Apologist, creator, and radio host Dr. Michael Brown is satisfied that some Christians immediately are improperly conflating politics and the Gospel.
“I agree that we’re coping with existential points,” Brown lately stated throughout an look on CBN’s “Religion vs. Tradition.” “I agree that [there’s a] battle for all times … the battle for household, worldwide points, Israel — there are large issues.”
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However regardless of realizing one celebration or candidate may higher align on these points, Brown, creator of the brand new e book, The Political Seduction of the Church: How Thousands and thousands Of American Christians Have Confused Politics with the Gospel, issued an essential caveat concerning the risks of placing belief in politics.
“Once we put our belief within the political system to alter society, after we turn into extra consumed with successful the elections than successful the misplaced, after we marry the Gospel with politics, when our Christianity turns into an appendage to a political celebration, we’ve confused politics with the Gospel,” he stated.
Brown, who voted for former President Donald Trump twice, stated he by no means noticed extra fervent prayer throughout the U.S. than he did earlier than and after the 2020 election — however it wasn’t what he anticipated.
“It wasn’t prayer for revival; it wasn’t prayer for the Nice Fee,” he stated. “It was prayer for a candidate to win the elections, a candidate I voted for, however recognizing that solely Jesus can save America.”
Watch Brown’s feedback on “Religion vs. Tradition”:
Brown lamented this obsession with politics in some circles, noting he felt burdened by the Lord to jot down “The Political Seduction of the Church.”
He additionally made it clear he’s not blaming Trump or some other politician for the portion of the populace he believes is elevating politics over religion — or no less than intermingling the 2.
He stated the previous president, sadly, grew to become a litmus take a look at for perception in some circles.
“You had Christians saying, ‘You can’t be a Christian and vote for a person like that,’” Brown stated. “You had different Christians saying, ‘If you happen to don’t vote for Trump, you’re not a Christian.’”
Brown continued, “I assumed the factor that divided us was who Jesus is. That’s what separates us from the world.”
The apologist additionally expressed concern over the failed prophecies about Trump that by no means got here to fruition, together with the notion he would have two consecutive phrases or would by some means return to workplace after President Joe Biden’s victory.
On the finish of the day, Brown stated he’s “not in it for numbers or reputation” and easily needs individuals to listen to the reality — and for Christians correctly prioritize.
“I simply need individuals to listen to the message as a result of if the church doesn’t get issues proper, it’s throughout for America,” he stated.
Brown clarified, too, that getting concerned in politics is great however that Christians aren’t referred to as to be “an appendage to the political system.”
Ultimately, it’s all about placing first issues first and having a steadiness.
“We’re on this world, however not of it. We function primarily based on completely different rules,” he stated. “And if we’re extra [aligned] to a candidate or a celebration than we’re recognized for allegiance to Jesus, our priorities are out of whack.”
Watch the complete interview right here.
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