Disciple Up #81
What has Political Involvement Done to the Church?
By Louie Marsh, 11-7-2018
The involvement in politics by the church as the church – ie as a group representing Jesus and His Gospel; has done near irreparable damage to both the church and the Gospel.
See this in non-Christians identifying Christians as people who are AGAINST – gays, abortion, porn, etc. We are known by what we are against and not what we are for. This is a disaster for any group or organization.
We are seen as hypocritical moral crusaders and this view has tarred nearly the entire church.
Specifically I believe our involvement has done several bad things to us.
- Spurred the growth of Moralism – which is the enemy of the Gospel and one of the largest idols in the human heart.
- Gotten us off course from preaching the Gospel and building the kingdom to trying to be saviors of our culture and country. This is not what the church is called to do and be in the New Testament.
- Watered down the Gospel by our uniting with other religious groups who distort or deny the Gospel but agree with us on certain moral issues.
Imagine what the hundreds of million of dollars Christians gave to political causes could have done in the Kingdom if we had been wise enough to use them there.
Instead we’ve distorted Jesus and His Gospel and church and all for what?
The “Christian Right” has failed.
Example – what were the two big issues when all this started back in 1979 – Prayer in Public Schools and Abortion on demand. Both are still here.
In the meantime the Christian right fought homosexual rights and now we have homosexual marriage via the Supreme Court. Another sterling defeat by the so called Christian movement.
Politics is down stream from culture.
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