Are Christians Supposed To Be Involved In Politics?

The King’s Policy was to institute an ungodly statue for all people to worship. Godly leaders stood up against such an evil policy for the benefit of God’s people. Good rising against evil was possible due to having them in the King’s court.

3 Then the king told Ashpenaz, the chief of his officials, to bring in some of the sons of Israel, including some of the royal family and of the nobles, 4 youths in whom there was no impairment, who were good-looking, suitable for instruction in every kind of expertise, endowed with understanding and discerning knowledge, and who had ability to serve in the king’s court; and he ordered Ashpenaz to teach them the literature and language of the Chaldeans….6 Now among them from the sons of Judah were Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah.

-Daniel 1:3-4, 6, NASB 2020

Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah were politicians in their day

By the LORD God’s sovereignty, He appointed Daniel and his three friends to be in the king’s court, which is another way to say that God wanted them to be into politics for the benefit of God’s people.

19 And the king talked with them, and out of them all not one was found like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah; so they entered the king’s personal service.

-Daniel 1:19, NASB 2020

How important was it to have people who would lean towards God’s Word? It was vital. Daniels’s three friends fought back against the evil [the worship of a false god] that would permeate in the country they were serving as politicians.

1 Nebuchadnezzar the king made a statue of gold, the height of which was sixty cubits, and its width six cubits; he set it up on the plain of Dura in the province of Babylon….6 But whoever does not fall down and worship shall immediately be thrown into the middle of a furnace of blazing fire.

-Daniel 3:1, 6, NASB 2020

The Jewish people who were living in that country were in great danger as they could not worship any other god but the true God because God’s Word prohibited His people from doing that. Worshiping an idol was worshiping a demon. God doesn’t want His followers to fall into the devil’s trap.

They sacrificed to demons, who were not God, To gods whom they have not known, New gods who came lately, Whom your fathers did not know.

-Deuteronomy 32:17, NASB 2020

Daniel’s three friends, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, stood up and refused to bow down to any other god [unbiblical policies] but the true Living God. The king was so furious with them that he heated the furnace seven times hotter to throw them in. In the end, God delivered them and changed the king’s heart by honoring the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego. Now, the Jewish people were safe to worship Yahweh without putting their life at risk.

As believers in Jesus Christ, we must vote for the party that is conservative because their policies are more Biblical based. If you want evil in the United States, then vote Democrat. What you will get will be more of the unborn murdered, and that which God detests shall be in the public schools, TV, and other outlets, the practice of homosexuality. Kids will grow up to learn to be evil and harden their conscience towards the truth found in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Don’t let godless politicians guide our country into depravity. Vote.

 

14 thoughts on “Are Christians Supposed To Be Involved In Politics?

  1. At first, when I read this, I was going to react out of anger and frustration at several things you said. But, now, I have to take a step back and let my Christianity push through and speak; so I’m sorry this will be quite long. I’m taking this from a Christian and historical stand point.

    Let’s start with what you said here: “As believers in Jesus Christ, we must vote for the party that is conservative because their policies are more Biblical based.” While I agree, that we should vote for the party that has more Biblically-based policies as believers in Jesus Christ, I don’t think that it can be either Republican or Democrat. Sure, historically, the majority of conservatives leaned more Republican, but there are also Christians that leaned more Democrat based on the policies they promoted.

    Now, do I think that children should be murdered and the practice of homosexuality; NO! I DON’T. However, for me, it’s not only the policies but also the character of the person running for President. For me, that is also just as important, if not more so because for me; that informs how I see their policies. Sure, Democrats historically have more “open” policies, but that doesn’t mean that they are automatically the “enemy.” BOTH sides have their strengths and flaws, particularly surrounding certain issues like abortion.

    However, for me, things like race, immigration and things of that nature, combined with the character of the person presenting that “information” is important to me. That for me also comes from my faith and how Jesus calls us to love one another and serve those who are lesser. Yes, abortion and homosexuality are bad things and things that Christians should have Biblically based faith and opinions on (i.e. Scripturally) however, I don’t think that Democrats are the “enemy” to Christians as I’ve mentioned earlier.

    Both Republicans and Democrats have their corrupt politicians that will say and use Scripture to bring Christians to their side, but I think that it’s also necessary that we look at why certain Christians are voting the way they are. This last bit isn’t an attack against you SpaniardVIII, but just something I’ve been thinking about over the couple months or so.

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  2. I will let the Scripture speak for itself. Only the Holy Spirit will convict an individual and change their hearts to love the things of God which surpasses personality.

    Leviticus 18:21-22
    21 You must not give any of your children to be sacrificed to Molech [abortion], for you must not profane the name of your God. I am the LORD. 22 You must not lie with a man as with a woman [LGBT]; that is an abomination.

