Thank you for your answer, Momma Angle. I guess the miscommunication was due to the posting here - I will try to paste it in so you can see what you said:
Mommy Angel wrote:
We are taught in Christianity to use discernment in all our decisions. This includes which church leaders, politicians, etc., to follow. Why is it that the truly good ministers, Billy Graham being one of them IMO, are never mentioned? The good they have done for this world is dismissed? Why do we focus on the mistakes?
You did mention politicians, and said you are taught in Christianity to use discernment when choosing someone. This does sound like, maybe, the Church you are involved in makes recommendations about who to follow? As far as who should be President, I mean? What did you mean by politicians? Thank you for your time in helping me understand this.
Pachbel, let me see if I can clear this up. Whenever I make decisions, like on who to vote for, OR who is to be a leader in our church, or community, etc., I am not talking about the church telling us who to follow.
When I vote, I try to know as much about the politician as I can so that I can make a fair discernment of that person. It's just like when you make friends, you discern that person's character and if it's the type of person you can be friends with or not.
When we have church leadership changes, we all have to discern from the information we can gather, as to whether that person will be good for our church or not. Good is probably not the right word there, but I haven't had coffee yet.
Personally, I wouldn't want to be involved with a church or minister, etc., that would be endorsing political candidates. I think that's going a bit too far.
I mean a Christian should use discernment in all they do. I am sorry that I wasn't better able to communicate that. If you need more clarification, just ask. Sometimes when someone keeps asking me questions, I can eventually get it out! :wink: