With the inauguration of the Moral Majority by Jerry Falwell, the Church decided to place an emphasis on politics to save America and this was to be done through the Republican Party. Many mainline Churches at the same time decided that they would mobilize on behalf of the poor and this was to be done through the Democratic Party. America has not been saved and the poor are still in poverty with more and more of the population relying on some sort of assistance.
Both of these movements were noble in some respects, but unbiblical. God did not assign the Church to save the world by way of politics. What is the mission of the Church?
Eph 3:10 so that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places.
We are to testify to the completed work of God. God has already defeated the powers and authorities. We are to testify to the work of Jesus Christ upon the Cross; calling all to repentance and salvation. So that they may live in the faith and hope that grace and mercy brings.
This verse explains our testimony best.
Eph 1:15 For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, Eph 1:16 I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, Eph 1:17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, Eph 1:18 having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, Eph 1:19 and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might Eph 1:20 that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, Eph 1:21 far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. Eph 1:22 And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, Eph 1:23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.
God will save not just the world, but all of creation. We are not to save the world; we are only to take the Gospel message to the whole world. Politics are not going to get better, according to the Bible it will actually get worse. There is a political system that is coming that will be perfect and it will not be a Democracy…it will be a Royal Kingship. As to all of those that believe, we will be willing servants.
Published on Sunday, February 15, 2015 @ 4:46 AM CDT