Don’t believe lying compromisers when they say that politics don’t matter. In the church, politics matters a lot.
What compromisers really mean to say is that they want to appease people from all political, religious, social, and perversion spectrums so they can “grow” their church, accumulate more wealth, and build a recognizable name for themselves.
There’s no other way to build a wanna-be mega church.
Let me explain why…
…in the church.
First, you need to know that…
Politics Matters to Jesus
To say otherwise is a lie.
Listen to Jesus’ message to the compromisers of our day:
Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather divisionLuke 12:51
Politics matter. Not everyone can peacefully coexist in “the church.”
100% at odds with the government.
Jesus doesn’t cause the rift between Himself and “the authorities.” It just happens.
God, the Creator and Ruler of the Universe says this:
This is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.John 3:19
Accommodating evil won’t support the mission of the True Body of Christ.
Have you ever heard what Jesus says?
In the world ye shall have tribulationJohn 16:33
Tribulation is the natural state for anyone who wants to serve God in this world.
Now, let me ask you, “Where does tribulation come from?”
Sure, you might have friends and family members who might ridicule you or ostracize you because of your faith.
However, the source of real persecution (such as imprisonment and beheading) comes from the government.
Where does the government get the power to persecute believers?
Politics are inseparable from the Church.
Anyone who is of God is 100% at odds with the political, religious, and social forces of this world.
Here’s the relationship Jesus has with the government:
Herod will kill thee.Luke 13:31
Next, I want you to see that Jesus is
100% steadfast. 0% compromise.
Jesus doesn’t compromise to save His standing with the king or with anyone else.
There’s a reason for that. You see…
Compromise is sin.
Here’s how God speaks through Apostle Paul:
Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.Ephesians 5:11
Jesus isn’t collecting money from the government to run a fake church-based, government-sanctioned daycare center or any other government-certified operations.
Jesus isn’t obeying mask mandates. Jesus isn’t telling the people to get a fake vaccine that aligns them with The Beast and the False Prophet.
Jesus isn’t bowing to the government’s LGBTQ mandates. He’s not putting His impramatur on “inclusion.”
Jesus isn’t approving White genocide (or any other genocide, for that matter).
No. Jesus is so out of line with the government that the king wants Him dead.
That doesn’t sound like your “pastor,” does it?
“Pastors” compromise when they grab their ankles for the government and worldwide, globalist, organized, denominational religion.
Let’s read one more verse. This is how Jesus responds to those who warn Him of the government’s hostile intent:
Go ye, and tell that fox [the king], Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures to day and to morrow, and the third day I shall be perfected.Luke 13:32
Jesus isn’t accommodating Herod. Jesus isn’t trying to prevent people from being offended by His politics.
Jesus’ politics are clear. They are pure. They are well known.
You see, politics matter.
Next, I want you to see that…
Politics matters to God’s people.
Do you think your compromising “pastor” will speak out against the wickedness of your local, state, and national leaders?
No way! The “church” would lose tax breaks! Such outspoken views might offend some of the people whom the “church”needs to “grow.” How would it affect offerings, publicity, and income if the communist academics left the church?
Even worse, the mob might come after your “pastor” if he took a stand against sin and wicked politicians.
We already saw that Herod wants to kill Jesus.
Now, I’m asking you to think about…
John the Baptist.
Politics mattered to him. Here’s what the Bible says… (we care about what the Bible says… Right? or maybe not? These days, there’s no tellin’)…
Herod had laid hold on John, and bound him, and put him in prison for Herodias’ sake, his brother Philip’s wife.
For John said unto him, It is not lawful for thee to have her.Matthew 14:3-4
John didn’t have to preach against Herod. He could’ve just ignored Herod’s sin. After all, John the Baptist could reach many more people outside of prison than he could inside prison.
Satan’s religious denominations will tell you that you can reach way more people being “lukewarm” than “red hot.” Right?
Just accommodate the government and your church can stay open. You can reach more people that way than by standing on God’s Word without compromising. Right?
That’s how things work in…
You can operate a “church” legally in China as long as you abide by the Chinese Communist’s rules. To you and me, registering as a “church” with the government seems unthinkable.
