Greetings Mark (MJ): Perhaps the Declaration of Independence may be a good place to start. The Declaration of Independence was central not just to the creation of the separate political entity known as the United States of America, but it did for the country what catechisms do for more traditional churches. It was Thomas Jefferson who first pointed out that such “were not new principles, or new arguments, never before thought of, but are an expression of the American mind.” Let's keep in mind that the Declaration is a deeply theistic document, one that is as much theological as philosophical. It's a fact that Political theology investigates the ways in which theological concepts or ways of thinking relate to politics, society and economics. Though the relationship between Christianity and politics has been debated even when Jesus walked the earth, political theology has been an academic discipline since the 20th century.
The answer is YES. By hypocritical lying bastards that the Republican party. And there is no better proof of this than Republicans and Evangelicals say that they are "Pro Life", when there is NO one more destroyer of Life than Republicans and Evangelicals. That is if they were Pro Life then they would be for:
Universal Socialized healthcare so that an American Woman can give Birth for free, for Taxes she/we pays, just as a Canadian Woman can, British Woman can, Israeli Woman can, etc., rather than have to pay $30,000 to $50,000 for giving birth which then OBVIOUSLY forces many American Woman who cannot afford such sum of Money into having Abortion.
But instead these EVIL Trump Republicans oppose Universal Socialized healthcare and instead support our insane Gun laws that taking LIFE of 30,000+ Americans too!
People are twisting the bible to attempt to fit it into their version of what they think the politics should be but the only comment Christ ever commented on was in regard to taxes. It was paul and peter who said to submit to the authorities. But exercising your rights under the constitution legally is not breaking the law. Christ also taught to forgive our enemies, to show love to them and to do good to them. Instead we are taking them to court and it is sending a message to the world that no one is welcome but us Christians. Christ taught that we are blessed if we are punished for righteousness sake so instead of taking them to court for being a self righteous judgmental christian who wasted a chance to witness to someone out of fear they should have celebrated their losses and the problems that came with it.
Your question is interesting. Political theology investigates the ways in which theological concepts or ways of thinking relate to politics, society, and economics. Theology of politics is another thing. People of faith, should live and participate in the world, but not be involved with it all together. Why not? Because the world it is an imperfect place with people who do not care about religion or God. We should live and manage all our affairs within the community of faith, and reach others outside through our testimony. Mat 22:21 "They said to Him, Caesar's. Then He said to them, then give to Caesar the things of Caesar, and to YAHWEH the things of YAHWEH" is our base verse. If the outside world tries to go against our communitity then we have the right to defend our way of life (the same as Israel defended itself). Blessings
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