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Let's dust off our Bibles and remember that as Jesus spoke to the multitudes at the Sermon on the Mount he reminded us, "Not everyone who calls out to me, 'Lord! Lord!' will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the will of my Father in heaven will enter." That's right: Jesus didn't want us to simply write about the faith -- he wanted us to live the faith.


Republicans only listen to the faithful when it suits them politically. They'll continue to ignore the urgings of religious leaders to protect the "least of these," all while courting the faithful voter. They'll keep staging these choreographed political productions to paint the Democratic Party as anti-faith. Moral of the story: they're using religion as a political tool, and that's the real War on Religion (Christian blog)



Peacemaking, not War Making: Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. [Matthew 5:9] Resist

not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. [Matthew 5:39]

I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despite-fully use you, and persecute you; [Matthew 5:44]

The Death Penalty: Thou shalt not kill [Matthew 5:21]

Crime and Punishment: If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to cast a stone at her. [John 8:7]

Do not judge, lest you too be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged and with the measure you use, it will be measured to
you. [Matthew 7:1 & 2.]

Justice: Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. [Matthew 5:6]

Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy [Matthew 5:7] But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your
trespasses. [Matthew 6:15]

Corporate Greed and the Religion of Wealth: In the temple courts [Jesus] found men selling cattle, sheep and doves and other sitting at tables exchanging money. So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple area, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. [John 2:14 & 15.] Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions. [Luke 12.15.]

Truly, I say unto you, it will
be hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. [Matthew 19:23]

You cannot serve both God and Money. [Matthew 6:24.]

Paying Taxes & Separation of Church & State: Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the hings that are God's. [Matthew 22:21]

Community: Love your neighbor as yourself. .[Matthew 22:39] So in everything, do to others as you would have them do to you.

[Matthew 7:12.] If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven.
[Matthew 19:21]

Equality & Social Programs: But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. You will be repaid at the resurrection of the just. [Luke 14:13 &14.]

Public Prayer & Displays of Faith: And when thou pray, thou shall not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

But thou, when thou pray, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret…
[Matthew 6:6 & 7]

Strict Enforcement of Religious Laws: If any of you has a son or a sheep and it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will you not take hold of it and lift it out? [Matthew 12:11] The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath. [Mark 2:27.]

Individuality & Personal Spiritual Experience: Ye are the light of the world. [Matthew 5:14]


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JimmyMack commented on Tuesday, Mar 04, 2014 at 08:30 AM

So glad to see you back PN with all your well written words. It seems to me that those of us on the Left are utilizing the Good Book New Testament to make our points regarding the LGBT community while the Right are utilizing for the most part the Old Testament.

I will now offer this from one of the Right's own, Cal Thomas syndicated conservative columnist in Washington. His column appears today in the SMN. It reads thusly:

"Conservative Christians should not be in the condemnation business, but in the restoration business. The Christian bakers who refused to bake the cake for the Gay couple's wedding might have used their opportunity to tell the Gay couple about the God who loves them more than they could ever love each other. That would have been a proper--and Biblical-- exercise of their faith and religious freedom under the First Amendment's free speech clause."

Well said, Mr. Thomas

PoliticsNation commented on Tuesday, Mar 04, 2014 at 09:42 AM

Well said-indeed.

timeontarget commented on Tuesday, Mar 04, 2014 at 11:40 AM

"Hate the sin, love the sinner."

But two other points should be made.

One is the danger when one's faith is forced on people who do not share it.

The second is that people who don't share those religious beliefs err when they seek to force people of faith to embrace their beliefs and practices.

Well said indeed Mr. Thomas

timeontarget commented on Tuesday, Mar 04, 2014 at 11:51 AM

Christians, I believe are commanded, when they accept God and Jesus as their Saviour to go forth and spread the word of God.

We are all commanded to witness on behalf of our Lord and Saviour.

sebekm commented on Tuesday, Mar 04, 2014 at 12:57 PM

Yes, PN - welcome back.

The Democratic Party IS anti-faith. When they boot God from their Party platform, they are anti-faith. When they promote abortion, they are anti-faith. When they suppress religious freedom by trying to force religious institutions to accept their agenda IN DIRECT CONTRAVENTION TO THEIR RELIGIOUS CONCEPTS, they are anti-faith.

The Obama administration is currently involved in a lawsuit with The Little Sisters of the Poor to force them to comply with provisions of a law they passed and an agenda they support which violates the religious freedom of The Little Sisters of the Poor. That is but one example of how the Democratic Party exemplifies the concept of bait-and-switch.

Don't listen to what they say, watch what they do. When one does this, you can see the truth. Even black pastors are no longer buying what the Democrats are selling:

http://newsone.com/2919104/eric-holde...

JimmyMack commented on Tuesday, Mar 04, 2014 at 13:40 PM

DEMOCRATS: DEVIL
REPUBLICANS: GOD

In the midst of all this bi-partisan witnessing we now get the above post.
One heck of a witnessing Sebe. I am sure you felt moved by the Holy Spirit to write those words.

I luv ya

JimmyMack commented on Tuesday, Mar 04, 2014 at 13:42 PM

hit wrong button above: I luv ya man, and it ain't because I want your Bud-Lite.

sebekm commented on Tuesday, Mar 04, 2014 at 13:46 PM

Bi-partisan? Here's what I read in the basic blog post:

"Republicans only listen to the faithful when it suits them politically. They'll continue to ignore the urgings of religious leaders to protect the "least of these," all while courting the faithful voter. They'll keep staging these choreographed political productions to paint the Democratic Party as anti-faith."

I took exception to the last sentence to affirm that I believe the Democratic party IS anti-faith. That's all.

JimmyMack commented on Tuesday, Mar 04, 2014 at 14:01 PM

hi Sebe. I said Bi-Partisan bcause...Of Tot's words. If you havn't noticed me and him don't usually meet in the middle.

PN articulately COUNTERED your previous Biblical rationale for Gays going back into their closet and refrain from participating in a free society. You shot at her with some powerful bullets.

I think I stayed out of that one,,?(Dementia; early stage memory loss)

Right now what this here blog NEEDS is an ordained minister. However, even then, we all might have conflicting opinions of what denomination the minister represented; Catholic Priest, Episcopalian Minister, Pentacostal Snake Handler, Baptist, Methodist or Presbyterian etc....

However, at this point, this site needs an anointed Theologian.

I think I have said my piece on this one.

sebekm commented on Wednesday, Mar 05, 2014 at 16:27 PM

"PN articulately COUNTERED your previous Biblical rationale for Gays going back into their closet and refrain from participating in a free society. You shot at her with some powerful bullets."

The best is yet to come. See my new blog - to be posted in a few minutes.


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