There is an age old saying that goes something like this, "Although we can talk about many things, we should not talk about religion or politics." This saying always pops back into my mind during an election year. Many, many people do exactly that - they avoid any discussion of either religion or politics. Others spend all their time speaking ad naseum about politics and mixing it with faith and religion.
As someone who grew up with a different political system, I have some personal observations about elections, particularly presidential elections.
There are thousands of articles, blogs, sermons and discussions on a Christ-follower's role in all this so I have no desire to try and repeat all or any of it. While it might be simply my opinion, I believe that politics is actually an opportunity to engage our friends, neighbors and co-workers in meaningful discussion. In order for this to be effective though, we need to remember a couple of things:
So enjoy the election. Make your voice heard. Vote. But place your hope in the ONE who is the salvation of the world.
Weldon Lemke has been leading Hope Chapel since 2009 with a passion to see people come to know God and grow to maturity in Him.