How Come Christ Did Not Focus His Ministry On Current Events?
Many Biblical academics and scholars agree we are in the “Last Days” according to Biblical prophecy. It is paramount to those who are followers of the teachings of Christ to evolve into His teachings in order to be found worthy. This means we must study to find ourselves approved based on the example Christ demonstrated to us. At the end of the day He said to follow His ways. Then why is it there are so many quasi blends of Internet personalities who solely focus on current events for their self proclaimed ministries?
Why is it Christ never used current events as the spiritual food to enter His Kingdom? You will find not one example where he focused on issues surrounding the Roman Empire. In fact, He was not concerned with Roman politics at all. Yet, if you look around many of these self proclaimed “anointed” personalities are simply political pundits and analyst who throw Christ into mix. Christ made a distinction between His Father’s Kingdom and that of the Roman Empire. Again, whose example should we be following? Man’s example or that of Christ?
Being born again includes detaching your attention away from this physical world and retraining your mind on spiritual teachings. You are in effect scattering your energy when you attempt to bastardize His teachings by focusing on current events as a model. Christ was not a champion against the Roman Empire because political events are irrelevant for your spiritual growth. Those who specialize in whistleblowing and overly concerning themselves with politics while speaking the name of Christ are delusional. They have in effect created their own teachings and usually ask you to donate to support their “ministry.” The only truth of the matter is…it really is their ministry and not of Christ.
You do not have to take my word for it because the Word explicitly explains our spiritual perspective on any and all government leaders. Any deviation from these spiritual commands are not of the teachings of Christ. Let’s take a look at Scripture which is the authority on this subject:
1 Timothy 2:1-4 ESV First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
I ask you after reading this verse how can you follow any ministry whose focus is to consistently bash government while speaking the name of Christ? This is nothing more than hypocrisy while hucking for donations. It is clear in this Scripture to pray for your rulers that the Most High will change their hearts. In fact, it is truly the only way to effect change. Now I am not suggesting we do not stand up against evil but you cannot bastardize the teachings of Christ and focus your ministry on strictly current events.A choice needs to be made you are either going to be a political animal or a spiritual one.
Let’s take a look at another Scripture that commands our behavior when it comes to politics>
Romans 13:1 ESV Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.
As followers of Christ we must accept the fact every person in office today was ordained by the Most High. It is not our job to fight the choices of the Most High and then claim we are serving Christ. Many people are disappointed and mortified Hillary Clinton escaped accountability for blatantly lying (again) regarding irresponsibility with classified emails. Everything that has transpired with Hillary Clinton has been allowed to by the Most High. Dissecting it has what spiritual application as taught by Christ. Our solution is to inundate the Throne Room with prayers asking for change based on His teachings. Not being political watchdogs in the name of Christ.
Finally, I will leave you with another Scripture which clearly advises students on the teachings of Christ.
1 Peter 2:17 ESV Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.
Here the Holy Spirit covers the full gambit from brothers/sisters to the Spiritual government to the earthly government. We are to honor the Emperor as well . . . even if we do not agree with the politics. To this day I still respect President Obama even though I do not agree with many of his choices; especially since he has deviated away from spiritual directives. The irony is from a faith President Obama claims he follows. One of the most profound clips from the movie Troy (with Brad Pitt) was where King Priam stated, “Even enemies can show respect.” This was a spiritual nugget for people to hear.
I hope I have shown you any ministry who is littered with political events while gushing about Christ actually have nothing to do with Christ! The Word is clear about this and that is all you should take stock. We are commanded to retrain are minds with these spiritual truths. Steer clear of this deception because you will do nothing more than stagnate spiritually. You will know these ministries by their fruits and there is usually an overture for your money. Amen.