Political Views

The Bible and Immigrants

A friend sent me a link to an online article that proposed to instruct us as to how we as “Christians should treat immigrants, refugees and those in need of help.” The author of the article, Jesse Carey, referred to immigration as a “politically polarizing” issue for Americans, and admitted that the “issue of immigration reform is nuanced, and policies are often legislatively complex.” He then cherry-picked a dozen passages of Scripture that I’m sure he believed proved his point…

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Regarding Facebook: Whose Wall Is It, Anyway?

I’ve posted political views on my Facebook wall lately. Others have commented, and quite a few of those comments were contrary to my views. (And no, I was not surprised by this.) I have tried on a few occasions to reply, to reason, but the results were never satisfactory. People have made statements that are diametrically opposed to what I’ve posted. I have been told that because I do not agree with them, I have been duped. So, my policy…

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The Sixth Commandment versus Abortion

Glenn Holland, a friend and brother in the Lord, posted to his Facebook wall after the last presidential debate. Regarding Hillary Clinton, he observed, and I quote, “So we had a presidential candidate unashamedly and proudly defend the unconscionable practice of unrestricted late term abortion all the way up to the point of birth.” Glenn and others have addressed the issue of abortion according to Biblical principles and commands, as well they should. More specifically, they apply the sixth commandment…

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The 2016 Presidential Election

This political post will be different than its predecessors. In my previous three political blogs, I’ve mainly spoken in principle, of the principles that guide me in my political decision-making process. If you’ve read them, you no doubt already have some sense of which way the political winds are blowing for me. But this blog is me going on the record. I’m naming names, and leaving no room for doubt. And the winner is…drum roll, please…Trump! There, I said it,…

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My Political Affiliations and Support – October 11, 2016

So, how do I apply these principles and convictions that I’ve been talking about in the real world? What choices do I make regarding political party affiliations and supporting specific candidates? Once again, I am focusing on moral issues addressed in the Scriptures. Of course, I do have opinions and convictions about other issues. I’m not treating such issues as matters of Biblical conviction. For example, I’m no economist, but I have what I believe are basic, common sense views…

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