A Political Post Without the Politics

Scripture tells us that authority comes from God and positions of authority have been put in place by Him.

Everyone must submit to governing authorities. For all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God. So anyone who rebels against authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and they will be punished. For the authorities do not strike fear in people who are doing right, but in those who are doing wrong. Would you like to live without fear of the authorities? Do what is right, and they will honor you. The authorities are God’s servants, sent for your good. But if you are doing wrong, of course you should be afraid, for they have the power to punish you. They are God’s servants, sent for the very purpose of punishing those who do what is wrong. So you must submit to them, not only to avoid punishment, but also to keep a clear conscience.

Pay your taxes, too, for these same reasons. For government workers need to be paid. They are serving God in what they do. Give to everyone what you owe them: Pay your taxes and government fees to those who collect them, and give respect and honor to those who are in authority. -Romans 13:1-7

On Tuesday November 6th we get the incredible opportunity to share our thoughts on who should be in office at a local, state and national level. We get the chance to cast a single vote among hundreds of millions of other people in this country. While the system isn’t perfect and never will be, it’s an honor to get a chance that some oppressed nations only dream of.

If you’re disappointed with the candidates, get in the complaint line. These guys are human and come to the table with flaws, issues, baggage and are human just like us. We’re never going to see a candidate that will please our never-ending list of wants and demands. This is equally true for the Church that so many us feel the need to complain about.

At Collision, we’ve always said if you want change, then take part in the process. We have no place to complain if we don’t take up the responsibility of being active. Don’t like the candidates? Then start the process of becoming the changing factor. Until then, we have a voice with our single vote.

An apathetic response and complaining about the lack of integrity does nothing to affect change. If you want change in politics, be active. If you want change in the church, start serving. Sitting on the sidelines will never bring real change.

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    • Ryan Gutowski
    • Husband, Dad, artist and lover of the hot wing. Ryan and his wife Erin founded Collision in 2008 as a ministry for twentysomethings who felt left behind by the church. You can reach him at ryan@collisioncm.com

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