Politics or Changed Hearts
I wanted to post something that has been on my heart for a while and it has to do with the Christians and our dependence on the American government.
This is not a political rant that says America stinks and we should not try to change anything! It is a post on American Christians dependence on America to change the face of our communities, country, and the world.
For a long time I have listened to people talk about politics as if somehow politics will change the face of our nation. I have nothing against people trying to change policy or laws in our land that represent the Kingdom of God but man-made law will only go so far. Let me give one example that is a hot button topic now.
The gay-marriage debate has raged for a while now. The lines have been drawn in the sand politically but it is important to understand that the Kingdom law will ALWAYS trump the American law. Christians should agree that gay-marriage is an oxymoron that is not endorsed by Scripture. But what is the real debate? Is the debate really two homosexual people getting married or is it that those people are disobeying Scripture by engaging in any homosexual act?
I would argue that the real root of the issue is not the marriage but the homosexual acts themselves. If this is the case then maybe we, Christians, should stop picketing and start loving the people fighting for the right to marry. Not allowing gay-marriage is a cosmetic fix. It doesn’t change that homosexual behavior is still running rampant through America. Stopping people from getting married wont stop them from engaging in their sin.
With this in view we need to stop relying on our American system to change hearts because only God can do that! Let’s be like Christ and stop trying to change laws that are only cosmetic fixes and let’s live lives worthy of Christ. Lives dedicated to hurting people, needy people and low people. The people we picket against are some of the most needy and hurting. Jesus came for those who need a doctor he didn’t come for the ones that thought they were healthy.
We need to be the vessels in which God uses to reach the hearts of the needy! So, maybe instead of engaging in politics we should engage in a personal way to the ones that Jesus came for.