Christian Involvement in Politics
To answer the question of how Christians should be involved in politics, a brief consideration of the current controversy within professional football, or the NFL, is helpful. The problem with the NFL and players kneeling for the anthem starts with the front office. It starts with the NFL feeling the need to be moral arbiters for their players. A problem that reflects the larger problem in the United States: a government choosing to be involved in moral issues. This problem has been created by the church emasculating herself and giving away her authority to speak to moral issues. As would be expected, the result is that people are being forced to look to the State to establish morality. This takes place even though the country was not established this way (i.e. separation of church and state).
So then, our involvement in politics should look like this: To vote and promote (always) in favor of those things that protect the private property of all people, and against those things that attempt to take it away or against the government’s involvement in moral issues. This means looking at all political issues through that lens only, to protect ownership and contracts and leave moral issues to the church where they belong.
Check out Overcoming Sin and Temptation for the other topic we picked up on Sunday.