Two Christian Brothers in Presidential Debate?

Are Barack Obama and Mitt Romney brothers in Christ and disciples of the Lamb of God? I don’t know.

Both President Obama and Governor Romney testify to Christian faith. (See the quotes at the end of this post.) I take that to mean they both declare themselves to be followers of Jesus.

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.

If you’ve read this far, please continue reading:

Am I so gullible as to imagine that either of these men will have the Gospel of the kingdom as his top priority tonight?

Please. 🙄

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.”

Obama:

… (T)here’s not much I can do about it. I have a job to do as president, and that does not involve convincing folks that my faith in Jesus is legitimate and real. I do my best to live out my faith, and to stay in the Word, and to make my life look more like His. I’m not perfect. What I can do is just keep on following Him, and serve others – trying to make folks’ lives a little better using this humbling position that I hold.

Romney:

I am often asked about my faith and my beliefs about Jesus Christ. I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and the Savior of mankind. Every religion has its own unique doctrines and history. These should not be bases for criticism but rather a test of our tolerance. Religious tolerance would be a shallow principle indeed if it were reserved only for faiths with which we agree.

Obama, Romney open up about their faith

Gentlemen, how much can we expect from you tonight? Will you show that you belong to The Kingdom that Turned the World Upside Down?

Comment? Sure!

Above all, love God!
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