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10 Reasons Why Christians Should Focus More on the Gospel Than Politics

By Greg Stier , Christian Post Guest Columnist
May 16, 2012|9:09 am

1. Politics change. The gospel doesn't (Matthew 24:35.)

 2. The gospel will transform our politics, not vice versa (Romans 12:1,2.)

 3. It's what Jesus calls us to do (Acts 1:6-8.)

 4. We are citizens of a different kingdom (Philippians 3:20.)

 5. It's what the early church focused on (Acts 4:23-31.)

 6. It attacks the root of evil and not just the fruit of it (Romans 1:16.)

 7. Politics can divide the body of Christ while the gospel will unite us. (Philippians 1:27)

 8. The gospel calls us to pray for politicians we disagree with, not hate them (1 Timothy 2:1-4.)

 9. The gospel brings political action soaked in love and humility, not pride and arrogance (Romans 13:1-8.)

 10. Politics are a reflection of the moral compass of a society. The gospel gives society a new compass that is accurate (Titus 3:1-5.)

*My point is, not that we should avoid politics as Christians, but that we should focus more on the gospel.


Greg Stier is the Founder and President of Dare 2 Share Ministries International. He has impacted the lives of tens of thousands of Christian teenagers through Dare 2 Share events, motivating and mobilizing them to reach their generation for Christ. He is the author of eleven books and numerous resources, including Dare 2 Share: A Field Guide for Sharing Your Faith. For more information on Dare 2 Share and their upcoming conference tour and training resources, please visit www.dare2share.org.
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