Politics Have No Place in the Pulpit

If there is one thing that has struck me as we came to the conclusion of 2020, it is that politics have somehow been introduced into many pulpits. I have repeatedly asked myself… “since when have the election results of another country become relevant in our own?” Indeed our own political problems should not even be discussed in our pulpits… Is this a sinister sign of the times?

Yes, we are told to pray for all in authority, including kings and queens and our nation’s leaders but there should be no indication whatsoever as to the political “leanings” of the speaker in a church or Christian fellowship.

“I exhort therefore, that first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men: For Kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.” (1Timothy 2v1-3)

In many ways last year has given those who know and follow the Lord closely many revelations, when they observe attitudes to the necessary steps which have had to be taken in an attempt to halt the spread of disease. Admittedly, not every decision taken was the wisest but as Christians we are expected to abide by the law of our country.  (Romans 13) Really, it only serves to show how few would be ready for real persecution when it arrives… which it will.

Online services have been quite a revelation in themselves. I have heard outrageous announcements for prayer with regard to who will be the president of another jurisdiction. Surely Jesus has said… “My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.” (John 18v36)

For centuries there have been many debates as to who “the Beast” will be but when we observe closely the events of the last year, we can see how things are coming together in these end times. The stage has been set for a situation where those who profess to be Christians would appear to be very easily deceived. The evil one’s challenge will be to deceive people who call themselves Christians – not those who follow the affairs of this world. Sadly it is evident that many professing Christians are currently easily deceived.

“For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.” (Matthew 24v24)

As we watch events unfold before our eyes, we continue to be led of the Lord in our own outreach for Him and most of all… we pray for the salvation of souls whom He loved and gave His life for – and for courage to face whatever lies ahead. As a pandemic rages exponentially throughout the world, spiritual wickedness in high places is rampant and political leaders stand side by side with “evangelicals” and an earthly man who takes the blasphemous title of “Holy Father.”

“And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.” (Matthew 24v11-13)

“For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in the Father’s, and of the holy angels.” (Luke 9v26)

May the Lord be with those who follow Him in these dark days… “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.” (1Peter 5v8)

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3 Responses to “Politics Have No Place in the Pulpit”

  1. Cathy Says:

    Excellent post Elizabeth. I’ve wanted to write about this topic. The mixture of Christianity and politics has taken over the church here in the U.S. Regarding political parties many evangelicals have the “good guys” vs. the “bad guys” mentality. But the Gospel is for all is it not. And the “good guys” really aren’t so good are they. I’ve even heard patriotic words mixed in with Christian hymns sung at church services 😞. Thank you again for addressing this topic. I’m going to reblog.

    • readywriterpublications Says:

      Thanks Cathy for the reblog… yes
      It is just sinister how this situation has come about. When I observe the gestures of some speakers in some pulpits I see politicians – not pastors…

    • Tom Neary Says:

      I agree with you, Cathy. It is so sad to see issues that have nothing to do with Jesus coming in and dividing the Body. I would add the other side is just as bad whether you call them the Biden supporters, the progressives, or the social justice folks. They are just as political and just as deviating from the Gospel, just in a different package.

      Jesus and Him crucified alone!

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