Jeff Bogue, pastor of Grace Church, a Grace Brethren congregation with campuses in the Bath, Norton, and Medina, Ohio, was quoted yesterday in the Akron Beacon Journal regarding the election. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete story.
The Rev. Jeff Bogue, senior pastor at Grace Church (which has campuses in Norton and Bath), said that people may have differences of opinion when it comes to issues like the economy and taxation. But moral issues — like abortion, definition of marriage and care for the poor — are the most important things to consider before voting.
“The economy should not be the number one issue for Christians,” Bogue said. “Our biggest concern should be morality issues.”
“I teach what I believe God’s word says because my accountability is to God not to the government. The idea that a certain candidate is going to turn the country back to Christ is naive,” Bogue said. “Where I struggle is when people rail against the president, whether that person is Democrat or Republican, because the Bible is very clear that we are to pray for our president and respect his authority.”