Saturday, June 16th, 2018
Hot Topics... Christianity's Political Activism
Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, the one who resists authority is opposing what God has set in place, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.
Romans 13:1-2 (NIV)
Officially, America is a democracy. I realize we are blessed with unusual freedoms and opportunities for advancement others don't have. Even so, lobbyists affect our elections and laws.
Therein, money is not just a tool of good government. Instead, it's our nation's not-so-silent ruling partner. Modern media carries clever ways of buying votes, and popularity can be conjured out of thin air.
1) Should our Christian churches be politically active?
2) Is our justification the values we hold sacred?
Surely, we can vote (or not) as God's Spirit leads us.
Still, I don't see biblical prompting for public complaint. When we become antagonists, we aren't following God. To laws and governments (good or bad), Jesus submitted.
He knew His Father allowed them for a higher purpose. Therefore, His apostles counseled similar behavior, as written in the Epistles of the New Testament.
## Hot Topic Series: Christianity's Political Activism (Part 12)
P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Hot Topics series.