Thursday, July 8, 2010

No Political Polytheism for Christians

Can we really expect politicians to honor the Lord Jesus Christ? Does Jesus settle for the idea that He is Lord over every area of life except politics—every knee shall bow except for the politicians? Jesus is King over all creation, including Washington D.C. He is King of kings! He rules over the rulers and they owe Him allegiance. "Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth" (Rev. 1:5). Why did the early church get into trouble? "These who have turned the world upside down have come here too. Jason has harbored them, and these are all acting contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying there is another king―Jesus. And they troubled the crowd and the rulers of the city when they heard these things" (Acts 17:6-8). What rules does Jesus use to rule with? The law of God. All are subject to the King and His rules.

By what standard will the nations be judged by God?

Do not defile yourselves with any of these things; for by all these the nations are defiled, which I am casting out before you. "For the land is defiled; therefore I visit the punishment of its iniquity upon it, and the land vomits out its inhabitants. You shall therefore keep My statutes and My judgments, and shall not commit any of these abominations, either any of your own nation or any stranger who dwells among you (for all these abominations the men of the land have done, who were before you, and thus the land is defiled), lest the land vomit you out also when you defile it, as it vomited out the nations that were before you. For whoever commits any of these abominations, the persons who commit them shall be cut off from among their people. Therefore you shall keep My ordinance, so that you do not commit any of these abominable customs which were committed before you, and that you do not defile yourselves by them: I am the LORD your God." ―Leviticus 18:24-30

1 comment:

  1. I am sure you must know that the early church(Puritans) outlawed a particular pagan celebration, so as to not defile themselves. Yet the modern christian church(with the exception of few) embraces this, and other pagan practices, calling them christain. Wouldn't God consider this an abomination? What do you think about the subject?