Should Christians Get Involved in Politics?

by Pastor Bob Cornell of Cornell Ministries

With the November 3rd presidential election quickly coming upon us, the question given in the title of this article has been stirring in my spirit. The majority of those who identify themselves as evangelical (gospel believing) Christians in the USA, no matter what race, believe in the voting process. But yet there is a large portion of Christianity that does not vote, even if they would verbally ascribe to it. The arguments against believers getting involved in politics are such as, “The Bible does not state clearly that we should involve ourselves in secular politics or voting,” or “The church is not called to vote, we are called to preach the gospel,” or “Christians are ONLY to pray for, honor, and obey governmental leaders and civil authorities, along with paying taxes”Image may contain: 2 people, people smiling, people standing, sky, beard and outdoor (Rom. 13:1-7; 1 Tim. 2:1-4; 2 Pet. 3:13-17). It is true that there are no verses in the Bible that state specifically “Thou shall vote” or “Thou shall strive to become governmental leaders.” To some, it seems clear that Christians should not involve themselves in politics at all or just in the realm of voting and that’s it. To others, the whole Bible should be considered and not just those passages that specifically mention governmental leaders and the church. The following is just a few examples of what the Bible states about believers and politics.

First of all, it should be understood what is meant by the word “politics.” The English word “politics” comes from the Greek word for “city”, polis, and “citizen”, polites. Politics and being a citizen are closely connected. Politics is the art of managing or influencing government policies. Being a citizen is one who has the right to be a member of the social politic (management and influence) of a country. In other words, citizens are the ones who manage, influence, and use the rights of the politics of a country. Of course, in a cruel dictatorship or communism, the role of a citizen in politics is different.

In Acts 22:25-29 Paul used his Roman citizenship for the advancement of God’s will for his life, and ultimately for the Gospel’s sake. The Jewish Sanhedrin was demanding that the Roman authorities scourge Paul which would have most possibly ended Paul’s life. But Paul used his rights as a Roman citizen to stop it. Paul said to the centurion “Is it lawful for you to scourge a man who is a Roman, and uncondemned?” (vs. 25). All of Acts 25 is about Paul’s continual appeal before Roman authorities to Roman law. In vs. 11 he even said “I appeal to Caesar.” Paul knew that it was God’s will for him to go to Rome. He also realized the only way that was possible was for him to use politics as a citizen of Rome. He would eventually be martyred by Nero, the Roman Emperor, but before that happened he wrote the “prison epistles,” and saw many Roman soldiers and common people won to Christ in Rome. Rome did not have a voting system like we do in the USA, but his appeal to Caesar was essentially his “vote” to use his rights as a Roman citizen. His “vote” would eventually end his life, but it also influenced the world from that point in time to the present. In Phil. 3:20 Paul wrote that “our citizenship is in heaven…” As children of God, we have dual citizenship, in heaven and on earth.

What do we take away from this example God gave us through Paul? A book could be written, but here are three important points:

1. Use our rights as a citizen to spread the Gospel to as many people as we can.
•We have the freedom & rights in the USA to spread the Gospel, so use that freedom & rights for the glory of God.
2. Use all the freedoms given to us as citizens to influence society with the Gospel and biblical morality & righteousness.
•Paul’s life is a snapshot of this. When he preached the Gospel in Jewish synagogues, he did so because he showed up and would have been invited by the ruling rabbi of that synagogue. We need to use our rights to at least show up to give the Gospel, even at places where we know we’ll be rejected.
•The Gospel brought God’s righteousness and morality everywhere Paul preached it. It does the same today in our society.
3. Paul used the rights given to him, so as citizens of the USA, we have the right and responsibility to use our vote to vote in leaders that will allow the church to continue to spread the Gospel freely.

We have several examples in the Old Testament in which God placed His people in influential positions in secular governments. It was God’s will for Joseph to be second in command to Pharaoh in Egypt in order to provide for and protect his family (Gen. 41:37-57). God placed Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego in very influential positions in Babylon (Dan. 1-4). Nebuchadnezzar, the evil king of Babylon, had a life changing experience and he gave his life to God (Dan. 4). Daniel eventually was second in command to Darius in the Persian government in Daniel 6. He was a prophet and politician in a secular government. Esther became the queen of Persia in order to keep the Jewish people alive. God even used Cyrus, the heathen king of Persia, to provide for God’s people to rebuild the temple (Ezra 4:5). God used Cyrus so much that He even referred to Cyrus as His “anointed (one)” in Isaiah 45:1.

