Please read the encouraging excerpt below from the book “No Reason to Hide” by Erwin W. Lutzer, pastor emeritus of Moody Church in Chicago
I’ve often been asked, “Should the church be involved in politics?” That depends on what we mean. Politics cannot be separated from morality, and morality cannot be separated from Christianity. And if the church has nothing to say to our politicized culture, all that is left are self-destructive secular ideologies. Our allegiance to Christ means we dare not remain silent.
The famous New England theologian Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) believed , and I agree, that God made us dependent on political structures; God even made us dependent on our non-Christian neighbors. Edwards wrote that a failure to acknowledge our interdependence is “more suitable for wolves, and other beasts of prey, than for human beings.” This conviction stemmed from Edward’s belief that God has distributed good gifts to all of humanity. Theologians refer to this as common grace.
Edwards also believed that Christians should join forces with non-Christians in the public square to work toward common moral goals. That’s because God has engrained His laws on all human hearts…
The bottom line: In our haste to put people into various camps, too often we as Christians have forgotten that common grace means we can work together on some matters. Sometimes we should support politicians, and sometimes we shouldn’t; we can support some policies but not others.
But at all times, we should reach beyond ourselves to offer hope and grace to a weary and angry world. The gospel of Christ is a special treasure we dare not lose or neglect.