I don’t hate politicians, I respect those who seek to change the world. However my heart has becomes increasingly concerned as I look at the Church where politics has become so integrated with Christianity. As Christians we will argue more passionately and aggressively for who should be the next president or which law(s) should be passed or not passed than we will for the Good News. Why have we neglected the Gospel? Do we really think that people can be changed by a law? Did prohibition stop drinking? Prohibition only made it harder to drink, it did nothing about the heart of man. We must stop being fooled that the law can save. If we truly desire to see this country change it will only be through the working of the Holy Spirit as hardened sinners become open to the grace and love of Jesus Christ on the cross. If Jesus could have saved this world through the law he would have become a King (not to neglect the fact that he is King!), however he fulfilled the law by giving his life, as a substitution for ours, on the cross. We must stop thinking that the law can save and start sharing the Good News so that others might truly find peace and hope. Is that not the beauty of Christianity?
But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. (2 Cor. 4:7)
Why have we neglected the power of God who placed so great of treasure in pots of clay, and have instead placed our faith in this countries political system to restore holiness?