To the Jews I became as a Jew, in order to win Jews. To those under the law I became as one under the law (though not being myself under the law) that I might win those under the law.
To those outside the law I became as one outside the law (not being outside the law of God but under the law of Christ) that I might win those outside the law.
To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some. 1Corinthians 9:20 -22
Do you think the above texts are applicable to todays Christian lifestyle? Do you think it’s possible to be one with all men regardless of political beliefs?
Is it possible to be a Democrat to a Democrat and a Conservative to a Conservative? Or is that being Fake?
Is it possible both parties have good ideas?
I met a lady whose health insurance payments increased over $500.00 under Obama Care. To my surprise, she was not angry or upset about it.
She strongly believed healthcare should be provided for all, even if she had to pay extra.
OMG! I was astounded, I had never heard of such thinking.
What about people on welfare? Do you like providing for those who don’t work and refuse to take of themselves?
Well, she said, I don’t know how they were raised. They may have experienced traumatic events in childhood, that may keep them from working. Many people appear to be fine on the outside but have mental health issues. Many are addicted to drugs and alcohol, they can’t work.
Again, my thoughts were OMG, I’ve never heard of such thinking!
What about free education, I asked? Do you think College education should be free for All?
Yes, I think education should be free for All. Education will deliver people from poverty. With education, they will learn how to make better decisions.
OMG! I’ve never heard of such thinking!
Isn’t this Socialist thinking? Are you a Socialist?
No, This is “Independent” thinking.
Independent thinkers are not party affiliated, they vote for the right candidate, regardless of party.
I came away from the conversation, enlightened. Imagine being willing to pay more for health care to help someone else.
I wondered what God thought of her line of thinking. I felt as if He smiled and said, “In politics, everything’s not black and white. Some would freely pay more to help others some would not.” So what’s the solution, I thought?
Perhaps, instead of mandating certain laws make it optional? If some want to pay more for healthcare, or education assistance, they can pay more.
If others don’t want to pay more, perhaps they should not be required to pay more.
Payers shouldn’t judge and condemn non-payers and non-payers shouldn’t judge and condemn those wanting to pay more.
The goal is unity. We should strive to live at peace with all men. A house divided cannot stand and Satan knows it.
I remember watching the movie Ghost Rider years ago. The star of the movie made a deal with the devil and got played.
Don’t be deceived, don’t get played, the devil is a cruel jokester and master. Don’t believe your way is the only way and everyone else is wrong, worthy of your wrath. Listen to the other side, your family members, friends and neighbors are not your enemies. Satan is the invisible enemy, he’s against both parties. If we bite and devour each other he wins.
Galatians 5:15 But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another. Albert Barnes says of the above verse, “As wild beasts contend sometimes until both are slain. The idea is, in their contentions they would destroy the spirituality and happiness of each other.”
Dwell in the light of unity and respect each other. This will bring peace and prosperity for all. Trust, me, says, the Lord. I can turn hard hearts into hearts of flesh. Humble yourselves, find things in common with so-called political opponents, and watch me pour out righteousness upon the land.
I will deal with principalities and powers who are usurping authority in the land. Over 2000 years ago, my Son declared Satan has been judged and cast out. Yet, he seeks to reign in your land by crowning himself as King.
I sit in heaven and laugh as he sits on a throne made of toothpicks. A small gust of wind blowing from the mouths of my people as they speak gently and work together, will cause Him to flee. Yes, it will happen as you live in Unity!
Inspirational Verses: When Brothers Dwell in Unity
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments; As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the LORD commanded the blessing, even life for evermore. Psalm 133:1-3