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Christians should not become involved in political issues ?

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Christians should not become involved in political issues ? Historically for a long time the church was the government or very heavily involved in it (in the UK the Church of England bishops are still part of the government in the house of Lords). What is a political issue? If it is about government and ruling then Christians believe in the rule of God and the idea of the kingdom of Heaven so who is ruling is not important. you could look at biblical ideas on the kingdom of God However it is about how people live their lives and the social issues that government decide then there is a lot of biblical teaching about how people should treat each other "Love your neighbour as yourself". ...read more.

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Violent protest would probably be condemned by most Christians but peaceful protest would be OK. Think about famous Christians who have been involved in Civil rights movements like Martin Luther King in the USA and Archbishop Tutu and Trevor Huddlestone in South Africa or the role of the RC church in the Solidarity movement in Poland in the 1990s. Why do Jews and Christians feel they should care for the earth ? Christian and Jewish attitudes are based around the Old Testament and the belief that God was the creator of the Universe. c.f the Creation story in Genesis (Genesis chapter 1) Christian also look to the teaching of Jesus' in the NT (Luke 12:27-28) Thus Christians and Jews have a responsibility to take care of the earth and all that is in it. ...read more.

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Christians will build their beleifs about Racism around some key biblical texts: "Love you neighbour as yourself" (Matthew 19:19) "There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus." Galatians 3:28 These will show that there should be no disctinction between any person and another person. Thus a Christian should fight racism (or other prejudice) when they see it. If they see racial abuse they should try to reason with the person to ask them why they are being abusive and try to make the person see that they are being prejudice and thus they should not judge someone because of their skin colour. They should NOT use violence but rather passive and peacful resistence. A good example of this is the Revered Martin Luther King. ...read more.

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