaching.

This year we've been going through the book of Daniel at church. Over and over we see in Scripture how Daniel feared God, not man, and he was a person of integrity. While showing respect for which ever king he was serving under, he never ever compromised God's commands. If that meant going into the firey furnace or a hungry lions' den, so be it. He would rather face death than disobey his God and Master.

So why do we Christians compromise on "lesser" things? If we so do in those, will we also not do so in the "larger" issues of life? Are we failing the test? Does that bode well for when harder issues come up?

Is God not the one who raises up and brings down leaders of the nations? Is He not in control of every atom of HIS creation?

Then why do we act like He is not? Why do we fear the enemy more than "the One who can destroy both body and soul"?

Do we really believe He is sovereign or do we just say we believe it?

Our behavior reflects what we really believe.

So did your vote this election reflect what you proclaim to believe about God?


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Rob said...


Go away.