Right-wing politics, Who is right?
Right-wing politics hold that certain social orders and hierarchies are inevitable, natural, normal, or desirable, typically defending this position on the basis of natural law, market based economics or tradition. The term right-wing politics generally refers to “the conservative section of a political party or system; whist the left wing politics tends to refer to the belief in equality over the freedom to fail.
Politics is defined as the activities associated with:
(1) the governance of a country or area, and
(2) the debate between parties having power.
(1) God has set before us the example of good governance that
should be used if we are seeking to please Him as we witness the
formation of nation of Israel through the prophecy concerning the
descendants of the 12 sons of Jacob (Genesis 49). In Chapter 50 we
see one of his son’s Joseph rule Egypt through the favour and counsel of God. The template then is that those authorities that acknowledge God for who He is are to be led by Him. It was never
meant to be a political activity, as depicted now. The correct approach is
further demonstrated in the few lines found in 2 Chronicles 1:1-13
where Solomon asks for wisdom to rightfully govern the nation.
(2) The debate between political power is a human struggle that seeks to involve non believers in process of building a census to govern. But because the process does not acknowledge the will of God as the central issue, (Matthew 6:10), it will not normally provide a satisfactory outcome. Matthew 7:24-27
A national and local solution?
The solutions to man’s problem is not political but divine.
And the struggle is not between flesh and blood (Ephesians 6:12-16) but between light and darkness. (2 Corinthians 4:3-4)
Matthew 4:1-4 says this:
“Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry. 3 Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.”
4 But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’”
There is no scripture that supports the view that Christ would select one political party over the other. That would be like the creator seeking the counsel from the thing He created. (Isaiah 45:9)
The create order is for us to go to God in prayer seeking to know His will and then His advice in how to establish His will on earth as it is in Heaven.
If Jesus were alive today how would He vote for right-wing politics?
In all probability Jesus Christ would not get involved in the politics of today.
At the time of His appearing in Israel over 2,000 years ago the Roman Empire governed and oppressed, Israel, the original people to whom God first revealed Himself, but Jesus did not intervene directly in the political processes nor did He advocate rebellion against the harsh system, even when He stood before the authorities at the end. In fact Christ said very little about it. The politics of the day were not His focus nor would He advocate it be our focus.
Should a Christian vote?
A Christian should always go to God in prayer seeking His counsel and do what He asks them to do.
All the main parties today have policies that Christ would not support. Jesus came to teach us about the kingdom of God. The kingdom of God is primarily concerned with how you as an individual respond to God and what you see and hear; and less about attempting to manage corporate prosperity, even with good intensions.
Romans 14:17, “For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.”
Luke 17:21 “Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.”
Is the current government the will of God?
It can be but more often than not this is not the case. Both books of Kings and the second book in particular demonstrate that the children of God often had kings over them that did not follow the will of God. The books of kings cover a period of hundreds of years and it is not safe to assume that no one or group in Israel prayed for good and godly leadership.
The problem is with us. Either we prayed amiss (James 4:3) or we did not humble ourself diligently to seek to kwon His will. 2 Chronicles 7:14 From the beginning the intent of God was to have a direct relationship with each individual and provide for their every need. For example:
So all the days of Enoch were three hundred and sixty-five years. And Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him.
By faith Enoch was taken away so that he did not see death, “and was not found, because God had taken him”; [a] for before he was taken he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
Over time Israel have moved from having judges to kings and now political parties in their search for the benefits of God’s kingdom BUT WITHOUT NEEDING TO SUBMIT TO THE WILL AND TIMING OF GOD:
Then all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah, 5 and said to him, “Look, you are old, and your sons do not walk in your ways. Now make us a king to judge us like all the nations.”
But the thing displeased Samuel when they said, “Give us a king to judge us.” So Samuel prayed to the Lord. 7 And the Lord said to Samuel, “Heed the voice of the people in all that they say to you; for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me, that I should not reign over them.
God has now empowered all of us to have the same relationship with Him that He had with Enoch when He gave us the gift of His Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost more than 2000 years ago.
So we are not advocating doing nothing to improve the life of humanity. We advocate preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ so that more of us are led by the Spirit of God. 1 Corinthians 3:16 John 14:26. Some of these will then serve God in positions of authority. And as they serve God; they will serve all humanity and not just one nation. John 3:16, Matthew 22:35-40
Why does God permit bad political governments then?
From the beginning God gave man free will to either love one another to hate one another. That choice to act in love still remains yours today. Will you choose to serve humanity by doing good?
And yes,…….. one man can make a difference. 1 John 4:14
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