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Should A Christian Become A Politician?

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What Is The Trinity?

The Trinity is a fundamental doctrine on which the bible is based. Grasping it is important for every believer as it greatly shapes our view of who God is.

Should a Christian Become a Politician? Yes. That’s because, politics – the activity that is associated with the governance of an area or a country – is an inherently good endeavour. It’s important.

Becoming a politician is a way of doing good to all men

Politics Is Essential

We need politics; it is essential. When done badly, it has grave consequences. But when done very well, it can lead to the flourishing of a people and a country.

So, Christians who have their ideas and views shaped by the Bible, they have their lives transformed by the Spirit, and not only are they passionate, but are qualified in politics, they should enter politics. Becoming a politician is a way of doing good to all men according to Galatians 6:10.

4 Thoughts For The Christian Politician

But there are 4 important caveats that I need to give. The first is this:

That well-meaning biblical Christians will not always agree about their politics. Why? Because there is no definitive political ideology that exists, that encapsulates everything that the Bible says about politics.

well-meaning biblical Christians will not always agree about their politics

2. Christians should partner with people of other faiths in well-meaning causes, because you will not only be able to work with Christians to see your agenda come to fruition.

3. Christians should be realistic about the limitations of what they can achieve in broken political systems. So that they will not be lured away by corruption, or other temptations, just because they want to win or attain to power.

When the Church becomes too close to politics, both Christianity and politics suffer.

And then finally, the institutional Church should steer – as much as possible – away from partisan politics. By that, I mean that a currently serving priest or pastor should not publicly endorse a candidate; neither should they be one.

A Healthy Separation Between Church and State

A Church should not publicly endorse an individual politician or candidate as well. You see, because even though the Bible has a lot to say about politics, and the Christian gospel has a political shape to it, it also is not partisan.

When the Church becomes too close to politics, both Christianity and politics suffer.