Michael Lodge, NCPM, CRTP - Today I am just giving my own personal commentary on church and state. Only because it has bothered me to see churches changing "Let's go Branden" in church. Pastors up on the pulpit stage shouting political lines. Politics corrupts everything it touches, even churches. Once you bring politics into any organization it corrupts the good of the organization. Churches are a place of worship, where we go to get away from politics and pray for the politician. Church is a place where we confess our sins and pray for the sinner. Church is a place where we go to forgive and to be forgiven. Politics does nothing but creates a divide between you, good, ethical and God. Politics corrupts everything it touches. www.lodge-co.com
I saw on twitter a mega church in Texas where the whole audience, with the lead of the pastor, were shouting, "Let's go Branden". Now, I don't like Biden, and we know that Branden is referring to Biden, but I am not going to shout it at church and pass the offering plate at the same time. I am not going to shout out a political slogan and then talk about missions. I am not going to push a political agenda and talk about sin at the same time. I am sure that if God was down here now, we would see him at the front of these church doors angry just as he was with the money changers at the doors of the temples. I have no doubt that God is highly displeased with church pastors that allow this type of political corruption to enter their churches.
Pastors were willing to shut down god's house during the lockdowns and people lost their relationship with God. Then they allowed politics into the house of God to corrupt the church's relationship with God. You have to wonder if these pastors are working for God or for the Devil? I am sure the Devil is sitting back and telling himself, “Look, I don't have to do any work, the political churches are doing it themselves, I love corruption," So we have a devil dancing with delight but a God angry at his people and the pastors that lead them. Something is wrong here and it’s called - political corruption.
The pastors who are allowing it to happen in their churches will have to answer to God. However, they should be answering to the people that go to church for their actions. And the people have got to tell their clergy to stop. There is a lot of political healing that has to happen and that takes a lot of prayer and not having pastors endorsing politics in their churches. There are a lot of people that need feeding in their church communities, put the politics aside and help their communities. If you want to make change for the better, you work and help your communities.
And that is the end of my rant this morning.
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Michael Lodge is a Nationally Certified Professional Mediator specializing in business disputes, as well as family conflicts. He has written three books and hosts an international podcast on IHeartRadio and other podcast media stations.