I have never been crazy about governmental politics. I can understand non-Christians putting hope in politics (even while I ultimately believed it is misplaced). But so many Christians get swept away by party allegiances and political games. Some Christians seem to get more fired up about politics than about the Scriptures or theology. Don’t misunderstand me. I believe the issues are important and understand that the issues are tied to the parties. We should certainly vote for the candidates who best represent Scriptural principles on the most important issues. And yes, some issues are more important than others (but I’ll save that for another time).
I think Wayne Grudem’s view on politics is helpful. He has a new book coming out in August called Politics According to the Bible that seeks to tackle the political process from a Christian viewpoint. The video interview below gives you a glimpse into the book and Grudem’s views on the matter.