The Truth Life: Is Politics Your God?

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Is Politics Your God?

As a Christian, it Shouldn’t Be

by Veritas Vita 777

I was talking to a family member recently and the topic of politics came up. That topic isn’t usually discussed with my family because it can become volatile due to differing opinions. However, we both agreed that politics has become like a god to many people. As a Christian, politics shouldn’t be your god.

I’m not going to go into my views on politics here. You can read more about that in my article What is Christian Nationalism: I’m a Christian First, American Second. I do believe that it’s important to stay apprised of world news and current events. It’s vital that you go out to vote. However, there is a fine line where politics can easily become your god.

I’ve seen that happen with friends who are part of the MAGA movement. It’s easy to be swept up in one person who you may think can solve all the problems in the world. I believe that God is the answer. He is the missing piece to the problems our world is experiencing. People need Jesus.

I am a conservative. I don’t agree with liberal policies and the direction that our country and world are headed down.

However, I also do not subscribe to the I hate the left or I hate the right. Hate should never be part of the Christian’s mindset. I’ve seen a lot of people go down this road of us against them. I know. I almost went down that road as well. But, thankfully, God reminded me that I am not called to live that way.

As a Christian, I am called to love others. Yes, I need to stand up for what I believe in. I must speak the truth in love (See Eph. 4:15). But I am not supposed to hate ‘the other side’ or the people who don’t think like me or act like me. That’s not being a godly witness of my faith in the Lord.

If you’re a Christian, you are called to pray for your leaders.

Therefore I [a]exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, 2 for kings and all who are in [b]authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and [c]reverence. 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. (I Timothy 2:1-4, NKJV)

I admit that I have not been doing well in the area of praying for the leaders in America. Notice how in verse two Paul writes that you should pray for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. Praying for leaders is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior.

Why is this type of praying good?

Read on in verse 4. Paul writes that God our Savior desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. Wow! That verse hit me hard. I need to start praying for our leaders. I can’t just write them off and think that those leaders – who don’t believe in God – are never going to believe in Him. They won’t change their ways.

But how do I know that? How do I know that if I haven’t been praying for them?

The truth is, I can’t know that. Only God knows the hearts of all men. Only God sees what is inside their minds. However, I need to pray for them. I must pray for all people in this country.

I can’t give up on the power of prayer.

16 [a]Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, [b]fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. (James 5:16, NKJV)

I hope you haven’t given up on the power of prayer either.

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