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November Pastor’s Message

In a recent sermon, a North Carolina pastor expressed real fear that the political extremes in our country are trying to either

“take God out of America” or “make God out of America.”

Both extremes are dangerous for our future.

We are facing one of the most polarizing elections in memory. One article says “When the vitriolic presidential campaign ends and the election is settled, it promises to leave almost half the population fearful that whoever wins will lead the country to ruin.”

Obviously I can’t tell you who should get your vote (and I wouldn’t even if I could). But let’s keep this in mind – when you’ve exercised your privilege and done your duty on November 8, there are still 365 days to make a difference far beyond your vote. You can live out the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ day to day. Being salt and light in this time in history requires a biblical understanding of influence: to paraphrase Zechariah 4:6, “Not by might (of political coalition building), nor by power (of the ballot box), but by my Spirit, says the Lord Almighty.”

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