Democrats hurriedly rewrote their convention platform Wednesday to add a mention of God and declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel… Three times Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the convention chairman, called for a voice vote on the changes and each time the yes and no votes seemed to balance each other out.
I know that political parties are not churches, however I couldn’t help noting similarities between last night’s events and two passages of scripture which everyone ought to have memorized, both sadly emblematic of our culture in general and not just this party or president.
I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth. For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked. (Revelation 3:15-17)
1st Kings 18:21 And Elijah came near to all the people and said, “How long will you go limping between two different opinions? If YHWH is God, follow him; but if Baal, then follow him.” And the people did not answer him a word.
One ray of hope comes in Matthew 26:34 –
“Truly, I tell you, this very night, before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times.”
(Peter was profoundly grieved/convicted at his sin, and repented in deepest humility. There is still time for any to do the same and be reconciled to God through Christ Jesus.)