A Biblical Perspective on Politics – Part II

Dennis Frelick

What are politics?

clouds-natureWe have forgotten what the real meaning of politics is.  Allow me to explain the true definition.  Politics is most simply defined as the science of government.  Remember that God established government (Romans 13:1), which means that politics were established by God.  And what God established was done so for his glory.  “You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.” Revelation 4:11 (NIV)  That means that God established politics for his glory.

Maybe part of the reason that politics are in such turmoil today is partially due to Christians withdrawing from the sphere of government in many instances.  Maybe part of the reason many of our politicians are broken is because we don’t pray for them enough.  Maybe politicians could be encouraged…

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