Exactly right. You don’t have to like what political opponents. You don’t have to be quiet and not say anything in order to be nice. But if you are a Christian, everything–even painful, truthful things that need to be said–have to be done out of love for your opponents. And whenever we fall short of this we ourselves need to ask Christ for the compassion we so often deny to our adversaries.

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Hate-voting for Christ is an oxymoron if there ever was one.

Hate-voting is the fine art of defaming the people you disagree with in order to punish, diminish and hurt them. Hate-voting destroys your Christian witness. When you say you are a Christian, other people will judge Jesus by you. When you spout a steady stream of invective aimed at people you disagree with politically, you are telling the world that following Jesus means being full of hate, rage and engaging in slander.

Hate-voting destroys your witness for Christ. It also separates you from Him in your heart.

I have no right to attack other people in the name of Christ and neither do you. As the bumper sticker says, we aren’t perfect; we’re forgiven. Stop for a moment. Think honestly about your own sins. You deserve to go to hell. So do I. We are saved, by the horrible price…

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