What Does His Endorsement of Stacey Abrams Say About This Well-Known Pentecostal Pastor?

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This week Creflo Dollar pastor of Christian World Changers Church International in Georgia welcomed Democrat Gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams to their Sunday morning service. He introduced her as "Governor" Stacey Abrams making his support and intent to vote for her clear to his congregation. Then he encouraged them to do the same. This is Abrams's second run for the governor's seat in Georgia.

But how does Pastor Dollar reconcile his Christian beliefs with what candidate Abrams says she stands for because the two are diametrically opposed.

So, what does Abrams stand for? According to her own statements:

1. Abortion, which she refers to as "reproductive justice." But justice for who? Certainly not the baby. She believes there should be no limits on the procedure that mutilates babies in the womb. In defense of her beliefs she has stated, "There is no such thing as a heartbeat at six weeks. It is a manufactured sound designed to convince people that men have the right to take control of a woman's body." (Ex 20:13). It reveals a heart steeped in deception, ignoring science, to hold onto her own "truth."

2. She refers to herself as a proud LGBTQ ally and has fought against "religious freedom" legislation. (1 Cor. 6:9-10). She fights against the church and Christian values.

3. She calls racism wrong and yet promotes Critical Race Theory to be taught in our schools. CRT teaches and trains our children in racism to treat people based on their skin color. (Mark 12:30-31).

And these are just a few of the issues she says she stands on and will promote if elected as governor. Which by Creflo Dollar's endorsement, he has agreed to support in his support of her. How do we as Christians align our political decisions with platforms which openly stand against biblical values? It is a question we need to ask ourselves and which I believe we will be accountable when we stand before the righteous Judge.

The mid-term elections are next week and the issue of our ability to vote has never been more important. Surveys show that the majority of Americans are concerned with the ongoing economic decline, high gas prices, division, open borders, infiltration of drugs and the attacks against our children via transgenderism and identity confusion promoted in public schools.

Although the issue of voting integrity has not been resolved, it is essential that we vote and make our voice heard.

So what determines how you vote? Matthew 6:21 says, "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." How we vote reveals our heart and the question of whether our treasure is in our biblical beliefs, our ethnicity/skin color, our financial standing, etc.

How we vote is a litmus test of our heart and whether we hold the Bible as the true foundation of our lives and actions or simply a book that we pick and choose what we embrace.

As we each enter the voting booth, and I hope you will, it is important to first understand the platform for each party. Surprisingly many have never read the platform of the party for which they support. Neither party is perfect. Personally, I have issues with both.

But the question becomes, which most closely aligns with your beliefs? And are those beliefs biblical beliefs that are behind your decisions, or are they beliefs based on your heritage and what group courts your vote? For if we vote out of offense, we are voting from a place of deception. Offense has a twin—deception which masquerades as righteous indignation.

That "righteous indignation" tells us we can never vote for a person or party who we believe has disrespected us. However, when we vote with that as our foundation, make no mistake, it is actually offense, unforgiveness and deception checking the boxes at the voting booth.

If we call ourselves by the name of Christ, then the Bible must be our foundation. Sadly, what Creflo Dollar just revealed in his endorsement of Abrams is a man whose skin color determines who gets his vote rather than his relationship with Christ.

We are each held responsible for what we do. Who will get your vote? It's what holds your heart.

For a voter guide based on conservative values in Oklahoma, go to AwakeOklahoma.com.. For a voter guide in other states and races go to https://www.myfaithvotes.org/.

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Karen Hardin is the director of City-by-City.org prayer movement. Abraham negotiated with God, "if there are 10 in the city would you save it?" On that premise, she and her husband seek to raise up 10 people in every city across America to stand and pray for their city for revival. She is the author of several books including "God's Justice after Injustice." For additional information go to: city-by-city.org or karenhardin.com.

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