There are three things I have learned never to discuss with people…..Religion, Politics and the Great Pumpkin.” 🎃 George Schultz
It’s been said religion and politics “don’t mix.” But is that true?
Can a Christian have political views outside of their Christian faith? The answer is “No”, because the Bible gives us two truths concerning our stance towards politics and government.
- The truth of God permeates and supersedes over every aspect of life. God’s will takes precedence over everything and everyone. (Matthew 6:33)
- God’s plans and purposes are fixed. What He has purposed, He will bring to pass, and no government can thwart His will. (Daniel 4:34-35)
- It is God who “sets up kings and deposes them” because the “Most High is sovereign over the kingdoms of man and gives them to anyone He wishes.’ (Daniel 2:21, 4:17)
Politics is merely a method God uses to accomplish His will. Even though men abuse their political power, God is working “all things together for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28)
Paul tells us in Romans 13:1–8 that it is the government’s responsibility to rule in authority over us—hopefully for our good—to collect taxes, and to keep the peace. Where we have a voice and can elect our leaders, we should exercise that right by voting for those who best demonstrate Christian principles.
Church, our mission lies in changing hearts through the Word of God. Our Christian mandate is to spread the gospel of Christ and to preach and teach against the sins of our time. Only as the hearts of individuals in a culture are changed by Christ will the culture begin to reflect that change.
Believers throughout the ages have lived, and even flourished under immense cultural stress. They understood that it was they, not their government, who were the light of the world and the salt of the earth. More importantly, they understood that, as believers, their hope resided in the protection that only God supplies. The same holds true for us today. When we follow the teachings of the Scriptures, we become the light of the world as God has intended for us to be so let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so everyone will praise our Heavenly Father. (Matthew 6:16).
Great is God’s Faithfulness✝️Deb
Content taken from Got Questions?