Should a minister of Christ speak about politics in the pulpit?

No.  But he should speak about saving the lives of the unborn and standing with the potential civil leaders that have made this commitment. If he does not, he is an accomplice to the crime. 

Should a minister of Christ speak about politics in the pulpit?

No.  But he should speak of the necessity of supporting civil leaders that are more likely to believe in the Godly principles marriage between a man and a woman, and warn of those that promote a relative morality that seeks to redefine this sacred institution or turn men into women, and women into men.

Should a minister of Christ speak about politics in the pulpit?

No.  But he should speak about the great privileges of religious and personal freedom and warn against those that would seek to take these precious liberties away. A pastor is a shepherd, and shepherds warn and protect their flock from all those that would seek to do them harm.  Too many pastors closed their mouths during Hitler’s rise to power in Germany.  When some of them, like Dietrich Bonhoeffer decided to act, it was too late.

Should a minister of Christ speak about politics in the pulpit?

No.  But he should speak about the necessity of standing with the nation of Israel as a church and as a country, since this secures God’s blessing on both.  The pastor should indeed advise his flock as to which civil leaders are more likely defend “the apple of God’s eye.”

Should a minister of Christ speak about politics in the pulpit?

No.  But he should desire peace and prosperity for families and children enough to advise his flock as to which candidate’s economic policies are most likely to bring this about.  If we are to pray for our civil leaders that we may “live in peace,” should we not speak of those candidates whose policies are more likely to bring peace and prosperity?

Should a minister of Christ speak about politics in the pulpit?

No. But he should warn his flock of those candidates that support the principles of Socialism and Marxism, which has always severely persecuted the church. The watchman of God should boldly proclaim: “Do not vote for those that will take away your freedom! If you are a Christian, you may be selecting your future persecutors!” 

Should a minister of Christ speak about politics in the pulpit?

No, but he should warn about those that support One-World government and globalization. God already personally intervened in the first book of the Bible so this would not happen.  And we read in the last book that the one world system will be none other than the Anti-Christ system called the Beast.

So, to answer the question, no, it is not so much “politics” that we as pastors speak of, but the spiritual and physical well-being of the dear sheep that God has entrusted to our care. 

This was the thought of the founding fathers of our great nation.  The United States began as an experiment: an experiment of implementing Biblical principles to govern and allowing the people themselves to choose their leaders.  This is why John Jay, our very first Supreme Court Justice said, “It is the duty of American citizens to prefer Christians as their governors and leaders.”

Far from calling for “separation of church and state,” the Constitution itself invokes Almighty God the very first paragraph.  We are indeed “endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights…”  This great document affirms that these rights do not come from government, but from the Creator.  It is the duty of government simply to protect these God-given rights. 

What the Constitution declares is simply that the government shall not rule the church, and the church shall not rule the government.  Government can not “force” churches to be Catholic or Baptist any more than churches can force the government to be of any particular denomination.  The goal of our founding fathers was simply this, not to remove God or biblical principles from public or even civil life!  This is why our first president, the man on the one-dollar bill wrote: “It is impossible to govern without God and the Bible.” 

And hear John Adams, our second president: “Our Constitution was made for a moral and Christian people, it will work for no other.”  Obviously, these great men had a quite different understanding of the term “separation of church and state,” than what modernists attribute to it today.

So where did this term “separation of church and state come from?”  It came from a letter written by our third president, Thomas Jefferson, where he gives the term a vastly different meaning than secularists would have us believe.

Here is the quote in its entirety:

Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between Man & his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, and not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should “make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,” thus building a wall of separation between Church & State.

Jefferson’s quote had to do with the establishment or prohibiting of religion, not the open belief in God or the Biblical principles that made the United States the greatest nation in the history of the world. In fact, if you will read it again, you will see that his quote has more to do with the government interfering with the church than the other way around.

In conclusion, we pastors are commissioned by God to speak His Word regarding all things. Most important are those things of eternal consequence, but the people of God are seeking guidance and a firm “thus saith the Lord” in every area of their lives.  God’s Word was given precisely for this- first and foremost to teach us the Way to salvation, but also for guidance in areas of marriage, family, finance, health, and yes, government too. This very understanding by our founding fathers is what GAVE us our United States of America!

If we neglect to understand this, we may just find ourselves being governed very soon by those that will not allow the free preaching of the Gospel of salvation and the truth of God’s Word.  So as pastors, if we care about the salvation of men and women, we need to make sure this doesn’t happen. 

We are facing dangerous days when our freedoms and general well being are being threatened as never before. As Christians we would do well to heed the ancient words of Plato, who wisely observed:

“If you do not take an interest in the affairs of your government, then you are doomed to live under the rule of fools.” 

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