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: 3,626

    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: 171
    edited September 10

    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

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