In an earlier post I referred to an article on Andrew Strom’s blog. That article inspired some very politically charged replies showing how strongly some people pin their hopes on some kind of political answer to the godless state of their nation. But those hopes are entirely misguided.
Politicians are elected to represent the interests of their constituents; if their constituents are mostly in favour of ungodly things then the government will legislate in favour of ungodly things. Christians don’t seem to comprehend that and get upset when EARTHLY governments do earthly things.
When will ALL Christians realise we are part of a DIVINE Kingdom which has not yet taken over and will not take over this world before Jesus returns. Until then we are ambassadors of God’s Kingdom here on foreign territory.
Obama and other world leaders are representatives of that foreign territory and they will be swayed by their own people’s demands rather than the demands of another Kingdom and its people. Should we expect them to do otherwise? Should we expect them to represent a Kingdom to which they don’t belong?
This is a reality that makes it difficult for a genuine Christian to become the elected leader of a secular state. Their allegiance would be caught between two opposing Kingdoms. Can they serve both with integrity?