By all means, God-fearing Christians must engage in politics. However the Christian dilemma with partisan politics is making sure not to view morality through strictly a Democrat or Republican lens.
Godly morality is what it is. There is no nuance or compromise on right and wrong or good versus evil.
The temptation for Christians with partisan politics is rationalizing immorality under the guise of compassion and love. When this happens God’s word and church doctrine risk subversion.
Politics and politicians are seductive due to the power and change that can occur. Anyone, including Christians, can fall under the siren call of a popular politician or policy.
Keep in mind most politicians are secular men and women and many of them believe they are doing good. Without God, however, this virtue at its best only reflects the values and morals of a sinful world.
Abortion is called a fundamental woman’s right, but conflicts with the Sixth Commandment. Gay marriage violates God’s creation of marriage between one man and woman. Transgenderism makes mockery of God’s creation of the two sexes, man and woman(Genesis 5:2, Genesis 2:21-22).
These issues are in the forefront of the news and evoke much controversy and passion. They are also three examples of the cornerstone of Democrat policy.
It’s amazing that Democrat platforms either call for the destruction of societal norms or create division, as in the case of stirring up racial strife and woke politics.
What’s the Republican reaction to these policies? The average Christian conservative sees the harm and calls for the Republican Party to resist and overturn these harmful policies and the legislation associated with them.
The Republican leadership, however, doesn’t want to be bothered unless its for fundraising or re-election. Sure they talk a great game during their re-election campaigns , but once back in office they, for the most part, ignore the harm done to the country. Instead the Republican leadership focuses its contempt at conservative constituents , rather than the Democrats.
To say the political parties have changed in the last 60 years is an understatement. They’ve become a UniParty, protecting the party interests and united in their hatred for their constituents.
Both parties are are two sides of the same coin, with their respective roles to play. The Dems? They’ve become the de-facto determiner of morality in America. The Repubs? They’re controlled opposition.
What is controlled opposition? Republicans who pontificate conservative buzz words on camera, but provide little, if any, pushback against the leftist agenda.
However ,when the UniParty unites in participation in foreign wars,God-fearing Christians and conservatives must be especially wary. They must discern whether such calls are to truly protect the American people , a political distraction or a benefit for the military industrial complex .
Sad to say, but everyone must question politicians’ calls to protect Democracy in other countries while ignoring the dire state of affairs in the United States. We are a nation in decline precisely because of our past ignorance regarding the machinations of corrupt politicians and dangerous ideologies.
Have you been guilty in the past of wedding yourself to political passions over God’s perspectives? I confess falling for that seduction in the past. Hey, we’re all vulnerable.
Partisan politics becomes a dilemma for the Christian when he or she subordinates God to emotion and fickle cultural passions. Christians should participate in the political process, but must, through prayer and study, measure every policy against the Word of God . We must exercise, from now on, Godly discernment.