Kevin, I have an honest question. I would be willing to practice discipline under the circumstances you described. Abortion is that big a deal to me. My question: what do you think should be done? Should they be removed from the membership of the church? Or is there is something else Biblical that should be done? Interesting question, thanks. In Christ, R. Dean Pesnell, 205-821-4989, rdeanpesnell@... Pastor, Katherwood Baptist Church Officer/Chaplain, Birmingham Police Dept. II Cor 5:17 ----- Original Message ----- From: "Kevin Sigafoos" <ksigafoos@...> To: <pastorsforum@...> Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2006 3:01 AM Subject: Re: [PastorsForum] Pat Robertson On 1/7/06, Jerry Krewson <krewfam@...> wrote: > Dean, > I am not blatant about being political from the pulpit. However, I have > made > it plain to the congregation that I don't see how it is possible for > anyone > who calls themselves a Christ to vote for a person who advocates murder > [abortion] and advocates the legalization of sin [homosexuality]. I don't > care if the politician is Dem./Rep/Libit./or a Green, sin is sin is sin. > Excellent points, Jerry. I thought the brother in NC was correct to preach what he did. Some points of politics should not enter the pulpit (Tax policy for instance) because there is neither a moral or strong biblical position for it. Other points of politics are of first order of importance for Christians (issues pertaining to life and the sanctity of marriage for instance), on these issues we must preach our convictions. In the last couple of elections there have been a clear choice between one who stood for life and marriage and another who was against a biblical understanding of these issues. It's not a matter of political parties. I pray for the day when we need to decide between a pro-life/pro-marriage Republican and a pro-life/pro-marriage Democrat. Here's a question for you pastors: Would you exercise church discipline against a member of your congregation who was an abortionist? I certainly hope so. So why not exercise church discipline against one who votes for someone who supports abortion? -- Grace and peace, Kevin Sigafoos --------------------- For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen. (Rom 11:36) -- To unsubscribe, send ANY message to: pastorsforum-unsubscribe@... "In essential things, unity; in non-essential things, liberty; and in all things, charity."