Series: The Truth About Voting and Politics
The Truth About Christian Triumphalism
October 11, 2020 | Ricky Temple
Passage: Matthew 20:20-28
Can you be a Republican Christian? Can you be a Democratic Christian? Can you be an Independent Christian? Can you be a non-voting Christian?
Word for the Day: Triumphalism
Oxford Definition: Excessive exultation over one's success or achievements (used especially in a political context). "An air of triumphalism reigns in his administration"
Introduction: Four Questions Some Want Me To Deal With Right Away
Which party or candidate is the most righteous?
Which party or candidate best represents God’s perfect will?
Should I vote for the one that is the closes to my values?
Note: Important Foundational Understanding
The problem is that too many people are looking for salvation by government.” They are putting their hope in the political realm. But God warns us that when we put our confidence in kings bad things can happen (see 1 Samuel 8:9–18). There is no such thing as salvation by government (see Judges 8:22–23).