President-elect And His Family Should Go To Church
If the President is a man of faith, then I believe he should follow the precepts of that faith.
In President-elect Obama's case, as a professing Christian, he should worship with other Christians on a regular basis. The New Testament's Epistle to the Hebrews admonishes Christians to not forsake "the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is, but exhorting one another" (Heb. 10:25).
It has been fairly common in all the faith traditions encompassing Christendom that Christ's followers are to gather regularly for worship and fellowship and that this corporate fellowship is extremely important to Christian growth and spiritual maturity.
I would encourage the President and his family to seek out a church fellowship in the Washington, D.C. area where he and his family are comfortable and to worship there regularly. I can't imagine that there would be any Christian congregation that would not welcome their presence, no matter how many inconveniences it might entail.
I believe that while it is important for President-elect Obama and Mrs. Obama to have such a church family, it is even more important for their daughters, Malia and Sasha. The New Testament's Epistle to the Ephesians admonishes fathers to rear their children "in the nurture and admonition of the Lord" (Eph. 6:4). Among many other things, I believe that admonition includes setting an example for one's children by taking them to worship on a regular basis and giving them the experience of fellowship in the larger family of the local church congregation.
Posted by: oldbookguy | November 26, 2008 4:08 PM
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