We live in a hyper-political world where everything today revolves around politicians, politics, and political solutions. You can’t eat in a restaurant, buy toothpaste, or wear certain styles of clothing without politics becoming an issue. We must be involved in politics as citizens, but our responsibility. and goal as followers of Jesus is not to fix this broken world through law or social action.
God hasn’t called His people to violently march in the streets, redistribute wealth by force of government, end cruelty to animals, solve the world hunger problem, or save the oceans from plastic drinking straws. The Creator hasn’t commanded the Church to polish the brass on this sinking ship of the earth. Our heavenly commission is to proclaim the saving power of Jesus from sin to all who are dead in their trespasses and sins (Matthew 28:19-20). What good is done if a person gains all those things desired in the world yet his soul is eternally damned?
You have been saved to proclaim God’s message of reconciliation. Not reconciliation of skin colors, political entities, or economic classes, but of individual sinners to a holy God through faith in Christ Jesus who died to pay sin’s price.
Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation. Therefore we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God (2 Corinthians 5:18-20).