The major flaw here is that you're focusing on worldly things - politics.
I mention that because this is important. Jesus flat-out stated to not invest in worldly things. These things you mentioned are important in a political environment, but not a spiritual one. Jesus advice was to adhere to the government's laws, w/e they may be, as long as these laws do not break God's laws.
It seems even Jesus could care less about mixing religion with government, so long as government didn't enforce laws that would cause an individual to break God's laws.
Make of it what you will. This has nothing to do with a personal relationship. Your political beliefs, so long as they don't break God's laws, have nothing to do with Jesus relationship with you. If this Man bore the sins of all, knowingly and willingly, to grant God's gift of salvation according to John 3:16, this is certain evidence of a personal relationship. A deep relationship that transcends politics and other worldly-things.
Jesus said to treat others exactly as you want to be treated, and to love others. There were no exceptions. This means that gays can have equal rights, but as a follower of God, you need to abstain from same-sex actions, as they are a sin against God. (Mind you, so is lying, disrespecting your parents, being angry with someone, etc etc. They are equal sins)
God doesn't care if you are a capitalist or a socialist, he doesn't care if you own a gun or don't for w/e reason. He only cares that you follow Him and ask Him and Him only for your most personal needs.
Politically conservative Christian
· 10 years ago