Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good, to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and to show true humility to all men (Titus 3:1 - 2 NIV).
These words were written at a time when Christians were hated and the government was corrupt.
I think about our current culture and wonder if our time in some ways resembles the frustration these early Christians faced. Yet, God did not call them to rally, to demonstrate, to ridicule, or slander against the government that oppressed them.
American Christians have the freedom to assemble, to voice their displeasure of our government officials and the right to vote for those who are in authority over us. And as responsible citizens, we should partake in these liberties.
The world is tired of mud-slinging politics. But have we been any different in our Christian example of voicing our displeasure?
There is a fine line between legitimate protest and disrespect. How then should the Christian voice a differing opinion?
With love and peace toward ALL men, give credit where credit is due and earnestly pray for those who govern us.