An article defining Christians involvement in politics, what Jesus the Christ said about it, and what He intended for Christians involvement in politics.
By Cristo Rey
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What is Christians politics? What is the Christian Right? What did Jesus the Christ said about Christians involvement in politics?
The purpose of this article is to attempt to answer these questions by a consideration of general and biblical views on these subjects. It is the author's belief that the revealed Word of God instructs us that Christians should not involve themselves in politics, and that Jesus the Christ clearly and unambiguously instructed us not to get involved in politics, or let alone into trying to rule the affairs of Mankind, but just to remain an example, a "light" unto the world. Christians risk a debasing of their religion, and a desacreditation of the Image of Jesus the Christ by their futile involvement in the political affairs of their country and of the world at large.
What is Christian politics?
"Christian politics" is a self-defining concept, or an attempt on the part of supposed adherents to the values of Jesus the Christ to impose those values on their country or on the world at large, by political means, not by evangelizing . . .
They variously attempt this by throwing themselves and their values into the sea of political competition, by pastors and ministers ceasing to evangelize or preach the gospel and instead advocating Christian political values from their pulpits, or worse by attempting to use aggressive or violent means . . . all misguided methods, and contrary to the clear and unambiguous instructions of Jesus the Christ on these matters . . .
As a point of obvious fact, in attempting these things, Christians are usurping the work and role of God, and of Jesus the Christ, His son. They either do not trust His words, or misguidedly believe that they MUST help Him in such activity, as if believing that He is too weak or impotent in His eventual promise of ruling the world forever . . .
Contrary to current Christian views on these subjects, the world, civilization, and society in general MUST become decadent and perverse to the most extreme in order for the necessity of Jesus the Christ to come again to straighten things out and rule the world with the iron hand of "His Righteousness." Should Christians succeed in ruling the world and imposing their values on their country and world at large, they would not succeed perfectly, as perfect as His rule will be, BUT, paradoxically, in accomplishing this, and rendering the world "partly right" or "partly good," Christians will severely delay the necessity of His return!!! . . . A perplexing contradiction.
It will only be when Mankind reaches the very depths of depravity, tyranny, and do so much environmental damage to the ecosystems of the Earth, that it will require the very immediate presence and intervention of God in the form of His Son, Jesus the Christ, to save Humanity and the planet Earth. In attempting to lessen ANY and ALL of these, Christians involvement in politics and governing are really serving the "Devil" or "Satan," the mythical figure of the primitive, tribal religion of the Old Testament Jews, by bringing into the consciousness of his satanic hordes the error of their ways, and suggesting ways to mitigate the consequences!!!
Imagine, how much less damage and destruction Hitler would have thought to perpetrate if some sober, intelligent, and wise minds had convinced him to moderate his ways . . . and how much longer his successful regime would have lasted, eventually resulting in greater damage and destruction by virtue of its longer duration, facing a weaker opposition to his relatively less destructive impact. The world's resistance, and ultimate opposition would have been thwarted by his more "benevolent" destructive ways . . . A more preposterous situation cannot be envisioned!!!
Indeed, the Word of God in the New Testament, repeatedly admonishes us to "just watch," implying for us not to get involved in the situations and occurrences at the End of Days:
"Therefore let us not sleep,
as do others; but let us watch and be sober." (1 Thes 5:6)
"But the end of all things is at hand:
be ye therefore sober,
and watch unto prayer." (1 Pet 4:7)
What is the Christian Right?
The "Christian Right" is a politically motivated movement in the United States, which involve mainly right-wing Christians, organized as a political force, advocating conservative social values (anti-feminism, anti-abortion, anti-pornography, anti-gay rights, anti-minorities, anti-immigrants, etc.), and which seeks aggressively to gain political positions of power and influence as to impose their values and ideas on these issues over the whole nation.
In its most extreme expression, this movement openly advocates the use of force to gain those powers . . .
Their more benign manifestations include the many movements and organizations devoted to the furtherance of aggressive influence over these issues . . .
In doing so, they are obviously lacking a true faith in the power of God and of His Son, Jesus the Christ over these issues . . . or at the very least are demonstrating their lack of patience with Their seeming inaction in those cases. Like the mythical "Satan," they wish to overthrow the Reign of God over the affairs of Mankind, and replace Him, or at the very least consider themselves to be MORE MORAL than God and His Son, Jesus the Christ . . . and have decided to take matters in their own hands . . .
A MOST PREPOSTEROUS AND HERETICAL SITUATION CANNOT BE ENVISIONED . . .
In these attempts, they have FAILED miserably . . . and have debased, discredited, and soiled the sacred Names of God and of His Son, Jesus the Christ, in the minds of the people of their country and in the eyes of the world at large . . .
