There is some real false equivalence going on online right now surrounding the supposed moral incoherence of a religious exemption for the COVID vaccine due to the involvement of aborted cell lines and (in the case of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines) human desecration and vivisection in the development of these vaccines. The truth is, there is a crucial difference between origin and later misuse that rends the arguments against religious exemption invalid.
First, let me say I’m not supporting the violent actions of January 6th, 2021. This is just what I think is happening or going to happen. I love the constitution and pray we can continue in this constitutional republic until the Lord comes back.
However, I don’t think the Republic has much more than a decade or two left, barring a miraculous intervention by the Lord. And these events are only a symptom, and a minor one at that, of that decay.
John adams once said “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
We have been so focused on protecting the constitution for the people that we have forgotten what kind of people we have for the constitution.
Whoever said that politics and religion don’t mix must not know anything about either of them.
Politics and religion are inextricably linked because one is foundational, and the other resultant. As the oft-repeated Andrew Breitbart line goes, “Politics is downstream from culture,” and “culture” starts with the “cult” or “worship.” Politics is an expression of your worldview, and your religion is your worldview.
I received a request a couple of weeks ago to talk about “Jesus and Politics,” namely, what sort of politics we ought to take from Jesus’ teaching. It’s a good question, but a tricky one – it being all too easy to topple over the side of a sound argument and crash into the abyss of self-delusion and nonsense. So how do we answer this question?
With a bit of metaphor and philosophy, some straight-talk, and an honest, real-world take.