“God’s kingdom is not of this world, and it will never be ushered in through political power… in this world the kingdom can only be built from the transformation of lives through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.”
Time will tell whether the unconstitutional action of issuing subpoenas of sermons by Houston, Texas Mayor Annise Parker will become a watershed moment in the history of our nation. For sure it further demonstrated how America is flirting with tyranny and moral bankruptcy. A change in direction is needed and perhaps it will serve as a wake-up call to the Church to get involved in politics with renewed vigor.
Before I go any further, let me offer this warning: God’s kingdom is not of this world, and it will never be ushered in through political power. As Glenn Sunshine notes in his book Why You Think the Way You Do, “politics is downstream from culture, and while Christians can and should be involved in the political process, we must never forget that in this world the kingdom can only be built from the transformation of lives through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
SHOULD PASTORS RUN FOR PUBLIC OFFICE?
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So what are “We the people” to do? Christian political activist David Lane, who for several years has been leading the nationwide “Pastors and Pews” events in order to educate pastors while urging them to get their churches involved in public policy matters, has an idea worth considering. He is praying for God to call 63,000 evangelical pastors (I do not know why that number) to begin praying to discern if God is calling them to run for public office in 2016.
He is planning an event to draw attention to the idea. In fact, he is asking for pastors called to run for public office to come to Louisiana Jan. 23-24 for a special meeting featuring, among others, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a devout Christian, and U.S. Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla. Lankford, a Southern Baptist, once ran the mammoth Falls Creek Camp for the Oklahoma Baptist Convention.
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