The Sunday Message

Mark 12:28-30 (NIV)

The Greatest Commandment

One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?”

“The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”

This past week the Family Research Council (FRC) sent a couple of e-mails about the National Prayer Breakfast and, in particular, President Obama’s speech.

In his Washington Update, FRC President Tony Perkins wrote:

Plenty of people left the National Prayer Breakfast yesterday with a bad taste in their mouths — and not from the food. In what must be an encore of his apology tour, President Obama chose yesterday’s breakfast to join in the condemnation — not of Islamist violence, but Christians’.

You can read President Obama’s speech to decide for yourself HERE.

Christian organizations that participate in politics are having a tough go of it these days. They could be a gigantic force in the political world. Just imagine if Evangelicals, Baptists, Catholics, Mormons, and others joined together to elect candidates all across the fruited plains.

They can’t do it, because deep down “Love Thy Neighbor” only goes so far when you’re involved in politics.

I am a Christian. I try to attend church every week, plus I try to participate in a Bible study. I also try to read my Bible daily. I am deeply disappointed in some political Christian groups who proclaim to be for family and faith and all that goes with it.

I heard someone say something like this one time, “If you were brought before a jury, would your actions even be enough evidence to convict you of being a Christian.”

As for these faith and family groups, they would easily be found not guilty.

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