The antecedents of these movements carried out the shameful taking of the land by violent means and force from its native American owners, by their massacre and forcible removal, confining them to completely arid "reservations" where they still languish . . . They OPPOSED the granting of Civil and Human Rights in the original Constitution of their nation, causing the Original 13 Colonies to reject the first Constitution offered, necessitating their inclusion as Amendments to the Constitution by more Progressive minds, in order for it to be approved by the people of the original 13 colonies!!! . . . They OPPOSED the end of slavery, including the use of force and a Civil War, using the Bible and Jesus the Christ's own words as their justification . . . They INSTITUTED the repression of the freed slaves, by the use of terror (KKK) hatched in their own churches, and by the legal institution of inhumane "Jim Crow" segregationist laws, again using the Bible as their justification . . . They OPPOSED the granting of voting rights, and of basic human and civil rights to women, which their Constitution considered half-human, and today deny them Equal Rights and control over their bodies (abortion), and women are still considered ONLY 3/4 of a human being, still using the Bible as their justification . . . They violently OPPOSED granting the voting and civil rights to African-Americans and other minorities . . . More recently, they OPPOSE the granting the right of Civil Matrimony (not Religious) to Gay and Lesbian couples who have been cohabiting for decades, accepting and tolerating their sexual practices in such cohabitations, just wanting, in a mean-spirited way, to deny them the legalization of their long-term unions . . . They also OPPOSE the granting such Gay and Lesbian couples their legal right to adopt children, while allowing their serving as Foster Parents . . . They OPPOSE the establishment of the widespread provision of condoms to sexually active under-age children, condemning such sexually active children to parenthood before they are ready . . . They OPPOSE the provision of clean needles to Heroin addicts as a means to stem the AIDS epidemic in their ranks . . . They currently oppose the "Affordable Care Act" (ACA) which seeks to allow 40 million Americans who cannot afford to have medical care because of its high cost . . . They SUPPORT and ABET the Wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the so-called War on Terror, with its consequent massacre of hundreds of thousands of innocent Muslims in their own land . . . and by all these means debase their religion in this country and in the world at large . . .
Although this is not by any means an all-inclusive list, ALL of these things have been done, and are currently being pursued, by the Christian Right and by their antecedents, in the name of God and of His Son, Jesus the Christ . . .
God does not judge anyone . . .
Clearly, "all judgment" is not given to the Divine side of Jesus (God in Him), but to the Human part in Him, otherwise, this message would be a contradiction.
To believe or state otherwise is equivalent to saying that Jesus the Christ was a LIAR . . .
Clearly, then, ALL of God's supposed "Judgments" in the Old Testament (be the Judgments of Adam and Eve, Sodom and Gomorrah, etc.) did not in fact occurred . . .
By the statement quoted above, to believe or state otherwise is equivalent to saying that Jesus the Christ was a LIAR . . .
According to their own professed faith and beliefs, the "Christian Right Wing" WILL HAVE TO face Jesus the Christ in Judgment, and convincingly justify their advocacy and actions in these matters . . . And if there is really a HEAVEN and HELL as Jesus the Christ assured us there are . . . then we know where they are going . . . It doesn't take a rocket scientist to reach that conclusion.
Clearly, Christians should have stayed out of the political arena, and out of the public advocacy of their misguided values, according to their misinterpretation of the Word of God in the Scriptures . . . They should have been busy instead individually quietly sanctifying their souls and spirits, and ONLY "watching" as the Lord commanded them to do . . . It is now too late . . . It is done!!!
Current participants in this orgy of "holier than thou" and "we must save you from your sins" attitude and political activities, gravely expose not only their own sins in these regards, BUT also the sins of their antecedents . . . they will have much to account for in their hour of Judgment . . .
But it is the contradictions in their justifications which betray their misguidedness:
While condemning the Catholic Church as the "Great Whore" of the Book of Revelation, they accept and defend that church's work in choosing and putting together their Bible books!!! While condemning the supposed "sins" they see in others in their society (feminism, abortion, homosexuality, etc.), and wanting the power to punish them for it, and to rule over them because of their sins, they READILY and VERY FAST forgive those same sins committed by their leaders within their own ranks!!! While condemning those same sins in others, and wanting the political power to rule over them, they are constantly shown by Social Scientists to be committing the very same sins themselves!!! While maintaining a "zero tolerance," they readily reach political compromises with the very organized groups of sinners they oppose as they see themselves close to achieving their political aims!!! While maintaining to be the "Body of Christ," and the very symbol of the Love which God was declared to be by Jesus the Christ, they will readily resort to violence and murder in attempting to reach their aims!!! While professing to be "loving" and "compassionate," as commanded by Jesus the Christ, they spout venom, hatred, racism, and violence (as exemplified by Sarah Palin) out of their mouths ("for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh" Mat 12:34)!!! While professing to be for "law and order" they repeatedly engage in intimidation, threats, violence, murder, mayhem, anarchy, and lately the very same tactics (suicide bombings) they condemn in Muslim terrorists!!! (BBC News: us and Canada: 'Anti-government' gun attack in Texas, 2014). While wanting TO BE THE GOVERNMENT OF THEIR COUNTRY, they now openly advocate the violent overthrow of that government (forgetting that if THAT becomes the rule, any other group would later depose them using the same tactics!!!) . . . They have clearly been preaching in their scant underwear, while wearing their collective brains in their anuses . . .
By their very public and obvious debasing of Jesus the Christ's values and teachings, they will single-handedly be responsible for having caused the coming Apostasy to accompany the fate of the Christian Church in the End of Days . . .
They have put Jesus the Christ to shame, and have caused Him to become the pathetic ridiculed figure He has become in the eyes of non-believers in this country and all over the world . . .
What did Jesus the Christ said about Christians involvement in politics?
Food for thought
Presumably this WILL ALSO INCLUDE ALL AUTHORITY AND POWER which the Christian Right would have already attained!!! . . .
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