SORTING THINGS OUT
Do you ever get confused by so many conflicting reports? We are having elections throughout America very soon. It seems that some politicians will go to any lengths to be elected. Of course, each one presents “facts” which he/she believes supports their cause. It can be very difficult to tell who is telling the truth or, if either is.
I have hear people say “I vote for the party, the person who is running is not important.” Others say “I vote for the best person.” My former roommate in college had a response to that. He said, “I always vote for the best man, the best man on the democratic ticket!”
I would not presume to tell you how you should vote. You enjoy the same right that I do, to vote for the candidate of your choice. However, I do urge you to vote. Please vote even if your vote kills mine. An election should reflect the wishes of the people. Our system is built on the assumption of people’s being able to govern themselves.
The outcome of elections can be very important. But, there are other matters of greater importance. In religion, as in politics, there are many conflicting voices. We are faced with sorting them out. How you do that will affect your eternal destiny. You have a Bible. Do not take anyone’s word for what is right. Go to your Bible. Study it diligently. Follow good rules of interpretation. Do not rely on family ties, social ties or business relationships for your conclusions. Nor is the voice of your preacher or priest or counselor the authority you must rely on. The teaching of the Bible is the final word. Be willing to change when the Bible demands it. You can sort it out!
Lewis G. Hale
Lewis really hits the nail on the head. We must remember what is important. It is important that we fulfill our role as citizens of the U.S. but, it is even more important to take a stand for what is right, that is, what is right according to God’s Word. When the end comes, being faithful and saving souls are the only things that will have really mattered.
Until next week, I love you all,