Thursday, February 28, 2008

With Faith Comes Responsibility

The acceptance of Faith in Christ brings a huge responsibility. First Timothy 1:9-10 reminds us that the Law is provided for the evil doers, not for the righteous. As I sit here at my desk, cup of coffee in hand, God and I discuss what Timothy is saying and I weigh His communication against the news of this day.

God says that we as Christians have a very big responsibility. Just as He has provided us salvation through Jesus Christ, He has also provided us sound doctrine and the Gospel through great men and women of faith. This sound doctrine and the Gospel was committed to the Apostle’s trust, and then to Paul’s trust, all the way through Christendom to us. As Christians, we are to carry sound doctrine and the Gospel message throughout the world, to all peoples, as we run the race of life.

Does this have an effect on current news, yes! It means that as you and I go into the ballot booth to vote, we must take our faith with us. As we look at the candidates, we must consider who best represents this sound doctrine of our Faith. It is not about who is electable, but who is most sound in the doctrines of our Faith. What has a person gained, if he gains the office and loses his soul? I must vote for the person of sound doctrine and who has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, even if the world considers that person as unelectable. What have you and I gained if we elect a person to office who does not have sound doctrine? America get’s what America deserves, and Christians over the past fifty years have done a very poor job at shouldering the responsibility of carrying the touch of sound doctrine on our leg of the race of life. So God and I challenge you to take up the touch and run the race with sound doctrine.

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