Here we are in the Presidential Primary Campaign of 2016. A campaign, by most assessments, unprecedented in its rancor and divisiveness. Democrats are split between the progressives versus the socialists. Republicans between the outsiders versus the political insiders.
We’ve been building to this rift by virtue of a political and cultural system that has promoted a philosophy of “winners and losers”, “the lucky and the unlucky”, “the privilege and the underprivileged”. Race, gender, education, politics, religion are all used to as pry bars to separate us from one another. Our nation is poised for a state of “divorce by virtue of irreconcilable differences”.
2,000 years ago Jesus said: “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand (Matthew 12:25 King James Version).” The word desolation is defined as unfit for habitation, devastated, dismal, gloomy without friends or hope, lonely. It seems in 2016, anger and despair have replaced hope and optimism. Jesus said cities or homes won’t stand if divided. Just look at the devastation occurring in some of our biggest urban areas prompted in part by fatherless, broken families.
God is in the addition and multiplication “business”. Satan is in the subtraction and division “business”. “For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek for the same Lord overall is rich unto all that call upon Him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” Romans 10:12,13. Only Christ can change our divisive politics! How? Only He can change the heart of the dividers and the divided