the election

Stephen Nichols has some excellent advice for Christ followers in the United States during this election year. The whole short post is worth your time. His first point is to dial down the rhetoric a notch, here are his last two points:

Number two. Let’s not make the presidency, the office, into an idol, thinking of it in either messianic or apocalyptic terms. Isaiah gives a healthier perspective on the nations. If it was true of Assyria, it’s likely true of the USA.

Number three. Let’s not be guilty of sloth. Winning elections doesn’t actually get us very far, neither does blogging about them, for that matter. The real work of being a Christian in culture and working toward a civil society is a bit more complicated and demanding. We do, however, like to take the easy way out.

The point is that we need to be salt and light to this world every day right where we live. Our kingdom is not of this world and our king will still be on the throne November 5.

Of course the election is important, but it is not the most important thing. Not even close.


One Response

  1. […] a useful reminder Posted on October 19, 2008 by bkingr here is a useful reminder from Stephen Nichols. He is returning to the same theme that I pointed out here. […]

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