Christians and Politics

I’ve noticed that Christians and politics can make for one of the most volatile combos in existence. Arguing with each other and others, many times they get so worked up that the politics become a religion of their own.

So why is that if you bring two Christians together with opposing views, and throw a mix of politics (wither it be elections, liberal vs. conservative, or whatever topic) you recipe for dynamite. I’ve never understood why those who claim to follow God make such a big deal out of them. I seem to recall a verse where Jesus stated his kingdom isn’t of this world, and if it was his followers would fight (John 18: 36). But they are fighting each other and other outside of the body of Christ. I never quite understood that. Proverbs 21:1 tells us the king’s heart is in the palm of God’s hand and like water in God’s palm, he turns it this way or that and it goes. So what does it really matter who is president?

Proverbs 17:14 “The beginning of strife is like releasing water; Therefore stop contention before a quarrel starts.”

Now regarding this verse to me it seems better to agree to disagree and take things to prayer rather then to cause division and quarrels. This is just me but if all the people arguing and talking about how awful this political situation or that situation was would spend that time in honest prayer and fasting, it would seem to me that God would move regardless. Kind of like the commercial where a bunch of people are standing around arguing and complaining about some trash laying on the ground and how awful it is. They don’t just pick it up and throw it away, they just complain. Then someone comes along and throws it away and they all shut up and move on. Same thing to me, argue or obey God. I don’t much patience for complaining and I doubt God does from read of God’s word. Better to have faith and act then to stand and argue.

That’s not to say that people aren’t doing that, but there are some people that relish and complaining and debating (same thing really and that’s coming from a reformed debater).

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