Saturday, July 03, 2010

Mixing Theology and Politics.

I recently heard a talk show radio host talk about the OT and the Sins of the Fathers applied to the sons.

And how this seems to be current of the political realm. That the "sins" (Whatever they are?) of the current politicians seems to be reflecting that of the next generation. (Whether this is true or not remains to be seen).

The biggest issue is not whether or not what political party you support but the mixing up "Theology" to fit your political attacks. If you are against someone's politics - please attack the issues and don't scripture twist to fit your agenda - whether you are liberal, conservative, or otherwise.

When it comes to Scripture - there are a few rules one has to ask.

I. What is the purpose?

II. What is the context?

III. What is the application?

(Interesting enough the whole fathers' sins to the sons - so what does that do with Jesus' atonement and covering all sin?? Seems to be a redeeming quality if one follows Jesus)

I'm seeing more and more people getting into debates whether this nation is Christian. Which politicians can save us because of their "Religious beliefs" etc.

We don't need more politicians. We don't need more government to give us Hope. We need the Church. We need more Christians, (who might happen to be politicians, lawyers, doctors etc.) who are bringing the hope of Jesus to others.

The biggest problems of today cannot be saved by the government. (As much as we'd like to think it can). It can only be saved by the hope, love, and grace of God that the Church offers

Is that asking for too much?


1 John 4:7-8
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.

1 comment:

commoncents said...

THANK YOU for posting this! I really like your blog!!

Steve
common cents
http://www.commoncts.blogspot.com