I have been enocuraging the congregation I serve not to sell out to a political system and remember that Christianity is not synonomous with Republican. Dr. David Black has written a timely article and he courageously expresses my sentiments in regards to the the Christian's involvement in politics. He expresses it much more eloquently than I ever could, so here is a brief snippet and the link.
Today God and conservatism have practically merged into one, with the “wonder-working power” of politics driving a large segment of the Christian right. This momentous hour finds our generation of Christians, not filled with the Spirit, not focused on missions (as we should be), but drunk with wine – not the wine from a bottle (abstemious as we are) but all the stimulants of the evil one, the intoxications of Satan. And never has he devised more concoctions to give men false expectations as when he weds religion to politics. What a time for the church to be inebriated with empty political promises when she should be awake and alert to the real challenges of the hour!Please read the sum total of Dr. Black's article and strongly consider his words. They are needful and timely for a church that has been seduced by politics.
Whenever government tries to make men good without being righteous – something the devil would love more than anything in this fallen world – the professing church becomes cluttered with hosts of superficial saints who never sell out to Christ. Anyone who reads the New Testament will see that Jesus refused to identify Himself with any of the politico-religious parties of His day, whether they were called Pharisees, Herodians, Sadducees, or Zealots. Christians must maintain an ultimate commitment to Christ and eschew loyalty to a political party – any political party.