I have quite a variety of items that I post to my FB page….not only personal posts, but postings that come in through ‘Likes’.
As a Christian, I have spiritual reasons for taking an interest in political matters, and therefore include postings along these lines on my FB page and various blogs.
Human Government was instituted after the Flood in Noah’s time. Since then men have used human government for good or evil. Paul understood the importance of ‘righteous’ government when he told us to pray ‘for kings and for all that are in authority….that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty’, (1 Timothy 2:2).
Proverbs also tells us that when the ‘righteous are in autority the people rejoice’, (Proverbs 29:2).
In the Book of Daniel, a great truth is revealed concerning human governments….that spiritual forces are at work influencing and working through them.
Daniel 10:12 & 13:
“Then said he (the angel) unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words. But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days; but lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me….”
Paul gave further insight on these forces in Ephesians 6, he listed four ranks of them: principalities, powers, rulers of the darkness of this world and spiritual wickedness in heavenly places.
This is why I take an interest in political issues.
Every candidate, political party, piece of legislation looses one or more of these four ranks of forces.
A statement I read once: Legislation is a key that looses spiritual forces in a nation.
This can be seen in the legislation that is currently being passed in local, state and national legislatures. Many believers aren’t even aware of what legislation is being passed and/or how each will affect their lives and the lives of the following generations. Sometimes this legislation is passed in the dead of night and not reported on in the media because the ungodly know the uproar that would be caused when news got out about what was going to be allowed through the passage of a certain law. Do you remember Jesus saying: “whatsoever you bind on earth is bound in heaven, and whatsoever you loose on earth is loosed in heaven”, (Matthew 18:18). Legislation can bind unrighteousness and loose righteousness or bind righteousness and loose unrighteousness. An example would be legisation passed that forbid the public display of The Ten Commandments in government buildings.
Ungodly laws loose ungodly spirits/forces.
Godly laws loose God’s nature in nations.
I take an interest in political issues as one means of combating the forces of darkness and bringing righteousness into the political realms.
Why don’t you consider joining me….godly principles permeating a nation, create an atmosphere for the free spread of the Gospel. Isn’t that our bottom line: spreading the Gospel?