My journey has been long. My upbringing was atheist/Lutheran, my commitment to God came by way of Independent Baptists, and now I’m the pastor of a Baptist General Conference church. Along the way I’ve been concerned that evangelicals seem to confuse politics with Christianity. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love my country, and I have certain political leanings. I also believe that one of the most important things we can do as Christians is to vote for Biblically qualified candidates (whatever that means, and we could have a long discussion about that!). But we have to understand that real change in our country can’t come about from the political process; it can only come about through changed hearts. And changed hearts can only come as a result of the gospel message being preached. Not nationalism, republicanism, liberalism, or any other political movement. I find Russell Moore to be a kindred spirit on this issue. He has a nice commentary on the recent Tea Party event in Washington D.C. It’s entitled, “God, the Gospel, and Glen Beck.”
Are Christians confused?