Do you know what happens when Christians stay out of politics?
I'm not saying that Christians caused the Holocaust, no. Hitler caused it, and those in his regime who refused to stop him...including those civilians in the area who helped the regime. They caused it.
When I was going through the Holocaust museum in DC a couple weeks ago, I couldn't help but wonder - where were all the Christians then? Where was the outrage? Where was the political push to do the right thing earlier? How could thousands of Christians stand by and watch while God's chosen people were crushed? (And others, mind you - the Jewish people were not the only ones persecuted.)
Innocent lives were being not just taken - that sounds so sterile... Innocent lives were being violently and horrifically ripped apart.
And many Christians stood by and watched.
Do you know why? Because of this same attitude I see today.
"Just stay out of it."
"It's not our business."
"This world's politics don't make any difference in the long run."
I have friends who believe this way...and I'm sorry, but I believe they are wrong in this. We are left on earth for one reason - to glorify God. And if we aren't being the salt and light in the world around us, then we aren't glorifying God, are we?
Then we sit back and shake our heads at the state our government is in. We wonder where all the 'sane' people went. We cluck our tongues and say, 'Lord come quickly' when we hear of some of the things our government is deciding.
Think again, my friends. I beg of you. Think again. Christians have a duty to bring Christ wherever we are. If Christians abandon politics, Christ won't be in it anymore. And that's not God's fault. It's not anyone else's fault but ours.