One of the more hotly debated topics in American culture today is the marriage of faith and politics. Christians are all over the spectrum on this issue. What role should we play in politics? What does the Bible teach concerning governments, economies, and political systems? How should we interact with the government in our specific nation?
I’m preparing to preach a message on 1 Peter 2:13-17 this coming Sunday. This text is one of two primary texts in the New Testament that deal with the subject of the Christian approach and response to civil government (the other being Romans 13:1-7).
A source I refer to often on this subject is one I would like to recommend to you. It is called Politics According to the Bible by Wayne Grudem.
In true Grudem fashion, this book is a comprehensive encyclopedic treatment of the subject. At over 600 pages and equipped with Scripture, subject and name indices, it is a tremendously helpful tool. The text I’m preaching this week was referred to on 24 different pages spanning the entire volume.
If you are given to thinking often concerning such things, this book is a good resource for your reference.