Monday, November 10, 2008

In God we do not trust

Last Tuesday, Mark Driscoll offered some excellent thoughts on the Presidential election. Without realizing it, Americans are longing for a savior who will atone for their sins, and they are yearning for a king who will keep them safe from terror.

Here's an excerpt:

People are longing for Jesus, and tragically left voting for mere presidential candidates. For those whose candidate wins today there will be some months of groundless euphoric faith in that candidate and the atoning salvation that their kingdom will bring. But, in time, their supporters will see that no matter who wins the presidency, they are mere mortals prone to sin, folly, and self-interest just like all the other sons of Adam and daughters of Eve...

The conclusion for pastors:

...I would encourage all preachers to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and repentance of personal sin. He alone can truly atone for our sins. He alone can deliver us from a real hell. He alone is our sinless and great King. And, he alone has a Shalom kingdom to offer.

You can read the whole article here.

HT: Luke MacDonald

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