Election 2016 WWJD

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.

About Scatcatpdx

I am just an average Joe living in the People Republic of Portland Oregon. I was a Republican Precinct Person for Washington County, and campaign volunteer. Now I am a IDKWIA (I Don't Know What I Am). I am a bible believing Christian who is Calvinist and Reformed in my theology and Anglican in worship and practice. My other interest are music (classical and world, Progressive Trance), drawing, and Fury Fandom, I consider myself a furry lifestyler.. I am a Ham Radio operator.
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