Lest say I not happy with the choices. For the fist time since voting for Reagan in 1984 I will not vote for the Republican.
Every four years, the American evangelical church is infected with a malady called the Presidential elections. Last cycle there was a dominionist calling churches and pastor that does not preach politics from the pulpit cowards. The purpose of the church and the duty of the pastor on Sunday is the rightfully handling of the Word and sacraments, preaching law and gospel, sin and grace. This year the fallacies flow with how would Jesus vote. As in Jesus would vote for Trump. Well lest see what scripture would say What would Jesus dor.
Maybe this one :
After the feeding of the five thousand in John 6:
John 6 14-15 (ESV)
14 After the people saw the sign Jesus performed, they began to say, “Surely this is the Prophet who is to come into the world.” 15 Jesus, knowing that they intended to come and make him king by force, withdrew again to a mountain by himself.
No wait maybe this one:
Matthew 22:15-22 English Standard Version (ESV)
15 Then the Pharisees went and plotted how to entangle him in his words. 16 And they sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that you are true and teach the way of God truthfully, and you do not care about anyone’s opinion, for you are not swayed by appearances. 17 Tell us, then, what you think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?” 18 But Jesus, aware of their malice, said, “Why put me to the test, you hypocrites? 19 Show me the coin for the tax.” And they brought him a denarius. 20 And Jesus said to them, “Whose likeness and inscription is this?” 21 They said, “Caesar’s.” Then he said to them, “Therefore render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” 22 When they heard it, they marveled. And they left him and went away.
Oh no maybe this one Jesus before Pilate:
33 So Pilate entered his headquarters again and called Jesus and said to him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” 34 Jesus answered, “Do you say this of your own accord, or did others say it to you about me?” 35 Pilate answered, “Am I a Jew? Your own nation and the chief priests have delivered you over to me. What have you done?” 36 Jesus answered,
“My kingdom is not of this world.
If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world.” 37 Then Pilate said to him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world—to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.” 38 Pilate said to him, “What is truth?”
Jesus would not entangle himself in politics by have a bigger mission like preaching the Good news, his death for our sins and rising form the dead for our justification.