temporal1 wrote:hmm.Judas Maccabeus wrote:UGGGGGGGH! If you want the divide in society to become greater, make the only major nonpartisan institution in society a branch of the _________party. (Fill in blank with whatever you like)
I do not miss the pressure to "get behind good "christian" (Republican) candidates!
JM, i appreciate your view on many matters, i'm not following your response here.
"the standard" for political activism in churches lies within liberal ("un-churches") who value and formally chase-after politics. these folks have caused division in all churches, all denoms. empty pews reflect the influence.
i suppose i would prefer there be no human law to prohibit, BUT, either way, that wise pastors+laity would freely choose not to participate.
in all honesty, laws prohibiting are not effective.
those who desire politics find ways to indulge in them. imho.
Depends on where you are. Many of the conservative evangelical churches in the area I live in are so republican that they almost don't seem like churches, but republican clubs. We continually faced pressure to get behind one or the other cause/candidate. We actually had a couple come into the pastor's office and state that would leave unless all democratic registered leaders were removed.
In my current church, worldly politics do not seem to play a role. For this I thank God.