Churches, Politics, and That "Other Kingdom"

One of the most confusing parts of life these days is the dilemma of church and politics. Politics is that issue in church that either abused or ignored. Even when it’s attempted to be done correctly for some biblical motive, it comes off wrong. Pastors pay a price to doing politics in the church. I’ve seen politics done heavily in church and I’ve seen it barely attempted and the deacons or elders have a meeting after church to discuss how they will roast the pastor. 

For years the conservatives had a majority and influence when not a majority. But people like Dr. EV Hill, D James Kennedy, and Dr. Jerry Falwell are gone to heaven. Dr. Rick Warren is now the media leader of evangelicals. And because of the failure of the Republicans along with the 5 year pummeling of the Bush Administration, any hope of conservative Bible values are coming to an end. God has rarely been mentioned in the election this year. Gov. Mike Huckabee was the only legitimate Christian in the race, and he now is a host of “Huckabee” on Fox News.

Even in the best of circumstances, what we are about to experience politically is nothing short of a revolution. Any look at the electoral maps since 1996 will show a big culture shift toward liberal values. For the past 8 years the balance shifted to a 50-50. But now it probably will shift to a 60-40. If you are a conservative who believes abortion and homosexuality are not only wrong, but to advocate them as legitimate while God is watching is dangerous, your days may be numbered. If you believe that dictators should not be appeased or given a platform, or believe our nation should not ask the world for permission for some things, your days are numbered. We will not be accepted much longer.

In the church, many Christians are blind. Politics comes before Scripture. Culture comes before God’s word. It is not something anyone can stop. Freedom will be the downfall of America. The very thing we champion will take us down.

Well, I know that’s not positive. But…Jesus did have a word that I have latched on to that I recommend you consider during these days:

Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delievered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world (John 18:38 ESV)

Move away from the kingdom of this world and enter the kingdom. The end times are coming. And we must come together around Christ, not politics. Leave politics alone.

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One Comment on “Churches, Politics, and That "Other Kingdom"”

  1. Kenneth Says:

    good word. you should consider getting a doctorate.


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