We’re Not a Party. We’re a Kingdom.

By Austin Roscoe Published on November 7, 2018

It’s a concerning thing, how hot politics have become in our society. Many say that the most important things are God, Family and Friends. But more and more, people’s actions show that Politics have made their way up that list.

Can we still trust the intentions of a loved one who voted differently than us? Can we still love them?

Perhaps more concerning is the effect on the Church. Can someone hold different political positions and still be a child of God?

Some Things to Think About

It’s been said many times that people want to be part of something bigger than themselves. My question is: Have parties replaced the Kingdom?

Here are some things to consider:

We’re not a party. We’re a Kingdom.

We’re not a base. We’re His people.

We don’t pick sides. We pursue His Will.

We don’t come from partisan positions. We come from Love.

We’re not political activists. We’re His arms.

We don’t beat people down (for we wrestle not against flesh and blood). We build people up.

We’re not a party. We’re His Kingdom.

And ours is not of this world. Let us act like it.

Therefore I, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you were called — with complete humility and gentleness, with patience, putting up with one another in love, making every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” (Ephesians 4:1-3)

For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a slave to all, so that I might win over more of them. … Give no offense either to Jewish or Greek people or to God’s community — just as I also try to please everyone in everything, not seeking my own benefit but the benefit of many, so that they may be saved.” (1 Corinthians 9:19, 10:32-33)

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  • don smith

    No we are a BODY.

  • O’Pinyon

    And a family, whose Father is in heaven: May Your name be sanctified.

  • chrissymann

    To me, being politically active means that I am engaging in spiritual warfare. As Christians, we must bring the Kingdom of God into the political arena or forfeit monumental opportunities of being light and salt in a very dark world. It is imperative to stand up for righteousness and justice according to the Word of God. As the saying goes, ‘The only way for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.’ How can two walk together unless they both be agreed. A house divided against itself shall not stand. As I thought of this scripture, I thought about the U.S. House of Representatives and state houses. If there is division, there is a problem. Thank the Lord that our founding fathers were in agreement after going through a ‘baptism of fire’. Thank the Lord that our laws are based on God’s laws according to His Word. When they are not, the suffering as a result is horrific. Standing with the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. Those who do not, I cannot abide whether they are believers or not.

  • The Other Donald

    This view is the view of evangelical Christians during around 45 years of my adult lifetime. We “turned our other cheek” and I think we were being obedient. But around 10-15 years ago, I think the Lord asked us to start speaking out and we had grown soft. Our culture rewarded us with late-term abortion, health-endangering homosexuality, kindergarten through 12th grade gender bender insanity, open borders, etc. Unless God does a major miracle, we are done as the America God gave us. We gave it away.

  • Christine Wright

    Amen and Amen. I’m absolutely in agreement and can’t agree with you more!

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