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Reply To: Have you ever consciously or subconsciously used your faith to examine foreign policy? Was it harmful or helpful? Please elaborate.

Samuel Lowry

Hello Deneisha,
We cannot compartmentalize our faith. God is to be centric and influencing every aspect of who we are. Our faith directly influences how we want to (and should) live. This topic though brings up a conversation I had, and it got a bit heated. Should Pastors be discussing politics at church? I have heard “No”, and that people just want to focus on Jesus while at church. Other say that pastors focus too much on one area of politics versus another. Or maybe pastors are forcing which way to vote. I believe that if we cannot compartmentalize Christ, then it seems rational to talk about politics at church. And, I like what one guy says. He actually wants a pastor that would be willing to discuss those topics because it gives us the education and biblical foundation for how we should vote. You don’t know what you don’t know. And I lean on what this guy says. I want a pastor that will educate me, not force me, but tell me what the bible says about certain political issues, so I can make the right decisions. Of course, I need to do my own research and seek after God’s will, but having further support is always helpful. What are your thoughts?