Question on religion and politics

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Speaker 1

So Richard is asking who is the congregation? I saw two Trump flags on two parked cars in the parking lot last Sunday at the Texas Church. Republicans, are they satisfied with children in cages? Just retired here and am amazed. Texas is a red Republican state and part of the Bible Belt.

Speaker 2

Alright, well I’ll quickly address this, Richard. I will say this. You know, when it comes to your first question is saying who is the congregation? And I’m not sure if you’re referring to the congregation of this Church. Like who are these people? Or if you’re legitimately saying who is the congregation? Who are God’s true people? And God’s true people are those like we just said, that keep the Commandments of God and have the faith of Jesus. And when it comes to Church members and the Church you go to, I’m going to tell you something, not everybody thinks the same. And if you go to a verse, I just want to quickly say this to just make my point. In Galatians, chapter five, verse six, it says something very interesting, Galatians five, verse six, and it reads, sorry about that. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision, avails anything but faith that works through love. And if you go to Colossians 311, it gives an even more elaborate point. Colossians, chapter three, verse eleven says where there is neither Jew nor Greek, circumcised nor uncircumcised, Barbarian, Scythian, slave nor free, but Christ is all in all.

Speaker 2

So when it comes to people in the congregation, you might not agree with everything everybody believes, but in heaven, in Christ. And obviously when we go to heaven, there’s all kinds of people with all kinds of backgrounds and all kinds of beliefs and the focus needs to just be on Jesus and let God sort out the difference of opinions and let the focus just be on Christ. I think about when Jesus was on Earth, he never got into politics. He never talked about the only thing he ever said of Caesar Romans. He could have done so many things, but the only thing he even ever said of Caesar was pay to Caesar. What Caesar pay to God? That which is God’s. And don’t worry about those things, just focus on what matters, which was a walk in relationship with him. So that would be my advice to you is just faith that works by love, that’s the whole purpose of serving God. And there’s going to be when we go to heaven, there’s going to be probably Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians, all kinds of backgrounds, all kinds of opinions, all kinds of political parties. It doesn’t really matter.

Speaker 2

What matters is your walk with Christ. And I would just say make that the focus of your Church and your fellowship. And I think the things of this Earth will fade away as you just focus on that one beautiful thing which is Jesus Christ.

Speaker 1

Amen. Yeah. Politics are not religion. There’s a reason that we have separation of politics and religion here because it’s not the same thing. And it’s so easy to get that confused today. If you’re not really paying attention to that differentiation.

Speaker 3

It’s something we talk about all the time. It’s just because someone claims to be Christian doesn’t mean they really are in God’s eyes. And as John 1335 says, by this shall all men know your mind. Disciples, if you love one another, yes, Amen. That’s what you’re looking for.

Speaker 1

Amen you.

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