Dever and Leeman Are Wrong — Christians Can Have No Fellowship with Democrats

It is Necessary for Christians to Be Anti-Democrat

Cody Libolt
Mar 13, 2019 · 14 min read

My position is straightforward:

Feel the weight of Jesus’ words in Matthew 25:41–46.

Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.

For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink,

I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.’

Then they also will answer, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you?’

Then he will answer them, saying, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’

And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

In Jesus’ words we see the frightening truth: There will be false professions of faith.

“I don’t think they’ve thought about it for 5 minutes! We may be that wicked. But we’re not that stupid.”

I thought, These are only the poor; they are foolish, for they do not know the way of the Lord, the requirements of their God (Jeremiah 5:4).

The Democratic Party is the party of infanticide — explicitly so.

“They are willing to support, and incentivize, and pay for, and force you to pay for killing children — killing image bearers of God.“

“Any Christian who dares support a party that has that as a primary plank in their party platform ought to be excommunicated. There’s no way to support that level of wickedness and still have the right to call yourself a Christian.”

“Senate Democrats’ vote against the born-alive protection bill means that they now believe health care is a right for all, except infants who survive an abortion, the most vulnerable creatures imaginable.”

“5 Democrats currently running for President of the United States voted to murder children who survive abortions. Warren, Sanders, Gillibrand, Harris, Klobuchar.”

“It’s time to face the truth. The Democrats are in open warfare against our Constitution, Executive Branch of government, their fellow citizens, the rule of law, and God. Straight up. We must recover the honesty and courage to see and name their crimes, then make a decision whether we love this nation and desire for it to survive.”

“I fully support the SBC confronting churches that willfully ignore and/or give cover to those who sexually abuse children. We should also confront churches that willfully ignore and/or give cover for any support of a politician who stands for murdering children.”

Not everyone seems to agree.

”If we were in Nazi Germany in the 1930’s I think you just have to be known for opposing the Nazis. I don’t think we’re there, and until we get there, I think it’s better for Christians to be able to disagree on political solutions and still trust each other’s sincere adherence to the gospel.”

Too strong? Many alleged Christians seem to think so.

“You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies” (John 8:44).

“Do you think that I have come to give peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division” (Luke 12:51).

“…but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish” (Luke 13:3).

“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels” (Matthew 25:41).

“I believe that self-righteous Christians are a primary reason we do not make more headway in ending abortion. Jesus confronted the religious harshly, but to the woman at the abortion clinic, I mean at the well, he asked questions and was gentle in exposing her sin to her alone.”

“Great. Now apply this to rapists and men who slaughter their wives and kids. Jesus was not gentle. He was firm and direct. “You’re a sinner. Repent and follow me.” He didn’t demonize those he called, but didn’t whitewash their sins either.”

Some Objections:

1. Isn’t excommunication something we don’t do anymore?

2. But what does church discipline look like?

“If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over.

But if they will not listen, take one or two others along, so that every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.

If they still refuse to listen, tell it to the church; and if they refuse to listen even to the church, treat them as you would a pagan or a tax collector.

“Hand this man over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so that his spirit may be saved on the day of the Lord… With such a one you are not even to eat” (1 Corinthians 5:5, 11).

3. Isn’t Excommunication Harsh, Divisive, and Judgmental?

“Do you not know that we are to judge angels? How much more, then, matters pertaining to this life!” (1 Corinthians 6:3)

“You shall not spread a false report. You shall not join hands with a wicked man to be a malicious witness. You shall not fall in with the many to do evil, nor shall you bear witness in a lawsuit, siding with the many, so as to pervert justice” (Exodus 23:1–2).

It matters who you side with.

I wrote to you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people —

not at all meaning the sexually immoral of this world, or the greedy and swindlers, or idolaters, since then you would need to go out of the world.

But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone who bears the name of brother if he is guilty of sexual immorality or greed, or is an idolater, reviler, drunkard, or swindler — not even to eat with such a one.

For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Is it not those inside the church whom you are to judge?

God judges those outside. “Purge the evil person from among you” (1 Corinthians 5:9–13).

4. But aren’t you trying to mix politics and religion?

5. But don’t you know that X% of Black Evangelicals typically vote for Democrats? Are you saying they aren’t even saved?

Let there be no ambiguity.

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