President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris both identify as Christians. Mr. Biden professes Roman Catholicism and Ms. Harris reports that she’s a Baptist. See how closely we (you, me and they) may be united with Biblical Christian spirituality – even though we realize that none of us follows Jesus perfectly.
(Christians affirm the following. Check each item you affirm.)
o God is before time, space, matter and is the intelligent creator of all things. Genesis 1
o Humans are the pinnacle of God’s creation in that we are made “in His image”. Genesis 2
o God chose Abraham and his descendants (the Jewish nation) to reveal God to all peoples of the world. Genesis 12
o God gave His Law – His universal ethical and justice code (the Ten Commandments) through Moses. Exodus 20
o God’s Prophets predicted that Messiah would come to save humanity from their/our/my sinfulness. Isaiah 53
o People resist God and His Law; we curse His prophets. We make gods of ourselves. People are idolatrous and sinful. Deuteronomy 9
o God is pure, just and holy. He can’t comingle with our impurity, pride and rebellion. Luke 1:49
o Jesus of Nazareth is God’s Son, Messiah and Savior of the world. He died on a cross for our sins against God. Psalm 2, Luke 2:11
o Jesus claims to be our singular connection point with God: “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6
o The Apostles all affirm Jesus’ affirmation that “There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name (Jesus) under heaven given to people by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12; Ephesians 2:8,9
o When we repent (turn from our injustice) and put our sins on Jesus, the Christ/Messiah as our Passover Lamb, we can only then be saved from our sins and enter into relationship with our loving Father. Acts 4:1-12
o The Bible is true; reveals how God wants to love, instruct, encourage, direct and connect with His children. 2 Timothy 3:16
o Jesus is returning to bring real national justice and judge my personal lawlessness. Now is our time to prepare for His return by submitting to and following Him. Revelation 19
How closely are you united with these spiritual principals? Do you think President Biden, Vice President Harris and other professing Christians reflect these values in the way they live? Do you think Jesus did? Would you like to have the power to live according to these principals? We hope that you will acknowledge your need for God, humble yourself before Him and make Jesus the Lord of your life. Learn how you can better follow of Jesus by reading the Bible daily. Talk to God now. Let God change you. Begin living for Him today.
CAVEAT: We know that not all Christians believe or practice what the Bible teaches. We’re aware that President Biden and Vice President Harris may or may not affirm all of what’s outlined above. This essay doesn’t address the purpose of the Reformation. (See my blog post of August 6, 2019 on Roman Catholicism for a bit more on that.) We’re not implying that Baptists and Catholics are united in their views. The purpose of this essay is simply to encourage Christians (and not-yet-Christians) to really examine what Jesus teaches and increasingly embrace His person (relationally) and His saving work on our behalf. Please see Jesus as your ultimate leader.