Strong convictions can be your guiding principle

Published 12:00 am Monday, October 6, 2008

Friday, at a weekly morning men’s Bible sharing group, the subject was concerning one’s convictions. The question was: Are you a man of convictions? 

I said that some people who have convictions contrary to God’s law are usually more convinced about their beliefs than Christians.  For example: the homosexual community. They are convinced that their lifestyle is an acceptable way of life. The majority of Christians, on the other hand, opposes such a view, but refuse to take a strong stand. Not taking a strong stand for righteousness sends a message that we are not people of moral convictions, but of compromise.

With the November 4 general election only a month away, we have two political parties engaged in a fierce battle for the White House. I’m a registered Reagan Republican and make no apologies, but am troubled by the lack of convictions on the part of the party’s political leaders. 

The two parties are completely different in their social and fiscal agendas. The difference is their convictions on issues. The majority of Republicans have strong feelings about their fiscal convictions. The problem is their compromising convictions on social issues. 

The Democratic Party has strong convictions on their liberal fiscal and social agendas and is more committed to their cause.  

I was thinking of my convictions. When I was in elementary school, I had strong, righteous convictions. In my teens, I compromised what I was taught and that middle of the road philosophy followed me until I became a Christian in 1980. 

Today, I try to live with convictions that would honor God and be a testimony to my family.

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