Church and State

There is wisdom here.

Read Dr. Mohler’s words in the context of Romans 13:1-7, 1 Timothy 2:1-4 and 1 Peter 2:13-17. The Church has specific responsibilities given to her by Christ regarding those in governing authority over us. And these responsibilities hold whether we agree with the authority’s policies/ideologies or not.

Mohler’s conclusion:

“Evangelical Christians have moved through several phases of political engagement in recent decades. Coming out of the wilderness years of relative withdrawal from interest in politics, evangelicals joined the Religious Right with eagerness and great expectations. But, even as some important legislative and bureaucratic victories were won, the Religious Right never fulfilled its many promises. Now, a good many evangelicals, young and old, are rethinking the political equation once again.

Evangelicals tend to swing between extremes when it comes to politics and elections. We are too easily elated and too readily depressed. Make no mistake. The election results of 2010 will lead to big changes in Washington and far beyond. That in itself is good news. But all this must be put in a truly Christian context.

Christians are supposed to be the people who know the dangers of investing either too much, or too little, confidence in the political system. The election is over. Now is the time for Christians to pray for those who were elected and for the government they will serve. Things are going to get interesting fast.”


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