The Church and Politics

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OK…a real short, highly complicated question.

How involved should the church be in politics? My hunch is that most will be in the middle of the continuum on this one, but, there will undoubtedly be some isolationists and some "high-involvement" folks out there.

Now, before you answer quickly…let me pose this question to isolationists:

Is there any conceivable circumstance in which it would be OK for the church to endorse a candidate or lobby for the passage or killing of a particular bill?

And, to you "high-involvement" folks, is it OK for any other group to do the same?

This question comes up every election year, and this year is no different. It's important for we Christians to think through it all. I know good Christians on all sides of this.

Dr. Tim Spivey is Pastor of New Vintage Church in Escondido, California. He is the author of numerous articles and one book, "Jesus: The Powerful Servant." A sought after speaker for events, Tim also serves as Adjunct Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University. Tim serves as a church consultant, and his writings are featured on numerous websites, including:, Church Executive magazine, Faith Village, Sermon Central, and Giving Rocket.

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