When finding political "friends" leads to spiritual ruin…

by Anna Blanch on April 9, 2010

I was greatly encouraged by this piece by Ben Bartlett over at Christ and Pop Culture titled: “The Enemy of my Enemy is not my friend”. I am encouraged not by the need for the article to be written but by the sentiment Ben expresses and his conclusions that there is a danger in foregrounding the importance of finding those who express political views agreeable to you over fellowship with your brothers and sisters in Christ.  I am intentional about my jargon at this point – especially when it comes to the divide between liberal and conservative in America (though the divide is present elsewhere, even if not as marked). Those things which cause such great division politically should and must be set aside as earthly concerns when considering the things of heaven, the eternal concerns of the gospel and worshipping God together.

Ben’s piece is an insightful piece of rhetoric and worth a read

Let me know what you think..

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