Put no trust in princes, in mere mortals powerless to save.  When they breathe their last, they return to the earth; that day all their planning comes to nothing.

Ps 146:3-4

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It is fair to say that in the American founding so drawn from the ethos of Christianity, those of us who are Christians live an obligation to be witnesses to our faith.  Yes, to do so in our citizenship, family, work, communities, and in the political and cultural circumstances we encounter.

Yet, how is this done?   Simply stated, as Christians we are called to maintain a prophetic stance.  But what does that mean?

We are citizens of the Kingdom of God.  We are not simply citizens of the worldly, man-made order.  Our fullness in being is not found in human society, in political plans or programs.  Our life and its horizon is far wider and far from earthly boundaries.

We are to live the example of Christ in this mortal existence, to bring the Kingdom of God to man and woman by our witness, not by our politics.

Our task is to live a prophetic existence, not a political existence.

We are to live not a party affiliation or a political ideology but an attitude worthy of Christ and the Kingdom of God.  In this stead, a Christian is skeptical of ideology, grand schemes and plans, and the arrogant pursuit of political “change.”

Make no mistake man does not exalt man – man does not glorify man.  God exalts man in His creation of man, man at his best glorifies God in his meager actions to live as Christ in furtherance of the Kingdom of God.  Those who seek perfection in any other form worship but idols, take us from God to themselves, and bring failure and destruction.  The Left full of envy, resentment, division, hatred and retribution is wrought with idolatry.

Yes, a prophetic stance means you stand alone.  Your task of witness is personal and individual.  Prophets do not travel or articulate in groups.  They stand, act and speak alone – a sign of Christ amid the lost, confused, angry and mistaken individuals and their mobs.

A prophet looks and lives beyond human history and the nonsense of political “correctness” for he knows man is not God, and this we live is not the Kingdom we know and have been given.

A prophet lives alone, does not receive public acclaim and often stands in defiance of what is present and seemingly popular for he or she knows Christ and finds Him in his or her life on earth.

Shalom.

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