Is Politics The Answer?

The Evangelical church thinks so.  Or at least the Evangelical church that everyone knows through the media thinks politics is the answer.

News headlines are filling up with political mumbo-jumbo with Rick Perry and others at the forefront. 

Why does the Evangelical church insist on using politics as their answer to saving the world, and using the pulpit to spread such BS? 

Here comes a bunch of political “Christian powerbrokers” ganging up trying to get the holiest candidate in office.  Rick Perry seems to be the new man to watch.  He is the dude prayed at “The Response”.

What is that you say?  Well, you can see for yourself here

On the surface it looks great, a bunch of churches getting together in a big stadium praying for a moral society.  But behind the scenes we see a bunch of Evangelical power brokers gearing up trying to get a mouthpiece so they can legislate morality across the nation.  Here is a list of some of the “behind the scenes” people.

The American Family Association – As a Christian, agencies like this one make me ill.  Do not get me wrong, I am against a lot of things this organization is trying to get rid of, but I feel the way they go about it is all wrong.  They shout from the rooftops that they are against abortion, against same-sex marriages, and homosexuality.  However, the way they want to get rid of those sins is to set laws across the land saying those things are illegal.  They want to legislate morality.  Yeah, like that is going to ever work.  All that does is pit an “us” versus “them” mentality where the “us” is the correct and only right way of doing things.  Come on people.. wake up.

The Great Triumvirate (James Dobson, Tony Perkins, and Richard Land) –  These guys are honorary co-chairs of this prayer movement.  Can you get any more political from the pulpit than these 3.  James Dobson is one of the forefathers of getting families of Christians to turn political and use the church pulpit to spread political gobbledygook.  There is also Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, and then Richard Land who has the ears of millions of Southern Baptists.  Ahhhhh.

Then we move on to Doug Stringer of the “New Apostolic Reformation”.  Here is a group that I am not in agreement with when it comes to what they organize for.  Their basic thesis asserts that God is restoring the lost offices of church governance.  (There are no offices of Church governance… there is Christ.. everyone else is equal)

Then you have a couple of church organizers.  Jim Garlow a pastor of a mega church where he is a major political activist, and then there is Alice Patterson which helped get a bunch of churches to fill the stadium for prayer.

Then we have the Rainbow Right, where Tony Evans heads this up.  Samuel Rodriguez is to capture the Latin community and build bridges to be a major powerhouse politically (Gotta capture the Latino vote)

and finally “The international House of Prayer”.  You can check them out if you want.

How messed up is The Bride of Christ here in America.  Here are a bunch of people praying for our nation, while at the same time there is another brother in Christ (ME) praying that these type of political agendas would go away.. go figure.  I think it is weird that Christians that are to be unified are actually praying against each other.

I cannot judge their motives and their hearts, but I can disagree with the way they approach trying to change everyone to act like them through human made systems. 

What do you think?

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