One trap many people of faith are falling into is that of mixing politics and religion, but the Bible reminds us that those who come into position of power do so by the will of God, who remains ever in control.
“The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me? The Lord is on my side as my helper; I shall look in triumph on those who hate me.”
The mood among conservatives is a mix of emotions, including: confusion, fear, uncertainty, mistrust and anger.
This all began as conservatives saw liberals in positions of power, over the past four years, try to shift the country and directions that are diametrically opposed to their beliefs.
If the results of the presidential election are any indication, the nation is nearly split down the middle in terms of the type of country it wants America to be.
“When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, but when the wicked rule, the people groan.”
Then, bad actors turned a protest at the US Capitol on Wednesday, January 6, into an assault. In the wake of this, liberals have used it as a tipping point to make bold moves against conservatives.
“Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,”
–2 Timothy 3:12
In seven days’ time, the following events have happened:
Conservatives are being targeted, and Christians, in particular, are concerned that the censorship and counsel mob may be coming for them next. No one knows for sure, but such fears are not unwarranted, not only in light of what’s happening, but also with the rate in scope of which it is occurring.
“If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you.”
“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
A mantra of Christians is that we are in this world, but not of this world. Our job is not to get caught up in the events of the world that would cause us to behave in ways that are contrary to our faith or take us away from it.
Being that we are in the world, we must conform to the laws of the society in which we live.
“Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.”
– Romans 13:1
We must be ambassadors of our Christian faith and be living examples of God’s word.
“Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity,”
– Titus 2:7
And lastly, we must remember that all people in positions of power do so at the will of God. Human beings come and go, but God is eternal and never changes. God remains ever in control of all things.
The Bible tells us that in the end days people will fall away from the faith, there will be trouble in the world will turn toward evil. We see this happening now. The Scriptures tell us all these things must come to pass.
Through the prophet Isaiah, God told us:
“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
– Isaiah 41:10
“I form light and create darkness, I make well-being and create calamity, I am the Lord, who does all these things.”