If we take these things:
1. Politics is the art and science of citizens handling their collective business; AND
2. Preaching is part of how God works to transform His people into the image and likeness of His Son, affecting their behavior in private and in public; THEREFORE
3. Any preaching which is not political is useless frippery because all preaching seeks to affect the behavior of listeners; affected listeners will behave in a certain manner in the collective business of the city; this is politics.
Love your neighbor as yourself is political preaching. So is render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's.
So also the Bible-driven ethics of marriage and family; equal value of all people regardless of race, gender, ethnicity; importance of life; value of education.
There is nothing worth preaching that does not, in some way, affect political behavior.
I preach politics, then, because if I preach Jesus is Lord, the behavior of citizens in community should be changed.
The occasional thoughts of an ordinary man serving an extraordinary God. Come with me as we learn, teach, and laugh along the way.
Friday, October 17, 2014
Politics and Preaching Briefly Summarized
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