What in the World?
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The Politics of Religion

The Politics of Religion

Explore the top three ways that Christianity is unmistakably tied to politics.

Last time, we discussed four ways in which politics and Christianity are uniquely connected. In fact, it would be naïve to think that politics doesn’t and shouldn’t play a role in the Church. If you missed part 1, please check out my podcast from 6-27-23, “Don’t Politicize Jesus?”

Below are the top three ways:

3.       In America, the fight about “political issues” in the Church came to us—not the other way around.

For example, when did marriage become a political issue? The answer: when our government made it one.

Marriage between one man and one woman in a committed relationship—as created by God—has been recognized and celebrated in every culture since the beginning of time. The institution of marriage should never have become politicized. Period.

But in 2015, five Supreme Court justices went rogue and, in violation of the United States Constitution, attempted to “remake society.” According to Chief Justice John Roberts’ dissent:

“The majority’s decision is an act of will, not legal judgment. The right it announces has no basis in the Constitution or this Court’s precedent. The majority expressly disclaims judicial ‘caution’ and omits even a pretense of humility, openly relying on its desire to remake society according to its own ‘new insight’ into the ‘nature of injustice.’

“As a result, the Court invalidates the marriage laws of more than half the States and orders the transformation of a social institution that has formed the basis of human society for millennia, for the Kalahari Bushmen and the Han Chinese, the Carthaginians and the Aztecs. Just who do we think we are?”

We must push back on this insanity. If we, as the Church of Jesus Christ, fail to influence the culture, the chasm between the Biblical Worldview and our society will continue to grow. For example, Russell Brand, on Joe Rogan‘s podcast, made the observation that even eating right and exercising has been framed as right-wing extremism.


‘It is so ordered.’ Supreme Court Justices on gay marriage decision | PBS NewsHour


What in the World?
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