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Should Christians Be Involved in the Political Arena?

March 26, 2012

Douglas Wilson writes about this critically important subject.

Greater Advantage of Lesser Opportunities

Written by Douglas Wilson

Monday, 26 March 2012 09:07 –

Is the biblical command to win souls for Christ inconsistent with awareness of and involvement in politics?  Should we abandon our political concerns and just “preach the gospel”? This concern for the primacy of evangelism, although well-intentioned, will ultimately destroy the very thing it considers most important.

Paul urges that prayers be made for those in political authority. I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone — for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth (1 Tim. 2:1-4). The immediate result of such prayer…(click here to continue reading this post)

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