The Putridness of Politics

By Paul Derengowski

It would be an understatement to say how much I hate politics—politics of any kind.

Whereas at one time, and in an ideal world, politics and political leaders served those they were supposed to represent, nowadays it frequently means pushing a personal agenda, which includes individual advancement by lying, cheating, and stealing.

Long gone are principles of honesty and integrity to be striven for, to be replaced by living in the moment and doing what is emotively expedient.

Of course, many of those electing the politicians are typically as shallow in character, which is why anymore we repeatedly see the same kinds of loser candidates peddling their vain promises to narcissistic audiences.

Then, when those with differing views get together over who is better to palliate their selfish conceptions of a Utopian society we see the end result via the vicious resort to force in either word or physical violence.

It is a tyrannical dictator-in-waiting dream come true!

Unfortunately, all the sycophants who thoughtlessly believe that this candidate or that candidate will usher them into paradise keep making the same mistakes.

The first mistake is to discount the importance of what their favorite candidate believes about God, particularly as it relates to Jesus Christ.

Jesus said he was the light of the world and those following him would not walk in darkness (Jn. 8:12).

But just how many of the candidates are truly followers of Jesus? And if they are not, then just how much light can that candidate shed upon the problems that beset society?

The second mistake is to ignore the candidate’s position on upholding the Constitution of the United States.

You see, the Constitution is the undergirding document established from the beginning of the country for all of our laws.

If the candidate is not absolutely committed to defend it, then what does that say about the candidate’s commitment to uphold the law, defend the country, or even nominate judges who will do the same?

America, you are mistake-ridden, you have lost your way, and the putridness of politics is contributing to your demise.

And every red-blooded American ought to hate even the thought of that!

About the Author

President, Christian Apologetics Project PhD Candidate, Northwest University (2018) MA Apologetics w/ Honors, BIOLA University (2005) ThM, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (2003) MDiv, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (2000) BA Pastoral Ministry & Bible, Baptist Bible College (1992)

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