Your parents taught you never to discuss politics or religion in company.
I don’t know about religion. The first evangelist said this:
“Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect…” (1 Peter 3:15)
The apostle to the Gentiles didn’t agree with your parents:
“But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.” (1 (2 Timothy 4:5)
And then, there was Jesus:
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19,20)
Why are we salivating and so willing to break Mom and Dad’s command with respect to politics - especially lately - and shy away from biblical commands about "religion?"
PORTAL TO HEAVEN: While the best faith is “caught and not taught,” scriptural mandates are clear about opening our mouths on behalf of heaven.
As you go, proclaim this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’ Matthew 10:7 NIV