I will be writing more in depth on this topic next week. For now, here are some questions to consider regarding the nature of politics and Christianity.
1. If loving our neighbor means neither committing nor ommitting some act for/against him, then does this not eliminate the idea that Christians are to be pacifists?
2. If the government that God has given consists of those who reward good and punish evil, then does it not follow that a “governing” body of individuals who neither reward good nor punish evil do not constitute a divinely established government?
3. Prior to the fall, there was no appointed government over man except God.
4. At what point does political activism cross the line and become idolatry, or is this not even a possibility?
That’s all I’ve got for now. Let me know what your thoughts are…this is a new topic for me, so I’d appreciate your insight.
Soli Deo Gloria!