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The NAR Teachings On Display in Christo-Politics

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Grudem rightly contends the Bible's emphasis is on individual freedom and a limited role for government. In my estimation, wealth redistribution by the state is a violation of the eighth commandment of God, "Thou shalt not steal."' -- Dr. Mark Creech

These are what are known as carnal talking points beloved, not facts. The reality is that if the government decides to tax, Jesus says to pay the tax not whine that it is "wealth redistribution." If you want to see real wealth redistribution look at what actual tax rate the rich and corporations pay after they use the loopholes provided for them that average people do not have. But do you know what that is beloved? It is a carnal answer to a carnal supposition. There is nothing Christian about this garbage. It is also abusive to the Word of God to pretend that taxation is theft. The Bible says to obey the governing authorities. So Grudem and Cheech can have their estimations but they are not biblical.

"2. Abortion. The Democrat Party is dominated by people who favor the protection of abortion rights for women. Protecting people's so-called sexual freedom has become a higher value than the sacredness of human life, more specifically, the fundamental right of the unborn to life. Behind this commitment is the belief that there are no moral absolutes for human conduct, particularly sexual conduct, which has also contributed to their commitment to gay rights and same-sex marriage. Republicans, by contrast, are dominated by those who believe quite the opposite.

There is absolutely no support in orthodox Christianity for the wanton destruction of the unborn in our culture. Moreover, the commandments of the Lord are not negotiable, and the Bible always speaks of sex outside of marriage between a man and woman or same-sex relationships in a very negative way." -- Dr. Mark Cheech

Abortion is the third rail of Christianity. Few are willing to speak honestly about this but I will try. Creech is correct that there is no place in the Bible that allows the killing of the unborn. The commandments of the Lord are not negotiable but who are they not negotiable for? The Bible is not a book that we are to wield as a cudgel against the unsaved who still think the things of God are utter foolishness to them. It is a sword meant to pierce the heart through the conviction of the Holy Spirit. Jesus said to spread His Gospel to all the world and the church can't seem to get out of Leviticus and Deuteronomy. Then there are the worldly considerations. Creech is lofting up the Republican Party as the party that is anti-abortion but are they really? I mean besides what they say they are going to do. All one has to do is look at the three years under President Bush when they controlled both houses of Congress and do you know how many times they brought up abortion? Zero. No one could have stopped them from outlawing it at that point but no one said a peep. Not to mention even if Roe were overturned, abortion would not end -- it would just go back to a state by state decision. In fact, a portion of the "pro-life" crowd are actually arguing for states' rights, not rights of the unborn.

"3. Individual human responsibility for good and evil. Democrat policies tend to minimize individual responsibility and blame evil acts on factors outside of the individual, such as family, society, guns, or big corporations. Minimizing individual accountability, they think that people who do bad things can be persuaded to do right by conversation and more negotiation. Republicans, however, generally speaking, recognize evil is something innate, which requires strong military and police forces, and stronger enforcement of criminal laws to effectively defend against evil and promote good." -- Dr. Mark Creech

Wow, now that is a carnal secular argument! It is also a strawman argument. I have never heard any politician excuse blame for the individual, while pointing out other mitigating factors. It is possible for example to blame the evil of someone who walks into a school and murders 20 children for no reason while simultaneously thinking that maybe you should not be allowed to by an Uzi at a gun show without a background check. Or maybe we should revisit mental health services, psychotropic medication, or the effects of a violent culture on the minds of our kids. Either way, what does this have to do with the Gospel of Jesus Christ again? That's right -- absolutely nothing. In fact, can you imagine of Jesus thought this way? We all are innately evil! Yet while we were such, He still went to the cross.

"4. Beliefs about the human race and the natural world. Materialistic evolution is inclined to explain life with the assumption that development of the earth's resources will cause damage to the environment, and, therefore, people in the Democrat Party typically support stricter environmentalist policies. But those who believe the Bible as their directive for life; tend to believe God created the earth and its resources to be used sensibly for man's benefit. Such people have largely gravitated toward Republican policies that advocate "wise use" of environmental resources in the interest of God's crowning creation - mankind." -- Dr. Mark Creech

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