The Bible and Politics: What role did Jesus played, if any at all?

What is politics?

Does the Bible speaks of politics? If so, what are some of its earliest examples?

Was Jesus political? If so, what are some examples?

Should Christians get involved or join a political party?

Can one political stances influence one biblical views or vise versa?

Can Christian live "unstained" by politics?

What obligatory role the Christian has to get involve or to avoid politics at all cost?

These and other questions one may want to consider, to be informed, and to enlighten others. CM

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  • C McC Mc Posts: 3,891

    More questions on The Bible and Politics:

    How should a Christian relate to politics? A number of perspectives have been offered regarding this relationship. These might be defined as (1) rejection, (2) paradox, (3) critical collaboration, (4) synthesis, and (5) imposition.

    Should the believer, for example, become involved in social causes, engage in political activism, or practice civil disobedience? Should a Christian vote, join a political party, or campaign for a person or party? Should he or she become an elected or appointed government official or seek to legislate morality? CM


    SOURCES:

    1. H. Niebuhr, Christ and Culture (New York: Harper & Row, 1951).
    2. N. Thomas, “Church-State Relations and Mission,” in James Phillips and Robert Cootes, eds., Toward the 21st Century in Christian Mission (Grand Rapids, Michigan: William Eerdmans, 1993), p. 363.
  • YourTruthGodYourTruthGod Posts: 260
    edited September 2020

    Since the Bible says we pay taxes to the governing authorities, and that we are subject to the authorities, why not be part in voicing which one we chose and the laws being made?

    Since I became a born again Christian, I couldn't be anything but a Republican, since they go against abortion, and same sex marriage.

    Romans 13

    1 Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. 2 Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. 3 For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended. 4 For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. 5 Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also as a matter of conscience.

    6This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, who give their full time to governing. 7Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.

    1 Peter 2:13 Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human authority: whether to the emperor, as the supreme authority, 14 or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right.

    1 Peter 2:14 or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right

  • C McC Mc Posts: 3,891
    edited April 8

    YourTruthGod said:

    Since I became a born again Christian, I couldn't be anything but a Republican, since they go against abortion, and same sex marriage.

    YourTruthGod,

    Are they the only things that drive you to the voting booth? You're not concern about America's gun laws -- the killing of innocent people, pollution, clean air, wars, tax fairness, racism, police brutality, etc.?

    Why do you seem to be more concerned with what's in a woman's womb (not your wife) than poverty, starvation? Shouldn't you be more concerned with children at the border, homelessness, and sex trafficking (to name a few), the fully defined, developed, independent-being, walking-breathing men and women, boys and girls, you can see touch and talk to about the things of God? 

    Are you being too narrow? Don't you think you should reconsider your stance? How do you justify placing a greater value on the unknown than what you can see, touch, feel, and reason?

    Please explain yourself or tell me you have changed your stance since you last posted your comments above? Given the last Republican in office and his behavior, I don't think the party is worthy of your membership. What do you teach your children or others in voting education? The two things you're against, American law allows them and the President to uphold the laws of the land.

    PS. You don't have to be a Republican. You can be a respectable "Independent". Therefore, you can broaden your compassion for many more people and the things that are not lawfulCM

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