Wednesday, December 1, 2004

WHEN THE CHURCH LOOKS TO POLITICS TO SAVE IT. In the name of preserving and advancing some moral issues and gaining influence in the Third Reich, church leaders in Germany gladly raised their hands to Hitler and welcomed his nationalistic fervor. For the sake of having their own agendas advanced, they turned a blind eye to his emerging pattern of abuses and authoritarian actions. You know...the rest of the story.


  1. The Revolution of God (that which the Old Testament calls the Priestly Kingdom and Holy Nation in Exodus 19 and that which Jesus proclaims as the Kingdom of God) can never come through politics - the Israelites learned this the hard way by choosing someone who would take and take and take and take from them (See I Samuel 8). Jesus knew it when he criticized the "city"-"polis"-"politicians" of his day - scribes and teachers of the law and their ilk. It's why all the Gospels remind us Jesus hung out in the Galilee.

    It's also why John's Gospel tells us Jesus is afraid of people's politicking . . . he runs away from it.

    NIV John 6:15 "Jesus, knowing that they intended to come and make him king by force, withdrew again to a mountain by himself."

  2. Hey there, thought I'd just stop by since you stopped by my site last week. I posted a short response to your previous post about struggling with being labeled an evangelical. I hope I wasn't too snarky.



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