The fact that pastors have the freedom to worship, preach, publish, assemble, and petition the government for a redress of grievances (the First Amendment to the Constitution) is because Christians addressed “political and social structures.”
The reasons Christians should be involved in politics is to lessen the impact that civil government has on so many areas of life. You can’t do that without getting involved in politics. While many Christians don’t believe in being involved in politics, politics is always involved in them.
If Christians don’t engage the culture at every level — politics included — then they will be excluded from every area of life. Get busy now or forever hold your peace when the iron boot of the State and social forces stomp on your face forever.
Does the Bible forbid Christians from being involved in politics? It would be a hard case to prove since there are numerous books of the Bible that are filled with politics—from Joshua, Judges, and 1 and 2 Samuel to 1 and 2 Kings and the Old Testament Prophets. King David is confronted by Nathan the […]
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is coming under fire for a speech he gave in 2015 while serving as a Congressman: Dangerous Christian extremist: Trump’s Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is caught on video promoting the Rapture. Social media is on fire after a 2015 video has been rediscovered showing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo […]
The Washington Post just published an interview with Jerry Falwell. I don’t even know where to start in addressing this. It has been difficult all these years hearing one fallacy after another of why Christians should not get involved in politics, or not hold civil government accountable to biblical standards. But I have never seen […]
One of America’s top political scientists, Angelo Codevilla, strikes again. The first time you may remember was in 2010 when his long essay on America’s elitist “Ruling Class” was turned into a book and promoted by Rush Limbaugh. You could call that viral. Now, he has spring-boarded off the Kavanaugh hearing/circus to argue the elites […]
“By their fruits you will know them” (Matthew 7:20). How many times have you gotten an email or read a news report from a reputable Christian or conservative political organization, even a favorite of yours, a trusted source, that reads something like this: The radical left, the Big Labor Union Bosses, and Diane Feinstein are […]
According to a recent popular video on the rapture, “Evangelist Greg Laurie has suggested that a massive Jesus revival in America could lead to Christians being snatched from Earth, removing the U.S. from the End Times conflict.” But why couldn’t a massive Jesus revival in America instead lead to Christians changing America? In his interview with […]
Several posts on Facebook are asking this question: Should pastors address politics from the pulpit? I don’t understand why this question keeps getting asked. If the Bible addresses politics (or anything else), then pastors must address politics and anything else the Bible addresses. It’s that simple. Joel McDurmon, President of American Vision, writes: [I]f it is […]
Many Christians refuse to get involved in politics for any number of reasons. Here are some of them: Jesus didn’t get involved in politics. God’s kingdom is not of this world. We’re to render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s. We’re living in the last days. We’re just to preach the gospel. Politics is not mentioned […]
Recently we were been given a good example not only of how surreptitious racists beliefs really can be, but also how they can get ignored by others even when they’re overt. Carla Maloney was a member of the Republican Committee of Beaver County, Pennsylvania, and was elected as secretary of that body. Recently, her Facebook […]
“Dominion” is obviously a biblical word and concept, so there is indeed a biblical theology of dominion; but many people have developed mistaken ideas about it. Whether in favor or opposed, mistaken views of “dominion” need to be corrected so we can return to faithful views and practice. Here are five things “dominion” or “dominion […]
Often, the most difficult aspect of convincing Christians to get involved in politics is to convince them that though they are physically present, they are spiritually absent. This is not to say Christians in America aren’t involved in the political arena, but that they are waging war in that arena without God and disarmed of […]
“Guys, I have been very excited about this book. . . .” —Dr. Joel McDurmon Is a Christian ever obligated to disobey the state? And what is the nature of this “holy disobedience” and its consequences? Despite the injunction in Romans 13 for every person “to be subject unto the higher powers,” there is a long and […]
Christian Reconstruction has taken some underhanded criticism from Michael Horton and the guys at the White Horse Inn radio, and we have responded to them in the past via the Gary DeMar show podcast. We recently received a real shock, however, when we heard an excerpt of popular preacher Alistair Begg blasting away at Christians for getting involved in politics. His rant – full of wonderful rhetoric – aimed at some vague monster but at least once singled out those Christians who want to “reconstruct” society. His arguments reiterate the same feelings as Horton and gang, but take the rhetoric to an astronomical level.
One of the greatest needs Christians have is to develop a distinctly biblical view of the world. We have already discussed this in terms of the scope of our worldview—the need to apply biblical thought to every area of life. The discussion must also extend to the nature and quality of our worldview as well. […]
Even though everyone may be worn out about the election this year and may be frustrated after all of the debates, we must be thankful for what it all exposed. We must realize that all of the generalizations of how we describe ourselves have been unfolded. What we really believe has been put on the […]