Friday, November 23, 2012

Christian vs. Christian, STOP IT I SAY!

Let me start by saying this I am only talking to people who identify themselves as a Christian.  If you don’t then I am NOT talking to you.  I am writing this because I am totally disturbed by the way Christians are handling this last election cycle.  So much hatred, racism and judgment are coming from those who are supposed to be Christians.  It is disgusting!  For clarification let me say, I am a born again, blood bought believer and I will be on #TeamJesus for life and YES I voted for President Barack Obama. 
            Yes I watched the news with the rest of the world when he came out and said he was for gay marriage.  Did it bother me as a believer?  It was disappointing but guess what?  POTUS stands for President of the United States not Pastor.  He has to govern the entire population: black/white, gay/straight, republican/democrat, saved/unsaved and everyone in between.  I do not know the status of that man’s relationship with God and neither do you!  It is not our job as Christians to be the moral police but to be the moral example.  
            As a Christian yes I can witness to you and inform you that what’s going on in your life is not pleasing to God but I DO NOT have the right to treat you with hate and disdain because I do not agree with the way you live your life or I just don’t like the color of your skin.  If the issue comes to a vote then vote your convictions but other than that fight it in the spirit.
            I take issues with those Christians who feel perfectly fine with judging me because I voted for a president that supports something that is in complete contrast to biblical truth BUT you cast your vote for Governor Romney when he is a Mormon?!  Now if you’re on your moral soapbox here then I have a BIG problem with your rationale.  I am not attacking your choice I just don’t understand how you can attack mine?  By all biblical intents Mormonism is a false religion.  Their beliefs are also in DIRECT contrast to biblical truth.  I encourage you to read their theology.  This is a religion that has created another book they believe is equal to if not superior to the word of God.  The Bible tells us that if any man is preaching to you a gospel contrary to what you received he is to be accursed.  (Galatians 1:9) 
            The argument that a Christian can vote for Romney and that’s okay but if you vote for Obama you’re going to hell (yes some Pastor’s said that from their pulpits) is asinine!  BOTH candidates represent something that is in DIRECT contrast to the word of God.  If Christians were to only vote for political candidates that lined up with the Bible we would never vote, ever!  If we did that we would be leaving the direction of the country to those who do not believe in the ONE TRUE LIVING GOD.  Now what kind of sense does that make?  We ourselves fall short every day but grace and mercy catches us when we fall.  Can we be so gracious and extend some of that to others? 
            And to those believers that listened to someone that told them not to vote and obeyed shame on you.  I can hear the spilled blood from all those that fought for our rights crying out from the ground, “How could you let my death be in vain,” just like Abel’s.  Speaking of Cain and Abel, Mormons believed that black people were descendants of Cain and therefore we’re inferior.  Oh but when black people were going to sue the Mormon Church another vision was given and we were included though we would still be slaves in heaven.  Whew, I am so glad that at 31 years old I just made the cut for that new vision that allowed me passage into heaven.  For those of you Sheldon’s out there, yes that was sarcasm. 
            Come on now some of this stuff just does not pass the law of common sense.  We have got to stop letting the things about us that are different separate us and concentrate on the things that we do have in common.  Speaking of racism, I won’t assume that conservative is synonymous with Christian but come on people.  What is this, “Take our country back?”  Take it back, really?!  How about we GIVE IT BACK!  Columbus Day is nothing but a holiday condoning bullying.   Deny it all you want but you can’t find something that someone else already did.  That’s the cold hard truth, deal with it! 
            No one in this country should have a problem with immigration except for maybe the Native Americans.  Everyone who came to this country came by way of immigration.  I do believe that everyone should legally have to be in this country but can we please stop looking down on people as if we’re better.  Someone graced us passage once into this great country even if it was under less than pleasant circumstances.  Being a white conservative does not give you sole ownership to this country.  We have already fought that war once let us not regress people but keep moving forward. 
            God is so not pleased with the way His Christians are behaving.  God is LOVE!  Christians are some of the most hateful, spiteful, vicious people I’ve ever met.  No wonder we can’t win souls to the kingdom.  Would you want to be a Christian based on what we have out there now?  Can we PLEASE do better!!!  I am not here to condone ANY sin but people in glass houses should not walk around naked or throw stones.  God gave us free will so who is man to take it from us.  Forcing religion on anyone is wrong and God wants people to come to Him of their own free will.  Everyone wants to complain about the way the world is now but we as the body of Christ right now SUCK!  And maybe, just maybe the world is going to hell on a scholarship because we are not doing our part. 
            There is so much hate going on right now.  What happened to God being in control?  Why is everyone so mad?  Now I would have been disappointed if Governor Romney won, I’m not going to lie but I know that I am a child of God and no matter what He is who I look to.  What happened to God being sovereign?  Am I the only one who read that promotion comes from God? (Psalms 75:6-7)   If that is the case then what higher promotion is there than the presidency of the United States?  The Bible says that God puts down one and sets up another.  So do we believe the whole Bible or just the parts that are complementary to our personal agendas? 
            Wake up people, if God is sovereign and in control then it was His will to put President Obama in office at the end of the day.  He either caused it to happen or allowed it to happen.  So if you’re mad at someone, take it up with God and stop causing all this drama down here on earth.  We have enough problems to deal with than to have to also contend with your unstable emotions!  We don’t know what the reason was, good, bad or ugly.  But we accept His will and His instructions to pray for our leaders.  It didn’t say we prayed for our leaders if we liked them, agreed with them or if their skin color matched ours. 
