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Lay Down The Sword of Politics

If Jesus came back to earth today, would he be proud of those who have brought politics into the church? Would Jesus say well done to the political world, and praise the division that is causes? (1 Cor 1:10) What does it profit Christians to be divided over political ideology? How many Christians are offended greatly, and turn from the Lord, all because of political rhetoric. (Mt 18:6) Jesus commanded his apostles to go into all the world, and preach the gospel, but never once did he command, or even suggest for us to be political zealots.  (Mk 16:15)  In fact, Paul stated that a good soldier of Christ doesn’t become involved in the affairs of this world. (2 Tim 2:4) Jesus said, my kingdom is not of this world, for if it had been, my servants would fight. (Jn 18:36) Lay down the sword of politics, for they that take such a sword shall perish with it. (Mt 26:52) Let us rather take up the Sword of the Spirit, the Word of God, and fight to win souls, for the harvest is truly plenteous, but the labors are few. (Eph 6:17; Heb 4:12; Prov 11:30; Mt 9:37)

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  2. Victoria said:

    (Mt 26:52) ??? You may be stretching the scripture a bit here with this verse used to apply to politics.
    Political issues, when not relating to our religious freedoms and beliefs, are best investigated and dealt with away from the pulpit. Most would agree with that.

    • My point with the verse Mt 26:52 is that the SWORD divides. The comparison of the worldly Sword (Politics) and the Sword of the Spirit Eph 6:17 is in this regard: The Sword of politics only causes division, where the Sword of the Spirit only joins us in unity with God. In other words, the two don’t belong together. Christians don’t entangle themselves with worldly affairs and nothing is more worldly, and evil than politics. 2 Tim 2:4

      Just because we have the freedom to engage in politics doesn’t mean we should. After all, in America people have the freedom to be homosexuals, the freedom to cohabitate (live together as those who are married), and the freedom to have abortions, but all of these are things we know as evil. Most politicians are known as professional liars who will say anything to gain someones vote. All liars will end up in hell. Rev 21:8 I don’t believe a politician’s behavior is something any Christian would desire to teach to their children, much less to teach to an adult in search of the gospel.

      Thank you for your comments.

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