There is a war in Congress at the moment. A war that has been going on in the background for many years has become something that is now front and center for all of us.
You can’t turn on the television, radio or even talk to coworkers without the subject of this war being brought up. The question isn’t if the war is real. The question we should ask should be, “Is it our war?”
How involved should Christians be in this? What side should we take? Do our biblical morals hold us to a certain political party or even a certain political person? Not at all. I may still be young, but I have lived long enough to meet good men and evil men with both liberal and conservative affiliations.
Whatever attack one can make on any political party, there is a good chance that the same attack could be laid on the other party in the past or in the future. That’s my attempt to say that no party can claim to be the one that fully and accurately presents the will of the living God at all times.
Since no side can fairly be called God’s side, which side do I choose? Where do I stand in this war?
This is one of the things I love about being a Christian. I don’t believe in the war. The war is fake. The war may seem real to many people, especially to those who have chosen their side, but I choose Jesus, and in doing so, I chose to have a different view on the worldly wars.
One of the many places where I find the way to view all of this is in 2 Corinthians 2:14 which reads, “But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere.”
You only have a triumphant procession once the war is won. Paul claimed that he was not participating in the war. He was marching behind the One who won the war.
Yes, the war has already been won. For Christians, the war is not against flesh and blood, not against political parties, but against the forces of evil that try to stop the progress of Gods truth.
Presidents will comes and go, but the real King sits on His throne, and there He will reign forever.
Because I have been set free, it is my duty become a whistleblower of the Good News. It is my job to let those who are twisting in the winds of political discourse know that the war is over. God has won, and sin has been defeated. Typically a whistleblower is exposing some corruption at the highest level. I think this is a title we as Christians can claim for ourselves. We can remind the world that the only reason the government has any power is because God has allowed it for a time.
So let us make the Good News the front page news. Do not get so enraptured by world drama that we forget that the real war has been won. We can march behind our King and let the rest of the world that all other false gods have been defeated, even the god of worldly power and politics.