Monday, November 3, 2008
How Would Jesus Vote?
That was my title for yesterday's sermon. The texts were Romans 13:1-7, Matthew 17:24-27; 22:15-22. I addressed the confusion within churches left and right and reminded the congregation that while we are PCA (Presbyterian Church in America) we are not a PAC (Political Action Committee). I reminded them the task of the church is to preach, baptize, and catechise; but not to politicize. We looked at the Doctrine of the Two Kingdoms; how God rules over both but in different ways. He rules the kingdom of man as creator and sustainer, bestowing rain on the just and the unjust. His rule over the spiritual kingdom is as Redeemer and King, bestowing the spiritual blessings of salvation and eternal life. The church equips believers to bring their faith and practice into the civil sphere as citizens, neighbors and even as community activists. Christians need to influence the culture by working in the culture - as journalists, plumbers, and even as heads of corporations and agencies like CNN. I do not yet have the audios of sermons online.