Christians Discussing Politics and Social Issues

I am writing this post to my fellow brothers and sisters, who have accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Savior, and whom trust in His finished work at the cross, alone, for their redemption.

A close friend of mine was recently on a Leadership Call with two Pastors, whose churches have fellowshipped together for the past five years. The two congregations have partnered together many times to share the Gospel and meet the physical needs of the less fortunate in their community.

Unfortunately, the call shifted to a discussion about politics, and the discussion became heated between the two pastors, one whom supports president Trump and the other whom supports Mr. Buydin. The argument got so heated, that the call had to be ended abruptly. My friend was not only grieved at how quickly these preachers had allowed their differing political views to escalate, but also by the fact that both preachers were aware that there were unsaved participants on the call also who heard this argument.

I see it all across the television networks and all across Social Media; Christians getting into heated arguments about how righteous their preferred party is and how wicked the other party is.

We know that God is not the author of confusion, So this means that Satan is having a field day stirring up heated arguments between Christian Republicans and Christian Democrats; And animosity between believers of different races. I am addressing professing “born again” Christians, because if the devil can keep us fighting each other, our focus won’t be on fulfilling Christ’s Great Commission to share the Gospel.

First off, Romans 13:1-7 and I timothy 2:1-2 lets us know that God ordains the government and law enforcement; And we are instructed to respect them and keep them lifted up in prayer. God permits forms of human leadership, because the sins of the ungodly would plunge the world into complete anarchy and chaos, without some form of leadership and the means to enforce laws. A true follower of Christ will abide by the laws of the land, unless we find ourselves in a situation where a law is made that is contrary to God’s Word.

Point 1:
Neither political party can lay claim to being more righteous than the other, because both Parties are comprised of imperfect men and women, who possess a sin nature that makes them vulnerable to pride, greed, lying, lust, etc…

We need only look at the Bible’s account of King David to see how even “a man after God’s own heart” could succumb to adultery, lying, and murder. Thank God that when confronted by the prophet Nathan, David repented to God for his sins.

Point 2:
If a true follower of Christ chose to run for a political office, depending on the values of the majority of voters in their area, the Christian Candidate may be able to win a local office and maintain their Christian values throughout their term, HOWEVER once you start looking at Senators, Congressmen, and President…THAT PERSON WILL HAVE TO COMPROMISE some of their beliefs in order to get elected OR to get deals done with people across the aisle to get bills passed.

• God’s Word demonstrates to us that none of us can keep God’s law, and so we are saved by faith in Christ’s finished work at the cross.
• It is mankind’s inability to keep God’s law that prevents mankind from keeping their own created laws, so often times, mankind will change their laws to suit mankind’s agenda.

All of us have our convictions, our values, our biases, things that we are willing to tolerate, things that we absolutely will not tolerate.

It is our personal values, convictions, and biases that guide our choices in which candidates we will support.

The values that are inline with God’s Word will serve us well in bringing glory to God, and being able to witness to others, HOWEVER some of our values/biases are based upon our own personal opinion or teachings from other persons; It is these values/biases that we must bring before God so He can instruct us on what needs to be let go of.

Pride is what got Satan kicked out of Heaven, and pride is one of his favorite tactics to use against people. The devil has pulled us into the snare of pride when we find ourselves consumed by wanting to win an argument or that our opinion is right. While articulating why we support given candidate, we have to be willing to admit that that candidate has some flaws.

Because politics is such a hot subject, there are many people who have chosen not to enter into any political discussion, unless they are conversing with someone whom they have a high degree of certainty that they can have a peaceful and respectful discussion with..And I believe that this is a very wise choice.

When we find ourselves conversing with people with different political beliefs and a different perspective on the social issues of the day; We want the Holy Spirit to have free reign, so that our words will be seasoned with grace, and He will let us know when it is time to end the discussion and pray..before things escalate into a heated argument and we say something that we may regret later.

Paul offers these words:

Philippians 2:14-15
14 Do all things without murmurings and disputings:
15 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;

The guiding light of the believer consists of: God’s written Word, The Holy Spirit who dwells within us, and our longing to hear our Savior say, “well done good and faithful servant” when we meet Him face-to-face.

One day, this world will be ruled by a perfect leader, when Jesus Christ establishes His Millennial Kingdom.
Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life.
Only Jesus Can Make Any Nation Great, because All Souls Matter to Him.

