PremoMD wrote:Senator Kerry just quoted at the presidential debate last night that "All of us are God's children." I humbly disagree with that statement on the basis of John 8:42-47. Verse 44 says, "You are of your father the devil and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it." You can check out the rest as I wish not to fill up the entire forum screen but basically Jesus is commenting on how they are not God's children because they don't love Him (see vs. 42).
That's so true in America today. I feel so bad for the presidents as they try to appease the multitudes with programs and promises. If they understood the underlying nature of sin and that those who are not born again (transferring son-ship from the devil to God), they would be able to respond/react with so much more wisdom. President Bush wouldn't have to say "I don't know" to homosexuality as a choice but could boldly explain that men and women drink in iniquity like water (Job 15:16). They are slaves to sin and are in bondage to the lusts thereof. But when one is set free by Jesus Christ (see Isaiah 61:1-3) they are no longer a prisoner of sin. That's really what our nation needs - not freedom from terrorism or taxes or illegal immigrants or health care expenses, but freedom from poverty, spiritually speaking.
The problem with this is that religion shouldn't be mixed in with politics. Politics are, in nature, full of lies and deceit.
Show me one good politician and I'll show you one good liar.
While America is "one nation under God", and the Christian God at that...it is still something government cannot push on the people (yet). If GWB really understood the Bible and followed it, he wouldn't be in Iraq trying to "make peace" because the Bible makes it clear that there will never be peace in that region of the world or really anywhere as while the time for Christ's return nears, there are more and more wars and rumors of wars... It is a political move and has nothing to do with his religious beliefs...well...I take that back. It may if he holds a dispensational view.