Friends, the President recently said that if Joe Biden is elected it will “hurt the Bible” and “hurt God.” I do not support Joe Biden but I can say with confidence God will not be “hurt” by the leader of the United States of America – regardless of who it is.
By all means, be active in politics but do not place your trust in the process or demonize the other side. Every single earthly nation – including the United States – will one day be merely a footnote in the pages of history. The only Kingdom that will endure throughout all time is God’s invisible Kingdom which advances not through political maneuvering, nationalism, or debate skills but instead through the radical love of a rejected & crucified King named Jesus.
Jesus did not say, “The world will know you are my disciples if you vote Republican…” No, he very clearly said, “The world will know you are my disciples by the love you have for one another (John 13:35).” It’s no wonder that so many people want nothing to do with the church – so often the church is one of the most divisive, hateful, and destructive groups of people.
Let’s walk in repentance and refocus our attention on the radical nature of following Jesus. One of the signs that you are taking Jesus seriously is you too will be rejected by many of the “religious” people of this world.
Those who hated Jesus the most were those who knew the Bible the best.
(I feel the need to add a post-script. I am not anti-Church – I have been in church leadership for nearly 8 years and have a Master of Divinity degree. It’s my love for the church that compels me, at times, to call the church back to our true mission of following Jesus.)