Until that day that He calls each of us to our Heavenly home, we are ambassadors of Christ. May we represent our Savior by our words, by our conduct, and by our love.

As there are probably going to be varying viewpoints on this subject, I humbly request that we be respectful of each commentor’s thoughts.

17 thoughts on “Christians Discussing Politics and Social Issues

  1. “Christian Democrats”

    Hey Marques, I appreciate you bringing this topic to light, as some Christians are so clueless about what is happening on the world stage. To me, the saddest thing to see is a Christian who says that they won’t vote, yet they want their religious freedom without helping to vote a man in that upholds that type of value and then gets mad when a President-elect goes against, in their policies, Christian values. We all know that Trump is not a Christian, but compare to a Democrat who supports the murder of babies and who are pro-homosexuals is no brainer for which party we as Christians would want to see in the office of the White House. Mr. President Trump is pro-Israel, pro-Christian [religious freedom], pro-American, and through him, blacks, Spanish, and other races have done better than the previous Democrat elected President.

    Christians who are saying that he or she is a Democrat is an oxymoron. Why would a Christian want a pro-abortion, pro-homosexual, and pro-anarchy as a leader? If Christians claim to be a Democrat, I question their salvation. There is no way that a believer in Jesus Christ can support a party that upholds those anti-God policies of immorality.

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    1. Hi, Alex

      I thank you for sharing your thoughts, and I respect your convictions regarding this subject.

      Personally, I will be voting, but I could see either candidate handing things over to the Antichrist and new world order.

      The current leader’s son-in-law is actively working on a peace treaty.
      The other candidates’s political party is pushing Globalization.

      Alex, continue to share the undiluted Gospel, brother, as you have been with that reader whom you’ve been working with the past two days on your site.

      Only what we do for Christ will last.

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      1. Amen to that, Marques. Our only hope is in Christ, no doubt about that. Only Jesus knows the future and what is in someone’s heart. Trump could be genuine or not, with a more Antichrist agenda. As Christians, we can only see the physical, not the spiritual [men’s spirit and intent] until the end, when God brings everything to light. One thing I know for sure is that if a party’s policies are very anti-God, we cannot vote, as people having the Spirit of God living inside of us, for that party. Knowing the Scriptures will help us to vote correctly. We must align everything with God’s Word.

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  2. Well said. We forget that the Apostles, themselves, held differing political views. Before becoming an Apostle, Matthew was a tax collector for the Roman Empire — in effect, a collaborator, despised by his fellow Jews. Simon was a zealot, dedicated to driving the Romans out of Palestine. Both were martyred for their faith.

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  3. I agree with you totally. Christians should never find themselves involving in heated political parties because no sides are better than the other. Note it was the Pharisees and Herodians (two different political parties) who united to plot to kill Jesus.

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  4. The Bible verses are excellent matching the article you posted.

    Severe arguments about social- and political issues (or any other issue for that matter) are causing heated heads that turn to cold hearts.
    When two have a disagreement about a certain issue talk it over between the two of you.
    Other people must not be around and especially not when the other people are seeking Lord Jesus or recently know Him. Bible-believing Christians, and certainly pastors, ought to reflect what Lord Jesus Christ would do.

    When there are two evils do not choose either. Stay faithful to the LORD as He does to us.

    Whether Trump gets a second term or the other candidate wins the election it is God who appoints head of states and world leaders.
    Daniel 2:21KJB comes to mind: And he (=God) changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:

    Thank you, Marques, for sharing!

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  5. This is a great post. Yes, many people think that political correctness is the most important thing. However, spiritual correctness in the sight of God is very important issue from the kingdom point of view. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Thank you for this beautiful sharing, but in my view i would say it is a duty of every Christian to questions the government on the decisions and motives they make, because whether you like it or not, you are affected by their decisions.

    So i see nothing wrong with Christians discussing politics, after all, as Christians we are on a mission to improve the lives of the many, and no one said it will be easy. Christ showed us the way, and we have to live up to the challenge.

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    1. Thank You so much for commenting. The Bible lets us know that we have to respect government leaders, but Yes, you are right.

      Government leaders are not perfect, and can make unGodly decisions. We must obey the laws of the land, unless a law is made that goes against God’s Word.

      Yes, Jesus Christ must always have first place in our life, because He is the One whom we are ultimately accountable to.

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