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Seven Political Convictions I Believe the Church Should Have!

October 22, 2012|8:37 am

From the tone of my posts yesterday one may assume that I am anti-government and anti-politics. Nothing could be further from the truth, here are some convictions I believe…

#1 – As Christians We Are Commanded To Pray For Our Political Leaders. (See I Timothy 2:1-2.)

It's sad…but there are people that have spoken out against our current president and how "evil" they perceive him to be but have never gone to their knees and lifted him up in prayer. (BTW…it's really hard to hate someone you are constantly praying for!)

#2 – As Christians I Believe We Should Vote!

I once had someone tell me that people in the Bible didn't vote. Uh…it's BECAUSE THEY COULDN'T!!!

#3 – I Do Not Believe A Persons Spirituality Should Be Determined By Who They Vote For!

This goes for BOTH SIDES!!!

#4 – Just Because You Disagree With Someone Politically Doesn't Mean That You Have To Be A Rear-End To Them!!

A whole lot more in our nation could be accomplished if we would stop yelling at one another and start talking to one another. (I covered this line of reasoning in my post about the whole Chic Fil A/Homosexual Marriage debate entitled, "Ben & Jerry's, Chic Fil A & Political Correctness!")

#5 – I Wish More Godly Men & Women Would Enter Into Politics.

I believe everyone has a calling on their lives…and I believe that people who REALLY do love Jesus CAN make a difference in the political arena (as long as they prioritize serving JESUS and others and not on simply getting reelected!)

(And, for the record, there WERE godly people in the Scripture who were involved in politics…Daniel, David, Esther and Joseph to name a few.)

#6 – When It Comes To Who To Vote For I Believe Christians Should Educate Themselves On The Candidates, Study The Issues & Then Seek The Lord And Ask Him For His Leadership In The Voting Booth.

And, please…when you are educating yourself on the issues listen to both sides of the argument…in other words, don't get all of your information from one news network.

#7 – If You Are Not Registered To Vote And You Are 18 Years Old You Should DO IT RIGHT NOW!!!

You can go to THIS WEBSITE and begin the process RIGHT NOW!

Perry Noble is the founding and senior pastor of NewSpring Church which has multiple campuses in South Carolina. At just 12 years old, the church averages over 16,000 people across all campuses. You can find Perry online at perrynoble.com or on twitter @perrynoble.
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