"EndTimes, Prophecies, and Politics"
has aired on Spirit FM and can now be heard on my soundcloud page at
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Brief on today's show:
A couple of programs ago, I talked about
the issue of “judging”… I am reminded of a chapter in my book “24 hot potatoes
in the church today” where I wrote about the issue of politics in the church…
It was an after thought as I was
completing my book and tagged it onto the chapter about “sloppiness in the
church”… this meaning that we are sloppy in some issues within the church… and
the involvement of politics is one of them.
I didn’t include a whole chapter on this
topic in my book, simply because I was already up to 24 chapters, whereas I had
started with planning 20 chapters… so as I said I “tagged” a brief coverage of
this onto the existing chapter about sloppiness in the church.
However, it is definitely an important
issue – I would say even critical issue -- in the church and feel strongly that
I have to touch on this today, because there is so much going on right now
within the governing of nations everywhere – and particularly our own and that
of our neighbour to the south which concerns all of us right here where we live.
Whenever I bring up the subject of
politics in the Church, Christians always respond with negative comments and
how politics is corruct and this and that… and I always say to them that we are
in a mess BECAUSE of the very fact that we, as Christians are not involved.
It is a responsibility of the Church…
actually politics and the Church used to be all rolled into one in the Old
Testament. Today, most Christians don’t
even bother to go and vote in many cases nor provide volunteer services to their local party representatives.
And then they complain about how this party or that one is failing their
God has always been involved in politics
throughout His Story through His people and
Too many Christians have the wrong idea of
politics. They express their dislikes of it for being a part of the life of a
Christian. That’s the problem, they forfeit their responsibilities to get
involved and work themselves up to positions that would enable them to make a
difference where needed.
A large number don’t even bother to vote,
preferring to say that “the Lord will provide” or the Lord is in control. Well
He provides and He controls through us – his feet, his hands, his eyes, his
mouth… we are his body !
Because of that ill-placed contempt about
political activities within the body of Christ we find many nations, including
our own, in the trouble and chaos that we’ve been experiencing.
We’ll look at that further right after
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