Mon 26 Aug, 2019 08:39 am
Jesus said that his followers would be no part of the world. So why do those who profess to be Christians get involved in worldly pursuits and politics. Jesus never involved himself in politics.
Christians can be hypocrites just like those in any other religious group
So Christians shouldent vote? How about if they quit breathing, Would that satisfy you?
My last post was for watermelon, not you farmerman.
He's probably a Jehovah's Witness, they don't vote, and they're always banging on about how they're the only true Christians.
In the Lord's Prayer, we ask "thy kingdom come, thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven," because our greatest hope is to support realization of God's goodwill on Earth as much as possible.
Unfortunately, we also realize that evil is strongly rooted in this world, so deliverance, forgiveness, strength against temptation to join in the evils of the world, etc. are all defense and coping mechanisms for living in the world but trying not to be captured by its evils.
Jesus said to forgive enemies and turn the other cheek, but the purpose of that is to let people taste the forgiveness and mercy of Christ so that they might become interested in accepting salvation for themselves.
Every time someone accepts salvation and begins the sanctification process, the world gets a little better.
There are people in the world (Christian and not) who are not totally abandoned to evil, so it is possible to petition them with reason that will persuade them to give consideration to ideas that have potential to improve the world.
In what sense would it be sinful to exercise conscience in one's participation in the world? Isn't that just part of being a good person? Would you expect Christians to deny their consciences and serve evil without question in order to "be neutral to the affairs of the world?"