What Scripture Says About Believers Running for Public Office

What Scripture Says About Believers Running for Public Office by Shelby Lindsay for Charisma News

Christian beliefs and the daily political cycle appear to be running closer together than ever before.

Turning Point USA Founder, Charlie Kirk, and president of Amerisearch, William Federer, explain why the notion that “just caring about the gospel and not government and politics is misguided.”

During a recent Turning Point USA, Kirk asked the question, “What is the biblical reason we should care about America?” A topic that many Christians are divided on, Federer explains the answer is clear throughout Scripture.

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Federer dubbed Numbers 30 as the chapter that highlights “silence equals consent.” In verse 3-5, the Bible talks about a woman making a vow to the Lord and she binds herself to an agreement. If her father hears the vow and says nothing, then she is bound to that law. If the father overrules the vow, the daughter is discharged and the Lord does not hold her accountable.

“Like at wedding ceremonies, your silence gives consent to the vow,” Federer says.

During the conversation between Kirk and Federer, the point was made that, in our present day, if the church members know people are killing babies willfully and they are silent, they are held accountable for that sin.

Some non-believers espouse the ideology that if you’re really a Christian, then you will let them teach your children about transgender rights—out of love.

“Yeah, if you’re really Christian you’ll tolerate the LBGTQ agenda being taught to the kids. Question, would Jesus teach that to the kids?” Federer asked.

Federer also quoted Matthew 18:6, which reads: “But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea.”

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