Politics, disagreements, misunderstandings, hurt feelings, and, sadly, dirty dealings sometimes happen with our churches because we are fallible human creatures. We can’t have our heads in the sand and believe these things don’t happen. As Pastors and Leaders, we strive to curb these things in our churches. Yes, sometimes Pastors and Leaders can also be the source of these. However, just as we strive to combat this inside our respective churches, government, and Politics are only dirty and corrupt because we have allowed them to become that way by not being faithful stewards.
Governments of man in any form exist below the higher government authority of Christ Jesus; as far back as creation, the scriptures prophesied this. Here is a scripture, for example.
6 For a child will be born for us, a son will be given to us, and the government will be on his shoulders. He will be named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. [Isa 9:6 CSB]
Our government rests upon the shoulders of our Lord Jesus Christ, and ours is a government for the people, by the people. As “We The People” in Christ, we are intended to be stewards of God’s wonderful creation and all that encompasses our portion of creation we are given stewardship of, the republic known as The United States of America.
So I charge all men and women of Christ, Leaders, Teachers, Pastors, Mothers, Fathers, Young, and Senior. Speak up and be stewards in Christ of all things under God. Take charge of your stewardship responsibilities by understanding the biblical worldview of your church, community, and nation. Vote! with a biblical worldview and support those candidates who share that view.