God is NOT a Republican.

It never ceases to amaze me how right wingers claim Jesus as some kind of mascot, yet spend all their time decrying welfare and social programs for the poor and calling for the eternal damnation of gays. Were Jesus on earth in the 21st century, he would be volunteering at AIDS clinics and helping uninsured families, not whining about the tax burden on wealthy soccer moms.  Now don’t take this as me bashing conservatives or anything like that!  I’m probably more conservative then most people you’d meet.  But to make cliams such as “God is a Republican” or anything to that extent, that is ludacris!

Jesus said that “no man can serve both God and money,” and while I am not talking about money here (though, perhaps I am, since American materialism has stolen the hearts of many Christians), we cannot serve both God and America. Either we are strangers in this world or we are not. Either our citizenship is in heaven or it is here in America. (Heb. 11:13, 16; 1 Pet. 2:11) We are not Americans first, then Christians second. We are not even Christians first, and Americans second. We are Christians, period! The “red, white, and blue” is not our home. America is not our provider and we should not expect the government to grant us rights—that privilege belongs to God alone. If we are blessed, let us thank God. If we are in a period of tribulation, let us seek God and submit to the chastening work He has brought our way. When disaster struck Job, he understood who was the Source of all things.

God is not Republica, God is not Democrat, and God is certainly not American.  God does not have a political party or a citizenship on earth.  And we shouldn’t either.


One response to “God is NOT a Republican.

  1. This is a good thought, Phil. For a long time I have not been able to say the pledge of allegiance to the flag in good conscience, because my allegiance is pledged solely to Jesus.

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