Here on the eve of another US election, it’s amazing how many on both sides of the political spectrum are attacking the other camp with the very same jargon; they are both accusing each other of the very same faults! That’s the amusing part.
The sad part in this is that I see very little, if any, love being manifested in all of this. Sadder still is that these loveless attacks are often coming from professing Christians who usually preach a “love one another” message. It’s no wonder this world is so screwed up; there’s too much “double-speak” going on.
This begs a couple big questions for me.
- How involved should (or shouldn't) Christians allow themselves to become entangled in the modern political circuses?
- Sometimes politics seems almost religious in nature, and if so, does that then imply that a Christian involvement in it can become idolatrous?
- Furthermore, does (or can) politics cloud the true Christian message?
Hmm, I wonder.
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