About the 2016 Presidential Race

As a pastor, I have to be very careful of not using my privileged place as the shepherd of this congregation to endorse political candidates. It is not my role to back one person over another. However, it is my role to remind each of us as to our responsibility to elect men and women of character; people who are decent, moral, and upright in their actions. Honest people with integrity that have wisdom, humility, and treat everyone with equality, love, and respect. Politicians are often notorious blowhards, and this presidential campaign has the blowhards as the front runners. We must look at their actions and their lives, not just listen to their words: If their fruit is rotten, they are not who they claim.

We are warned in Holy Scripture of evil men and women who claim to be godly people, but are "waterless clouds, hidden reefs, shepherds feeding themselves.." (Jude 1:12-13) In other words, just because someone claims to be a follower of Christ does not mean that they are.

Christ said of these people:

"Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit. A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus you will recognize them by their fruits.” (Matthew 7:15-20)

Pray, fast, and lift up our country to the Lord. Pray that we would be a repentant land, and pray for each of the candidates. Especially for those with the hardest hearts whom we disagree with the most. Pray that they may be transformed by the grace, mercy, and tenderness of Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit is at work, and the Kingdom of God has a power that far exceeds anything here on Earth. Praise be to Him who is the True Sovereign King of this land, and of the world!

Posted on February 25, 2016 .