    As you can see, Joshua, the two main policies that the Democrats push forward is literally side by side with each other.

    [Joshua said]
    Now, do I think that children should be murdered and the practice of homosexuality; NO! I DON’T. However, for me, it’s not only the policies but also the character of the person running for President. For me, that is also just as important, if not more so because for me; that informs how I see their policies. Sure, Democrats historically have more “open” policies, but that doesn’t mean that they are automatically the “enemy”

    Joshua, your comment is very saddening to hear, as if a person’s character can compare with a person who murders babies with a good character, both being equal. That thinking is unbiblical and concerning. What do you prefer to have? A person who has a crappy personality, but is for saving lives [the unborn] and fights against the spread of LGBT or a person with a wonderful personality who comes with his a knife behind his back to murder the unborn?

    There is NOTHING good in a Democrat policy. Their [policies] are worldly, demonic, and nothing close to what God delights in.
    If a Christian votes Democrat, they are voting to kill children, to spread homosexuality, and socialism, which encourages them to depend on the government rather than God. Socialism is atheistic, leaning godless.

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  3. Politics can easily divide us with one group opposed against the other. If we truly dive into what the bible says and pray to Jehovah God for understanding we will see and want to follow the example that Jesus set for us when he says at John 18:36 that he was no part of this world. At Luke 4:43 he says that he was sent here to declare the kingdom of his father. What truly unites us is by searching what the bible says about this kingdom. The bible says at Daniel 2:44 “In the days of those kings the God of the heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed. And this kingdom will not be passed on to any other people. It will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms, and it alone will stand forever.” From this we all can learn that Gods Kingdom is a kingdom in heaven that will soon put an end to all other governments, all sickness, all death, all corruption here on earth and will last forever, allowing us to enjoy a life we’ve never known!

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  4. “Politics can easily divide us with one group opposed against the other.”

    Of course, it will, and it should, because both sides have two different standards of morality. One is for the killing of children and the spreading of homosexuality while the other is not. Which candidate fits more into what God says that he likes? Now, remember, we are not voting for a Christian. These two men are far from that so, we are voting for policies. But for the policy that is closer to God’s Word. Don’t vote for someone through your feelings but with the Word of God.

    “pray to Jehovah God for understanding we will see and want to follow the example that Jesus set for us when he says at John 18:36 that he was no part of this world.”

    By saying not to be part of this world, then you are teaching not to warn others about the sinful acts of abortion and how the Bible condemns the practice of homosexuality and transgender. According to you, one should not be part of this world, which keeps one from preaching the gospel of sin that unless you repent of your sinful lifestyle, as I mentioned, and believe in Jesus Christ, one cannot be saved. In John 17:18, it destroys your misunderstanding of John 18:36. In John 17:18, it says, “18 Just as You sent Me into the world, I also sent them into the world.” NASB

    Jesus is sending them into the world to preach the good news and show everyone to repent from their sins and believe in Jesus Christ. We have to warn people not to kill the unborn because it is sinful. We have to tell others to give their life to Jesus Christ so that through the Holy Spirit, be transformed and leave the homosexual lifestyle.

    Let’s look at John 18:36, NASB
    “36 Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My servants would be fighting so that I would not be handed over to the Jews; but as it is, My kingdom is not of this realm.”

    In verse 18, Jesus answered Pilate’s question [verse 35] of why the Jews handed Him over to him for a death sentence. Jesus said that His kingdom at the moment is in heaven so, He has no soldiers on earth to fight for Him. That is a good thing because Jesus came to die for the sins of the world. Now, saying that Jesus will set up an earthly kingdom for 1000 years at His second coming, as seen in Revelation 20:1-6.

    I will not answer the other points you brought up because it will make my comment way too long.

    I suggest not make the Bible say what you want it to say but have it tell you what it is saying. God bless and may the grace of Jesus Christ fall upon you.

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  5. Marques, I tell you something, my faith is being tested. I know that my posts are doing something because it is stirring hearts. I know the demonic forces do not like what’s happening.

    Marques, you must continue to preach with more sternness, even if it goes against the grain. Controversy for the sake of controversy is a sin. But, controversy for the sake of the truth is what we are called to do, my brother. Stand strong in the faith once given to us through the Holy Spirit and don’t allow anyone to move you from the path of righteousness according to God’s Word. We are not lead by our emotions but by the truth of God’s Word.

    I appreciate you, my brother, and continue in your walk with the Lord. I hope everything is well with you and your family. If you want me to pray for something, don’t hesitate to ask me. May the Lord bless you and guide you.

