Wednesday, March 09, 2005

More on Christians and politics

Here's another thought from Biblemike:
Somehow we have confused liberal and conservative Christianity with liberal and conservative politics. Neither their goals nor their hopes nor their means are the same. When we confuse the world with the spirit and the spirit with the world, the world will win and division will reign.
Good point.

Update: Ish provided this link for further light on Christianity and politics.

5 Comments:

Blogger JP Manzi said...

You know, that is a very good point and something I have been thinking about a lot recently. I hear it all the time. If you look at scripture like the bereans, you are a liberal, if you take a verse this way, you are conservative.....why do we do that? It really makes no sense, but you see it all the time. I find myself falling in this at times....

9:31 AM, March 09, 2005  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

Part of the confusion, I think, is because there really is some overlap. But as Jim Wallis articulates in the article I linked to yesterday on the ethics of life, we shouldn't confuse theological and political liberalism.

12:50 PM, March 09, 2005  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

Also, JP, thanks for visiting!

12:51 PM, March 09, 2005  
Anonymous Ish said...

Here's another take on Chritianity, Politics, and Evangelical blogging. I thought he was right on, check it out:

http://sunandshield.blogspot.com/2005/01/on-evangelical-blogging.html

1:50 PM, March 09, 2005  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

Thanks, Ish, I'll add the link to the main post. And thanks for adding to the discussion.

9:02 PM, March 09, 2005  

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