Christians would do well to pay close attention to the changing face of American culture. Change has come and all of us will be affected by it both financially and spiritually, IF we remain idle.
The question, “Should Christians be involved in politics?” continues to be a mental blockade against righteous change. Some Christians wrongly steer clear from politics in fear of being corrupted by it. While Scripture does not answer this pesky question with an emphatic yea or nay, one cannot dismiss the fact that Judeo-Christian values have influenced and shaped modern civilization and its laws.
Civil laws, justice, criminal laws, private property rights, liberty, civil rights and marriage, for example, are all inspired by the Word of God.
Consider the wisdom of Solomon who said, “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn” (Proverbs 29:2). Throughout the eight years of the Bush Administration the people murmured greatly because evidently the righteous did not rule and it’s fair to assume the next four years will be more of the same, if not worse.
The prophetic Psalmist dared to decree, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord” (Psalms 33:12). But how can this come to pass when Christians segregate from the nation within church walls?
The truth is, if Christians avoid the cultural war in the political arena we will continue to see the decay of our virtues and the corrosion of civilization.
Was Jesus involved in politics?
Some argue, “Jesus wasn’t involved in politics.” Really? At first glance you would probably agree, but look a little closer…. read the rest here: Praying for America’s Change.