Politics and Why I Try to Stay Away

Posted: October 5, 2018 in Thoughts on art ministry and life
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Okay if you read yesterday’s post, I talked about how some friends took one of my Facebook posts political. I tried to explain to no avail that the post was not political, but it took on a life of it’s own. I decided to try to express my point a different way. Here is what I came up with.

To me it’s this simple. The parties more or less take care of themselves. They are more concerned with re-election than they are with what’s good for the people. This is not to say I don’t care about the country or the leadership, it’s just I have become increasingly aware that politics are not my mission. My mission is to spread the Gospel. For that reason, I try not to attach my politics to my ministry. That’s nothing but a distraction. If people disagree with my politics and let’s face it, there’s a lot of that going around, they might ignore my message. At the end of the day the message is what’s most important.

Look, Jesus is neither democrat or republican, He is above that and somehow so must I be. He is more and better. Politics shift our trust. We need to trust God first. Humans are fallible, so are every single one of our leaders. That’s why we’re commanded to pray for them, regardless of whether we agree with them or not. Jesus is infallible. He is the only one truly worthy of our trust. A lot of good ideas have died because they came from the “wrong party.”As Christians we need to o right regardless.

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