Do you remember the story recorded for us in Scripture about King Herod and the Magi (Matthew 2:1-12)? Herod attempted to deceive theseÂ religious leaders from the East into betraying Christ so that he couldÂ eliminate a threat to his political position; namely, this newborn “King of theÂ Jews.” Many a modern-day politician is deceiving the church in AmericaÂ into betraying Christ at the polls so that they can use Christians to defeatÂ their political rivals. Unfortunately, todayâ€™s Christians, unlike the ancientÂ Magi, are not heeding Godâ€™s warning not to be deceived into betrayingÂ Christ in order to serve the ends of some self-serving politician. Instead, theÂ contemporary church in America is prostituting itself to politicians andÂ political parties to further their political ends and selfish ambitions.
We need not complain about the lack of right choices at the polls in today’sÂ America. Neither do we have any right to complain about self-servingÂ politicians and their power-hungry political parties. As long as we keepÂ going to the polls in violation of our Christian convictions and in betrayal ofÂ Christ to vote for the lesser evils being promised to us by dishonest andÂ double-dealing politicians, we are perpetuating rather than preventing theÂ problem with our current and corrupt political process. On the other hand, ifÂ we served this country notice that the only cause we are willing to further inÂ this world is the cause of Christ, and that no politician or political party canÂ count on our support who refuses to stand with us in Christ’s cause, then,Â and then only, may we truly begin to make a difference in America!