Truth, Justice, Freedom and the American Jesus Way

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Yesterday we were doing a little bit of joking about politics at band practice.

Truth be told, I hate politics. For the past 3 weeks now, we've heard nothing but this Anthony Weiner scandal and there are lots of other issues important to our country right now that are being completely ignored. But that's politics for you.

I remember vividly in my early years of faith being told that if you're a Christian, you're a republican. I bought this for many years and I practiced my politics that way as well. I thought you'd be crazy to vote anything but republican. Those democrat Christians? Blasphemous!

But as I've come to know more about Jesus, I've discovered something about more about politics: Jesus transcends republicans and democrats or any other political party. No one political body, country or ideal has the corner market on Jesus. Jesus is too big for that.

After all, it's God himself that ordains the governments of our world and we have to submit to them whether we like it or not.

Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. - Romans 13:1

Don't get so wrapped up in politics. Simply be faithful in what God has given you to do today. We may not like all of the things going on with our country, but Jesus has promised to take care of us.

Oh and remember that we are free in our country and free in Christ. That also gives us the freedom to be a democrat, republican or any other political party that we choose.


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