"When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; but when the wicked rule, the people mourn" (Prov. 29:2).
Pastor Shane Idleman uses this verse to highlight exactly why the church needs to talk about politics from the pulpit.
"What cracks me up about this topic—politics in the pulpit—is the gospel permeates every area of our lives," Idleman says in a recent sermon. "So to remove things like abortion, gay marriage, the direction of our nation, to say, 'Oh no, these don't matter, we just need to talk about the gospel.' Yeah, the gospel's our primary focus but ... "
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Shane Idleman is the founder and lead pastor of Westside Christian Fellowship in Southern California. More can be found at ShaneIdleman.com, and free downloads of his books are available at WCFAV.org. Visit him on Facebook and subscribe to his new podcast.
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