Missionaries and Politics

Maybe a missionary should not become involved in politics or get upset about national matters. However, I notice in history that one of my hero pastors, Charles Haddon Spurgeon, definitely dealt with political matters in his messages and wrote many letters to newspapers speaking out on political issues that effected his congregation. 

Perhaps I should not repeat what I heard in the grocery store because it might offend some:

Yesterday while I was in a long line with several people at the store, they were all discussing voting issues. One person said, “Man, I love this election.  I was registered to vote ten times and I was paid for it each time, so this year I love to vote!  The one I am voting for is sending my kids to college for free.  I will have free medical.  No more taxes.  In fact, I don’t think I will even have to work because I am making so much now registering to vote and I haven’t even voted yet!”

Years ago we prayed that the Iron Curtain of Communism and Socialism would come down, and it did.  Now, it seems like of all places, it is being erected again in the free world!

“Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people” (Proverbs 14:34, nasb).