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Monday, November 14, 2016

The Church Lost its Witness in the Election

Depending on your perspective, this past election was one of surprising jubilation, extreme disappointment, or quite possibly a mixed bag. For me, it was the latter.

On the one hand, Democrat candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton was beat convincingly on her platform of murder, deceit, and corruption. We don’t have to go through the litany of Clinton’s misconduct as Secretary of State or her history in government service to know what kind of president she would have been. Because her character and ideology were defeated at the ballot box, I am quite pleased and, dare I say, proud that America rejected her and those like her.

It was such a shock to the main stream media, the Hollywood types, and political pundits, it would take amazing self-restraint to not bask in their disappointment. That’s wrong of me, I know. As a Christian, I should be gracious and humble. The Bible says in Proverbs 24:17-18, “Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, and let not your heart be glad when he stumbles, lest the Lord see it and be displeased, and turn away his anger from him.”

I admit this is difficult because America defeating Clinton and her ilk was such a surprising turn of events. Defeating evil is always a good thing. However, our attitudes ought to be of love and compassion even when the opposition has been soundly defeated. The Bible says to “…love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you”.