Finding Purpose in Politics
If you were to ask the average voter what they looked for in a political party, I’m sure you could guess some of the responses they might give. They might want the government to pay more attention to green issues and the environment. They may focus on the situation in Afghanistan. They might be concerned about standards in schools or the state of the economy. They could focus on immigration or constitutional reform. They may think life would be better if only the government would give out more benefits…or lower taxes…or provide more funding to the NHS…or support families more. Or they might be completely indifferent to and disillusioned by politics.
But what should a Christian’s attitude to politics be?
What should we be looking for in a party when we cast our vote on 6 May (or what outcome should we be wanting if we can’t yet vote!)?
Should the government be dealing with all of the issues mentioned above…or just some of them…or none of them at all? Or should their focus be on something completely different?
Most importantly, what is the Bible’s pattern for government?
We would love to hear what you think on this, whether your views are conventional or radical – but please let them be biblical!
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