You cannot serve two masters. Servants (Služobníci; 2020; streaming on Kanopy or for rent on Prime Video) highlights […]
Church and State
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Last Tuesday my son and I went out to the front of our home to hang up our […]
“Be subject for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, or to […]
When someone mentions the church and politics in the same sentence, the picture most people flash on is a pastor standing in the pulpit, waving a red or blue flag, and telling you why it would make Jesus happy if you voted for a particular candidate or a specific proposition. It is an off-putting image for many, and accusations of preachers exceeding their authority or manipulating congregations often follow. To avoid this, then, churches swing all the way in the other direction, to where we do not want to talk about politics at all in the church. Keep church and state separate, as they ought to be. There is, however, a middle ground between littering the church lawn with campaign signs and making politics a taboo subject.
“In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon the throne, high and lifted up…”Isaiah 6:1
The signs are all around us. We just don’t want them to be real, or at least we don’t want them to mean what they seem intent on conveying. After all, it’s that special time of year when everything appears to carry more weight. So, we take comfortable stances and head down familiar roads. Once again we are told that this election is the most important election of our lifetime, there is more at stake, more to gain if my side wins and more to lose if those idiots try and steal the election.
2020 will be remembered for many things. One thing it should be remembered for is the Church’s deliberative […]
Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s. Matthew 22:21, […]
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