What are my rights as a Christian in the political process?March 11, 2015
You are wise to be asking this type of question. Two passages come to mind: 1 Peter 2:13-17 and Romans 13:1-7. We must submit, as our Lord tells us to do. We are never more like Satan when we are rebellious and never more like Jesus when we are submissive. God does not release power to rebels.
If you teach people about their rights, you have a revolution. If you teach people about their responsibilities, you’ll have a revival.
We have become a society that is intoxicated with litigation. But the Bible says something different. The Bible teaches we are to be meek. Submission is strength, my friend, and not weakness.
We must see ourselves as victors and not victims. In Christ and through Christ, we are not to be terrified of our adversaries. We must stand firm to the timeless truths of the Bible which are the inerrant, infallible, indispensable, and
incorruptible Words of Almighty God.
Render to the government what is required as God teaches us to do (Matthew 22:21). Pray for your local, state, federal, and international leaders (1 Timothy 2:1-4). Let your voice be heard in legal ways: voting, writing letters, peacefully demonstrating, getting involved. Do you have a personal interest in government? Maybe you should run for office.
There are three categories of people in America today. Those who are afraid. Those who don’t know enough to be afraid. And those who know their Bibles. Let God guide you through these treacherous days with His holy survival kit- His timeless truth, His Word. You’ll never go wrong if you measure your steps by His Word.