In America, where the political process is hailed as free and democratic, it is considered somehow "un-American" not to vote whenever the polling stations open.
While it may seem to be the height of patriotism to cast a ballot, Christians are urged to refrain from interfering in the politics of this world.
Jesus never inserted Himself into the political process, but instead, He taught His disciples to come out of this world's way of life.
America's presidential primary season has brought voting in political elections to the fore once again. Because it is not directly mentioned in Scripture, people often ask if voting is biblically condoned. Martin Collins, beginning a short series of Bible . . .
Jesus' Kingdom is still not of this world today. Therefore, His servants still should not be involved in the political battles of this world either.
Christians have been called out of this world's politics, voting included. As ambassadors of Christ, we cannot participate in the politics of another country.
John Ritenbaugh, appraising illogical governmental decisions, attributes demonic influence. Because the leftist Democrat appeals to disgruntled minorities, and because they generally vote straight tickets, an unqualified African-American candidate garnered. . .
John Ritenbaugh, citing the work of Alexis de Tocqueville, suggests that democracy has an inherent weakness: once the electorate understands it can "get something" from the government, democracy will disintegrate into tyrannical minorities of sel. . .
Martin Collins alludes to research which suggests that, thanks to the media and to our digital lifestyle, human attention span has attenuated to a mere two seconds—much shorter than the attention span of a goldfish. Media, a major contributor to this. . .
Ryan McClure, reflecting on his recent experience preparing for a pesky jury summons, reviews the major reasons a Christian should not serve on a jury. Our Elder Brother Jesus Christ has counseled us that we should not judge lest we be judged, or that we s. . .
John Ritenbaugh, focusing on the 16th word in the American Pledge of Allegiance, "Republic" asserts that the United States is thankfully not a democracy (that is, popular or "mob" rule) but instead a representative republic in which cit. . .
We must be willing to allow God to make changes in our thinking, even when those changes discomfort the beliefs to which we have acclimated ourselves.
Americans once held high ethical standards. However, America has egenerated into a cultural cesspool, now providing a poor example for the rest of the world.
John Ritenbaugh, reflecting upon the WWJD (What Would Jesus do?) slogan used by mainline Mainline Protestants, indicated that not much can be known about what He looked like, when He was born, and how He would react because of lack of information or blatan. . .
John Ritenbaugh acknowledges that most people have an ambivalent attitude toward government, on one hand fearing it as an evil instrument to deprive rights and on the other hand an instrument for social progress. God intended government to be a positive fo. . .
As we closed Part One, we saw that Jesus Himself requested of the Father that His disciples, which we are, be sanctified: "I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, ...
Martin Collins, reminding us that we, as followers of Christ, may suffer persecution, provides encouragement by reminding us we are promised boldness through the power of the Holy Spirit, making it unnecessary to prepare a response against the persecutors.. . .
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