Do Not become Entangled in The Affairs of The Day
No soldier in active service entangles himself in the affairs of everyday life, so that he may please the one who enlisted him as a soldier. 2 Timothy 2:4
Such a straight-forward statement isn’t it? The “soldier” in the context of the letter is those in service to the Lord, specifically Timothy but applicable to all. Here is one of those little passages that appear to make a distinction between Christians, for some seem to be separate from the rest, functioning as soldiers. It probably does not apply to all Christians, for many are involved in “everyday life” as their vocation.
But for Timothy the command is simple and direct. Don’t lose sight of your task, your duty, and your calling. You do not serve this Age, you do not serve man, and you do not serve multiple agendas. You serve your Lord and that is all. Your decision making is to be simply, “What does my Lord call me to do?” Then you shut up and go do it. You resist the constant pull to get involved in other things that do not have the work of a soldier in mind.
All of this is written because of an article I came across a few weeks ago. Read it, think it through and then think about it in light of the above passage.
There is simply no reason to remove Mormonism from a list of cults. It is a cult, and if you want to stumble over that term then fine, I am happy to replace cult with “non-Christian.” Both are true and frankly “non-Christian” is a better term anyhow. The “Christ” they teach is not that of the Bible. The “Father” they speak of is not the Father of the Bible. The “salvation” they espouse is not that of the Scripture. The reality of “sin” is not that of the Word of God. The call to “holiness” is not connected to the Testimony of the Lord. There is not one God, there are many gods. We shall become gods, if we follow the rules. The entire bible and the essence of the Christian faith, meaning the gospel, is turned upside down and inside out. And that is how it is.
You may want to vote for Romney, I am. But if you are a Christian do me a favor and don’t pretend you are voting for a Christian and do not diminish the hellish doctrine that he espouses. Do not become so entangled in this election and your love for the United States that you forget who it is you serve.