December’s Most Popular Blog- Rocking The Boat…A Little Bit
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k, so the elections are finally over. Many people are shocked that the incumbent got reelected after how much the economy declined over the past four years, although apparently that can be debated since he did actually get reelected. I’ve met Copts who said they voted for Romney, others strongly supported Obama.
So the question remains in my mind, who should we as Copts have elected? Which party?, Which person?; this debate can go on forever, but I’m initiating it; I don’t care. I want to know whether our church should start getting involved as in whether they should make a public statement as to what leader we should support or which party. Who should we as Copts support? Pope Shenouda our departed and beloved said it is our civil duty to vote. But he never specified specifically who to vote for. Although politics can get confusing and controversial, I think the fundamentals of each party is clearly spelled out, for us as Christians to see which is the right party to go by. I would say the Republican Party. They seem to not have as much confusion within their parties with regards to their identity especially after liberals had that fiasco at their convention. They first decide to remove God, yes, God, from their platform, then had a vote and changed their minds even the majority clearly did not want God in the platform.
So I beg the question, Should the Coptic Church here in America have a party to support? Are we not all supposed to be like minded in Christ as the Scripture says? Are we not supposed to show respect to the government as the scripture says, what’s Mine is Mine, and what’s Caesar’s is Caesar’s.
I will say the liberals used a couple verses in scripture such as ‘as you did to the least of mine, you also did it to me’ and then something else about ‘getting out of the darkness and coming into the light.’ I can’t recall exactly.
Here’s what I say, their use of verses adds to their confusion as they support blasphemies such as gay marriage and trying to remove God in schools and institutions. Can the darkness mix with the light? And I say this not saying we are perfect, but we strive to be. We all may have weaknesses we all need to work on, but as far as knowing what’s right is another story. Also we all strive to be perfect as it says, “Be perfect as your father is in Heaven is perfect.” (Matthew 5:48) Also it says “Be Holy because I am Holy.” (1 Peter 1:16).
Ok, so to make my point clear, I ask “should the church make a statement regarding which political party we should support?” I say Yes; it’s bittersweet.