Michael Brown on Let the Politicians Focus on Politics While Pastors Focus on the Gospel

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Please don’t get me wrong. I believe strongly that pastors and Christian leaders should address today’s controversial moral issues. That includes abortion and LGBT activism and immigration reform and social justice. I’ve said this time and time again.

But there is a difference between politics and culture, between partisan battles in Congress and family values. And, for the months ahead, as America gets more and more divided over President Trump and the 2020 elections, pastors and Christian leaders need to keep their focus on the Gospel.

Politics will tear us apart and rob us of hope and peace. The Gospel will transform us and unite and give us infinite hope and perfect peace.

Politics are always weighed down with the flesh, with human beings being very human, bringing out the worst in us.

The Gospel is grounded in the person and work of Jesus, the very one who liberates us from the flesh and brings out the best in us.

What a difference there is between the political system and the kingdom of God!

Again, this does not mean that we abandon the political process. Not for a second. In our democratic republic, it is our sacred right to vote and to petition and to persuade.

Let’s advocate for what is right and best for our country. Let’s vote wisely with a view to the generations that follow.

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SOURCE: Charisma News