I have been reading a few blogs that try to address the idea of politics while balancing their faith in that sphere…got me wondering – is there a stand we should take?
We have this huge political race down in America and it seems to me most Christians want to vote Republican – again. Meanwhile we take a look at either sides platforms and I have to admit – you take the good with the bad on both sides – but neither of them are reflective of the gospel message and honestly, at the end of the day, they are the same one’s when in power whom we will also oppose on many an issue.
I also hear some people talking about issues of global importance and what stand we should take in various scenarios – which almost is like we should defend some political ideology in a place we have no vested personal interest in (nor truly know about).
Then we have the idea of theocracy – that God should lead the nation. I am not sure this exists on the planet nor ever has – some claim it but I am claiming their claims are swiss cheese to the bread. I think as faith systems we are looking and desiring to be directed by God – are we? Or are we co-erced by the states of our times and countries we reside in (and the politics therein)?
Did I not get the memo that God wants us in politics or something? Is God into our politics? If so, who does God vote for and defend in various scenarios? Any ideas…anyone?