How Should Christians Navigate Politics?

by Dale Partridge

Have you wondered how you as a Christian should be engaging in politics? How did Jesus or the Apostles interact with the secular government? Sadly, for many people (including Christians) politics can become an alternative religion. That is, it is a very real place of worship and idolatry for thousands of people.

But where is the balance? As followers of Jesus, we know our loyalties lie with Him. But as citizens of a geographic area where are we to lay boundaries regarding our physical, emotional, and mental participation?

In this episode of Real Christianity, Dale Partridge looks at Jesus’ earthly ministry for indicators and principles that will help Christians navigate the entrancing world of politics.

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Scripture References

  • Proverbs 29:2

    “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; But when a wicked man rules, the people groan.”

  • Philippians 3:20

    “For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ…”

  • Matthew 9:36-38

    “But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd. 37 Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. 38 Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.”

  • 2 Corinthians 10:3-5

    “For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. 5 We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ…”

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