Does The Law of The Land Matter?

Often times, we hear that Christians need to keep their faith out of politics because politics has nothing to do with their faith. Is it possible to separate faith and politics? Should we, as Christians, vote based on our Christian beliefs? Or should we separate faith and politics? Join ArieRashelle as she digs into Scripture for answers in our latest video, Does The Law of The Land Matter?

Genesis 1:28
Romans 6:12-23
Romans 8:18-23
Psalms 150:6
Revelation 20:11
Luke 19:40
2 Corinthians 6:14-18
Ezekiel 33:7-9
Romans 10:11-17
Matthew 28:18-20
James 3:9-12
Matthew 5:14-16
Galatians 2:20
Colossians 3:17
1 Corinthians 10:21
Galatians 6:7-10
Romans 2:6-11
Romans 1:28-32
2 Chronicles 7:14

How Do We Know If The Law of The Land Contradicts God’s Word?

First, we must know what the Word of God actually says. The only way to do that is by going to Church and spending time in the Word of God for ourselves. Paul tells us that it’s not just enough to go out and listen to someone preach. He tells us we need to take it a step further and go search the Scriptures to make sure that whatever they are teaching us lines up with the Word of God. 11 Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.” (Acts 17:11)

The only way to know if laws are Godly or immoral is by knowing the difference between good and evil, which is only learned through Scripture. With that said, I understand that it can get confusing when it comes to certain laws and certain beliefs, as the Bible and its teachings are not as popular and easy-going as culture is today. See, culture is changing rapidly. It is straying, no, running farther and farther away from God. The problem with following culture, is that culture is continually changing and is different everywhere you go because the people are different and believe different things everywhere you go.

Different Cultures with Horrifying Practices:

For instance, in around 27 countries located in the sub-Saharan and North-east Africa, as well as a few Asian countries, including India, the practice of Female Genital Mutilation exists. In our culture, this sounds like an evil, wicked, and cruel practice, but these peoples that practice these rituals, to them it is just culture. For the past 700 years, the people of South India have practiced religiously, I might add, the act of Baby Tossing. Every year, during the month of December, more than one hundred babies are thrown from the top of a Hindu Temple roof to a group of men standing below with a cloth intent on catching the babies. These aren’t the only cultural horrors of other countries and peoples; there are plenty more that include: eating the flesh of the dead, human sacrifice, finger amputation, feet/neck binding, and more. For a few more rituals, check out this website.

So, how can we hold to culture’s beliefs and culture’s truth, which is based on the premise that what we think is best, is best? We can’t hold to a continuously changing standard created by flawed men and women. No, instead we have to hold to the firm, established, perfect Word of God that is unchangeable. We have to believe that Jesus meant what He said in John 14:6, I am The Way, and The Truth, and The Life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

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