I must ask myself, “What does my political bias say about me?” I am a conservative and voted for Mr. Trump. Am I a Republican? I am not so sure because that name tag could mean many things, therefore, I will not call myself a Republican to be a part of the group. I voted for Trump and I am a conservative which then may indicate that I am on the right side of the Republican aisle. However, there is more to this than my political opinions.
Paul, the Apostle writes, “For this gospel I was appointed a preacher and apostle and teacher. 12 Because of this, in fact, I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, because I know the one in whom my faith is set and I am convinced that he is able to protect what has been entrusted to me until that day. 13 Hold to the standard of sound words that you heard from me and do so with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. 14 Protect that good thing entrusted to you, through the Holy Spirit who lives within us.” 2 Timothy 1:11-14 NET2. “But which gospel,” you might ask? The Apostle answers that, too. “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is God’s power for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. 17 For the righteousness of God is revealed in the gospel from faith to faith, just as it is written, “The righteous by faith will live.” Romans 1:16-17. (Space does not permit to fill in those blanks, but I will suggest one read 2 Timothy chapter one and Romans chapter 1 which will lead to other contexts.)
My point is simple, my political bias or opinions are based upon this statement, “You, however, must continue in the things you have learned and are confident about. You know who taught you 15 and how from infancy you have known the holy writings, which are able to give you wisdom for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 Every scripture is inspired by God and useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the person dedicated to God may be capable and equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 2:14-17. The Word of God is the foundation upon which I build my life and rest my political bias upon. But, this is not all for there is one more quotation I will put here.
“We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” – – Preamble to the Constitution of the United States of America.