Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Trading Spiritual Authority for a Mess of Political Pottage

Phil Johnson follows up on Monday's Brief Thought for a Frustrating Election Year:

“…I hasten to say that I'm not suggesting there's anything inherently sinful about holding electoral office or doing public service. If it's your calling to be mayor of your town or a congressman from your district, you'll get nothing but encouragement from me as long as you seek to fulfill that task to the glory of Christ. Still, you need to do that not merely by flexing your power, but mainly by being a consistent example of Christlike service and humility. Of course, that's just what every Christian in the secular workplace should endeavor to do. In the words of 1 Timothy 4:12, "in speech, conduct, love, faith and purity, show yourself an example of those who believe."

Our first goal and priority must be to share the gospel and boldly proclaim and teach the Word of God, whether in the capitol, or in our communities. This is what God has called the church and His followers to do.

You can read the rest of Phil’s post HERE.

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