You have the right to think what you think but no where does the Bible tell us as believers not to be involved in politics. In fact the Bible mentions how God equips some to be leaders, administrators and that we are to pray for those in positions of government. The Christian church, the true followers of Christ should be the moral compass for our society. When the church, the pastors are silent on moral issues such as abortion, same sex marriages, pornography and etc. then society, political leaders who may not have a Biblical moral compass my make decisions contrary to God's plan. But when every church, every pastor who follows the Bible speaks out, then this moral compass gives Godly direction to our governmental leaders and encourages those in politics to have faith and stand for what is Biblical.
As a child I was allowed to do this. My family did not attend church and we really didn't give it much thought. The majority of families and kids are probably in the same boat. They dress up, have fun and collect candy from the neighbors. However, there is a very dark and evil part that is also associated with this day. Dressing like devils, ghost and ugly gruesome creatures feed into this evil side. Pray, ask the Lord what is right for you and strive to keep the kids safe.
A church cannot endorse any candidate nor can a pastor speaking on behalf of a church. However, a pastor can provide information on where a candidate stands on the different issues. I encourage everyone who wants to know which candidate is Pro-Life to go to RTL.ORG. You can pull up a personalized voter's guide that will list all the candidates who have been endorsed by Michigan Right To Life. This election is crucial regarding the Right To Life issue. Bill Schuette voted to ban partial birth abortions, both Gretchen Whitmer and Debbie Stabenow voted to continue partial birth abortions. Schuette has a 100% prolife voting record, Whitmer and Stabenow both have supported using tax dollars to fund abortions. Stabenow voted against parental consent laws for minors, voted against laws thatwould stop children from being smuggled across state lines for an abortion without their parents consent. Whitmer voted against requiring abortions clinics to be properly licensed. People need to know the truth.
I just heard that another church is getting started in this community. Why in the world do we need another church?
A survey was done for Eaton County and it was reported that over 80,000 people in Eaton County do not attend church On Any Given Sunday. If every Church in our community was filled to capacity, there still wouldn't be room enough for everyone to attend church. A Bible believing, God honoring church that loves and accepts people right where they are will get my full support. People who are lost and hurting need to know that God loves them and has a plan and a purpose for their life.
I am looking for a church to attend with my family. How can I really make sure I find a good church?
I commend you for wanting to get your family into a good church. Within 10 miles of our church there are approximately 30 or more churches to choose from. Some of these churches are smaller than ours, some are larger, some are very Bible centered and some have choirs, others have worship teams, some are very liturgical in structure and others are more casual. Here is what I would suggest you to do to find a good church: 1. Pray, ask for the Holy Spirit to direct you. If you go and feel it is not right that may be God letting you to cross that church off the list. 2. Attend with an open heart. Where ever you go, go with the intention that you are going to receive something from the Lord. 3. Is this church Bible centered? Does the preaching and teaching line up with commonly accepted Biblical support. 4. Where the people welcoming and friendly? If you can find a church that is true to God's Word, that you can understand and receive life changing messages from, that you feel welcomed in then you have probably found a good church. Attend at least two or three times and try to introduce yourself to the pastor before you make a final decision.