Are you botheres by nonchristians in public office?

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  1. Johnv

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    Every now and then, someone comments about a person in publc office who is a Christian. I'm grateful that we have people of faith in public office. But are we bothered if a person in office is not a Christian? We've had a lot of people, many of them famous Americans, who were not Christians, who are considered honorable men by us.
     
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    I am bothered that there are unsaved folks period.

    But you are right. Jimmy Carter claimed to be a Christian, but he turned out to be horrible. Thomas Jefferson denied Christ's deity, but was a great leader.

    I would say that Jefferson applied biblical precepts to his leadership better than Carter did.
     
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    Like Curtis, "I am bothered that there are unsaved folks period". However since there are unsaved people we have to accept that they will land themselves in positions of power. I would argue that, in modern America, it is very hard for a true Christian to get elected to national office.
     
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    I follow the Constitution...there can be no religious test for public office.
     
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    No, I am not bothered by unbelievers in public office. I'd rather have a believer, but it is not a litmus test. It's not even the first test for me in terms of voting for a politician.
     
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    I agree with all the posts so far. Bro Curtis makes a good point. Some of the most virtuois men, such as Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and Benjamin Franklin, were all nonchristians, and probably did a better job upholding civic Christian principles better than some Christians in office.

    For me, I take the "no religious test" clause of the Constitution seriously. A person's personal religious affiliation is not a factor in deciding whom to cast my vote for.
     
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    Then would you vote for an al-quaeda member running for office?
     
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    No one is saying that at all. AQ is a terrorist organization. I may disagree politically with some of these guys but they would never, ever stand with a terrorist.

    I cannot speak for them, but we are saying that just because a person is a believer doesn't make them fit to vote for. I would use as an illustration Jimmy Carter. Some of these others would cite George Bush. But just because a man is a Christian makes him fit to be an elected official.
     
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    When a person makes a big deal out of being a "Christian" whatever I hang on to my wallet. Been screwed to many times.
     
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    :laugh:

    Who was the last president to follow the constitution ?
     
  11. Johnv

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    I can think of a few. Oh, wait, you mean US President?
     
  12. Bro. Curtis

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    :laugh::laugh:

    And I'd like a few constitutional followers in congress, as well.
     
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    I think non christians in public office is inevitable.
     
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    MP, you need to read the OP!

    "...are we bothered if a person in office is not a Christian?...

    Personally, I am not bothered if a non-Christian is holding office as long as he holds to high moral values.

    In fact, wouldn't it be a blessing to lead a politician to the Lord! :applause: I have been involved in politics for some time, but as I look back, I have not used the opportunities as I should have. I will be looking for the election this comming fall. I usually attend the Republican election night party.
     

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