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Acting Like Christians in an Election Year….


Just a quick question this week!  I’m wondering what would happen if all the people who profess to be Christian in the state of Kansas (a majority, I’m sure) declared that the FIRST TIME THAT SOMEONE LIED ABOUT, OR MISLED PEOPLE ABOUT THE OPPONENT,  OR DEFAMED THE CHARACTER OF AN OPPONENT THAT THEY WOULD NOT VOTE FOR THAT CANDIDATE?  In this time when “Fact Checkers” are necessary in order to check the truthfulness of political advertisements on TV and radio that would be a radical move for Christians to make.

Would it make a difference?   Of course it would !!  So why are we not doing that?   I seem to remember that the 9th Commandment (Exodus 20:16) says: “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.”   Untruthful and misleading information and defamation of character of opponents in politics is “bearing false witness.”    When we , as Christians, support those who do so, we are supporting the breaking of the 9th commandment  just as much as the politicians who do so.  .   Are you doing so?   Is that what you want to do?   Think about it!!

By our acquiescence in giving those politicians who do this our vote, we as Christians are actually as guilty as those who do the untruthful mudslinging  that defames and degrades the political process these days!    Is this what Christians want to do?  Is this what Christians want to do?   REALLY!!!????

What would happen if all the churches in Kansas, all the Christians in Kansas, demanded truthfulness and honesty from politicians before giving them their vote—at state and national levels?    Would it make a difference?   It would make a world changing difference in our political process!!  Why don’t we try it!!??

If you agree—share this post with your friends.  Make it go viral!  Making the difference starts with YOU!  Quit just “talking the talk” and begin to “walk the walk” as Christians!