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Christian values drive local GOP

During the Christmas season, I was in conversations where the topic of Jesus and politics came up. At first, it was an uncomfortable place, and my initial reaction was, really? Can’t we enjoy the season without involving politics? However, the idea, the concept of Jesus related to politics, or vice versa, intrigued me enough to consider if there was a deeper and perhaps indeed a contemporary meaning, because ultimately, it seems to me, the deepest issues facing humanity are spiritual in nature and will require spiritual solutions.

During the Christmas season, I was in conversations where the topic of Jesus and politics came up. At first, it was an uncomfortable place, and my initial reaction was, really? Can’t we enjoy the season without involving politics? However, the idea, the concept of Jesus related to politics, or vice versa, intrigued me enough to consider if there was a deeper and perhaps indeed a contemporary meaning, because ultimately, it seems to me, the deepest issues facing humanity are spiritual in nature and will require spiritual solutions.

So, I offer the following for consideration.

I do believe that there are definite political events surrounding Jesus himself beginning with His birth. However, I don’t believe that Jesus Christ involved Himself with the politics of His day. Even though He had a strong interest in government, and had significant differences with the Saducees and Pharises, He chose not to become involved in any of the political factions of the day, either in the Jewish government or in its overseer, the government of Rome. Regardless of the nation in which one resides, respect for that nation’s leaders is part of the responsibility of a true Christian.

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