But, some of the leading compromisers in our world today think registered churches are fantastic! (https://www.thebanner.org/mixed-media/2021/05/the-registered-church-in-china-flourishing-in-a-challenging-environment).
along these lines, I want you to notice that, with compromisers,
Politics in one direction is OK
Have you ever noticed? Politics don’t belong in church until it’s time for the “church” to comply with the government.
When that happens the “leadership” dutifully grabs their ankles and becomes infuriated when someone calls them out on their compromise.
(It makes me sick. I’m gonna puke just thinking about these hirelings.)
Besides, we need to…
…especially for “church” leadership.
Life is so good on the estate. There’s so much luxury to enjoy! If Joe Biden throws the preacher jail, who would manage all His wealth?
Preaching God’s Word to the corrupt, wicked politicians of his day cost John the Baptist a high price. He experienced…
The high cost of preaching.
John the Baptist PREACHED. Here’s what happened to him:
He [the king] sent, and beheaded John in the prison.Matthew 14:10
I know of a “pastor” who’s afraid of receiving a hostile Facebook comment. Seriously. Now… Do you think he’s going to put his life on the line for the Gospel’s sake? I doubt it. Ha!
OK, so John the Baptist had a different view of political involvment than your typical denominational minister. Can we find any other examples in the Bible?
Let’s talk about…
Jesus was totally politically incorrect. In fact, the Jewish and Roman politicians of His day just cooperated in His crucifixion.
Do you think The Disciples, the founders of the New Testament Church, wanted to avoid political conversations?
Do you think they wanted to welcome everyone, regardless of how they voted?
<<I shouldn’t have to ask that question.>>
Sadly, the Seminary Graduates who brag about their Masters’ Degrees are unaware of the answer: NO. The Disciples did not include people of every political persuasion.
The doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews,John 20:19
How people voted mattered to them. Politics mattered to them.
This wasn’t just a matter of life and death.
This was (and is) a matter of common sense: DON’T include in your church people who want to kill you.
I want to point out to you that the disciples had…
An enduring fear.
They had locked themselves inside a room. They kept out people who disagreed with their politics.
…came, He walked through the door. Jesus spoke peace over them. He breathed the Holy Ghost into them.
HOW DID THAT AFFECT THE RELATIONSHIP OF POLITICS TO THE CHURCH?
Eight days later, the disciples were still locked in. They were excluding the people who politically opposed them. Even after being filled with the Holy Spirit, “how people voted” still mattered to them.
In other words, Jesus Himself affirms that politics matter to The Church.
Before we move on, I want you to know that Jesus preached about compromisers during His ministry:
When affliction or persecution ariseth for the word’s sake, immediately they are offended.Mark 4:17
Immediately, they put on masks. Immediately, they enforce “social distancing” all these fraudulent acts they will do to appease the government.
We have a bunch of pantywaist, denominational, commercial “ministers” who are scared to death of offending wicked people.
As soon as the government says, “Stop holding services” or “Start hiring transgender pedophiles – OR ELSE!” these people wither away: They can’t stand persecution because they’re not of God.
Now, let’s talk about…
James didn’t compromise so he could stay alive. I’m sure he had a chance to cooperate with “the authorities.” If this happened in the middle of a fake pandemic, I guarantee James would’ve kept his church open. He wouldn’t take the vaccine.
The compromisers will say, “Surely the preaching of a watered-down gospel is better than no preaching at all. Right?”
Wrong. GOD wants us to stand.
In Acts Chapter 12, Herod killed James, the brother of John. He scored political points for it.
Don’t tell James that “how you voted” doesn’t matter!
Like modern politicians, the king wanted to score even more political points, so he arrested Peter, with the intention of executing him.
So, let’s talk about how…
…dealt with politics.
In Acts Chapter 12, Peter was next in line for Herod’s sword. He was going to further boost Herod’s political standing.
Peter did not compromise.
Now listen about what happened while Peter was awaiting his execution.
The Local Assembly
…doing? Were they welcoming everyone into their midst? Did they say they don’t care how you voted?
