Christians follow Jesus as their example. Did Jesus protest the political issues of His day? One of the apostles, Simon, was a zealot. The Zealots were a movement that rebelled when Rome imposed imperial cult worship. This cult worship would oppose Jewish law. But Jesus did not involve Himself in trying to oppose and correct this error. Why? Because of this truth that Jesus’s “kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight,” John 18:36.
Jesus's life focus was to preach the Gospel. Jesus preached salvation, holiness, righteousness, and God's plan for all mankind. His purpose was to represent God's kingdom. Not to reform this present evil world, Galatians 1:4. We are ambassadors for Christ. Ambassadors do not try to reform the foreign country they are living in.
The reformation of the world will occur under Jesus's righteous and iron reign during His second advent. Daniel 2:44, "And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but IT shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever." This is the work of the Millennial Age.
We certainly stand against injustice, oppression, greed, inequality, etc. We stand with the principles of justice. We heartily sympathize with these movements around the world. But we do not become involved in reform. Only Jesus's power can and will accomplish absolute justice and righteousness on earth.
The work of the Christian now is as Jesus said, "If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross ?(preaching the message of the Gospel of God's plan), and follow me." Matthew 16:24.
Remember Romans 6:22, "…ye have your fruit unto holiness." We are to be sanctified in God's service. Yes, it is a different calling. The world will consider us "a peculiar people."Titus 2:14. But our anchor of faith is in the sure knowledge that Christ is about to correct and bless ALL mankind. "Thy Kingdom come, Thy Will be done on earth as it is in heaven."
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