By Brian Orme
Sometimes we get Christianity mixed up with our own preferences, ideals or passions and miss the radical point of Christian community we find in Scripture. Here’s a quick list of 10 things we often see co-opted with Christianity that are either way off or only provide a small glimpse, but not the whole picture.
10. A Political Party
At times, Christianity gets co-opted into a political agenda, but Christianity is never about party politics; instead, Christianity is wrapped up in the politics of the Kingdom of God. It’s impossible for a single party to claim Christianity—no matter how many issues rest neatly on the party line. Christianity is bigger than Republicans, Democrats and Independents—its expanse rolls through history, world events, issues, leaders and nations and rises above to represent a here-but-not-yet Kingdom with Christ on the throne, ruling. Our vote is always for Jesus above everything and everyone else.