Christians in Politics: Embracing Responsibility with a Higher Calling

In the dynamic landscape of politics, the role of Christians has been a subject of debate for decades. Some argue that religion and politics should remain separate, while others contend that people of faith should actively shape the policies that govern society. This blog explores five starting points to support the idea that Christians should be involved in politics, not merely for personal gains or preferences, but because their faith calls them to be responsible stewards of their nation’s actions. In the United States, where the power of government ultimately rests with the people, Christians have a unique opportunity to influence the nation’s trajectory based on their beliefs and values.

  1. God’s Call for Accountability:

As followers of Christ, Christians believe in the notion of divine accountability. The Bible emphasizes that nations, like individuals, will be held accountable for their actions before God. In a recent study, I pulled every verse referring to the Old Testament nations. I then separated those dealing uniquely with the nation of Israel as God’s chosen people. The remaining verses indicate that throughout the Scriptures, we find a consistent thread of truth regarding God’s judgment upon nations for their moral conduct, treatment of the marginalized, and disregard for justice. This theological concept highlights the importance of Christians engaging in politics to promote ethical governance and advocate for policies aligning with their faith’s principles.

  1. The Power of Democracy in America:

In the United States, the system of governance is founded on the principles of a republic, which grant power to the people (“We the people”). Along with that power comes a stewardship before God. We cannot say, “Our government is evil” without saying, “We are evil.” If vote for people or support legislation (through active or passive participation) that is against the will and design of God, we are culpable before God. Each citizen’s voice shapes the nation’s policies and future. In this context, Christians are not only permitted but should see their participation as a stewardship entrusted to them by God to be actively in the political process.

  1. Transformative Impact on Society:

Christian engagement in politics extends beyond the individual; it has the potential to impact society at large. When people of faith actively participate in the political process, they bring their biblical values, compassion, and wisdom to the table, shaping policies prioritizing the common good and respecting all human life. Whether advocating for the disadvantaged, sound financial principles, environmental stewardship, or the rule of law, Christians can play a pivotal role in driving positive change and advancing the greater good.

  1. Leading by Example:

As Christians engage in politics, we have the opportunity to model servant leadership and foster a spirit of unity and cooperation. We can demonstrate the transformative power of faith in action by approaching political debates with respect, empathy, and a commitment to the greater good. We, above all, should insist on respectful debate regarding the issues, not focusing on the personalities and ad hominem attacks. People will disagree with us, and some of them with violence. Our ethic should remain to speak boldly for truth while displaying the fruit of the Spirit.

  1. Remember the Time is Short and Souls Matter:

While Christian involvement in politics is essential, remember that for men and women, boys and girls, their eternal destiny is at stake. I think every Bible-believing Christian, no matter their view of end-times, pre-mill, a-mill, or post-mill will agree the gospel of Jesus given for the salvation of souls must be proclaimed clearly and boldly as our first priority. In fact, the more people who come to know the truth about Jesus, the more transformed to the good our society should become. Why do I use the word “should?” Because there is an increasing danger that those who come to faith are not taught their faith has implications for all of life and should be aligned according to a biblical worldview.


In conclusion, Christians should be actively engaged in politics because we believe in divine accountability for nations’ actions and the democratic structure of the United States, where the power of government rests with the people. By embracing this responsibility with a higher calling, Christians can have a transformative impact on society, advocating for justice, compassion, and the common good. By doing so, Christians can exemplify the outworking of their faith and contribute to the flourishing of a society that respects the dignity and worth of every individual.

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