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GOD and Politics!

Does God care about politics?

Some say yes. Others say no. The GOP claims Him. The DNC is split. Some invoke Him while others ignore Him and a few deny Him. So where does God, Himself, put the importance of politics into the great scheme of things? Well, God organized three institutions: The Family, The Church, and Human Government. God has much to say about who should lead the family and the church and how they should do it. God even weighs in on how masters should treat servants. Doesn’t it stand to reason that He might have a thing or two say about who leads nations and governments?

I do not believe God is necessarily a respector of political parties or affiliations but there are some He would no doubt NOT be in favor of. Any regime or ideology which dominates and controls people through oppression, tyranny, and denies basic human rights, dignity, and decency would garner God’s wrath. When the National Socialists of Germany (Nazi Party) created a system of redistribution of wealth to aid an ailing economy other world leaders took notice. But when a government encroaches in one area of life by taking from those who have  achieved and earned by placing the needs of the whole over the rights of the individual … chances are that is only the beginning. Usually the ruling class exempts themselves from such sharing. They then lead by creating class warefare among the people. At some point a certain group or type of people becomes the scape goat for the ills of the land. In Germany it was the Jews. Whether ignorant or willfully defiant against God’s love of the Jews and promise to bless those who blessed them or curse those who cursed them … Hitler gained God’s undivided attention and ultimately met with a horrible demise which destroyed his nation and outlawed his ideologies.

God cares about Individuals. The words of the Declaration of Independence, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” It goes on to explain how those rights are to be insured, protected, and implemented… “That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.” The Constitution of the United States was written to enshrine this ideology and see it implemented.

God cares about the Innocence of Life. In Proverbs 6:17 we see that God weighs in on the subject of Abortion.

God cares about the Integrity of the Ruler. “For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.” I Samuel 15:23 Those who reject God, God’s Word, and God’s Principles are thus rejected. Where does your candidate stand?

God cares about the Intactness of His Moral Law. Where does your candidate stand on social issues, moral taboos, and morality in general? It is sad that so many Christians will get caught up in the economy and wanting a candidate who will “fix” the fiscal issues by slashing this, cutting that, and getting the financial house in order they fail to realize if he is dead wrong on morality and social issues he will receive no blessing in any area of his administration including the economy. Finances rise and fall and can rise again. The true key to sustaining that growth is not in the tax plan of the candidate but the moral fortitude of his heart and relationship he has with the Lord.

Civilizations have come and civilizations have gone. Kings have reigned and Kings have died. Candidate’s promise and candidate’s lie. 

Only God and His Word are eternal. Place your confidence in Him and your support for those who seek office under His guidance.

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