Why Our Upcoming Political Battles Are Spiritual at Heart

Why Our Upcoming Political Battles Are Spiritual at Heart by DAVID LANE for Charisma News

Last week I wrote about our 2021 North Carolina endeavors, where 2,700 North Carolina pastors and spiritual leaders attended 13 North Carolina pastors’ luncheons featuring North Carolina Lt. Governor Mark Robinson. As many as 132 of them showed an interest in running for local office in 2022—on city council, county commission, school board and so on—so as to return biblical values and God’s Word to the public square, in obedience to Jesus’ ekklesia kingdom assignment from Matthew 16:18.

As of now, some 30 North Carolina pastors and spiritual leaders will be running for local office in 2022.

Michael Whatley, North Carolina Republican Party chairman, brought a greeting at each of the 2021 North Carolina events: “I am proud to be the chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party, but that’s not why I am here today. I am here because I am a Christian. I am a conservative. I am a husband and I am a father.

“I am here because we need more men and women of faith in the public square,” Whatley said. “We need men and women of faith to step up and run for office—to fill critical offices on city council, county commission and school boards.”

It should be added here that there is nothing intrinsically good or bad about either the Democratic Party or the Republican Party. Both are holding vessels for like-minded people or party members.

It is nevertheless unusual to look for evangelical and pro-life Catholic Christians in a party that sanctions and pursues the normalization of killing unborn babies the day before birth. Nor are they as a rule welcomed and accepted in a party that revels in activities that in Leviticus 18:22 and 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 are decried as godless and sinful, such as self-indulgence, transgenderism, homosexual intercourse, same-sex marriage and adultery.

Contrary to what may come across as a battle between Republicans and Democrats in the public square, what really goes on lies on a spiritual level, with two distinct religions—eternal and immutable Christianity and transient and mutable secularism—vying for ideological control and supremacy in the public arena.

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