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Jun 16, 2022Liked by Jameson Steward

Thank you for having the insight and courage to say this. It needs to be said.

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Hopefully people will think a little more about these things.

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Aug 16, 2022Liked by Jameson Steward

Thank you for calling out the “elephant in the room”. Why are other Christians so unaware of the glaring sinfulness of this destructive political situation?

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I think because it's very easy to deceive ourselves about something in our life that we need to change.

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Jun 28, 2022Liked by Jameson Steward

Your words of counsel are fine, but that is not the same as having an idol in this context. An idol, as the Scripture speaks of it, is loyalty to something other than God. The unfortunate expression does not meet that; it only meets the standard of unseemly words coming out of a person's mouth. -Ron Thomas

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My thought is that because some Christians behave this way over politics, they demonstrate that their god is their political party rather than the God of heaven. Those who make a habit out of doing this provide the evidence that they serve an idol.

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I use the term "political idolatry", and sometimes the idolatry revolves around a particular semi-deified person, not merely the party. The term is not original with me, but I rarely hear it in use elsewhere. And yet people certainly do understand it when they hear it.

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Very true indeed.

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This may be the case, but that was unclear to me in what your wrote. Yes, it is certainly true that politics is the fruit of hope many have (2 Cor. 4.4); I call this secular religion.

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Why would a new Christian act like their old self? It does lend to disbelief among the unsaved. I did it for many years and I sure don't know why - except maybe for ignorance, walking by the flesh.

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I think ignorance is one of the reasons - sometimes it takes time for Christians to learn better. Sometimes it's a desire to enjoy the blessings of God while also enjoying the "pleasures of sin." Which Jesus told us we cannot have it both ways (Matthew 6:24).

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Jan 22, 2023Liked by Jameson Steward

Big Amen!!

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This is first time I've heard this expression, and I must be missing something,but it doesn't sound bad, just like your calling someone named Brandon to come on. Where is the bad wording. Thanks

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