Mix Religion and Politics? Absolutely!

Recently in a blog of comments underneath one of my op-ed pieces a well-meaning person wrote: "Mark, I love you like a brother, but these social issues are just distractions to keep us busy and away from sharing the Gospel." The person who wrote that was genuinely concerned I was neglecting my duty as a minister, while leading other Christians astray from their obligation as well. In other words, politics and preaching don't mix.
That's not the first time I've heard such sentiments. In fact, one of my favorite Christian writers once wrote, "It is not uncommon for leaders who in the beginning of their careers were certainly called of God to serve His church have later been seduced to serve the state in a political dimension. They do not seem to see this as a step backward, but it is."

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