What do we take away from these examples?

1. At times, God will place a calling on a believer to be a political leader in some capacity.
•This does not mean that God has called the church to take over secular society through politics. This does mean that God can and will call His people to be in governmental positions, ultimately to uphold or be an example of biblical righteousness and morality in the country.
2. At times, God will even use unsaved governmental leaders for His purpose and glory.

Pastor Bob Cornell of Cornell Ministries

If you were blessed by Pastor Bob’s post, please consider giving here

BREAKING: Governor Wannabe Nan Whaley Protects Abortion, not Daytonians.

You know, because if she protected and served Daytonians, that would include unborn Daytonians, right? That’s a great big resounding NO.

Nan Whaley is running for Governor of Ohio. At first, everyone thought this was a huge prank, I mean, this woman gave Dayton bike lanes rather than food and shelter to the underserved and rehab to the addicted. How I wish this was a cruel joke.

Proabort Nan continues to protect Planned Parenthood who still believes the rhetoric that PP is a ‘health center’. Pretty sure healthcare doesn’tCecileInCincy kill people for profit. The Dayton Daily News reported today: “If all Medicaid patients are blocked from seeking care at Planned Parenthood health centers, it would be an attack on the well-being and economic security of those who already face barriers to accessing health care and need it most,” the letter read. “People go to Planned Parenthood because they know they will find health care professionals who are compassionate experts dedicated to reproductive and preventative health care. We know our communities, and we know they rely on the trusted care of Planned Parenthood. For Medicaid recipients to lose this essential part of their health care would be nothing short of disastrous.”

She has no idea what ‘equitable access to health care’ means. If she did, then Dayton’s IMAG2093-01heroin epidemic would have been addressed and dealt with including rehab in jails & prisons, more police patrolling, blight used as drug & prostitution dens torn down, and that’s just the short list. No, Nan. You don’t know Dayton. AT ALL. We were in Old North Dayton yesterday for Mother’s Day and saw a woman in the throes of heroin stumbling on the street screaming in what seemed like horrific pain. This is YOUR Dayton, Nan. Planned Parenthood doesn’t fix that.

So when we see how Never Nan opines over Planned Parenthood, we remind her that abortion kills at least 60 unborn Ohioans every day; Ohioans that would be VOTERS and contributed to our state, our economy, our future. Rather, Ol’ Nan wants PP, she HAS NO CLUE ABOUT WHAT HER COMMUNITY NEEDS OR WANTS. She has proven over and over again that she is CLUELESS on what Daytonians needs, such as FOOD and SHELTER, NOT BIKE LANES and BREW PUBS.

We do know that Nan has absolutely NO CHANCE of ever running this state. EVER. Go back to Indiana, Nan. You can’t fix what you ignore. We want Ohio to have LIFE.


EXPOSING THE ABORTION AGENDA FROM THE PULPIT, ON THE SIDEWALK, THE MEDIA & IN THE STATEHOUSE: “Once I realized that my abortion was a tragedy and not an accomplishment, I was able to discern correctly that abortion is, indeed, MURDER.” ~ Rev. Kat, post-abortive minister, counselor, AMERICAN.

YOU can contribute to KeepLifeLegal by simply going to the sidewalk, praying, voting for and supporting anti-abortion candidates.

KeepLifeLegal’s Top 5 Voting & Endorsement Strategies

First, we are not a 501(c)(3) so we can scream from the rooftops who we endorsed for President, US Senator, US Congress, State offices, dog catcher, et al. This is deliberate so that we can voice our opinions without being subject to persecution, at least until President-Elect Trump repeals the Johnson Amendment.

Second, we decided not to bore everyone with selfie videos defending who and what we stand for, both for the ministry and personally. We find this quite immature and a sign of insecurity to constantly explain yourself. And thanks to Facebook Live, now anyone can whine, complain, boohoo, etc.

