I REMEMBER THE DAYS!
I REMEMBER THE DAYS! I am talking about the days when it seemed Christians never got involved in politics. It seems everyone is involved in politics today and Christians more and more so. It seems that many Christians have gotten so involved in politics that they lose focus on priorities and their ultimate destination in life and where our citizenship really is. Any Christian should know what the Apostle Paul said about that, “Our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ,” (Philippians 3:20 NIV). I do not want to discourage any Christian from being involved in politics but to myself and my preacher/Pastor friends I remind all of us of the Apostle Paul's words to his young Pastor friend Timothy.
"In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage —with great patience and careful instruction."(2 Timothy 4:1-2) May God help us to keep our focus on this admonition and the spiritual needs of those around us. When society tramples on God’s truth let us be faithful in standing on the Word and for God while keeping an eye on the heavens for the Lord Jesus Christ. We should not allow our citizenship with its privileges and responsibilities as residents of a country in this world keep us from our duties and responsibilities as citizens of heaven.