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Father, move in the heart of every believer in America. Empower us all to vote, Lord, and to engage in Your system of government!

Many pastors encourage their congregations to stay out of government and to abstain from voting. Is this mindset truly biblical?

From Capitol Ministries. Ralph Drollinger, President and Founder of Capitol Ministries rejected what some Christian pastors have taught and are continuing to teach from the pulpit—that believers should avoid participating in government because it is evil.

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As a recent guest on the popular Don Kroah Washington-D.C.- based radio show, Drollinger said teaching that government is evil is a very extreme position that does not hold up to the litmus test of biblical exegesis.

“To say, I shouldn’t be involved in voting or in anything governmentally because it’s an evil institution that’s just unfounded biblically.”

Drollinger made his comments in a discussion with Don Kroah, a pastor and radio show host who noted that Dr. James Dobson had pointed out that some nine million Christian evangelicals chose to stay home and not vote in 2012 when Mitt Romney ran for president.

“Where do you think the roots of this mentality have come from in the church?” Kroah asked. “And that probably has been the truth more than once in our election cycles. How do you explain that? And also, more to the point, how do we remedy it?”

Drollinger answered that believers need to engage in the political arena with a biblical understanding of how to do that and that voting is a necessity. He explained that evangelicals gave up participating in government to distance themselves from heretics who were heavily involved in politics. These heretics called themselves Christian but did not believe in biblical theology such as the Trinity, that Jesus is the Son of God, and that man needed salvation.

“If you look at the five parts of American church history, you know that the encroachment of theological liberalism in the church 120 years ago or so rewrote the whole idea of what Christianity is,” Drollinger said.

“But it was nothing more than heresy. The social gospel, also known as theological liberalism, is nothing biblical at all. But yet, for the social gospelers to root themselves with their theological ideology in American mainline life, they had to tie themselves to the political arena.”

Click here to read Drollinger’s Bible studies, “Theological Liberalism in America,” and “Liberal Theology’s Struggle with Modern Archaeology,” and “Do All Roads Lead to Heaven? A Close Look at Universalism.

“And so, the knee-jerk reaction of fundamental evangelicals was to get out of the political arena. And today, I think we still see the remnants of that. In answer to your question, in a historical perspective, the reason that evangelicals shy from the voter box is because they have pastors who are still reactionary to the social gospel idea and position that we don’t want to be seen among the theological liberals who are involved in the political arena.”

Drollinger advised Christians to reject such thinking.

“Pastors say government is evil and therefore Christians shouldn’t be involved in evil government. Don’t get involved in that. That view is it is very extreme.

“God invented the institution of government. When you look at Romans 13 or first Peter two or even alluded to in Matthew 22 is that God is not only the author of the institution of the church but also the institution of government.”

Romans 13:1 says, Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God.

First Peter 2:13-14 reads: Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether to a king as the one in authority, or to governors as sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and the praise of those who do right.

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(Used with permission. From Capitol Ministries. Photo Credit: Louis Velazquez on Unsplash)

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Kurt Wever
June 9, 2023

LORD we thank YOU that YOU are our ultimate KING, LAWGIVER, and JUDGE. We are in awe that YOU have given these United States these three branches of government that have been formed reflect in type YOUR authority. We thank YOU so much that the increase of YOUR government will never cease LORD JESUS!. We thank YOU that the KINGDOM has gone from a few to 3 billion. We thank YOU that YOU caused Democratic Republics to flourish since JESUS walked the earth. YOU urge us to pray for leaders that we might live peaceable orderly lives and that the GOSPEL might be preached. We do so pray. We thank YOU for the wisdom of the framers. We thank YOU for every GOD fearing believer in US – State and Local government who are working every day to do YOUR will in their positions. We ask that HOLY SPIRIT , YOU give conviction, strength, wisdom to each and every one of them. May their love for YOU be contagious! For those in government that do not yet know YOU, that are representing the kingdom of darkness because of their spiritual enslavement, be delivered and transposed into YOUR Kingdom of light. We ask for righteous , just, merciful, servant leaders. LORD we can see how anarchy can be fomented with evil rhetoric. May the tongues of those who do so be divided and confused. May their words fall to the ground. We cast down every thought that is in opposition to YOU. We ask that YOU amplify the voices of those that proclaim YOUR truth in love as it pertains to executive decisions, legislative function, and the multitude of decisions made in courts through the land.

LORD, we the governed joyously receive government as a blessing from YOU. We ask that a revival in this land would spread like wildfire in our nation and indeed across the whole earth. YOUR authority in our governmental system actually rests in us, the people. Stir us to vote consistent with YOUR WORD and YOUR HEART. Stir use to enter the tumult of the battle at every school board meeting, every city council, every county board of supervisors, every state legislature, every governor, every judge that is elected, every board of regents for our university systems, every US congressman, Every US senator. Every federal judge, Every cabinet member, Every President.

LORD we moan because we the people have put in office so many who are on balance unrighteous. Let that happen no more!, Train our hearts hands and mouths for battle.

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ, and we are ready to punish all disobedience, whenever your obedience is complete.

Help us to humbly, with love and resolute purpose destroy the speculations and every so called lofty thing opposed to the knowledge of YOU and YOUR WORD. We must destroy with our votes, conversations, donations, volunteerism, and even candicacy the so called wisdom of this world.

This wisdom is not that which comes down from above, but is earthly, natural, demonic. For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every evil thing. But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy. And the seed whose fruit is righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.

Let your righteousness flow like a river through YOUR people into our nation.

Amen

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Karen Secrest
June 9, 2023

I had trouble last week with Mario Murrillos message that there are 300,000 profess I Onalaska ministers in this country. Enough to carry any election if their congregations were inv9lved in the politics of this country. Now we hear of those who not only don’t have a Biblical world view but oppose the rule of governance?
Let the truth come forth rather than believing the lie from the beast who come to steal, kill and destroy.
Arise, shine for your light has come. And the Glory of the Lord be Risen upon Thee..

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