The following came to me from a weekly reflection from Every Church a Peace Church.
To whom much as been given much shall be required. Luke 12:48
The political ads flicker endlessly on our television screens. Most appeal to our sense of justice and decency. Leaders often come to power by professing their faith in God and their commitment to high moral standards. One powerful leader explained his understanding of his duties in the following quotes.
As a Christian I have no duty to allow myself to be cheated, but I have the duty to be a fighter for truth and justice…. And if there is anything which could demonstrate that we are acting rightly it is the distress that daily grows. For as a Christian I have also a duty to my own people….
It matters not whether these weapons of ours are humane: if they gain us our freedom, they are justified before our conscience and before our God.
Perhaps many Americans would vote for such a politician. After all, he says he is a Christian and wants to protect our freedoms. This religious politician was Adolf Hitler and these are excerpts are from speeches in Munich (April 12, 1922 and Aug 1,1923 respectively)