Middle of the Road

I wish this could be the election that our country elected a middle of the road, rational, president that’s not running on the republican or democrat tickets.  2/3 of the country sees Donald Trump as a snake oil salesman and 2/3 see Hillary Clinton as a compulsive liar (30% will vote for Clinton no matter what, 30% will vote for Trump no matter what).  The 21% who go Clinton or Trump to push them over the hump to the presidency will do so begrudgingly.  Then again, it’s possible that both are more “middle of the road” than the way they’re presenting themselves.  When it comes to representing the 300+ million citizens of the United States, the President must be willing to work with people who have differing opinions.  (And my apologies for writing about a Trump/Clinton election to you who honestly think Sanders, Cruz, or Rubio have a chance.)

Being that the purpose of my blog is to proclaim Jesus and help others in their walk with Him, I now want to bring the conversation around to Him.  He was never about compromise.  His offer and His message was a “take it or leave it” proposition.  Last night I heard someone say that the offer to follow Him is like that of an an army taking orders from a general.  The army does not hear the orders and then begin negotiating with the general until they come to an agreement.  We hear the offer Jesus makes, and then we say yes or no.  If we pick out the parts we like and then neglect, ignore, or change the parts we don’t, we have said no.  Jesus is none the richer if you accept His offer and none the poorer if you say no.  This offer is for your good, not His.

Finally, it’s not as if He is sitting in heaven wishing He had the foresight to make the Bible more relevant to our society.  It is still relevant and still true and still all we need to hear to be saved and follow Him.  We don’t need to dilute it to make it palatable to our society.  We proclaim to the world the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross, the offer of forgiveness, the command to turn from sin, and the call to follow Him.  And then allow them the opportunity to turn to Him or turn from Him.  When we turn from God’s Word and turn to Oprah and the Huffington Post for our spiritual guidance, we have compromised and we are doomed.

“For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths” ~ 2 Timothy 4:3-4

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One Response to Middle of the Road

  1. Sandy says:

    The second time this week 2 Timothy 4:3-4, has been brought to my attention! How true! Love your Blogs!

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