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Thoughts on the Election

Ben Arment is a pastor in Virginia and had a very insightful post regarding the recent elections. He wrote:

"I can't believe they wrapped Jesus in an American flag.

"I can't tell you how many e-mails I got before Tuesday about the Christian values at stake in this election. The calls to prayer... the passionate pleas to mobilize our congregation...  I haven't heard from those people since.

"This is a dangerous post for me to write, but I think it might be good for us to be 'losers' in the political arena for a while...

"...Just in case we got the idea we could legislate our way to a transformed culture. ~ Just in case we aligned the church with a particular political party. ~ Just in case we mistook the USA for that city shining on a hill... rather than the Church of Jesus Christ.

"I'm afraid people have associated the movement of Christ a little too closely with a political agenda. And it's killing the church. It would be highly beneficial in our 'Daily-Show-culture' for us to be stripped of any political influence until we can learn to rely on Christ for cultural transformation. We cannot legislate our way to a revival."

Thanks to Scott Hodge for pointing this post out. Read the original post and comments here.