“Is The Christian Right’s Influence Over?” asks CNN

I just checked out the main page of CNN and saw this headline, following the re-election of Barack Obama – “Is the Christian Right’s influence over?”

I have not clicked the link, but I have provided it for you… I have not clicked the link because I am pretty sure that it ONLY refers to political influence. And, this has me immediately thinking.

Is the “Christian right” a failure and losing influence for their politics or for their Gospel?

How awful is it that a group labeled “Christian” is more known for its POLITICS than for its GOSPEL? How awful is it that a group labeled Christian is more known for “VOTE FOR ROMNEY” than for “REPENT AND BELIEVE?!”

I also have a number of Facebook Christian friends upset by the election results. My mother – a Jewish woman who is currently learning more about Christ and becoming more open to Him – had a friend who defriended her because of her jubilation at an Obama victory.

If we falter at an election result, how much more would we falter at a life-moment of personal tragedy?

If we believe God has the victory, then whether or not the Antichrist or anybody else wins an election does not change that.

So, if there’s a “Christian right” person reading this message…. maybe it is a good thing that you’re going to be spending some more time on GOSPEL than on POLITICS for a few years.

Matthew 28:18-20

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

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In May, 2005, Rob was a secular, Jewish, thirty-something, Los Angeles, personal injury attorney whose idea of getting up early on a Sunday was getting up for the third quarter of the first televised, NFL games.

Thirsting on the idea of playing in a band for the first time in a decade, Rob finally accepted his neighbor's request to get up at seven-in-the-morning on Sundays in order to participate.

Eleven months later, his world was turned upside down by Jesus. Instantly, he began leading songs on the worship team and, today, he now leads that same LIFEhouse worship team in which he was initially invited to join as a non-believer.

God is cool like that.