Can you imagine following Jesus apart from your politics?

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From Keith Giles’ blog

As we look forward to the release of my new book, “Jesus Untangled: Crucifying Our Politics to Pledge Allegiance to the Lamb” on Jan. 20th, here’s a quick test to find out how entangled you are and where you might need help getting untangled.

Ask yourself:

Can you imagine following Jesus apart from your politics?

Do you find it intolerable to listen to anyone who disagrees with your political convictions?

Are you more upset when someone disrespects your nation’s flag than you are when they misrepresent the teachings of Jesus?

Does it offend you that the American flag is always flown above the Christian flag?

Would you give up being an American for Jesus?

If Jesus asked you to give up being an American and to stop pledging allegiance to your nation’s flag, would you do so? How would that make you feel?

Do you believe that God has blessed America more than any other nation on earth?

Are you convinced that America is a Christian nation?

Are you willing to fight a war in order to defend your nation, even if you know that doing so may result in the death of other Christians who happen to live in the nation you’re fighting?

Have you ever argued with another Christian about differences in politics and decided not to fellowship with that person due to your differing views?

Do you believe that one political party is more “Christian” than others?

NOTE: If you answered “Yes” to any of those questions, you might be entangled.

Hopefully my new book will help identify entanglements and clarify how best to navigate your way towards more freedom in Christ.

What do you think of these questions? Can you think of any other ways we can test our entanglements?

Please share in the comments below. [Link to Keith’s original post here]

Thanks,
kg

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