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Lord of Politics

Don Ratzlaff in the Christian Leader (Feb. 23, 1993), quoted in Christianity Today, February 7, 1994, p. 39.

If Jesus is Lord then he must also be Lord of our politics. That's an unarguable Christian truth&md;that everybody argues about… Too many of us Christians confuse political convictions with spiritual convictions. Insecure with ambiguity, we assume people of one Lord, one faith and one baptism must also promote one political agenda. That assumption leads the church into trouble.

First, it prompts us to make judgments about people that ought to be left to God…

Second, when the church confuses spiritual and political convictions it is tempted to use political power to forward a "Spiritual" agenda.