On his blog “Confessions of a Former Preacher,” Dan Bouchelle shares a powerful post entitled “Jesus vs. the Powers.” It is a must read from anyone who is serious about the Kingdom of God. I want to share a portion of his article with you in light of today’s election in the United States.
Does it really matter who wins the Presidential election this November? Does it really matter who holds the political power in any country? If your answer is “yes”, perhaps there are a few things you need to consider.
There is no doubt about it being costly to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. There is one statement He makes about it, however, that sounds absolutely absurd, especially to North American Christians in the 21st century. The question is, did He really mean it? I think we should be finding out.
In the light of modern day church growth techniques, Jesus wasn’t very good at it. He had a rather strange way of responding to those who showed interest in becoming His disciples.