Definition of Politics:
“A set of activities associated with the governance of a country or an area. It involves making decisions that apply to a group of members. It refers to achieving and exercising positions of governance—organized control over a human community, particularly a state.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Politics
Politics is Biblical. Wrap your head around that for a moment, and let me explain. We have been handed a false narrative that we have to choose one or the other: If we are political, we can’t insert religion into our politics. If we are Biblical, we have to be non-political.
But, just look at the definition, and you see the political falls squarely into the Biblical: “Politics is a set of activities associated with the governance of a country or an area.”
Consider: God gave all authority to Jesus Christ, and He deeds it to those called by His Name. By allowing the culture to dictate political activity, and by barring Christianity from having a voice, we choose to live outside of God’s Law and fall into the hands of man’s arbitrary laws, depending on who is the most powerful.
When we cede God’s authority, though, we get exactly what we don’t want: corruption of His Word. Corruption of the Bible defiles all of creation, because God is the Creator.
The Bible says much about our responsibility as Christians to govern, and to do so righteously. Proverbs 29:2 tells us, When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; But when a wicked man rules, the people groan (NKJV). And, Righteousness and justice are the foundation of [God’s] throne (Psalm 97:2 NKJV).
Just as firemen are sent to extinguish flames in a burning building and bring people to safety, Christians quench fires of corruption and lead people not only to safety, but to salvation through Jesus Christ.
We cannot do that if we run from confronting corruption along with those we are sent to save. Politics, then, becomes a Christian mission field, as God asks whom shall He send in order to reestablish the righteousness of Jesus Christ.
Again, looking at the definition, the entire Bible is political:
– “Being Biblical” involves “making decisions that apply to all the group.”
– “Being Biblical” refers to “achieving and exercising positions of governance—organized control over a human community, particularly a state,” or, in this case, over our nation.
For the Church, how about we stop saying we are not political; to be Biblical is to be political. Instead, of saying, “We are non-political, we are Biblical,” re-frame our words something like this: “We are non-partisan, we are Biblical.” “We are non-denominational, we are Biblical.”
Politics involves governmental authority, and as believers in the One to whom all authority in Heaven and on earth was given, we must follow His footsteps and be Salt & Light in the seats of authority in Washington D.C. and our home states, as well.
To find out how to vote Biblically, visit
If you live in California, join the Judeo-Christian Caucus: https://www.judeochristiancaucus.com/.
Educate, mobilize and activate your congregation or organization by starting a Biblical Citizenship Ministry: https://saltandlightcouncil.org/start-a-slc-ministry-2019/#anchor
Watch this 1-minute video: Politics is Not a Dirty Word: https://youtu.be/d0vsmYZMWuA