Third, trying to ‘explain myself’ for having the nerve to vote for a Mr. Trump is not on my list of things I must do. I have been defriended both on and off FB BY CONSERVATIVES for exactly this. They are no different than the Hillary supporters protesting all across this country because Trump had the nerve to get elected.

Fourth, really no one cares in the end. It’s all about the fight and argument NOW rather than later. And the write-in or non-vote  voter is just an insolent child.

Fifth, we will never defend our political position to people who advocate killing unborn, innocent, voiceless human beings. NEVER.

And there you have it, our top 5 voting and endorsement strategies. And if you voted for President-Elect Trump, stop making excuses to everyone. Stop it. Please. It’s embarrassing.


EXPOSING THE ABORTION AGENDA FROM THE PULPIT, ON THE SIDEWALK, THE MEDIA & IN THE STATEHOUSE: “Once I realized that my abortion was a tragedy and not an accomplishment, I was able to discern correctly that abortion is, indeed, MURDER.” ~ Rev. Katherine, post-abortive minister, counselor, AMERICAN.

YOU can contribute to KeepLifeLegal by simply going to the sidewalk, praying, voting for and supporting prolife candidates.

If Illegal Abortion Would Be a CRIME, Part 1

This time, Trump has it right. If Roe was struck down and brought back to the states – and it should – abortionists and women who abort could be criminals, depending on the law of that state, subject to whatever penalties are in place. And I, a post-abortive Christian woman, completely AGREES with this. Aren’t all other criminals subject to the law?

KEEPLIFELEGALreceiptTed Cruz said, “prolife…not simply about the unborn child; it’s also about the mother — and creating a culture that respects her and embraces life.” Mr. Cruz, Roe and politicians are loving her all the way to the abortionist. The culture of death has been cultivated with the manure of exceptions and elitism since the 1960’s. Our desire, as women, is to be respected and loved before pregnancy which would prevent abortion rather than regulate it. On the sidewalk we can respect the person but not the crime. True prolifers do not respect a person’s choice to kill another human at any stage of life. Abortion is murder. We respect the life in the womb who has no voice, we respect wounded women – but women should be better than abortion and it’s agenda. 

Should the punishment fit the crime? When the law changes and abortion is made illegal, all parties involved with an abortion death should be prosecuted as any other criminal would for their crime. 

Abortionists, women and men and every coercer should be held responsible for the premeditated murder of the unborn child, otherwise we have to apologize to every murderer in every prison across the United States. Regulating abortion hurts women, kills the unborn, creates a crime that goes unpunished and ignored…for now.

This time, Trump got it right. If the punishment fit the crime, abortion would end TODAY.


EXPOSING THE ABORTION AGENDA FROM THE PULPIT, ON THE SIDEWALK, THE MEDIA & IN THE STATEHOUSE. KeepLifeLegal advocates for unborn life on the sidewalks of abortion facilities, the steps of the Statehouse, and the Church with prayer, community outreach, and real LIFE supporting options. 

DEAR WORDPRESS: STOP FORCING YOUR POLITICAL AGENDA ON MY BLOG

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: WordPress has decidedly forced their political agenda on all WordPress bloggers with a rainbow banner that symbolizes their attempt to weed out Conservatives, Christians and Moralists. Bloggers were not given the option to have it or take it down. It is a desperate move for WordPress, they feel it is just fine to segregate us from our religious freedom and liberties that the Constitution affords even US.

WordPress, do you put in the fine print that you may interject your political agenda into these blogs without our knowledge or permission? What else will you force upon us? Is there NO BOUNDARIES???

So, as President Ronald Reagan said to Communist Russia about the Berlin Wall: TEAR DOWN THIS WALL. You see, President Reagan knew tyranny when he saw it, much like this. It is not your place to decide what I see on my own blog.

Oh, and God called….He wants HIS rainbow back:

12 And God said: “This is the sign of the covenant which I make between Me and you, and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations:13 I set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth. 14 It shall be, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the rainbow shall be seen in the cloud; 15 and I will remember My covenant which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. 16 The rainbow shall be in the cloud, and I will look on it to remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.” 17 And God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant which I have established between Me and all flesh that is on the earth.” Genesis 9:12-17

KEEPLIFELEGAL