No. The Local Assembly was very concerned with how people voted.
When Peter was in jail,
Prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him.Acts 12:5
According to scripture, angels came to Peter. They escorted him out of the prison.
He came to the house of Mary the mother of John, whose surname was Mark; where many were gathered together praying.Acts 12:12
Guess what? They had someone at the door to make sure the wrong people didn’t come in.
We, members of the Body of Christ, must be very careful about who we bring into our fellowship.
“How you voted” means a lot to me. It means a lot to the operation and effectiveness of the Local Church.
We can say the same thing about…
The Body of Believers
In Acts Chapter Eight, the situation for True Believers was looking bleak.
There was a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judaea and Samaria, except the apostles.Acts 8:1
Politics mattered. “How people voted” mattered. The Church was running away from Democrats, not welcoming them into their worship services.
Let’s look at what happened in Acts Chapter 13:
The Jews stirred up the devout and honourable women, and the chief men of the city, and raised persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and expelled them out of their coasts.Acts 13:50
I’m reminded of the scripture that speaks of…
Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.2 Timothy 3:12
Compromise doesn’t alleviate persecution.
If you bring people into your church who hate you, you’re not going to make peace: You’re either going to compromise to prevent them from becoming offended or they are going to destroy you.
I’m not sure that God has finished speaking through me regarding this topic. In fact, I believe He wants you to think about…
Cain and Abel.
Both brothers worshipped together. They had differing religious and political views. It was fantastic how the denominational “minister” brought them together to worship the same God. Totally inspiring!
There wasn’t any “judging” at THIS “church”!
But, the scripture says:
In process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD.
And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering:Genesis 4:3-4
Do you think how Cain voted mattered to Abel?
Let me give you a hint: Abel ended up dead. That speaks volumes.
Do you think we can learn anything about the significance of politics to God’s people from….
Zechariah preached an uncompromising message which also was unpopular.
Here’s what the Bible says in Second Chronicles Chapter 24:
The Spirit of God came upon Zechariah the son of Jehoiada the priest, which stood above the people, and said unto them, Thus saith God, Why transgress ye the commandments of the LORD, that ye cannot prosper? because ye have forsaken the LORD, he hath also forsaken you.2 Chronicles 24:20
Zechariah did NOT compromise. He wasn’t concerned about someone being offended by God’s Word.
How did that go politically?
They conspired against him, and stoned him with stones at the commandment of the king in the court of the house of the LORD.2 Chronicles 24:21
it’s time for you to…
God’s message to you makes sense. Still, God wants you to hear it. Why? Because compromisers are everywhere. They will tell you that they want everyone to be in the church without hurting anyone’s feelings.
If you are a heterosexual, born again, White male who believes God, the Bible, and pro-America politics, can you worship alongside a Democrat who believes that you’re a domestic terrorist?
How about worshipping alongside a Democrat who wants you dead because of your skin color?
My answer is “NO!”
If you’re a Democrat, I want you to get born again. God wants you to repent. However, God does not want me to make you my coequal in the Local Assembly. God wants to change your life.
God wants his “ministers” to declare, “Thus saith the Lord!”
If you’re a “Man of God,”
- God wants you to PREACH against White Genocide.
- God wants you to PREACH against abortion.
- God wants you to PREACH against pedohilia.
- God wants you to PREACH against homosexuality.
- God wants you to PREACH against transgenderism.
- God wants you to PREACH against globalism.
- God wants you to PREACH against the life-altering fake vaccine.
- God wants you to PREACH against government influence in the Church.
- God wants you to PREACH against divorce and remarriage.
- God wants you to PREACH against injustice against the righteous.
- God wants you to PREACH against what the Democrats call, “Social Justice.”
- God wants you to PREACH against exalting violent black criminals to a position of reverence, legitimacy, and sainthood.
Are you getting the picture?
We welcome Democrats and Republicans to come hear the Gospel. When they come, however, God wants them to hear messages of repentance and salvation, NOT messages of compromise.
When the lost come to church, welcome them, but don’t erase the divisions that exist between them and us. Until they accept salvation, they pose a danger that compromise can never assuage.