Politics makes strange bedfellows. This is not only a true statement, but also one that convicts many in the Lord’s church. It is a sad thing to see preachers, teachers, elders, deacons, and mature Christians get in the proverbial bed with liars and thieves. It doesn’t take a genius to understand that politicans are professional liars. If this is your first election, you may be gullible enough to buy into the lies of your favorite candidate. However, anyone who is over the age of 25 and the I.Q. of 100 should be able to understand that ALL POLITICIANS LIE!! It’s their job!
Just take a look at a few of the more famous lies presidents have made to the public while in office.
FDR: Your boys are not going to be sent into any foreign wars.
JFK: The United States plans no military intervention in Cuba.
LBJ: We were attacked (in the Gulf of Tonkin). This led to the Vietnam War.
Nixon: I am not a crook. This he said in regards to the Watergate scandal.
Reagan: We did not, I repeat, did not trade weapons or anything else [to Iran] for hostages, nor will we.
GHW Bush: Read my lips – No new taxes.
Clinton: I did not have sex with that woman… Miss Lewinski.
GW Bush: Iraq has weapons of mass destruction
Obama: People could keep their insurance if they like it.
When I say all politicians lie, even our presidents, I am not in reference to policy disagreements. I am speaking of blatan lies which were uncalled for and showed the character of the men who held office.
Today, lying has been taken to a new height. Politicians lie with impunity and are totally unrepentant for doing so. What is sad is that Christian men and women will get on Facebook and Twitter and even their churches and repeat those lies and think that they can escape the wrath of God.
Let me fill you in on something you may or may not know, that there are hundreds of political websites, Democratic and Republican, which publish misinformation (lies and half truths) about their opponents which don’t even come resemble the truth. They have published so many lies on our current president that it is beyond ridiculous. Lies like he is a Muslim. This is false. His father was a Muslim but the Obamas have attended a series of Baptist churches and two AME (African Methodist Episcopal) churches in the Washington, D.C. area since he has been president. Republicans have said that president Obama wasn’t born in America, even though the supreme court voted 9-0 which said he was born legitimately in Hawaii.
Bottom line is this brethren, when you sleep with dogs, you will get fleas. When you intermingle with liars, you will also tell lies. As the scripture warns us: “Do not be deceived: “Evil company corrupts good habits” (1 Cor 15:33). “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap (Gal 6:7). All liars will have their part in the lake of fire (Rev 21:8).
False teachers will tell you that political campaigns are the work of Christians. ABSOLUTELY FALSE! The work of a Christian is to study God’s Word (2 Tim 2:15), teach God’s Word (2 Tim 4:2-5), and do good unto all men, especially fellow Christians (Gal 6:10).
Christians must stand up against all forms of sin, not only abortion and homosexuality. Adultery is also a sin of which presidential candidates Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are guilty. So was Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan. Fornication is also a sin of which JFK and Bill Clinton was guilty. Yes, the Democratic party stands for many evils, but so does the Republican party. Most preachers will tell you that you are going to hell for voting for a Democrat. That may be half true. The truth they are withholding is that if you vote for a Republican you may also be held acocuntable for their evils as well.
It’s sad to see politicians use God and His Word for political gain. It’s sad to see churches take the bribes of politicians to preach their lies. Yes, politics makes strange bedfellows, but the most saddest of all is the Christian. I know of no gospel preacher who has ever endeavered into politics who ever retained his reputation of telling the truth. Even sinners know that if a preacher is carrying the lies of politicians, how can they be trusted to handle the truth of God. My advice to all Christians who want to go to heaven when they die is, stay far from politics. Stay just as far from them as you would any revolving liar (Jam 4:7). The father of all lies is the Devil (Jn 8:44), and the largest mouth of the Devil is politicians. As the old folks used to say, “A thief will take your possessions, but a liar will get you killed”. In this case, they will destroy your chances for eternal life.