Should Christians be involved in politics? Consider these two items.
From the politicalchristian blog:
Individual Value - Gift of Y'shua Jesus
The Old World method of measuring human value was, and still is, by the group. Whether tribe, clan, city-state, color, ethnic, or gender, the Old World, ancient and modern, measures by the plural unit. Individuals had and have no value of themselves but only as they were and are part of a collective.
When Y’shua Jesus died on the cross, the veil of the Temple at the Holy of Holies parted from the top down. The individual believer in the congregation had, for the first time, a face-to-face, one-on-one relation with his Creator. The Creator, Himself, had validated each individual for the first time. Thus, the Individual became the cornerstone for later human value measuring systems: socio-political, philosophical, religious, educational, economic, etc., henceforth and forever. Western Civilization, America, English Law, civil Rights, the ‘democratic’ process, etc., all sprang from that single event. (Greco-Roman ‘democracies’ were 95% slave throughout their entire histories.) Biblical principles are still today the foundation under Western Civilization and the American way of life.
So Christ validated us as individuals, making us the cornerstone of our political system!
Later, Patrick Henry reminds us that this is not about religion but about our individual relationship with Jesus, a relationship that dictates not just our faith relationships but also the conduct of our politics:
“It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ! For this very reason peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here.”