Every election year, it never fails. I have brothers and sisters in Christ who are so headstrong about political parties that they become willing to alienate me or anyone else in favor of their candidate. They will go so far as to actually divide the body of Christ along party lines. They post their liberal or conservative ideas on Facebook, Twitter or Google+ in an attempt to make a distinction between right (which is what they think they are) and the rest of us (who must be wrong).
Brother Cecil May in “Preacher Talk,” his publication, wrote, “In the church, the kingdom of the Prince of Peace, ‘traditionalists’ rail against ‘progressives,’ and ‘progressives’ brag they are no longer the phariseistic legalists they once were and that most members of the church now are.”
Then Bro. May wrote, “Where are the peacemakers?” Brother, have I been waiting for someone to ask THAT question!
We have brothers and sisters in Christ who are fomenting division EVERY ELECTION YEAR on the basis of Democrat/Republican, Liberal/Conservative. Are we trying to divide the body of Christ along party lines? WHY? Why isn’t unity as important to US as it was to Jesus (John 17)?