By pilgrimsprogress on November 12, 2008
I am for the most part a conservative, and from time to time I have radical ideas. One of them that has been running through my head lately is the involvment of Christians in politics. Are there limits? If so, what are they.
The following is just the beginning of my thoughts/answer to the questions above. I believe that we are taught in the Bible that we are pilgrims in this world and as such we are different.
"Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul, having your conduct honorable among the Gentiles, that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may, by your good works which they observe, glorify God in the day of visitation." - 1 Peter 2:11-12
We are different so that others will see Christ in us and hopefully be convicted in their hearts to become Christians as well. For this reason, I don't believe we should associate ourselves with one political party or another. Also, there are ideas that each party attests to that don't necessarily line up with the Bible's teachings.
Secondly being that we are pilgrims, we are not citizens of this world. If we truly put God first, then we are Christians first. My treasure is not here in America. I do not pledge my allegiance to a flag or nation. My allegiance is to God! So where does this leave me as to my involvment in American Politics?
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