Are Barack Obama and Mitt Romney brothers in Christ and disciples of the Lamb of God? I don’t know.
Well, then, what an opportunity they have to show to millions the effects of the Gospel of Jesus on the life of an individual!
Though I plan to neither watch nor listen to this evening’s “debate” between the two men, I propose that they demonstrate they indeed are disciples of Jesus:
“Speak not evil one of another, brethren” (James 4:11).
“But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother?” (Romans 14:10).
“Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings” (1 Peter 2:1).
“See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men” (1 Thessalonians 5:15).
“Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another” (Ephesians 4:25).
“But speaking the truth in love” (Ephesians 4:15).
“By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another” (John 13:35).
“We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death” (1 John 3:14).
“As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith” (Galatians 6:10).
I do not absolve myself from that same standard.
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Am I so gullible as to imagine that either of these men will have the Gospel of the kingdom as his top priority tonight?
Then again, do I have Christ’s kingdom and righteousness as my top priority? 😯
Now for the quotes I mentioned at the beginning of this post…
Both Obama and Romney have faced questions and criticisms over their faith. The magazine asked how they respond to those who “question the sincerity of your faith and your Christianity.”
Gentlemen, how much can we expect from you tonight? Will you show that you belong to The Kingdom that Turned the World Upside Down?