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LETTER: Jesus is bigger than politics

I address this letter to Nancy Thorsen of Breckenridge who wrote a recent letter to the editor titled, "You cannot be a Christian and Democrat."

As a fellow member of the body of Christ, I challenge your faith through the way you live - not to use politics to try to force those who do not share your faith to share your values.

It is perfectly valid to call for Christians to have unity and a shared world view to some degree, but largely this affects the way we worship - not the way we vote.

As an American you are a citizen of a nation that promises to uphold the constitutional principle of separation of church and state.

To say that those Christians who are voting Democrat are irrational and illogical is an insult to a major part of the body of Christ.

I would venture to say your harsh words lack love and go against the principals of Christ.

• Jesus Christ has already died for the sins of the world and those who turn to him and ask for mercy receive grace. Why are we so worried that people continue to live in sin - Jesus is bigger than sin.

• Jesus Christ came proclaiming that his main mission was to seek and save the lost - not abolish every trace of homosexuality from this earth and prevent homosexuals from having the same civil rights as the rest of us sinners.

• Jesus Christ came to connect us with a God that we all fail to connect with apart from Him - voting the red ticket does not define faith in Christ. Faith in Christ is an end in itself that looks different for each Christian. God made us all to share some characteristics, but also to be unique.

• Jesus Christ Himself was born to an unmarried woman whose own fiance had planned to divorce her quietly until God intervened. Would he want said about his mom that you say about single moms?

By calling Democrat Christians hypocrites you judge others in a way that we are scripturally commanded not to do through Matthew 7:1. Is there no area of your life where you could not also be accused of hypocrisy?

It is true that a Day of Judgment is coming, but God cares far more about the state of our hearts than the contents of our ballots.

Alicia Leonardi

Grand Junction

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