standing with christ

Many  Christians today say that politics don’t belong in the Church, but what  does Scripture say, about what we call political?  Should a Christian  carry their Faith, and God’s Word outside the walls of the local church?

Jesus’s first commandment was  Mark 12:30 (KJV) ‘thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength’.  This commandment clearly speaks of Spiritual, Mental and Physical acts  of love for Christ. We are to honor God in every part of our life. That  includes keeping God’s moral laws. If we disobey Him, Scripture says,  the cry of sin reaches unto God.  (Genesis 18:20, Genesis 4:10, Exodus  32:7-8, Revelation 6:10) His second commandment was to ‘Love Others’. A  true love for others is to teach and instruct them concerning God’s  Word. That would include the good news of Jesus paying the price for our  sin, as well as teaching God’s moral standards. These two can not be  separated. (Romans 6:15)

Is  Abortion, the killing of an unborn child, a political issue, or as  Scripture defines it, murder? Is homosexuality a political issue or as  Scripture calls it an abomination? If God clearly says things are wrong,  we as Christians must accept the Biblical view. Do not be deceived by  the lies of the devil (John 8:44). What God has said in His Word is  true. (Proverbs 30:5, Psalm 33:4)

We  as Christians must accept and support God’s Word on ‘social issues’.  Ignoring His word because it is contrary to society, is putting the  world before Him. We must guard our heart and minds from the evil of  this world. 1 John 2:15  Love not the world, neither the things that are  in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not  in him. Even if all of society is against us, God has called us to stand  with Him against evil. (Romans 12:2 and Exodus 23:2) 

Scriptures referenced are below.

In the service of the Most High God
Ron Stange

Genesis 18:20 And the Lord said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous;
Genesis 4:10  And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground.
Exodus  32:7-8 And the Lord said unto Moses, Go, get thee down; for thy people,  which thou broughtest out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted  themselves: They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I  commanded them: they have made them a molten calf, and have worshipped  it, and have sacrificed thereunto, and said, These be thy gods, O  Israel, which have brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.
Revelation  6:10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy  and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on  the earth?
Romans 6:15 What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.
John  8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye  will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the  truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he  speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
Proverbs 30:5  Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.
Psalm 33:4 For the word of the Lord is right; and all his works are done in truth.
Romans  12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the  renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and  acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Exodus 23:2 Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil... 

Written Ronald Stange June 2016