Politics and Religion

For years I am sure you are familiar with the statement don’t mix politics and religion together in conversation. Well today I want to shade some light to this statement.

sermon on the mount

According to Luke 18: 10-14 Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayed thus: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I get.’ But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’ I tell you, this man went down to his house justified, rather than the other. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”

In this verse we see both religion and politics, the Pharisee is of Rome government and he just knew that he was better than the sinner. Many of us today behave just like that Roman Pharisee who thinks in his heart that he is better. When it comes to politics and religion, Jesus addressed both of them, so why do we think we can’t talk about them in conversations?

In the four gospels you see Jesus addressing the Roman government He also addressed those who are religious. What we need to know is that Jesus is not a religion, Christianity is not a religion. Christianity is a relationship with Jesus Christ.  Look at the people who Jesus talked to, He spoke to Caesar Augustus he spoke to Pilate when the religious people was so curious about what He was teaching they sent Nicodemus to talk to Jesus, and even Nicodemus  couldn’t understand what Jesus was saying because he used his own intellect to get an understanding.

Take this with you today, if someone tells you that you can’t talk about those two topics together the answer is yes you can. Jesus talked about it and so can you. Don’t let the fear of man and the enemy stop you for speaking what Jesus spoke about.


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