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

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.

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Greg Stier is the President and Founder of Dare 2 Share Ministries in Arvada, Colo., where he works with youth leaders and students, equipping them to be effective in sharing the gospel. With experience as a senior teaching pastor and in youth ministry for almost 20 years, Greg has a reputation of knowing and relating to today's teens. He is widely viewed as an authority and expert teen spirituality. He is known for motivating, mobilizing and equipping teens for positive change. For more information on Dare 2 Share Ministries and their upcoming conference tour and training resources, please visit www.dare2share.org
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