On Politicians and Elected Officians

A simple question: do you spend more time worrying about who they are and what they will do than you spend praying for them? 

All of us who love the gospel can no doubt agree that what we want most is for others to love the gospel of Jesus Christ, crucified for sinners, raised in triumph over death and the forces of evil. 

And as we can agree that we need the Holy Spirit to break through in our own lives and apply the truths of the good news of Jesus Christ, so we can, and should (1 Tim 2:1-4) pray for the good news of the gospel to break through by the power of the Holy Spirit and transform the minds and hearts of those public servants who seek and occupy elected office. 

ESV 1 Timothy 2:1-4 “First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, 2 for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. 3 This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.”

If you’re interested in my political philosophy, here it is: “The Church Militant and Her Warfare: We Are Not Another Interest Group,” The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 11.4 (2008), 70-80.

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  1. I have read this and agree. I hold onto Proverbs 21.1 – The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord; he turns it wherever he will.

    Be blessed dear friend.


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