Monday, April 4, 2016

Politicians and Preachers

    I don’t know about you, but I get many flyers from politicians begging me to vote for them. I’m sure you get some of the same things. It is our ELECTION YEAR! Thinking about politicians’ profession brings to mind another profession–preachers. Some in these two professions are good and some are not so good. At times these two groups have strong views about each other. But they both hold their views and try their best to get a good response from those who listen to them. Both hope and sometimes even pray that many people will think they “hung the moon.” They hope many friends and relatives will get on the “same band wagon.” There are, of course, many other similarities between these two professions.

    Are there any differences between them? Yes, there most certainly are and I believe there are often, but not always, deep and strong differences, especially when it comes to their religious views. No doubt, each of these two people can and do often have opposite beliefs about God, the Bible, and Christ. There are other areas of differences of opinion between these two professions as well.

    Believe it or not, there are preachers who have never been born again. They have never, for whatever reason, accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord. This is truly a sad state of affairs, but it is true, On the other hand, some preachers who are born again, cannot preach very well and don’t know how to communicate their message. Some don’t like to visit or don’t like the administration part of the pastorate–they only want to preach–but the message is not from the heart. We are not judges of such things but we do need to be aware of the true and the false. We need to speak the truth in love.

    A word of warning to Christians is in order here. Scripture tells us how God expects us to live. Let’s be sure not to think we are always right. Politicians and preachers should be aware that neither one is always right and the other always wrong. By the way, if you are not a believer, do not put off trusting Jesus Christ as your sin bearer and Savior. Selah!