Jun. 28, 2019

Voting Rights

“He replied, Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you hypocrites; as it is written: These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. They worship me in vain; their teachings are merely human rules.” Mark 7:6-7

Governor Greg Abbott sent an email a few days ago warning Texans that we will “be like California” if the Democrats take over. I deleted the email.

I’m tired of politics. I don’t want to be like California in the way they have established recent penal codes that allow a 15-year-old kid to be released from prison at age 25 despite the gruesome murder of two elderly people in their homes. In their beds. While they were sleeping. They weren’t hurting anyone but made the unfortunate mistake of leaving a window open to let in some fresh air. (I would like some of California’s ocean air and scenery.)

The 15-year-old boy-man cut the screen, entered the home, and brutally murdered a husband and wife. He offered a confession and testimony that the act “exhilarated” him.  I don’t want to be like California if Governor Jerry Brown thinks this boy-man deserves freedom after only serving 10 years for a double homicide.

I don’t want to be financially broken like California, but I’m not sure I enjoy being a greedy Texan either. I’m not convinced politics will remedy either situation. I think only Christ and personal conviction will solve those problems.

We seem to be turning to the wrong solution to society’s problems. We seem to think taking sides will solve the world’s ills. I’m tired of politics. I’m more burned out over Christians who claim Christianity without really living like Christ. The Democrats don’t scare me. The Republicans don’t scare me. The thought of the Pharisees of the bible returning in modern-day form scares me to the core. Where can I vote against that?