Professing Jesus Christ isn't enough in politics.
It's too low a bar to hop over, no matter how authentic the statement.
Pro-life politics aren't enough either.
What's needed is a full-orbed Christian philosophy: one that understands foreign policy, monetary policy, welfare (not welfare statism), the role of the government, the role of churches (and private organizations), and the role of individuals and families, for starters, from a Christian perspective.
(The candidate who has the most of this is Rand Paul, by the way)
Rubio, Trump, Cruz, et al. have a full-orbed something...it just ain't Christian.
Same goes for Hillary and Bernie.
I write this mainly because I saw a few Christians get excited about Marco Rubio, who, quite winsomely, confessed Christ while speaking to an atheist concerned about Rubio running for "Pastor in Chief." I was very convinced of Rubio's authentic love for the Lord.
But Rubio's hegemonic foreign policy -- his neoconservatism -- is in direct conflict with the claims and aims of the gospel. And remember, the president is Commander-in-Chief. It's one of the few explicit presidential duties delineated in the U.S. Constitution. Who he believes should be bombed is a big deal.
One day the wolf will dwell with the lamb, and Rubio's vision veers away from that tremendously.
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Professing Jesus Christ isn't enough in politics
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