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The Hijacking of the Christian Faith by the Republican Party

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  • Jens 5 years ago

    Mostly valid points but nobody calls McCarthism a Christian value. If you've found someone that would be something to cite. Also the following things are Biblically supported Christian values that you listed as being only republican political platforms.

    Anti-Abortion = condemned under the general theme of pacifism and the maxim " You shall not murder"
    Anti-Euthanasia= same reason (remember that this position does not include forcing someone to live)
    Conversion of others= specifically commanded all over the New Testament.
    Gay Marriage= Gay sex is condemned all over the Old and New testaments, marriage is not specifically mentioned.

    I like how the Republican Christian party favors exercise of military power and gun rights as both are against many basic tenets of Christianity or at least can't help.

  • Daniel Arrey 5 years ago

    Jens, my point was that Jesus Christ speaks out against none of those topics. Please, point me to the passage where he does ;)

  • Jens 5 years ago

    Murder (Euthanasia/Abortion): This one is political if we are arguing about the definition of murder but religious from the point of view of most of the Christian community who define murder as the conscious decision and action to end a life of a human being who is not trying to murder someone themselves. I know I don't need to quote the ten commandments at you. The Bible fails to define murder specifically so I'm sure we won't be coming to an agreement here.

    Conversion of others : Basically the only major You shall DO as opposed to you shall not do command in the bible. Matthew 28:19. "Go forth and make disciples of all nations. Baptize them in the name of..." I'm sure you know the verse. The other gospels contain more of the same.

    Homosexuality : 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, 1 Timothy, 1:10, Roman 1: 26-7 in the NT I assume the destruction of Sodom/Gomorrah is enough to prove the position in the OT. But there are other if you want me to dig them up.

  • Daniel Arrey 5 years ago

    Well all valid points mostly from the OT, exception is the quote from Matthew. However, which statements were said by Christ? The entire Christian Religion is based off of Jesus Christ, and his teachings. Without those teachings you're basically a Jew.

  • Jens 5 years ago

    Jesus doesn't specifically address anything but conversion. Christianity is not purely based on Jesus though. Jesus did not abolish the God's old standards, he just provided a way for humans not to suffer hell eternally for their falling short of God's standards. You can define Christianity as only the recorded words of Jesus but the reality of it is that Christians (technically) regard the books of every prophet in the OT and every apostle in the NT as God's own words. So for Christianity as it is in most of its forms in the United States, those quotes are authoritative in determining what Christians understand as God's will.

  • Roger Cotton 5 years ago

    Nonsense. The Republican Party did not co-opt Christianity. Christian values have always been part of the Republicans' core values, and the foundation for a number of the party planks.

    If anything, the Democrats have rejected Christianity, because their agenda is hampered by ethics, values, and God. How many Democrats these days hold themselves up to any Christian standard whatsoever?

    Claiming Republicans somehow "stole" Christianity is to revise history.

  • Jens 5 years ago

    He's not saying that the Republican party doesn't run on some Christian platforms or defend some Christian values, he's saying that they spin it to look like everything they do is Christian and everything everyone else thinks is from Satan, which is a load of crap. In the United states a political party defines what is Christian and what is not. Christianity in America cares more about strengthening the military and protecting gun rights than feeding the poor. That is the influence the Republican party wields over Christianity here.

  • Daniel Arrey 5 years ago

    Roger Cotton - They uphold Christian Values by standing by their so called 'Socialist' Ideals.

  • Warren White 4 years ago

    Roger, have you considered changing the channel?
    Your rhetoric comes straight off of Fox news Propaganda network and the Tea Party.
    "It's my way or the highway"

    As a Christian, and a Father , husband, and business owner, and Democrat, the "broad brush" approach of Republicans, such as you have exhibited, is simple not factual, and I don't how it fits in to the sprit of Christian love, as a brother to a brother.

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    jerry decaire 3 years ago

    First, it has been argued that when Jesus commissioned the disciples to evangelize he was specifically addressing them. But I don't believe it. What I do believe is that it's important that we evangelize as true Christians and not just Republicans in disguise-the wolf in sheep's clothing thing. And what's the biblical support for that? "Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You travel over land and sea to win a single convert, and when he becomes one, you make him twice as much a son of hell as you are.MATTHEW 23:15 So if you are as the Republicans today who are similar to the phony Pharisees, you would be better off not speaking Jesus' name at all. As for the murder part, I agree with you Jen but not the weapons part...Those who live by the sword will die by the sword. I agree with 95% of this post. So true and good job. Don't be surprised if it doesn't ruffle feathers and illiciit attacks by the very ones who are the problem.

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    jerry decaire 3 years ago

    The destruction of Sodom was because of their inhospitality and cruelty not their sexual orientation. But Leviticus does actually condemn homosexuality. Everyone who is honest knows that is not a choice so the thing in question isn't homosexuality but rather the musings of homophobic men from the iron age. I am a believer in Christ by the way-just not a stickler for biblical inerrancy-just biblical value.

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    jerry decaire 3 years ago

    To Roger Cotton: I hope you are kidding!!! The only thing the Repubs have over the Dems is lip service: They say yes to God, but do not do his will. Bush and his oil wars: Love thine enemies and those who live by the sword will die by the sword. Perhaps the "sword" is our failing economy? Repubs reject universal healthcare while Sweden which is 80% atheistic has universal healthcare and nobody on the streets. Tea Party crap about taxes: Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's. The list goes on and on. This is what I believe is spoken of as the spirit of the "Anti-Christ." I'm sure that party would thank you for your support.

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