I've read his book, "Bringing Up Boys," and when I first became a Christian almost 9 years ago, I thought this man was someone to look up to and follow. I now realize that he is in fact wrong. If you think God wants us to bother with politics or with trying to get as many Christian government leaders into office as possible, than you've fallen for one of the enemy's lies. A lie that he has somehow deceived James Dobson into leading the fight for.
Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family and revered by Christians almost as much as Catholics revere the Pope, weighed in this week on presidential hopeful, former Sen. Fred Thompson.
"Everyone knows he's conservative and has come out strongly for the things that the pro-family movement stands for," Dobson said of Thompson. "[But] I don't think he's a Christian; at least that's my impression." Dobson's concern is that Thompson would find it hard to connect with the Republican Party's conservative Christian base and win the GOP nomination without being a Christian.
Where does James Dobson come off thinking that he can comment publicly on whether or not Thompson (or any person for that matter) has accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior? Surely, Dobson is well aware that only God can judge a man's heart. Or does he now feel that he has risen to a higher level than a mere mortal man?
In a follow up interview, a spokesman for Focus on the Family, Gary Schneeberge added that Dobson "has never known Thompson to be a committed Christian — someone who talks openly about his faith. We use that word —Christian— to refer to people who are evangelical Christians."
So now Focus on the Family has the right to redefine what is to be a Christian? You know what, Dobson? Let me tell you what I use the word Christian for. It doesn't have ANYTHING to do with your political affiliations or wether or not you're Evangelical, Lutheran, Catholic, Presbyterian, or Pentecostal.
Being a Christian means you believe that the Bible is God's word to all men and was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. That it is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living and that because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error. That God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe and exists in three personalities: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit and that these three are co-equal and are one God. That Jesus Christ is the Son of God, is co-equal with the Father, lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death and ascended to Heaven's glory and will return again to earth to reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.
Here are your references (in case you forgot.) II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20,21; II Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105,160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5; Genesis 1:1,26,27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 11 Corinthians 13:14; Matthew 1:22,23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14,15; 1 Corinthians 15:3,4; Romans 1:3,4; Acts 1:9-11; I Timothy 6:14,15; Titus 2:13.
Come Thirsty: No Heart Too Dry for His Touch (Lucado, Max)