Tim Keller, pastor and author wrote,
“The best Christian movements are those that arise out of spiritual awakenings, and that is as necessary today as ever. One of the features of our time is that churches are dividing over politics, because people are finding themselves far more passionate and moved by political and social issues than they are by the truths of our faith, and especially the centrality of the gospel of Christ. They become most exercised and emotional not in worship, but over flashpoint political and cultural issues. That is a sign of a spiritual vacuum in Christians’ lives, an emptiness.
Christian churches in the U.S. have not been able to avoid being drawn down into the same maelstrom of forces tearing our society apart. Liberal mainline churches have allowed the progressive-liberal political agenda of the Democrats to virtually replace its ministry of evangelism and formation. This has led to a deadly, precipitous decline spanning decades. And the evangelical church has made virtually the same move with conservative, Republican politics. (There are similar divisions in the Catholic Church and within Judaism.) Religious bodies are increasingly being reduced to voting blocs for political parties.”
“We must obey God rather than men.” (Acts 5:29)
“My Kingdom is not an earthly kingdom. If it were, my followers would fight to keep me from being handed over to the Jewish leaders. But my Kingdom is not of this world.” Jesus