Should the Church Get Involved with Political Issues? | Church and Politics

What Would You Say?


Joseph Backholm

You’re in a conversation about religion and politics and someone says, “Churches shouldn’t get involved in political issues.”What would you say?Politics can be dirty, but the church should be holy. So a lot of people believe that churches should avoid “political issues.”

Sometimes, the intention is to help the church avoid compromising situations. Other times, this is said in an attempt to keep the church out of the public square.

But is it biblical?

The next time you hear someone say churches should avoid “political issues,” here are three things to remember.

1. There’s no such thing as a “political issue.” Politics is simply a process.

2. If God cares, we should care. That’s what it means to be a Christian.

3. Avoiding “political issues” is a political decision. Doing what is popular is political. Doing what is right is biblical.

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