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Christians have an Obligation to be Involved within the Democratic Process

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From the blog of Pre-em-i-nence:

For Christians to be submitted to the government is the same as placing ourselves under its authority, acknowledging its role and purpose in our lives as established by God (Douglas Moo, The Epistle  to the Romans, pg. 798).  Just as God called for everyone to submit to the Roman government that forced its will upon the people, so too is God calling for everyone to submit to our form of government in the United States of America, a government that lives and thrives on the will and involvement of the people. 

The well being and survival of our government depends upon the involvement of its citizens.  For us to be in submission to the Constitutional Republic of America necessitates that we – as Christian citizens – are involved within the political process.  In the words of Charles Colson, “as citizens of the nation-state, Christians have the same civic duties all citizens have: to serve on juries, to pay taxes, to vote, to support candidates they think are best qualified (Kingdoms in Conflict, pg. 278)

For the entire article go here.

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Written by Jesse Wisnewski

August 25, 2009 at 5:38 pm

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