Saturday, June 09, 2007

Chuck Colson Asks: Should Christians Go Into Politics?

If anyone knows mudslinging and dirty politics, it's Chuck Colson.

But that was in the Nixon White House era and before he converted to Christ while in prison.

In this article Chuck makes important points for those Christians who ignore politics or who are opposed to the Christian's participation in the political process. citizens of the kingdom of God, Christians are to bring God’s standards of righteousness and justice to bear on the kingdoms of this world- what is sometimes called the cultural commission. Among other things, this means bringing transcendent moral values into public debate.

The popular notion that “you can’t legislate morality” is a myth. Morality is legislated every day from the vantage point of one value system being chosen over another. The question is not whether we will legislate morality, but whose morality gets legislated.

Laws establish, from the view of the state, the rightness or wrongness of human behavior.

For example, statutes prohibiting drunk driving, or mandating seat belts, are designed to protect human life. They reflect the moral view that values the dignity and worth of human life.

Vote Life, Canada! reminds readers of it's MUST READ booklet "How to Vote Life," which builds on Chuck Colson's theme in this article.

Be sure to read it online and hard copies are available free if you contact us at


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