A Christian citizen

No matter what country you live in, politics can be divisive. In the United States most seem divided on the current president, as they have been on the past few presidents. Some don’t believe that he can do anything right and others would take the view that although he isn’t perfect he is better than what the opposition offers.

Then in the United Kingdom, where I live, the big issue is Brexit – Britain leaving the European Union. The new prime minister has pledged to honour the UK leaving at the deadline. But some don’t want this to happen. People seem to be more aware of what is going on politically in this country than they have been for years.

But what exactly is the Christian to do about politics? Can we have political views? What should we be doing? Paul addressed this in his letter to the Christians in Rome. Continue reading “A Christian citizen”

What form of government?

“Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God” (Romans 13:1 NKJV).

The sight of burned out motorcycles lying half submerged in a pond and ballot boxes smashed with their contents torn and stomped on is not a ringing endorsement of democracy. Yet these were scenes depicted in the newspaper the day after local elections in Bangladesh. The motorcycles belonged to candidates and their supporters from one party who were attacked and beaten at a polling place by thugs hired by the opposition. Continue reading “What form of government?”