Mario Murillo: Christians, How Can You Stay Out of Politics?

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Something has happened. An invisible line has been crossed. A very tired and obsolete excuse has expired.

What excuse, you ask? The one that goes like this: “As a Christian, I don’t believe that we should be involved in politics.”

As incredible as it may seem, people are still saying things like that.

There is a special punishment mentioned in Scripture about remaining silent when a generation is headed for disaster. And that Scripture mentions nothing about a political exemption.

“Deliver those who are drawn toward death, and hold back those stumbling to the slaughter. If you say, “Surely we did not know this,” does not He who weighs the hearts consider it? He Who keeps your soul, does He not know it? And will He not render to each man according to his deeds?” (Prov. 24:11-12, NKJV).

The Satanic agenda being pushed by the Left is killing people. It is drawing them toward death. But you can’t speak up because that would be politics.

There is a special punishment mentioned in Scripture about remaining silent when a generation is headed for disaster.

Look deeply into the eyes of a champion swimmer. She trained all of her life to be in this final event. She even broke a record, but she came in second. The medal she won has been stolen by a male swimmer. Can you feel the devastation? The unfairness? How can you still call this “just politics?”

Maybe you didn’t know that kindergarteners are stumbling toward the slaughter, led there by activist teachers who are confusing them about their gender and pushing them to get hormones and surgery without any permission from their parents. And still, you don’t want to say anything, because that would be political. Wait. What? A teacher taking a child in kindergarten aside and grooming them for the LGBTQ agenda? How is this debatable? How can you insist on being silent?

Walt Disney Corporation is using its considerable power to fight a war against parents. Disney is fighting against a law signed by Gov. DeSantis that would not have been necessary in a decent society. The law states that you must have my parental consent before talking to my child about gender. You can’t hide it from me anymore. And, oh yes, you can’t teach my child LGBTQ doctrine until the third grade.

You still think that parents who are fighting for their children are just “getting into politics?” You still believe we should stay quiet?

How insane are the Leftists? They have gone from chanting, “Believe every woman” to asking, “What is a woman?”

Ketanji Brown Jackson, nominee for the Supreme Court, says she cannot define what a woman is because of her lame excuse, “I am not a biologist.” Yet she seems to know a lot about biology when she declares that a fetus at full term is still not human—and can be legally killed, even after surviving an abortion.

You still think parents who are fighting for their children are just ‘”getting into politics?” You still believe we should stay quiet?

Brown Jackson’s devaluation of human life explains why she has given less than the minimum sentence recommended by the law for men who have not only sexually assaulted babies, but also tortured them. But you still believe that speaking out against her is just being political?

The California State Assembly goes even further. They just passed a bill that means you can legally kill your baby, even a week after you get it home. But no pastor in California should be rebuking this savagery, right? Because that would be politics.

Proverbs 24:12 is clearly asking some burning questions: What do you mean by saying you did not know they were headed for the slaughter? You say you did not know evil when you saw it? Don’t you realize that God knows you are lying? How can you believe that God will not hold you accountable for your silence?

The punishment for silence in the face of evil—the reckoning for not helping to save people and push back the disaster—is plainly stated in Esther 4:14 (NASB 1995): “For if you remain silent at this time, liberation and rescue will arise for the Jews from another place, and you and your father’s house will perish [since you did not help when you had the chance]. And who knows whether you have not attained royalty for such a time as this [and for this very purpose]?”

You did not help when you had the chance. Is Hillsong collapsing right before our eyes? Is it just Brian Houston, or is it an entire value system? In case you didn’t know, Hillsong is the biggest church in Australia. They had the power to speak up against the tyranny and immorality that is now flooding their nation. But they chose to remain silent. Has their scandal come because they passed their time limit to take a stand?

More to the point, is this a sign of things to come for every Christian leader—no matter how big their empire—to either take a stand or be removed?

It is no longer about you and me. It is about the children. It is no longer about politics. It is about evil.

But there is a promise in that very same chapter of Proverbs for those who choose to stand against the flood of evil.

“But those who rebuke the wicked will have delight, and a good blessing will come upon them” (Prov. 24:25, NKJV).

The time is running out. How much time does the church in America have left to stand against evil? {eoa}

Mario Murillo rose from poverty in the Mission District of San Francisco. After being revolutionized by Christ, he felt a call to the University of California at Berkeley. His international ministry was launched after a four-day conference in San Jose, California, extended for six months with a total attendance of nearly 250,000 people. Since then, Mario’s voice has been heard by millions around the world, bringing a message that zeroes in on the hurts of society. He presents Christ clearly and intelligently, openly declaring the power of Jesus to totally transform a life. His simple declaration: Come and see. Christ has the power to end addiction, racism, violence and disease.

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