“I hate all politics. I don’t like either political party. . . Anyone that belongs to a party stops thinking.”- Ray Bradbury
I have found nothing more frustrating than the weekly bantering about the current political milieu. Let’s face it, whether you are a republican, democrat, Independent, atheist, agnostic, religious or like me a Christian, you are not happy with the current political climate. All is in flux. Especially for Christians. There is no solid ground. The “religious right” is crumbling, well let’s face it the right is more of the middle these days. The question facing Christians is not “who should we vote for this election year?” No. The question facing us is how are we going to address the current crisis. How do we live in a world that is increasingly hostile to the basic truths of Christianity? I am not talking merely about morals. I am talking about truths that we as Christians hold as central, like the existence of God, Jesus Christ is Lord in all areas of life, the inerrancy and infallibility of scripture, etc.
You may ask “what does this have to do with politics?”, but I would have to answer with a resounding, everything. This is where the popular culture would like for us as Christians to bury our beliefs in the sand. We are bombarded with the misleading premise that our personal religious beliefs should not have a place in other areas of our lives. But Christ in all His glory doesn’t allow us to think in such a way. He created us to glorify Him in all areas of thought and life. We are not to compartmentalize our beliefs and our life. Paul writes to the Corinthians “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” (1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV). He is basically saying in all things, even the very ordinary things, glorify God. So, however you lean politically, remember that our political choices should line up with our Christian beliefs.