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Are Politics Important?

And so the political debate continues.

Or, more accurately, the political debate is heating up … with more accusations, more personal attacks, and more venom. The President has given his last State of the Union address; now the Iowa caucuses are about to be held, and the first primaries will soon be upon us.

Are politics important? Some Christians, weary with the political circus in Washington, think that all that we can do is pray and spread the gospel. I hear comments like “It doesn’t really matter who gets elected; the hope of this country lies not in Washington but in the church.” There is truth in that statement, but there is more to be said.

In my view, who we elect is very important. Our next president can either steer us in the direction of righteousness or away from it. Space prevents me from giving examples of how the ruler of a country can influence the direction of that country for good or ill.

No doubt I will be writing more about these matters as the political rhetoric in our country gets even louder. Pray that amid the noise, we as a people will make the best political choices possible.

All for the King,
Pastor Lutzer

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