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The Great Divide (in the Church) in 2016, and Why It Still Matters

It seems we cast more blame than light.


It’s been eleven months since Donald Trump was elected President of the United States. And even as I reflect on the 2016 election now, I still believe it will be remembered for many reasons, including the fact that it was arguably the most divisive election in recent times. There was a record amount of proverbial mud thrown and threats made. Trump came out of nowhere to beat the seasoned former First Lady, Senator, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.


To put it another way, the reality TV star beat the career politician. It was as nasty as that characterization sounds, with Trump personally berating every Republican in the race, and Clinton fighting investigations about her careless handling of classified emails.


But the most damage was probably not inflicted in the political or cultural arenas.


The Great (Church) Divide


When we as Christians in the U.S. look back on the 2016 election, we should take note of the divide it created, or perhaps revealed, in the Church. This, I believe, is a divide that is just as strong today. We’ve made little to no progress over the past eleven months.


The division in the churches of America during and after the election was, in many ways, revealing and worth our notice (and conversation). Based on whom a person was supporting or opposing, relationships were ruined, ministry leaders were edged out of positions, and lines were drawn from pulpits and pews.


The problem is not that Christians had differing opinions. That’s part of being human. The problem is that brothers and sisters in Christ used the opportunity to paint each other as racist, uncompassionate, communist, anti-American, and non-Christian—all based on whom they were voting for or against. It is one thing to ...

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Re: The Great Divide (in the Church) in 2016, and Why It Still Matters
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2017, 08:34:54 PM »
Hold it! Ones political views are different from ones spiritual views. I can take a church full of people as find all sorts of different political views.
One can vote for one party even though one does not totally agree with all their policies because it best reflects their views compared to the opposition parties.
If anyone pushes anyone from a church based on their political views everyone should leave the church as it is a church of satan and not of God, as God has given us the democratic freedom to vote, even if we vote in ignorance or have not considered the voting implications.
It is an amazing thing to vote. We are all different. God has made us that way. Dont let it change our walk with God by attacking those who voted differently.
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Re: The Great Divide (in the Church) in 2016, and Why It Still Matters
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2017, 02:18:18 AM »
If God is soveriegn at this moment in time over your will,then it woud never matter what you vote, as you vote dictates God's Will

In other words, we must prayer for our leaders, as they are placed there by God, by His Soveriegn Will.
a King

Why would our prayers,dictate what God does ? see : Deuteronomy 17:15   be sure to appoint over you a king the LORD your God chooses. He must be from among your fellow Israelites. Do not place a foreigner over you, one who is not an Israelite.


Here we see mans will above God's will, but the person who is God's wil see a King that he prays for, made King over him by God.


Donald Trump must be where he is because of God, as God is sovereign.if he is not there because of God , then you still continue to pray for him even though, he is not of God.



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