Christians and Politics (Psalm 146:3-4)

Psalm 146:3-4

Put not your trust in princes,
in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation.
When his breath departs he returns to the earth;
on that very day his plans perish.

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Christians should let these verses remind us that our hope for our nation does not come in the political process. No matter how good is a candidate, he is not our hope. No man, no prince, no political figure, , no matter how good or how bad has ultimate control of the fate of a people.

Christians should take part in the political process in order to be wise and responsible citizens in their country. However, Christians ought never to think that the way to truly change a nation is through politics or campaigns. There is only one hope for our nation. That hope is that the hearts of people would be transformed by God as they place their faith in Jesus Christ. Our hope is that people would come under the lordship of Christ, and that they would begin to walk by God’s commands. That is our only hope for national change, and so evangelism ought to be the Christian strategy for national renewal. Yes, vote, and vote for candidates who support biblical principles. But do not think, even for a moment, that your candidate is the hope for the nation. The hope that we have is in Christ.

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