SCRIPTURE AND POLITICS: Comparing Ted Cruz To Lucifer

I just wanted to write a short note and ask you to consider something.  If you follow politics, you may have heard that people are comparing Ted Cruz to Lucifer.  One Congressman even went so far as to say that such a comparison may give Lucifer a bad name.  Now, like him or hate him (and if you are a Christian, I hope you wouldn’t hate anyone), let me ask you to consider an honest question:

What — exactly — has Cruz done that has people comparing him to Lucifer? 

None of us are perfect.  We all sin.  However, by all accounts, Ted Cruz has spent his life obeying our laws and keeping his promises to his constituents that he would continue to uphold and defend those laws.  So, how does obeying the law connect one to evil?

Might I suggest that the accusation says less about Cruz and more about the people making and agreeing with it?  After all, the primary assertion that Cruz is a liar has been coming from a man who has boasted about his theft, adultery, wealth and even his refusal to acknowledge he is a sinner and ask God for forgiveness.  So, why are so many Christians actually supporting that man over Cruz, who — by all appearances — is a man who has tried to live the Lord’s commands?  And why should anyone accept the accusations of men and women who have spent their careers perverting the laws?  When lawless men compare someone to Lucifer, what does that say about them?

The reader is free to decide for themselves.  Personally, I was a Cruz supporter — right up until he chose a lawless running mate.  But that choice does not necessarily make Cruz lawless, himself: it just means he is as human and susceptible to mistake as any of us.  But what I do know is that the other three ‘front runners’ in the race are wantonly lawless, and so are the men comparing Cruz to Lucifer.  So, to me, this tells me more about who the father of all these people is than it tells me about the character of a man who has demonstrated he tries to obey the law.

But then, none of that is of any consequences, is it?  I mean, it’s not like God’s Word says He hates the lawless and loves the one who obeys and upholds the law.  And if it did, what would that matter?  As long as we ‘love,’ God forgives, right?  I mean, nothing in His Word says we have to obey His commands if we ‘love,’ right?

Isaiah 5:20-21

20 Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
Who [a]substitute darkness for light and light for darkness;
Who [b]substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
21 Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes
And clever in their own sight!


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