Moultrie Observer

Opinion

November 21, 2012

My faith is secure

MOULTRIE — Dear editor:

“Politics will not secure you a seat in the kingdom of heaven Mr. Driver.” This is what I read in the comments section of the Online Copy of my last article. How is it that, because I state my opinion, anyone can question my faith? This happens a lot; maybe because we live in the Bible belt and everyone calling himself a “Christian” believes that God has given them a little Christian Police Badge and that they have the right to walk around telling other people what they are doing wrong and where they will go if they don’t straighten up. I recall the verse that says, “If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone.”

Jesus Christ is the only person who will judge me. No one is perfect and no one is without sin. It is through the blood of Jesus Christ that we are redeemed and that way, our seat in heaven is secure.

My opinions, however, will not unsecure my seat in heaven. Did Jesus Christ not die to give us life? Did Jesus Christ not die to give us freedom? Did not our forefathers declare our independence in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit? So, if the forefathers declared our freedom in the name of Jesus Christ and Jesus Christ died for our freedom and everlasting life, then isn’t it perfectly applicable to state my opinions as listed in the First Amendment of the United States Constitution? I think the answer is obvious; yes!

Politics will definitely not secure me a seat in the kingdom of heaven and it has never been my thought that politics was the key to the kingdom. I fully understand that Jesus Christ in the only way to the father, as stated in the Bible. Politics is, however, something that I am passionate about. I love it! God gave me the mind to think for myself and allowed me to be born into a free country where I can share my thoughts freely.

I understand that everyone doesn’t agree with my thoughts and may have rebuttals to offer; I accept them fully and whole heartedly. Questioning my faith, however, is not something I will take lightly. I am very proud of the relationship I have with Jesus Christ and no one and nothing, including politics, will stand in the way of my Savior and me. Please, sweep off your own door step before you start sweeping the rest of the neighborhoods.

Andy Driver

Moultrie

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