Biblical Commentary: Promoting & Condoning Sin :: By Gary W. Ritter

Biblical Commentary: Promoting & Condoning Sin :: By Gary W. Ritter

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Because what I’m going to say here is never spoken from the pulpit, I know it’s going to anger a bunch of people. Well, truth is like that.

I won’t leave you in suspense. Because of what the Democrat Party in this nation stands for, I believe that anyone who calls himself a Christian commits a grievous sin by being a part of and supporting this political party.

Now, that’s not to say that the Republican Party isn’t extremely problematic as well, but overall, if someone chooses to identify with one of these parties, Republican should be it.

How are we doing? How many of you are raging at me and burning up in your irritation? If you can tamp that down for a couple of minutes, I’ll explain why I make such statements that are infuriating you so much.

We’ll consider the Democrat Party first. With any person or entity, we need to carefully consider what they say and what they do. Biblically, it’s called fruit. If you look at the Party Platform of the Democrats, it’s full of high-minded and uplifting words as to how they will create a better America for all people.

But what does this really mean?

Under their section titled Healing the Soul of America, they discuss Protecting Women’s Rights and Protecting LGBTQ+ Rights. From those two sections, here are some quotes:

Like the majority of Americans, Democrats believe every woman should be able to access high-quality reproductive health care services, including safe and legal abortion.

We will work to ensure LGBTQ+ people are not discriminated against when seeking to adopt or foster children . . .

Recognizing that LGBTQ+ youth and adults suffer from significant health disparities, including mental health and substance use disorders, Democrats will expand mental health and suicide prevention services, and ban harmful “conversion therapy” practices.

From the highest branches of government in our land, in both the Executive and Legislative Branches – and often in the Judicial Branch – Democrats work toward these goals. We have only to see the Executive Orders coming from the White House and the bills that emerge from Congress to see that the Democrats are fully committed to achieving the ends that they declare:

  • They fully support abortion up to and even beyond the birth of a child.
  • They seek to confuse and harm children by indoctrinating them into a lifestyle completely opposed to God’s will by having them live with people who have rejected God in their lives.
  • They intend to prevent children from learning their true identity as God made them and will pursue any means necessary to achieve gender dysphoria in these innocent ones.

Yet, anyone who has read the Bible and knows the will of God in respect to these ideals fully understands how anti-God they are. In fact, they are sin, and grievous sin at that. By the declaration of their intent to accomplish these objectives, and by their works in making them a reality, the Democrat Party is a purveyor of sin.

Here is what Romans 6:13 tells us in this regard:

“Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness.”

In other words, as believers, we are not to have anything to do with sin. However, what we see in word and deed is that, in these critical points in their Party Platform, the Democrats stand for and promote sin. Not only that, but their party leadership enforces this perverse ideology upon all its members so that they vote in lockstep against that which is of God. Very simply: If you vote for a Democrat for any elected office, you are siding with them in their advocacy for sin and all that entails.

Paul is very clear in 1 Timothy 5:22 that we are not to participate in the sins of others:

“Do not be hasty in the laying on of hands, and do not share in the sins of others. Keep yourself pure.”

To do so is to enable that sin and to promote it.

All this being true, how in the world can a professing Christian identify with such a depraved group of people and consider himself a Democrat? That’s the last thing someone who is a Christ-follower should do or want to do. Remember that sin separates us from God (Isaiah 59:2) and is that which is done outside of faith (Romans 14:23).

What about the Republican Party Platform? At least on the surface, the Republican Party maintains a conservative, generally Christian perspective. On paper, it opposes abortion and same-sex marriage, along with other LGBT and transgender abominations. At the very least, if a Christian is involved in the political process of voting or running for office, being part of the Republican Party isn’t yoking oneself with an explicit anti-God agenda.

Now, we know that there are far too many Republicans that do not truly stand for Godly principles.

That’s one of several reasons our nation is on the verge of judgment. Enough Republicans condone sin by siding with Democrats on abortion or LGBT issues that we cannot say that this is a party on God’s side.

If one condones a sinful practice, that certainly doesn’t rise to the iniquity of promoting sin, but it does treat or regard it as acceptable. Such a stand doesn’t sit well with God either.

I stated at the outset that pastors simply don’t convey a message like this. There are enough Democrats in most churches that if something like this was said, they’d probably leave in droves – unless, that is, the Holy Spirit convicted them of the sin of association and, in a sense, being yoked to unbelievers who practice sin like they drink water.

If we truly follow the Lord Jesus Christ, we should not want the stain of sin anywhere near us. God abhors it and wants us to flee from it.

We should be very careful with whom we keep company. Minimally, it will affect the crowns we receive as believers, and, at worst, could cause us to even abandon the faith. We should choose our companions wisely.

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