Christians: Just another “voting block”

Barack Obama is courting the votes of evangelicals who were so instrumental in electing George W. Bush to two terms as president. And why shouldn’t he? Over the past several years we’ve shown ourselves to be quite susceptible to manipulation. We’ve abandoned the gospel of Jesus Christ and embraced a social gospel more consistent with our increasingly humanistic worldview. We see nothing wrong with the state taking over the role God intended for the church. And we even look to our government for some measure of salvation.

May God wake us up and show us that the Church does not belong to us — it belongs to Him — and it’s not for sale.

It’s already been purchased with the precious blood of our Lord.


About Chip
Chip is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, AR and Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis, TN. He served more than five years on the staff of the State Convention of Baptists in Indiana as Director of Communications and Public Relations, editor of the Indiana Baptist newsjournal, and regular contributor to the Baptist Press, the official news service of the Southern Baptist Convention. He currently earns his living as a writer. He serves his local church as a teacher and deacon and his local Baptist Association as a Seminary Extension instructor and supply preacher.

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