The Continuing American Revolution

Every four years we Americans are privileged to stage a revolution of sorts. What I mean by that is we go to the polls to cast our vote for a new president – or to reelect the incumbent. Since I was a very young man I have noted that presidential elections bring out shrill, sometimes even hateful language aimed often at the man himself rather than his platform for his viewpoints. In Romans 13, St. Paul admonishes Christians to hold in the high honor those who rule over them – and even to pray for them. Remember, this was written in the context of a brutal, totalitarian Roman occupation of Palestine. By comparison we have a very friendly government. No matter who is elected – I challenge you to say, “He is now my president and I will honor him, and I will pray for him.” This is not just the American way – it is Christ’s way!