Not again: A preacher denouncing politics

It seems there are a few recurring themes that surface in the public arena again and again as if they were part of some invisible merry-go-round. One such theme crossed into my vision field this past week.

My first thought was, “Not again!” But there it was, a “fire-breathing,” preacher denouncing “getting involved in politics” when we should “just be preaching the Gospel!” I was sorely tempted to just ignore it. But then I thought, “If no one answers him, some people might be negatively influenced.”

This idea of an inevitable clash between the Gospel and politics is false and contrived. As Christians, we believe in the innate and invaluable worth and value of every human life. Each human being is someone created in God’s image and someone God loved enough to send Jesus to die a cross kind of death to redeem them from perdition.

There is a reason that everywhere the Gospel has gone the plight of the weak and the marginalized has improved.

From the earliest Reformation times, God’s people called Baptists were persecuted and struggled for religious freedom and the right to proclaim the Gospel.

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  • Richard D. Land

    Dr. Richard Land, BA (Princeton, magna cum laude); D.Phil. (Oxford); Th.M (New Orleans Seminary). Dr. Land served as President of Southern Evangelical Seminary from July 2013 until July 2021. Upon his retirement, he was honored as President Emeritus and he continues to serve as an Adjunct Professor of Theology & Ethics. Dr. Land previously served as President of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (1988-2013) where he was also honored as President Emeritus upon his retirement. Dr. Land has also served as an Executive Editor and columnist for The Christian Post since 2011. Dr. Land explores many timely and critical topics in his daily radio feature, “Bringing Every Thought Captive,” and in his weekly column for CP.