My parents were staunch Republicans. They were not thrilled with Presidents Truman, Kennedy, and Johnson, but I can never remember them calling these presidents unkind names. They respected the office.
But today, we have Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media outlets. Anyone can air his views to an audience, without leaving his home. All he has to do is write his viewpoint, or share one he likes from another person, and then hit the “share” button.
I have read some where President Obama was called the Antichrist and President Trump was called a racist. Neither of these are true. Period.
The sad thing is that quite a few Christians join in this madness. The Bible specifically warns us not to do this.
You shall not revile God, nor curse a ruler of your people. (Exodus 22:28)
The Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations and to reserve the unjust under punishment for the day of judgment,and especially those who walk according to the flesh in the lust of uncleanness and despise authority. They are presumptuous, self-willed. They are not afraid to speak evil of dignitaries (2 Peter 2:9-10)Likewise also these dreamers defile the flesh, reject authority, and speak evil of dignitaries. (Jude 8)
Christians are called to pray for our leaders, not to slander, gossip or speak evil of them. If we continue in this madness, we can expect God to judge us.
My prayer today:
Lord, send the Spirit of the fear of the Lord to convict American Christians of our words against leaders and those in authority so that our tongues are tamed and the words of our mouths are acceptable in Your sight. (Based on Isaiah 11:2, James 3:8 and Psalm 19:14)
Join with me on Thursdays to fast and pray for the Body of Christ in America.