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Let’s Get Political!
It’s happening, whether you want it to or not.
The elections are just around the corner. First, we’ll dress up like idiots and send our blood sugar levels to the moon, and then we’ll shake off the carb hangover by electing the free world’s next leader.
I have a challenge for you during these elections -speak the truth in love.
I can’t count the number of vile, hateful and flat-out lies I’ve received in my email inbox from fellow Christians.
Ephesians 4:15 tells us to speak the truth in love.
You may not like that certain candidate. You may disagree with him. But you must not slander him. If you tell lies about him, you are wrong.
And even if he does eat puppies, kick babies and cheer for the Yankees, you must only speak the truth about him in love.
Truth without love is meaningless. 1 Corinthians tells us to speak without love makes you only a clanging cymbal. You’re just noisy…and obnoxious.
So for these elections, go ahead – vote for your favorite politician. Get involved, watch the debates. Just make sure to check your facts, and check your tone.
And whatever you do, don’t cheer for the Yankees. They cause global warming. Which, were he yet among the living, even George Steinbrenner would acknowledge is An Inconvenient Truth.