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Jesus for President

Jesus for President Bumper Sticker

Man my heart breaks seeing all this division again. Especially seeing believers getting into the stone throwing mix. “I follow Trump” “I follow Obama”. We follow Jesus! (1 Corinthians 12:13). And His Kingdom stands in contrast to any party lines. Seek justice (Isaiah 1:16-17), but make sure you are seeking to build God’s Kingdom and not the Republican or Democratic one. “Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing” (1 Peter 3:9). How do you help people see Jesus as Lord and the Kingdom of God when you can’t disagree without calling your opponents idiots or posting hateful memes? We may have people in our own churches we claim to be united in Christ with who may disagree with us. What are they supposed to think when we say we love them and then turn around and viciously devalue them online or behind their backs. Again by all means, never stop seeking to right wrongs in the world, but there is a Godly Gospel way of doing it. We have to stop and ask ourselves are we really seeking justice or are we getting emotionally triggered and reacting? If we are going to change the world, it will only be done by obeying the words of Jesus and loving one another. Any other way isn’t true justice. It’s fraudulent and the real enemy wins.

“Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, "Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord."

To the contrary, "if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head."

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” (Romans 12:17-21)

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