Why Christians Must Be Involved With Politics

    We live in a world full of judgmental personalities. Out there in the world and surprisingly in church, leaders will point accusing fingers at you at anything they deem not right in the sight of God.

    THE BIGGEST QUESTION IS, “SINCE WHEN DID GOD GIVE HIS SEAT OF JUDGMENT TO MAN?”

    The bible says in Proverbs 29:2 AMP;

    “When the righteous are in authority and become great, the people rejoice;
    But when the wicked man rules, the people groan and sigh.”

    I believe the reason our nations are filled with so much corruption is the basis of this scripture.

    Politicians are elected into office by the inhabitants of their nation with the expectation that these so-called political authorities will help make life easier for the people.

    Year after year, the trend remains that cost of livelihood becomes so difficult for the less privileged in society. Thousands of students graduate from the University with good grades but no job to do – the norm: become part of the unemployed segment.

    Cost of education, hospital, housing, clothe, etc have become costly. All these are basic amenities every individual needs for self-development and growth. Yet the cost of these make life so uncomfortable and challenging to the child who is born into an unprivileged home.

    Should this then be the case?

    Certainly not!

    If Christians would stop all these hypocritical attitudes of sidelining everything thinking the only mandate of God is that we all preach on the pulpit during Sunday morning service the world would be a better place for everyone to live.

    God is the God of love. He is peace, joy, hope, prosperity, wisdom, knowledge, understanding, etc.

    So called (worldly) political leaders have led the world astray and still leading it in that direction day after day.

    Wars have emerged, lives lost and properties destroyed with a slim look of hope. But surely not for the one whose faith and trust is in Jesus Christ.

    John 16:33

     I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace. In the world you have tribulation and distress and suffering, but be courageous [be confident, be undaunted, be filled with joy]; I have overcome the world.” [My conquest is accomplished, My victory abiding.]

    In Christ there is hope. The joy of Salvation through Him is what gives us the peace that surpasses all understanding – (Philippians 4:6-7) despite the chaos out there in the world.

    It is so funny how we Christians relegate all the authority Christ has given us to these worldly politicians.

    In the beginning of the world God created the heavens and the earth and the firmaments. After creating everything that man would ever need to survive on the earth, He created man – Adam after His image (a triune in perfect nature without sin – spirit, soul in a body). He then gave man the authority to rule and have dominion over the earth and everything in it before man ignorantly seeded that authority to Satan when Adam and Eve sinned by eating of the tree of good and evil (the god of the world – meaning he now controls things of this world and those not born-again)

    So before sin entered the world, God’s original intent was that man (perfect in His nature without sin) should rule and have dominion over the earth. The good news is that this authority, however, is gained back once one repents from sin and accepts Salvation to become a child of God again.

    God expects that Christians be leaders of various sectors of society that harnesses productivity and growth. It is His will that the world is better palace for us all. We are admonished to use His wisdom in causing things to work for good.

    Let us stop being hypocritical and do the Master’s will. This is His Kingdom’s will.

    Psalms 24:1

    “The earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.”