In 2 Corinthians 4:4, the Apostle Paul states that the “god” of this world has blinded the minds of unbelievers to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel and glory of Jesus Christ. In Matthew 5:14, Jesus said we are to be the light of the world as His disciples.
Light is most needed when darkness is thickest. It can certainly be argued that our nation is in its darkest period, spiritually and morally. And the “light” that is being proposed by most is not Jesus Christ–it is Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton.
Government is not the answer and politics is something we should be involved in without being obsessive, angry, or overwhelmed.
As Christians we must be better than this. We must rise above human arguments and reasoning and take our thoughts and passions captive to obedience of Jesus Christ. Every four years we hear that this next election is the most important in the history of our nation, but don’t elections reveal the true condition of the American people?
This morning we ask this question: Which is more important: Who our next president is, or how we respond as Christians regardless of who that President is?
And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, 4 in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. 2 Corinthians 4:3-4
17 For it is time for judgment to begin with the household of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God? 18 And if it is with difficulty that the righteous is saved, what will become of the godless man and the sinner?1 Peter 4:17-18
For we are not bold to class or compare ourselves with some of those who commend themselves; but when they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are without understanding. 2 Corinthians 10:12
James 3:1-12 – ‘the Tongue is a fire’