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  6. I appreciate a person who understands their spiritual need and thus reads the bible daily. I wanted to clear up a few things. Jesus during his final night on earth as a human, expressed deep concern for the future welfare of his followers. He even prayed about the matter, saying to his Father: “I do not request that you take them out of the world, but that you watch over them because of the wicked one. They are no part of the world, just as I am no part of the world.” (John 17:15, 16) In this heartfelt request, Jesus showed both his deep love for his followers and the importance of his words stated earlier that night to some of them: “You are no part of the world.” (John 15:19) Clearly, it was of great importance to Jesus that his followers keep separate from the world! “The world” Jesus mentioned refers to all of mankind who are alienated from God and enslaved to a selfish, prideful spirit. (John 14:30; Ephesians 2:2; 1 John 5:19) Indeed, “friendship with [that] world is enmity with God.” (James 4:4)

    Although I do not judge others because we cannot read hearts, I do partake in daily preaching activities based on Gods word just as Jesus Christ did and just as he asked us to continue doing. (John 17:18; Matthew 28:19,20) Instead of participating in the politics of his day, Jesus focused on preaching about God’s Kingdom, the future heavenly government of which he was the prospective King. (Daniel 7:13, 14; Luke 4:43; 17:20, 21) Thats why before Roman Governor Pontius Pilate, Jesus could say: “My Kingdom is no part of this world.” (John 18:36) His faithful followers imitate his example by giving their loyalty to Christ and his Kingdom and by announcing that Kingdom to the world. (Matthew 24:14) “We are ambassadors substituting for Christ,” wrote the apostle Paul. “As substitutes for Christ, we beg: ‘Become reconciled to God.’”—2 Corinthians 5:20. So I definitely model my entire life around the inspired scriptures and help others to learn to do so.

    As true Christians, we have dedicated our life to God, not to any human, human institution, or nation. It mentions at 1 Corinthians 6:19, 20: “You do not belong to yourselves, for you were bought with a price.” Thus, while rendering “Caesar” his due in the form of honor, taxes, and relative subjection, Jesus’ followers give “God’s things to God.” (Mark 12:17; Romans 13:1-7) This includes their worship, their whole-souled love, and their loyal obedience. If necessary, they are ready to give up their life for God.​—Luke 4:8; 10:27

    We can not pick and choose which pieces of the scriptures we will obey.

    Have a wonderful day 🙂

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  7. “We can not pick and choose which pieces of the scriptures we will obey.”

    I don’t know if you are a reader of my posts or just stopped by to express your heart, which is fine. But to suggest that I pick and choose which passage helps my agenda [in a bad sense] is very offensive to me.

    I preach against such tactics because that is not how one gets to understand the Bible. If I did do that, I would be teaching false doctrine, glorifying myself instead of Christ. I would never do such a thing.

    I love Jesus Christ too much to betray Him in that way, as it will be misleading others. I hold what I teach and preach to the highest standard. What does that mean? I make sure, through the help of the Holy Spirit, to teach and preach what the Bible says [sound doctrine] and not make the Bible say what I want it to say.

    Your statement is false and misleading. I let my blog and how the Holy Spirit used it and is still using it to speak for itself.

    “Instead of participating in the politics of his day, Jesus focused on preaching about God’s Kingdom, the future heavenly government of which he was the prospective King.”

    That is correct because Jesus didn’t come to fix the government, poverty, and any other issues that they faced back then, and we face now. Jesus came to deal with our sins first. At His second coming, Jesus will come to bring an end to poverty and establish a government of righteousness, as He will be the King.

    What does the Bible say about a Christian attitude toward the government?

    Proverbs 29:2
    When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, But when a wicked person rules, people groan.

    I want to see the best person to lead us for the benefit of believers in Christ and the land of Israel. I want Christians to have the freedom to preach the gospel.

    Titus 3:1
    Remind them to be subject to rulers, to authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good deed

    We must obey those in the leadership position of our nation if it does not go against God’s Word, like telling us not to preach or read the Bible to others.

    I can go on and on with more passages like Romans 13, which states that the government is God’s servant to make sure that the wicked are punished for their evil deeds. Only the leaders who fear God can punish the wicked effectively. If you have a leader that takes a bribe, your nation, the people in it will suffer.

    I would appreciate that next time you come to me, read some of my posts first to get to know how I deal with Scripture. And if you have indeed read many of my posts, then you know full well that your comment is not accurate for saying that I pick and choose what I want to obey.

    If you are not edified with my posts, I would suggest finding another blog that swings toward your beliefs. I’m not going to shrink back with my stands of what the Scriptures plainly teaches and start to be lukewarm {in the middle] allowing evil to rule without warning others. You can do that and would have to answer to Jesus for your desisions.

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