The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention has released a guide for Christian political engagement amid a divisive presidential election year.
Released last week, “The Nations Belong to God: A Christian Guide for Political Engagement” was authored by Andrew Walker, assistant professor of ethics and apologetics at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and a fellow at the ERLC Research Institute.
“Politics is a calling to be engaged within a world that belongs to God, not ultimately to princes, presidents, or prime ministers,” wrote Walker in the guide’s introduction.
“My goal in writing this resource was to move Christians to a place of strategic engagement. That begins, first and foremost, with understanding that the nations belong to God.”
Miles Mullin, vice president and director of research at ERLC, told The Christian Post on Friday that the commission wants to help churches handle the issues stemming from election-year politics.
“We were thinking about how to best serve our churches during this election cycle, but we wanted something that would be useful beyond 2024,” Mullin explained.
We wanted a resource that was grounded in Scripture, thoroughly Baptist in its approach, and relevant to the everyday politics of local communities.Miles Mullin
“This guide, written by our colleague Andrew Walker, is that. It casts a vision for political engagement that goes well beyond just voting, but encourages Christians to be involved at every level of politics in a way that honors the Lord and loves our neighbors.”
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