Objections to Christian Political Involvement (2 of 2) by Steve Jones

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Objections to Christian Political Involvement (2 of 2)
Series: God and Country
Steve Jones
Matthew 17:25, 18:12, 21:28, 22:42


INTRODUCTION: Thomas Edison said, ''5% of the people think. 10% of the people think they think. And 85% of the people would rather die than think.'' Today I want us to try and sneak into that 5% category for a few minutes. We need to put on our thinking caps as we continue this series on God and country. Jesus wants us to think.

Matthew 17:25 ''When Peter came into the house, Jesus was the first to speak. 'What do you think, Simon?' he asked. 'From whom do the kings of the earth collect duty and taxes, from their own sons or from others?'''

Matthew 18:12 ''What do you think? If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go to look for the one that wandered off?''

Matthew 21:28 ''What do you think? There was a man who had two sons. He went to the first and said, 'Son, go and work today in the vineyard.'''

Matthew 22:42 ''What do you think about the Christ? Whose son is he?''

In our first message we talked about the consequences of not speaking truth to culture - Anti Christian laws and oppression, judgment and spiritual darkness. In today's message I want us to anticipate some possible objections. These are common objections that you're likely to hear if you discuss these things with others. They're probably objections that some of you have been thinking if you sat through the first two messages. These may be objections that have been buzzing around in your head like a nagging fly. So we want to look at these objections and suggest answers to them so that we can think clearly and communicate clearly with others.

OBJECTION 1: JESUS WAS NOT INVOLVED IN POLITICS

I Corinthians 11:1 ''Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.''

The objection sounds like this: ''Jesus didn't get involved in politics. He didn't try to change the Roman la ...


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