Saturday, April 17, 2021

Should Christians be Involved in Politics?: A New Heart!

Should Christians be Involved in Politics? A New Heart!

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*2 Corinthians 5:17 (NKJV) New King James Version 17 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”

Our last issue ended with a question “What would you do for a person who is naked, destitute having nothing to eat?” Remember, James 2:14-16, the scriptural text from last week’s issue. What was your answer?

Christians believe once a person has accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, they become a new person. They are no longer the old person they use to be. They have been changed with a new heart! The sinfulness and selfishness the old person condoned/committed without a second thought now brings conviction from the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit now dwells inside the new person; He brings conviction regarding sin. Remember last week we discussed Christian Faith which is trust, confidence, assurance, and belief in God. With this belief, the new person with a new heart now feels “utter repulsion” regarding their sin.

Ezekiel was a prophet of God who gave the following message to the Israelites during their captivity in Babylon. Ezekiel 36:26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.

It is the new heart that was given thru Faith in God that brings on the Works. So, what does “Works” look like when Christians are involved in politics? Our next issue will discuss Works!

Please feel free to send me your answer to “What would you do for a person who is naked, destitute having nothing to eat?” perfectplanministry (at) gmail.com.

Here is another website to review with informative information regarding the upcoming national election. Review “astartingpoint.com,” a bipartisan website with two-minute answers to common questions regarding our nation. Hear politicians in their own words regarding their position on a variety of issues facing America today. Also, continue to use ballotpedia.org for information on your local and national elections.

May God’s Blessing Be With you.
Glendora Matthews

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Glendora Matthews is the founder of “The Art of Conversation”, a think tank
created and devoted to educating our American citizens regarding the 2020 election
and census. Our top priority is to assist individuals with voter registration, understand
the American political system, and how to stay safe during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Ms. Matthews also founded the Perfect Plan Ministry in 2003 whose sole purpose is to
spread God’s plan of salvation for all mankind thru one on one and group study.

Glendora Matthews is a part of WOW…Works Of Wonder…The Single Christians Experience is a 501©3 charitable organization. We exist to glorify God and build His Kingdom. WOW represents single Christians thirty five years of age and older throughout the Dallas Fort Worth Texas Metroplex. WOW fellowships with likeminded-individuals and performs community service. All are welcome.

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  1. Most Christians who participate in the electoral process fail to recognize or acknowledge the connection between war and violence and the ballot box, preferring to take little or no responsibility for those they elect into office. But what the author of this article (and the majority of Christians) overlook has been explained succinctly in David Lipscomb’s “Civil Government”:

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    [H]e who maintains and supports an institution is responsible for the general results of that institution. The general and necessary results of human government are war and the use of carnal weapons to maintain the government. Every one then that actively supports human government, is just as responsible for the wars and bloodshed that grow out of its existence and maintenance as are the men who actively wage and carry on the war.

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    So a question Christians need to consider is whether they can keep their hands clean and remain “innocent as doves” when they vote men and women into positions of national power? Is it possible to separate their votes for a candidate from the job functions that the candidate must perform?

    When Christians elect officials whose duty it is to govern a people using the threat of violence against them, and who have the power to use violence against perceived enemies in distant lands, which often end up killing innocent bystanders and causing collateral damage on account of the messy imprecision of warfare, do they not in some way become their supporters and employers? When Christians participate in these types of secular elections, they should consider that they are not only selecting representatives, but are also authorizing those representatives to perform certain job functions-duties which include the use of violence against others. And when Christian do this, do they not in some way become complicit and culpable? Read Matthew 27:22-26 if you wish to see the only place in the Bible where a citizenry voted on an issue. History goes on to show how that electorate was then held responsible for their votes to crucify Jesus, even though they never laid a finger on him but voted instead by proxy, which is exactly the same thing Christians do when they vote national leaders into positions of deadly power.

    For a much more serious look at this issue (something the author of this article should have done before penning her article), check out the book “Blood Guilt” by P. Kapusta. In particular, chapters 17 & 18.

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