There is a growing number of people in the USA; Christians included who have made it evident that they want nothing to do with politics. In fact, many of these people get so exercised about corruption in the political system that they have declined to vote.
But, despite the widespread corruption in our political system, everyone who is eligible, should at least exercise their right to vote. Taking a hands-off approach will not help to make the system better. We live in a democratic society. The people who run the show are not self-appointed. We the people elected them to represent us. Therefore, the onus is on us to choose the right people to run our affairs.
Of course, Christians should get involved in politics and even seek elected offices. But it must be for good reasons. Many Religious organisations flirt with politics; because they want their selfish agendas brought to the fore. For example, evangelicals are lining up behind a particular nominee for president who has made an extensive list of innuendos, toxic rhetoric and critical commentary against women and the most marginalised minorities. Still yet, these Christians are willing to sell their souls to the devil in exchange for this person, who might even be an atheist.
As much as I’m eager to support a reputable Christian for elected office, I would shudder if that person attempts to push a theocratic agenda. There has to be a distinct line between politics and your religion. Our country is too diverse to have politicians pushing hot button issues that do not serve the interest of the country at large.
Not to mention, if you think about it, politics started with Moses’ appointing of judges to help him out with the Lord’s work. Then along came the kings, and now the presidents. Needless to say this day and time, no one fears God enough to obey the laws and ordinances of God. We need to let God direct us in our voting choices, for all things in the end will work out for His good and will. That I believe. Perhaps we need suggestions from Moses’ father-in-law. 🙂
Thank you for writing this.
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You are absolutely correct, Shelia. We need another Moses or a Joshua to help us across Jordan.
Thanks a lot for your input, my friend. God bless.