            Let’s remember the fundamentals of our faith and get back to the basics – Witnessing!  I’m guilty of not witnessing as much as I should so this is a chastisement I have to take too.  We are ambassadors for Christ which means we are in this world but not of this world.  So we still need to participate in the governing of it.  For we wrestle not against flesh and blood.  It’s time to pull out our spiritual weapons prayer, fasting, the word, faith and obedience.  Let me make it plain, the bible says:  I have NEVER seen the righteous forsaken nor his seed begging bread.  (Psalms 37:25)  Who is your faith in?  Is it in the president or is it in God? 
            I read the other day a man killed himself because President Obama won.  Really?!  Seriously?!  Wake up oh sleeping Christians!  We are the salt of the earth.  If our salt has become tasteless we are no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men. (Matthew 5:13)  God has placed a purpose in each and every one of us.  So my decree to every believer whether you are democrat, republican, tea party, or independent, the election is over and what is done is done!  Let us fall on our faces and earnestly pray for this country and the people who lead us to do the right thing.  The hungry, the hurting, the sick, the dying, the poor, the sad, the depressed, the suicidal, the bound, the oppressed, and the confused are the reason why we have no time to waste.  
            I don’t think those two issues of gay marriage and abortion is more important than all the other ones that we face.  The moral decay of this society rests solely on the shoulders of those of us who call ourselves Christians.  Instead of spewing hate at those who look different, think different, or have a different sin than us we need to be living our lives the way God asked us to.  If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; THEN will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. (2 Chr. 7:14)  Oh my how our land needs to be healed: diseases, unprecedented natural disasters, and so much more!  Who is God talking to?  The office of the presidency?  The sinner?  NO he is talking to HIS BELIEVERS!  Therefore WE need to get it together.  Stop trying to be the judge, jury and executioner of every person whose sin is not like yours.  Live by example, show them LOVE and pray for GOD to change their heart and bring them into salvation by HIS spirit.  I am not suggesting we bite our tongues about what the Bible says is wrong but let us stop condemning that is NOT our function. 
            People love to harp on Sodom and Gomorrah like that one part of the Bible gives you some right to smite all those who are homosexuals but don’t get it twisted in the book of Ezekiel it says that the GUILT of Sodom and her daughters is that they were arrogant, they had an abundance of food and were carefree yet they did not help the poor and needy. (Ezekiel 16:49)  Well crap, that sounds like America.  Did Jesus not tell the people if you had two coats to give one away to the poor and if you have food give some to those who are hungry?  (Luke 3:11)  So I ask you once again, are we reading the parts of the Bible that support our bigotry and selfishness or are we reading the entire Bible and rightly dividing the word of truth.  Are we studying the word of God to show ourselves approved? 
            I have no problem with how you vote but then you don’t have a problem with how I vote.  Let’s stick to the issues and leave our prejudices out of politics.  When it’s over win or lose let’s put our focus right back to where it belongs on God.  He’s in control and He has a plan.  So YES I am going to say it.  President Obama was God’s choice we just have to wait and see why.  There are many times God used an unsaved leader to carry out the plan for His people.  I don’t know if the president is a believer or not but since my faith is in God, I’m good either way.  Just breathe, relax, God has this.  No seriously…chill the freak out people!!!  When was the last time you witnessed to someone or shared your testimony about how and why you came to know Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior?  When was the last time you shared with an unbeliever all the blessings God bestowed upon your life or how He delivered you from your past and gave you a clean slate to start over? 
            It is our job to witness and plant the seed, only God’s spirit can convert a sinner.  Why do we single out only two sins?!  This makes no sense to me.  WE HAVE ALL SINNED and come short of God’s glory.  God doesn’t measure sin where any one is greater.  Yes there may be greater consequences to some versus others but it’s all the same to Him.  That lie, that HATE in your heart, that immoral lifestyle, that murder, that un-forgiveness, that adultery, that fornication, that greed, and that selfishness will all garner the same reserved seating in hell without repentance, period!  People are dying EVERY SINGLE day and we are consumed with the WRONG things!  The election is over!  He will be the president for the next four years but GOD will be on the throne the entire time and long after.  Let us stop this civil war and pull together as the body of Christ and do what He has called us to do!  A house divided CANNOT stand.  ALL of creation is waiting.

Melinda Michelle
Author. Writer.  Novelist.
Author of "Surviving Sunday" Book 1 of 7


  1. WOW....great job love it. Keep allowing God to pour into you, so you can pour unto us. Much love

  2. PREACH IT!!!! We need to remember that HE saved us and will continue to do so as long as we put our trust in HIM...not the government!!! And I completely agree...that whole "Take America Back" crap.....who stole it? I mean really! and i don't know if you heard the Romney add the end with "so America can again be the hope of the earth" or something like that....REALLY?!? Last time I checked the only hope of the earth is JESUS!!!!!

  3. Excellent blog. Thank you for your boldness, truth and courage. Our nation is definitely in need of godly influence. But that influence must come through the people of God. The government is ordained by God but it isn't the vehicle for needed revival. The Body of Christ is suppose to be the light and the salt. But our light is very dim and we've lost our saltiness. Our nation needs a healing. But it comes when God's people do as you have outlined according to II Chronicles 7:14. I pray the Lord continue to bless, protect and empower our POTUS.

    1. Thank you all for reading. It had been on my mind for quite some time so I had to go with it. I hope it truly starts a conversation that can wake us up so that we can do what God is calling us to do. As my pastor always says: The main thing is to keep the main thing, the main thing!