My duty is not to make political recommendations from the pulpit, but to encourage the congregation to vote wisely, knowing what the Bible says about many of today’s issues.
“Like every other presidential election I can remember, my vote next time will probably be some form of a “lesser of evils” choice. It has been a long time since I voted for someone with great enthusiasm. But as Christian citizens, we must do our due diligence and weigh our vote carefully.” ~ 2007 “Voting Guide”
I can submit to the country’s authorities, whether American or Filipino, even give respect toward them. And taxes. But ultimately, my “love for country” is reserved for Abraham’s “better country, that is, a heavenly one.” Not for America. Not even for the Philippines.
It was grievous to witness a political party set forth a clear social agenda centered on the availability of abortion, the advancement of liberty for sexual sin, homosexual marriage, the legalization of narcotic drugs, and government intolerance for religious freedom. To then see this agenda lifted up in triumph over the American electorate is to witness the defeat of the conservative Christian political agenda and to tremble over the future of our morally libertine society.
Ultimately, all Christian arguments concerning birth control or “family planning” must be based on Scriptural principles. But we find very little explicit teaching about contraception, unlike numerous texts concerning human sexuality and marriage. 1. The Bible is very clear about