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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Pastors, politics and Christians

As election day approaches, the debate over Christian participation in politics is re-circulating among various Christian camps of thought. Those justifying non-participation often cite Matthew 22:21 where Jesus says, “Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s.”  Some pastors use this verse to teach their flocks that Christians have no place in the affairs of their nations. Pastors also preach Romans 13 about submitting to the ruling authorities, even though they may be evil. But Peter himself said in Acts 5:29 that, “We ought to follow God rather than men” when he was facing persecution and unjust demands from the ruling authorities...Read the rest of The Daily Jot here.

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