How should a voter witness to Christianity in the 21st century? We’re often left with two choices. We can side with the left. After all, wasn’t Jesus’ mission to help the poor? Putting aside this deeply misguided understanding of the Gospel, the left continues to push Christianity out of the public life and into the private, but Jesus was crucified publically as a public sign. The left continues to support the murder of children under the idea of bodily autonomy, but our body is a temple of the Holy Spirit and thus not our property, but God’s (1 Corinthians 6:19-20).
Other Christians side with the right. After all, it is the right that defends pro life ideas, traditional marriage, and Christian values. However, the right also defends big banks, who make their money by charging excessive interest, but charging interest of any sort is forbidden (Exodus 22:25).
It seems that a Christian cannot be a true Democrat or a true Republican. In fact, both party names imply democracy, but democracy chose Barabbas over Jesus (Matthew 22:17-24) and leads to anarchy (Judges 21:25). After all, Christ is our king (Revelation 19:16), not our president. Those who reject him will be judged regardless of their vote against him.
We should not be suprised that there is no Christian choice. After all, Christ’s kingdom is not of this world (John 18:36). I want to use this blog however to explore what a Christian society looks like, and what we can do to make it such. It is our job as Christians to preach the Gospel to every nation, so that “at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 2:10-11).