John Piper on Politics, Voting, Economics, Loyalty and Citizenship – YouTube

 

John Piper on Politics, Voting, Economics, Loyalty and Citizenship – YouTube.

I could write a whole article on this idea, but he sums it up quite perfectly.

 

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2 thoughts on “John Piper on Politics, Voting, Economics, Loyalty and Citizenship – YouTube

  1. Definitely the right balance. We are first and foremost Christians. Just as I’m not a Christian plus a modifier, i.e., Christian PLUS ‘baptist’ or ‘methodist’ etc., we should be careful not to be so certain as to our stand on being a Christian PLUS whichever political party. Because, and this is where it gets sketchy and gray, sometimes its difficult to know where being a Republican ends and being a Christian begins. Honestly, neither democratic nor republican parties demonstrate accurately the views of the Bible, so, it’s really the choice of the lesser of two evils (which I firmly believe that there is usually a lesser of two evils but who am I to bind that?).

    So, I think there lies a danger when Christians confuse their responsibilities in conduct between who they are as a republican and who they are as a Christian, you know? We should just stick to being Christians, conducting ourselves as Christians and, because we have that freedom and responsibility to glorify God in all we do, vote in such a way as to bring Him the most glorify and reflect His righteousness to all.

    I, and I believe you are too, am not saying “Don’t talk about politics!” but what I am saying is don’t follow the ploy of satan in thinking that to be a democrat is ‘Christian’ or to be a republican is ‘Christian.’ There are ‘goods and bads’ to both.

    The reason for the admonition: it saddens me to see Christians acting more like republicans and citizens of this earthly nation than that of heaven (and therefore conducting themselves like Christ).

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