Once again, the division between political candidates and parties is rife! Campaign ads seem to be less geared toward promoting the virtues of particular candidates and more toward dragging their opponents through the mud.
It can get pretty ugly at times.
Unfortunately, this unpleasant division can tend to filter into the believer’s life and seriously impact the love and unity within a local church. So, what happens if you disagree with another church member regarding politics?What happens if you disagree with another church member regarding politics? Click To Tweet
During this election season, we are recommending that each member of LBC reads this short booklet, How Can I Love Church Members with Different Politics? This insightful work offers biblical wisdom for Christians who may be divided on political issues. It will teach you how to disagree with a spirit of gracious understanding by committing to what unites us together as a church.
If you would like to purchase a copy, we will have a limited number available at the hospitality center for $4. You could also purchase a copy through the publisher’s website.
How the Nations Rage
If you would like to go deeper in your understanding of a biblical approach to politics and learn how a Christian is to respond, even in hostile political environments, we encourage you to pick up How the Nations Rage.
In this book, you will be challenged to …
- Shift your focus from redeeming the nation to living as a people already redeemed
- Reject the false hope of working to have a “Christian nation” and commit to living faithfully as citizens of heaven
- Let Jesus’ teachings shape your public engagement as you commit to love your neighbors and seek justice
When we identify with Jesus more than a political party or social group, we can return to the church’s unchanging political task: to become the salt and light Jesus calls us to be and offer the hope of his Kingdom to the nations.