I initially read this article in The Christian Post but decided to read the entire blog from Pastor Perry Noble from NewSpring Church in South Carolina and was intrigued. See, I’m majorly turned off by church and politics being married together and the rhetoric that accompanies it. Check it out for yourself and see if you agree. ~Randi
Perry Noble: Never Pretty When the Church Crawls in Bed With Politics
While a growing number of pastors appear to be pushing the envelope more than ever when it comes to mixing the Gospel with political opinions and in some cases endorsements, one well-known Christian leader said it’s time to quit obsessing on candidates and party platforms.
“It’s sad,” Pastor Perry Noble of NewSpring Church in South Carolina wrote in his blog published Wednesday. “…[B]ut I believe that there would be way more celebration in many mainline churches if Mitt Romney won the election than there would be if one sinner repented of their sins the following Sunday! I have a question for Republicans and Democrats alike…how is putting your hope in a political savior going for you?”
Noble, whose church averages 16,000 people in attendance during weekend services at multiple campuses throughout the state, believes it’s “never pretty when the church crawls in bed with politics.”
He said he wrote the post, “The Church & Politics = A Mess!” because there has seemingly been an outpouring of pastors “declaring to the people in their church who they should vote for.”
He concludes that the “church should NEVER sell itself out to a lesser vision of temporary change rather than eternal impact that is brought about through the preaching of the Gospel!”