Saturday, January 09, 2016

Pastor Michael C. Sherrard on Politics in the Pulpit

"Christianity is an all-encompassing worldview. Meaning, it is a set of true beliefs that affect all of life. The gospel itself has implications that go beyond ones eternal destination. We see this truth in Paul’s ethics. Pauline ethics might be summed up this way: because Christ humbled himself and died on a cross, so should you be humble and willfully offer up your life for the good of others (Phil 2:1-11). Our faith manifests itself in ways that benefit others, if it is a real faith...When politics are ignored in the pulpit the message to the world and the church is clear: Christianity is irrelevant. It tells the world that what we care about is our little club, and it tells those in the club not to worry about what goes on outside...We understand that we are to seek the good of others. We understand that Christ did not redeem us for irrelevance, but to be agents of renewal. Therefore, let us turn our attention again to society and utilize all the tools at our disposal. As we eagerly await the Kingdom to come, let us not neglect the land we have be given. Let us be political."1

You can checkout Sherrard's post, "Why the Pulpit Must be Political" here.

Courage and Godspeed,
Chad

Footnote:
1. Michael C. Sherrard, "Why the Pulpit Must be Political," 
http://www.michaelcsherrard.com/blog/2015/12/15/q1tec7um688u9wuzwushvi700pjpe1.

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