Monday, May 21, 2012

Shouldn’t Christians Focus More on the Gospel Than Politics? Here are 10 Reasons Why!

Politics or Religion?From Greg Stier at

1. Politics change. The gospel doesn't (Matthew 24:35.)

2. The gospel will transform our politics, not vice versa (Romans 12:1,2.)

3. It's what Jesus calls us to do (Acts 1:6-8.)

4. We are citizens of a different kingdom (Philippians 3:20.)

5. It's what the early church focused on (Acts 4:23-31.)

6. It attacks the root of evil and not just the fruit of it (Romans 1:16.)

7. Politics can divide the body of Christ while the gospel will unite us. (Philippians 1:27)

8. The gospel calls us to pray for politicians we disagree with, not hate them (1 Timothy 2:1-4.)

9. The gospel brings political action soaked in love and humility, not pride and arrogance (Romans 13:1-8.)

10. Politics are a reflection of the moral compass of a society. The gospel gives society a new compass that is accurate (Titus 3:1-5.)

My point is, not that we should avoid politics as Christians, but that we should focus more on the gospel.

[I agree with this but more strongly emphasize that Christians must seek to have increasingly significant influence on our political system. If not, like Hitler in Germany, we will have a leftist fascist appointing himself God! – JS]