Pastors, Christians, the Church and Politics

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Shelly and I recently did an interview with Pastor Allen Jackson of the World Outreach Church.

Here are a few key points from the interview:

  • We all have a worldview – this is the filter we use to look at the world.

What is a worldview? Our worldview is the values we hold and how we decide and respond to things around us.

Christian – worldview: If you choose to grow up and mature in the Lord, you invite Christ into all parts of your life.

  • As you integrate Scripture into your life, you begin to construct a worldview formed from the Biblical perspective.
  • Hostility to a Christian worldview from the media: we get an antagonism to a Christian worldview.

But we must purposefully construct a Christian worldview – and the Holy Spirit will help us.

  • How we respond to things around us comes from our worldview.

Christians and voting: Approximately 30-40% of people in the church are not registered to vote.

And approximately 20-30% of people in the church do not vote in the election.

  • The root of our problems are not the depravity of the wicked. It’s the ambivalence of the faithful that is the problem.
  • Pastors and politics. Pastors are employees of the church and are afraid of talking about what is happening in our world today.

Pastors understand that if they transgress boundaries – their jobs are at risk.

In the election of 2020, many pastors did not even mention an election.

Click HERE to listen to my interview.

What do you think? Let me know at craig@electionforum.org.

9 Comments on “Pastors, Christians, the Church and Politics”

  1. What you say is true but how do we correct this. If the Christians would vote we would win every election. Most of Christians are to stupid to understand what is going on.

  2. It is my opinion that pastors have been conditioned by the expectations of the congregants and run the churches accordingly. Pastors bend to society and sacrifice souls because they do not preach CHRIST’S TRUTH but are more concerned with attendance. The truth that many living according to the social tenets of the day will find themselves in hell is not a popular teaching.

  3. I m h o pastors are afraid of losing the tax-exempt status of the churches they lead. So a lot of them do not want to go into politics from the pulpit. So they let the government silence them. There are a few pastors who speak out and who have voluntarily surrendered cuz their tax-exempt status of their churches.

  4. Most of the liberal churches and denominations who are spiritually anemic anyway have misinterpreted and misapplied the intent of Thomas Jefferson’s letter in which he writes about the “separation of church and state”. It is supposed to keep the state out of the church, not the church out of the state!!! The Enemy has had a hay-day and gotten a lot of victories twisting that one. It must be Leviathan in charge of that demonic offensive.

  5. Grover , I agree with you that if all Christians would vote in every election we Christians would WIN every election. However, I would rather say , Christians need to INFORM themselves before they vote. That is different that saying they are stupid. Of course, stupid is as stupid does.

  6. There are to many people that don’t want to talk about religion or politics. Because of this they are very uninformed or ill informed because what they do know came from the main stream media.

  7. Love this! Thank you for really listening to Him…
    thus providing us all a living example of what it looks like when a Man wears the whole armor of God:
    Courageous
    Clear
    Steadfast
    Brave
    Hopeful
    Defended
    Admirable
    **This Iron is continually praying to sharpen your Iron!

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